Blepharoplasty is a form of Asian eyelid surgery at Zi Institute. This procedure improves the appearance of either the upper or lower eyelid that is brought about by sagging or bulging of the fat. This method can help give you a younger look.

Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both

What eyelid surgery can treat

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region, and a more alert and rejuvenated appearance, and results are expected to be  long lasting. While there usually is little pain involved in this surgery, there can be swelling or bruising. Most patients are presentable to the public in 10-14 days. However, it may take a few months before final healing is completed.

Recovering from your eyelid surgery

During your blepharoplasty, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied, and in some cases your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze, after your procedure is completed.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for your eyes, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes, and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses, and ointment. Irritation at the incision sites is also possible. Practice diligent sun protection and use darkly tinted sunglasses until the healing process is fully complete for best, long-lasting results.

The recovery for this procedure may involve some bleeding and infection if not properly taken care of by both patient and surgeon. That is why it is best for you to consult and trust only the plastic surgery experts that are not just capable of giving you the best results but also assure your safety. Be sure to choose a plastic surgeon you can trust, and  ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

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