Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Over time, the skin tends to gradually lose its elasticity, mostly due to aging. This, in addition to the constant pull of gravity, causes the excess skin to collect on the lower and upper eyelids, which can lead to:
- Wrinkles and bulges on the eyelids
- Obstruction of vision due to the extra folds of skin
- A heavy feeling on the eyelids, especially the upper ones
- An older and tired look
The bulges which appear in the upper and lower eyelids can be caused by the fat that cushions the eyeball from the skull. Aging weakens the thin membrane which holds the fat in place thus letting the fat come forward into the lids like a hernia. To get rid of this bulge, a person will need an eyelid lift surgery in Dubai in a licensed medical facility. The procedure is occasionally referred to as droopy eyelid surgery in Dubai, due to the downward sloping skin around the eye, but is most commonly called just eyelid surgery, eyelid lift surgery, eye lift or Blepharoplasty.
An eyelid lift, or Blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tissue from the upper eyelids and reduces bagginess from the lower eyelids. The procedure is normally done for cosmetic reasons but it is also an effective way in which sight can be improved among older people who have sagging upper eyelids that get in the way of their vision.
Eyelid Lift Technique
Having droopy eyelids is a major concern for many people but an Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty helps with the above named issues. The treatment procedure removes and tightens excess eyelid skin for a more youthful, and alert appearance.
Not to be mixed up with other eye procedures, blepharoplasty does not eliminate crow’s feet, dark circles under the eyes or other facial wrinkles. That is why the procedure is customized by combining it with other treatments such as fat injections, forehead lifts, filler injections or laser skin resurfacing.
For the upper eyelids, the excess skin is excised as marked before surgery, and bulging fatty tissue is removed or the lining tightened. For the lower eyelids, surgery may be done using two techniques. These are:
- Partial-incision eyelid surgery: Here, the Plastic Surgeon makes a minor incision inside the lower eyelid so as to remove the excess fatty tissue and tighten the muscles. Afterward, he/she then softens the fine lines on the skin using a CO2 or erbium laser if necessary.
- Full-incision eyelid surgery: During this technique, which is more popular, a full incision is made along the eyelid just beneath the lashes. The surgeon then removes excess skin, fat and muscle through it. The cut line usually fades away after a short period of time. This technique gives permanent results and can be done to any eye shape.
Our Guidance And Commitment To You
Our highly trained and experienced staff will guide you smoothly and comfortably along the entire eyelid lift process to allow you to make the best decision. At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, our experts have more than 20 years of experience in plastic and cosmetic procedures and have helped more than 10,000 patients safely achieve their dream of natural beauty and confidence. We will identify the most suitable expert for your eyelid surgery in Dubai, will listen to you, understand and identify your individual and detailed requirements in a tailor-made consultation. Our experts will also advise you on what you should expect from the right treatment and ultimately develop the most suitable treatment plan with you.
The Eyelid Lift Surgery Process
a) The Consultation
The first step of a Blepharoplasty in Dubai is having a detailed consultation and examination in the clinic with our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. This is to determine a tailor-made plan for each candidate.
b) The Surgery
The second step is to schedule the Eyelid lift surgery with our highly qualified and experienced Plastic Surgeon who is an expert in Blepharoplasty and other anti-aging procedures. This procedure requires 2 hours under general anesthesia for both the upper and lower eyelids. If only the upper eyelid procedure is performed, local anesthesia with sedation can be used and takes less than an hour.
Prior to the surgery, each patient is screened to ensure that it is safe to proceed with the surgery. This includes a pre-anesthetic consultation, blood testing, and to ensure the patient is a fit candidate for the procedure.
The surgeon typically starts with the upper eyelids. He or she will cut along the natural lines of your eyelids. Through the incisions, the surgeon separates the skin from the underlying tissue and removes the excess skin and fat and sometimes even muscle.
The cuts are then closed using very small sutures usually placed under the skin. Depending on the technique used, the lower eyelids may or may not require stitches. The upper eyelids stitches usually stay for five to seven days before removal.
After the procedure, the surgeon may recommend laser resurfacing to tighten the skin more.
c) The Recovery
After the procedure, a topical antibiotic ointment is applied following the surgery. On the first day, cold packs are applied each hour you are awake for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time so as to reduce the swelling and keep bruising to a minimum. On the second day, cold packs are applied every few hours.
Mild discomfort is expected immediately after the surgery. This will be accompanied by bruised and red swollen eyelids on the first few days. It will take a few weeks to completely heal and eye makeup can be work within ten days.
The expert Plastic Surgeon accompanies the patient throughout the entire process of recovering and healing through scheduled follow-ups.
Always make sure that you are dealing with an expert surgeon who has plenty of experience and is licensed and board-certified. The ideal candidate for a Blepharoplasty procedure should:
- Have droopy or baggy eyelids
- Be in good health physically and mentally
- Have realistic expectations
What To Expect From An Eyelid Lift
The eyes are the center of how we perceive, and how we are perceived. Getting an eyelid lift comes with many benefits such as:
- Improved vision
- Much brighter and alert looking eyes
- The eye shape becomes more youthful
- General appearance of the eyes improves
Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, for a personal consultation to develop a tailor-made plan for you. Contact us or Book an appointment and our patient care coordinator will identify the most suitable expert for you.
Dr. Claudia Alves Silva Machado
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Kamal Sawan
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Buthainah Al Shunnar
Consultant Plastic Surgeon