Also known as blepharoplasty, the surgery is for correcting defects or cosmetically modifying areas around the eyelids of both the upper and lower lids.
Preparing for Eye Bag Removal:
Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
Get a baseline mammogram before surgery and another one after surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
ABOUT EYE BAG REMOVAL
Average length of stay abroad: 1 week
Eye bag removal surgery takes between one and three hours to complete. Your recovery time will depend on the specific surgery you decide to have – this could be surgery to the upper lids, lower lids, or together.
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Lose muscle tone and skin elasticity around the eye
Deep creases under the eye
Droopy or baggy eyelids impairing vision
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UPPER EYELID SURGERY
Step 1 - Upper eyelid surgery only requires the use of a local anaesthetic and a mild sedative.
Step 2 - The Incision
Your surgeon will begin by making small incisions along the natural crease of the upper eye lid (approximately 1cm above the lash line).
Step 3 - The surgeon will very carefully separate the skin from the underlying tissue before removing or repositioning the fatty tissue and tightening the muscles.
Step 4- Closing the Incision
Before stitching or gluing the incision using surgical glue, the skin will be stretched to ensure that the end result is smooth and free from lines and wrinkles.
LOWER EYELID SURGERY
Step 1 - Anesthesia
If you opt for lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of upper and lower eyelid surgery, this will almost always be performed under general anaesthetic.
Step 2 - The Incision
Your surgeon will make an incision along the lower lash line before removing any excess fat (often known as eye bags) and stretching the skin to ensure a smooth finish.
Step 3 - Closing the Incision
Once the incision has been stitched, any excess skin will be removed and you will be left with smoother, younger looking skin underneath the eyes.
HOW IT IS PERFORMED
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Post procedure care
Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise (duration) you to stay off work. You will need to rest and avoid bending down. Continue to use your 'ice pack' to relieve bruising and keep the scars dry and clean until stitches are removed.
A pair of dark glasses will help to hide the bruising and swelling during this recovery period.
You will need to rest with your head elevated on pillows or cushions for 4 nights after your surgery. You must avoid rubbing or towelling your eyes.
You are likely to have some pain after the anesthetic has worn off, and you can expect to be bandaged and may have surgical drains.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER EYE BAG REMOVAL
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EYE BAG REMOVAL
Not recommended for
Smokers (Stop at least 6 weeks before surgery)
Marking before incision
EYE BAG REMOVAL SURGERY BENEFITS
Increased overall self-confidence and self-esteem
Take away that 'tired look'
Easier application of make up
Correct premature ageing
Improved appearance/Look younger
Improved vision in some cases