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Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty refers a procedure in the field of plastic surgery which involves the correcting of deformities and defects of the eyelids via surgical procedures. It has also extended to the use of modifying the upper and lower eyelid region for aesthetic purposes. The objectives of undergoing such a surgical procedure is to have the proper function of the eyelid restored, as well as making your eyes look more defined and mesmerising.
In the procedure, blepharoplasty involves the removal and the repositioning of skin tissue and adipose tissue, which are cells specialised in storing fat. It also involves the strengthening of related muscle and tendon tissues through reinforcement. Moreover, it involves the correction and modification of the tissue that covers the facial bones. This tissue is known as periosteal coverings.
The surgical procedure for blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anaesthesia, which means that anaesthesia is only applied to the area where the surgery is being performed. The surgical procedure usually takes around 1 – 2 hours and a professional plastic surgeon is able to operate on both the upper and lower eyelids at the same time.
The average recovery time is around 1 – 2 weeks. Patients who have undergone blepharoplasty would temporarily lose the function of the eye that has been operated on and patients are strongly encouraged to rest in order for a speedier healing of the wound.