Eye Bag Removal: What's Possible and What Isn't

Eye bag removal, or blepharoplasty, is a commonly used part of the general suite of surgical techniques that combat signs of ageing. The technique is also used to remove excess eyelid skin from the visual ranges of people whose eyelids, and the skin around them, have begun to interfere with their fields of vision.

The procedure can be undergone either as a part of a full facelift surgery - or on its own, either to address practical eyesight problems or to give a little lift in the face of ageing evidence.

Eye bag removal is accomplished by making fine incisions in the natural creases of the eye lids. The surgeon performing the blepharoplasty then delicately removes excess fat tissue from under the skin, and trims the muscle accordingly, before sewing the creases back together. The results can be quite dramatic, particularly in patients whose eye lids have begun to droop noticeably.
The removal of eye bags is a suitable procedure (in general terms) for any patient over the age of 35. Patients below 35 can be candidates for an eye bag removal in certain circumstances, particularly where those patients have very large under eye bags. The blepharoplasty can remove the appearance or tiredness or the hooded aspect that people who have over large under eye bags sometimes present.
As with all forms of surgery, the ultimate decision insofar as suitability goes rests with a qualified consultant. A good consultant will want to know why you are intending to have your eye bags removed, and will recommend the right surgery for you where he or she feels that surgery is necessary or advisable.
In general terms, an eye bag removal is possible for anyone with normal eye health. Exclusions from blepharoplasty include people who have detached retina, glaucoma, dry eye or tear duct issues. Sufferers from Graves' disease; hyperthyroidism; and high blood pressure are also advised that the procedure may not be suitable for them in these cases.

Smokers may be interested to note that modern surgical consultants advise giving up completely two weeks before an eye surgery, and not starting again until at least two weeks have elapsed since the operation. This is because smoking is believed to slow down healing processes, and thus to present a wider field of possibility for infections and complications.

Patients who opt for a eyebag removal surgery,blepharoplasty are also advised that the post operative pain period may last for a week or two. It is a common and natural reaction to eye bag removal to have bruising and swelling around the eyes for a couple of weeks. Your surgeon or consultant will provide you with a full list of treatment solutions for post operative swelling, bruising and tiredness - these will include ice packs, anti inflammatories and a compulsory period of rest so your eyes can get used to their new formation.

In general terms, having a blepharoplasty can make your appearance brighter and livelier, which can in turn have a positive impact on the way you see yourself. It's an effective way to combat the signs of ageing, to rejuvenate your appearance and to increase your field of vision. By: Andrews Diesen


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