The eyes are one of the places on a person's body that can very quickly show your age. This is because the skin around the delicate eye area is very thin, so the effects of the sun, aging and lifestyle can quickly cause it to loosen, sag or wrinkle.
Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes.
The medical term for surgery on the eyelids is blepharoplasty. This involves removing sagging skin, creating a naturally tighter appearance, and giving a much more youthful look. Blepharoplasty is a relatively easy cosmetic procedure and can leave you looking years younger. It is possible to combine blepharoplasty with other procedures, such as a brow lift, to give an overall youthful appearance.
Blepharoplasty is best suited for patients in good physical health who have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. While most people who undergo blepharoplasty are older than 35, it is possible to undergo this surgery at a younger age if the appearance of your eyes bothers you, or if you have heavy bags under your eyes.
Blepharoplasty can successfully treat:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the eyes
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids,
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
After your surgery Dr Lim will give you specific instructions on how to care for your eyes, medications to apply or take to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection and bruising, and let you know when to follow-up with him.
Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Your final results will appear within several weeks, but it may take longer for your incision lines to fully refine. While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally. Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your results.