The procedure used for treating droopy eyelids are called blepharoplasty or Cosmetic Eye Procedure. In this procedure, the surgeon will remove muscle, skin, and at times fat from around the eyes that makes your eyes to sag.
Are you the right candidate?
Blepharoplasty is primarily opted by people who are going through anti-aging treatment. When you are aging, your skin around your eyes naturally sags, and so you can consider for surgery if you feel like the effects are bothersome. There are also candidates whose eyebrows sag or under their eyes significant bags are present.
There are people for whom the procedure is required as a medical treatment, for example, if the candidate’s vision is blocked or affected because of the sagging of the skin. Some people also have hanging skin on the upside of their eyes, and they their vision gets blocked when they are looking upwards. Such type of person needs blepharoplasty beyond the concern of cosmetics.
How long it takes to recover?
A recovery period of blepharoplasty is relatively lower than other surgeries. After the procedure is over, immediately you will be moved to the recovery room. For sometimes you will be monitored for side-effects, if you don’t have any complications, on the same day you are going to be released back home.
For a few days after the procedure, you will need to rest. Some pain and swelling you may experience, for which your surgeon might recommend you some ibuprofen. The symptoms will slowly disappear in a week or two. You might be recommended ice packs on your eyes for a couple of days.
Some people do have a sensitivity to light or blurry vision for a very short period. You should call your surgeon when you feel like that.
Contact lenses can’t be worn for at least two weeks after the procedure. So, make sure that you have prescribed glasses before going for the procedure.