Your eyes are your most important facial feature, and the first thing people notice about you. Rejuvenating eyelid surgery can make you look younger and more alert, so you can go on feeling good about yourself. Your eyelids also play an important role in the function of your eyes, so it’s important to keep them working properly, as well as looking good.Oculoplastic eyelid surgery is surgery around the eyeball, usually of the eyelids, tear ducts, or eye socket (orbit). It can be as straightforward as the removal of an eyelid growth or as invasive as repairing broken bone within the eye socket. Most surgeries are conducted as an outpatient, and the patient goes home after the surgery for rest and relaxation. There are a number of types of eyelid surgery and oculoplastic procedures:
If you suffer from sagging eyelids or excessive skin on your upper or lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can give you back a fresh, youthful appearance, as well as allowing you to see properly. Blepharoplasty can be done under local anaesthetic and mild sedation, and you’ll be able to go home the same day.
Drooping upper eyelids, or ptosis, can give the appearance of tiredness. It can also affect your vision, as well as causing eye discomfort. Ptosis surgery is quite straightforward though, and can be done under local anaesthetic. The results of ptosis surgery are a more alert, youthful appearance, and improved eye function.
What does the procedure involve?
Blepharoplasty, the most common type of eyelid surgery, is done through incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids. The surgeon makes the incision and then separates the skin from the underlying tissue to remove the excess fat, skin, and muscle. Sutures are then placed in the upper eyelids to close the incisions. The lower lids may not require sutures, depending upon the technique used. The procedure usually takes about two hours if both upper and lower eyelids are done together.
Eye Institute specialists can administer Botox ® for the treatment of age and stress related facial lines and wrinkles. It can also treat involuntary eyelid twitches that interfere with your vision. This fast and efective treatment takes only a few minutes, doesn’t require anaesthesia, and the effects last about four months.
Eyelid ectropion, eyelid entropion and misdirected eyelashes
Occasionally, eyelids can turn outward (ectropion), giving your eyes a red-rimmed appearance, or inward (entropion) causing your eyelashes to rub your eyes. Misdirected eyelashes can also grow the wrong way, irritating the eye. Our surgeons can correct these conditions easily, with straightforward procedures carried out under local anaesthetic.
If you suffer from watering eyes caused by poor tear drainage (rather than dry eyes), you may need surgery to correct the problem. Our oculoplastic surgeons will accurately diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate surgery. Procedures are usually performed under local anaesthetic, and you can go home the same day.
Your eyelids are one of the most susceptible places on your face for benign, sun related lumps and skin cancers. But if detected early, we can remove tumours and restore good looks and function to your eyelids. Our oculoplastic surgeons have substantial experience in this type of surgery, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.
The eyelid surgery specialists at Aakash hospital are trained and experienced in oculoplastics, including blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery. With a dedicated team, we strive to offer you the safest and most effective eyelid surgery, whether it’s a corrective or a cosmetic procedure.
Is any post-operative care needed?
Your surgeon will likely ask you to take it easy and apply cool compresses on your eyelids for the first few days after surgery. Minimal activity is usually recommended to help minimize swelling, bruising, discomfort, and postoperative complications. After the first 48 hours, you can get up and move around.
Are there any risks involved?
With any type of cosmetic oculoplastic procedure — or any procedure that can alter your appearance — there is the risk that you may not be happy with the results. It is the responsibility of your ophthalmologist to fully explain the surgery’s limitations. At Aakash, our surgeons explain the entire process in thorough detail to the patient, so that the patient is not clueless or sceptic.