Double eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is designed to lift and open the upper eyelids. The double eyelid procedure can be done in two ways: incisions are made along the lash lines of the upper lids or underneath them, or fat pads are injected into the skin above your eyes (which can soften the look of your face).
Is it for you?
If you have monolids, the procedure is perfect for you. This surgery will create a crease where there was none before and give your eyes a more open and natural appearance.
However, there are some cases when there are better ideas than double eyelid surgery. It may be challenging to achieve the desired results if you have a high or low nose bridge. It is vital that you are honest with your surgeon about what kind of results you want from this procedure for them to provide an accurate assessment of whether or not it will work well for your face shape.
In addition to discussing expectations with your surgeon beforehand, it’s also important to consider other factors, such as age, before deciding whether or not this plastic surgery option would be appropriate for your needs.
What does it do?
The double eyelid surgery aims to create a crease in your eyelid, making your eyes look bigger and more open. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and is done under local anaesthetic. Recovery time is around two weeks, but it’s recommended that you avoid swimming or any other activities where water could enter your eyes for the first week after surgery.
How is it done?
This surgery is done under local anaesthetic. An incision is made at the eyelid’s crease, and the skin is lifted to expose the muscle. The muscle is then cut and sutured back together before it’s secured with stitches. The stitches are removed after seven days, but you should avoid strenuous activities for a month after surgery.
What’s involved in recovery?
After the surgery, you will likely be asked to rest for a few days. You may experience some swelling, bruising, or discomfort as you heal. The time it takes to recover from eyelid surgery entirely depends on several factors, including your recovery process and the time you take off from work. However, most patients can resume their normal activities in about one-week post-op.
Important things to know before surgery.
Before you decide to undergo such surgery, it’s essential to understand what to expect. Surgery carries risks, and there is no guarantee that it will work out the way you want. Many factors affect the outcome of eyelid surgery, such as your age and lifestyle habits like smoking.
First, you need to be aware of the risks involved with any cosmetic procedure. Some complications may include the following:
- Bleeding from sutures or bruising around your eyes
- Pain or discomfort after surgery (this should go away in about two weeks)
- Infection at the area where the incision was made (this can be treated with antibiotics)
Next on the list is recovery time! Most patients take time off work to recover from their procedure. However, suppose they still feel tired after several days. In that case, they should talk with their doctor before returning to work full-time again, especially if heavy lifting is involved during their job description. Try taking unscheduled vacations so that when/if something happens like an infection, this would give them ample time without rushing into anything else.
Ultimately, your decision to undergo this should be based on personal preferences and what you feel will make you happy. While there are risks involved, these procedures can be done safely so long as you’re willing to follow all instructions from your doctor.