Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty Surgery is the popular cosmetic plastic surgical process which is used to reshape the upper eyelid or lower eyelid by the removal of excess skin, muscle and fat. As you are growing older the muscles and tendons supporting your eyelid weakens.
Consequences excess fat may deposit above and below your skin, causing floppy eyebrows, protruding upper eyelids and baggy lower eyelids. This may cause loss of your vision. Blepharoplasty helps to reduce this impaired vision.
Blepharoplasty Surgery treats drooping eyelids, but not drooping eyebrows or wrinkles. Blepharoplasty Surgery is frequently performed with another cosmetic surgery such as brow lift or facelift to droopy eyebrows, crow’s feet and facial sagging.
History Of Blepharoplasty Surgery
The term Blepharoplasty was first coined by Karl Ferdinand von Gräfe (1818), when the technique was used to repair the cancer in the eyelid. This cosmetic advancement began around 3000 years ago in Egypt.
History Of Blepharoplasty
That time also surgeons used the skin grafts cut from the folds of head or cheek to repair lips, noses and ears. They studied and discovered about blood circulation and tissue health which helped them to improve this technique. Later on it spread all over the ancient world.
According to the studies, during the middle age plastic surgery was banned because it was supposed to be absolutely unscrupulous and religious. It was rediscovered after the renaissance from ancient Greece and Roman.
During 19th century this technique was much improved and which would eventually be the foundation to modern cosmetic surgery.
The major events that helped the doctors to practice and performed were World War I and II. Each improvement becomes the base of future advancement such as basic chemical peels and a lid fat resection.
Who can be the Blepharoplasty Surgery Candidates? Blepharoplasty Surgery is best suited for patients in good physical health who have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Ideal candidates are typically at least 35, though genetic factors may indicate treatment for younger people.
Candidates may be excluded if they have any of the following conditions: dry eyes, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, glaucoma, or Graves' disease. Your anatomy, including bone and supporting structure, may also affect your candidacy.
Why Blepharoplasty Surgery Is Done ?
It is done to remove excess tissues from tissues from your upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. You can regard as blepharoplasty, if drooping or baggy eyelids make you completely lower your eyelids. You can check yourself whether you need blepharoplasty or not:
• Bags under your eyes
• Excess skin of the upper eyelid that interferes with your vision
• Droopy lower eyelids, which may cause white to show below the iris (colored part of the eye)
• Excess skin on lower eyelids
• Baggy or puffy upper eyelids
Preparations for Blepharoplasty Surgery
If you are preparing for Blepharoplasty Surgery, meet with your plastic surgeon and discuss your problems with him. He will suggest you whether this surgery is likely for you or not.
• Give detailed information about conditions you have or have had like: dry eyes, glaucoma, eye related allergies and other eye problems.
• Tell your doctor, if you have circulatory problems, thyroid problems, diabetes or other serious medical conditions.
• Tell your doctor, if you are taking any herbal supplements like: ginkgo, ginseng, garlic and ginger because it may cause bleeding problems.
• You have to give your physical examination which includes testing your vision and tear production testing your vision and tear production.
• Tell your doctor about what you hope your results will be that will help you to set a phase for a suitable outcome.