The operation is applied in order to lift the sagging eyelid which loses flexibility due to gravity, aging, genetic heritage, smoking etc. It is basically removing the excess fat and sagging muscles from the upper and lower eyelids. The amount of tissue to be removed must be determined carefully.
It is basically removing the excess fat and sagging muscles from the upper and lower eyelids. In some cases there is no need for muscle removal and the excess fat is retracted from under the skin with laser. The operation gives a younger and more vibrant look. It can be combined with other types of face operations such as face lift and eyebrow lift.
Patients are put under general or local anaesthesia before the operation. The general anaesthesia might pose some difficulties during the removal since the patient will be keeping the eyes closed. The local anaesthesia might cause the patient to feel the operational moves.
The operation takes an hour and the eyelids are moisturized with some pomade. The patient can be discharged from the hospital on the same day and the eyes are not closed with bandage. The sutures are removed within 3 to 5 days. The patient needs to avoid heavy physical activities, like bending or lifting, for at least a week. The use of alcohol and smoking causes dropsy around the eyelid.