Rabu, 29 Agustus 2018

Miscellaneous Eyelid Surgery

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Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure performed to remove the skin or reduce fat on the eyelids. The purpose of this action is done in addition to improving appearance, as well as to improve the field of view.
Eyelid surgery can make you look younger. In addition, this procedure can also repair sagging skin at the bottom of your eyes or remove eye bags. 

As you get older, the tissues in your eyelids will weaken and lose elasticity. This causes the upper and lower eyelids to look loose. Not only the age factor, sagging eyelid skin can also be caused by hereditary factors.

Loose eyelids and a severe eye bag not only interfere with appearance, but can also interfere with visibility. Eyelid surgery can overcome the problem. In addition, there are also several medical conditions that require eyelid surgery, including:
  • Eye injury 
  • Eyelid abnormalities 
  • Eyelash problems such as tricycasis, entropion, and ectropion 
  • Ptosis, which is an abnormality in the upper eyelid that drops to cover the eye. 
  • Grave's disease.

Read This Before Beautifying Your Eyelid

There are things you need to do before undergoing eyelid surgery. avoid things that are not desirable during surgery.
  • You need to consult with a surgeon and ophthalmologist to discuss your medical history. At this consultation, you need to submit a history of your previous illness to the doctor. Tell if you have or are suffering from allergies, dry eyes, glaucoma, thyroid problems or diabetes. You must also inform what you have been or are consuming, such as medicines, supplements, herbal medicines, vitamins, cigarettes, or alcoholic beverages.
  • Stop smoking a few weeks before surgery to accelerate wound healing.
  • You should also stop taking certain medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or herbal remedies that can aggravate bleeding, at least 14 days before and after surgery.
  • Physical examination of the eyes such as production tests tears, visual tests, and eyelid measurements will also be performed. In addition, your eyelids will also be photographed from various sides.
You also need to know the various risks that can occur due to eyelid surgery. Possible risks include:
  • Infection.
  • Bleeding.
  • Eyes dry or irritated.
  • Difficult to close your eyes .
  • Scar tissue is formed around the eyes.
  • Injury to the eye muscles.
  • Changes in the color of the eyelids.
  • Temporary vision loss or can also permanent, although rarely happens.
In addition to the factors above, you also have to prepare funds that are not small, because eyelid surgery for beauty purposes is usually not covered by insurance. However, there are some insurance companies that provide plastic surgery facilities to their clients if it is related to health problems.
You also have to prepare a reserve fund because there is a possibility that you need further surgery to improve the appearance of your eyelids.

Eyelid Surgery Process

Before eyelid surgery is performed, the surgeon will perform anesthesia or local anesthesia in the area around the eye. Eyelid surgery at the hospital will generally use general anesthesia.
To make the eyes look bigger, the surgeon will make an incision following the lash line. Through the incision, a portion of the skin, muscle and fat on the eyelids will be cut and removed. That way, the eyes will automatically appear bigger and have folds. The slashed area is then glued together with a sewing thread. These eyelid sutures will last for three days to a week.
For those of you who want to remove sagging skin on the lower eyelids or eye bags, the surgeon will make an incision that is not visible inside the lower eyelid You. Then you can disguise fine lines on the eyelids using CO2 laser and erbium laser.
If you repair sagging skin tissue on the upper and lower eyelids at the same time, the surgeon will work on the top first. Estimation of the working time of the upper and lower eyelids is about two hours.

Tips after undergoing eyelid surgery

Just like surgery in general, eyelid surgery will certainly make you uncomfortable. After surgery, you may experience pain in the eyelids. So make sure you have asked someone to drive you home. Also ask someone to accompany you for one night after surgery.
In addition to pain, you can also experience swelling and bruising in the eye area, watery eyes, blurred vision, light sensitive eyes, or numb eyelids .
To deal with pain and help healing, you can do the following:
  • Compress your eyes using a cold towel to reduce swelling.
  • Clean your eyelids slowly, then use eye drops or prescribed ointments.
  • Use sunglasses to protect the skin of the eyelids from sunlight, dust and wind.
  • Sleep with your head higher than your chest for several days.
  • Avoid doing strenuous exercise, swimming, aerobics, jogging, lifting heavy objects, straining, rubbing eyes, smoking, or wearing contact lenses .
  • Don't take drugs without consulting a doctor.
Usually your eyelids will look normal in one or two weeks.
Eyelid surgery can indeed make your eyes look bigger, have folds, and also look much younger instantly. However, you must be prepared with the risks that you may experience. Consult the surgeon further about the benefits and risks of eyelid surgery, before doing so.