The aging process affects, most of the time, the eyelid area significantly. The loose and sagging skin on the upper eyelids in combination with the bags and the visible fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids lead the candidates for eyelid surgery to the Plastic Surgeon's office. This operation will restore the freshness of the area and will help restore a more relaxed look.
Upper eyelid surgery
With age, the skin of the upper eyelids relaxes and sags, while at the same time their fat projects outwards. There are cases when the skin of the eyelids is so loose that it can also block vision. To describe this skin condition we use the medical term eyelid relaxation.
The operation is performed under local anesthesia and the patient can return home the same day. During the first stage of the operation, the excess skin is removed and then the prominent fat is removed or put back in its normal position behind the eyelid. The wound is closed with continuous sutures that are removed in 5-7 days. At the same time a part of the forearm muscle can be removed, in order to permanently improve the vertical wrinkles in the area of the midbrain. This latest technique is also an alternative to injectable therapies.
Lower eyelid surgery
The aging process of the face includes the appearance of wrinkles in the area of the lower eyelids, with sagging skin and swelling, the so-called bags under the eyes. The appearance of the bag under the eyes is a combination of sagging skin falling fat and loss of muscle support of the anatomical structures of the area. Eyelid surgery reduces these signs of aging in the area.
The operation begins with an incision near the eyelid curb just below the lashes so that it is not visible over time. Then part of the relaxed muscle is removed and the fallen fat is repositioned, correcting the groove created by the base of the nose and the lower part of the eyelid (tear trough). The swelling and bruising around the eyes subside in about 10 days after surgery.