Lower eyelid lift Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid lift | Blepharoplasty

The eye area is the most sensitive in the human face, as it is greatly affected by many factors, the most prominent of which is age, which gives the person a large appearance that exceeds his real age. In these cases, blepharoplasty is used to get rid of this problem, especially the lower eyelid lift or the upper one, which is the most effective way to eliminate puffiness, wrinkles, and sagging skin in this area, and in the following lines we offer you the most important information that you want to know about blepharoplasty in general, and Lower eyelid lift in particular, so continue reading.

What causes a sagging eye area?

Speaking of Lower eyelid lift or blepharoplasty in general, it is important to know the reasons that lead to sagging eyes, and the appearance of signs of aging faster than in other areas:

  • Wrong behaviors: such as smoking heavily, exposure to the hot sun in abundance, staying up late and not getting enough sleep every day, and exposure to phone or television screens and tablets for long hours.
  • Wrong eating habits: such as adopting a diet that is harmful to health, by relying heavily on fast food and foods that contain harmful preservatives.
  • Dryness of the area: by not hydrating it and taking care of it, and not drinking enough water.
  • reasons beyond the control of the person: such as advancing age or the genetic factor.

Why is it important to perform blepharoplasty?

Many important reasons require eyelid surgery of all kinds:

  • Getting rid of wrinkles and excess skin sagging, which sometimes leads to sensitivity in the area and visual disturbances.
  • Eyelid surgery makes you look younger, which means enjoying a more lively and youthful appearance.
  • Improving the psychological state by increasing self-confidence and self-satisfaction.
  • blepharoplasty helps get rid of dark circles.

Can everyone undergo a Lower eyelid lift?

If a person suffers from wrinkles and sagging eyelids, whether upper or lower, he can undergo an operation to get rid of this problem, but with conditions, the most important of which are:

  • That the person is over eighteen years of age, and it is preferable to operate for those over thirty years.
  • He should not be suffering from a serious or chronic disease.
  • The person should not suffer from any eye problems or allergies.
  • To have stopped smoking at least one month before the operation.

How is blepharoplasty done?

A lower eyelid lift is one of the simple procedures that are performed under the influence of local anesthesia, and the patient can be given a hypnotist during this period to help him overcome fear and feel calm, and the process goes through several steps, which are as follows in order:

  • The doctor makes a small surgical incision in the lower eyelid area, and the length of this incision does not exceed only a few millimeters.
  • Through this incision, the doctor separates the skin from the other tissues below.
  • Then the doctor begins to remove the excess fat and get rid of the hanging skin by cutting.
  • Finally, the doctor tightens the skin and closes the wound through several very small cosmetic stitches.
Lower eyelid lift Blepharoplasty
Lower eyelid lift Blepharoplasty

Are there risks to a Lower eyelid lift?

A lower eyelid lift, as well as eyelid surgery in general, are not dangerous operations, provided that the operation is performed by an experienced and highly skilled plastic surgeon. In the case of a lower eyelid lift performed by an inexperienced doctor, it is possible to face the following complications and risks:

  • Not suturing the wound well, leads to leaving a scar or trace of the wound.
  • Excessive stretching of the skin makes the general shape unnatural, and the patient may suffer from difficulty in closing the eye due to excessive stretching of the skin.
  • The occurrence of inflammation in the area due to the use of contaminated tools, or the lack of sufficient sterilization of tools and the work environment.

How do you recover after a Lower eyelid lift?

The recovery period after a Lower eyelid lift, or after blepharoplasty operations in general, is very short compared to some other operations, as the recovery period ranges from approximately one week to two weeks, during which the patient can return to his normal life, provided that some things are adhered to, such as:

  • Commitment to the correct dates for taking the medicines prescribed by the doctor.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes or hurt them through rubbing or wearing contact lenses, or activities that lead to eye strain such as swimming, watching television, or exposure to screens for long periods. and others.
  • Make sure to wear sunglasses during this period, in the event of leaving the house and exposure to sunlight.
  • Make ice packs in the area for ten minutes a day.

Does the Lower eyelid lift need to be redone?

A lower eyelid lift is most often performed only once, because the result is effective and lasts for many years if maintained, by avoiding wrong habits and behaviors that affect the area such as: staying up late, lack of sleep, smoking a lot, exposing the eye to stress and permanent exhaustion or exposure To the sun for long periods and others, and it is expected that after the operation you will have tight eyelids with a natural shape and free of wrinkles that will last for years by preserving them.

Blepharoplasty cost

The cost of a Lower eyelid lift varies from one country to another, and from one case to another according to many factors, the most important of which is the extent to which the condition is affected, and the amount of loose skin that must be removed. Also, the name of the doctor and his reputation and skill play a major role in determining the cost, as well as the hospital or clinic. Egypt is the country with the lowest cost of operating, but despite that, it is characterized by the presence of the best-skilled doctors in the field of eye plastic surgery, as well as the most important hospitals and clinics specialized in this field.

Can blepharoplasty be done in non-surgical ways?

The eyelid area can be beautified by non-surgical methods, and the lower or upper eyelid lift can be replaced with other cosmetic techniques that do not require any surgery, provided that the case is in the early stages and has not reached an advanced stage of sagging and sagging skin, and the most important of these methods are:

  • blepharoplasty through injections: such as filler injections such as fillers and Botox, and plasma injections that do not enhance the vitality and harmfulness in the eyelids area, which works to tighten sagging skin, but what is wrong with this method, despite its effectiveness, is that it does not last long, and it needs to be repeated periodically.
  • Laser blepharoplasty: Laser technology works to tighten the skin, by promoting collagen production, which is primarily responsible for the freshness of the skin and preventing the occurrence of wrinkles.

In conclusion, we hope that we have provided you with all that is useful about blepharoplasty, and Lower eyelid lift in particular, and if you suffer from one of these problems, or have more inquiries, please contact the clinic’s medical team, who will respond to you immediately.

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