You might have heard of the term blepharoplasty but you’re not quite sure what it means. For starters, blepharoplasty is a type of plastic surgery used for the treatment of droopy eyelids and other related issues concerning the eyelids. From a medical standpoint, droopy eyelids can lead to serious medical concerns such as obstruction of vision or even vision loss, if left untreated.
For some, droopy eyelids are a cosmetic concern and affect one’s self-esteem and quality of life. Whatever your reason is for needing blepharoplasty, Dream has listed these 7 things you should know about blepharoplasty in Singapore to understand the procedure better.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is the most effective way to treat droopy eyelids
Droopy eyelids are caused by the weakening of the eyelid muscle and can both be a medical and cosmetic concern for a lot of people. This is why patients turn to eyelid surgery to help them get rid of droopy eyelids. In medical terms, eyelid surgery is called blepharoplasty, and it is one of the most common types of plastic surgery. Blepharoplasty in Singapore the gold standard in treating droopy eyelids and there has been known other effective way to treat droopy eyelids other than this procedure.
Blepharoplasty treatment starts with a consultation
Like any medical procedures, blepharoplasty treatment starts with a thorough consultation with a certified plastic surgeon. During this time, your eyes will be assessed and you may be subjected to diagnostic tests get a good assessment of the extent of the condition to be treated. During this time, your doctor will discuss with you all the things you need to know about the procedure, aftercare tips and expected results. Dream recommends that during the consultation, ask your doctor everything you want to know about blepharoplasty do you can have a better idea of the procedure you are about to undertake.
Blepharoplasty is a safe and effective procedure
Blepharoplasty procedure involves removal of excess skin, fat and muscle tissues that have accumulated on the eyelid which are the major culprits that cause the eyelid muscles to weaken. The procedure starts by putting the patients under anaesthesia to put them to sleep during the whole procedure. Then, with an incision, the excess skin, fat and muscle tissues are removed and the skin is stitched back. The procedure can take from 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the skill of your doctor and the severity of the condition. When done by a trained plastic surgeon, blepharoplasty is proven safe and yields excellent results.
Blepharoplasty in Singapore is also used to treat double eyelids
In addition to droopy eyelids, blepharoplasty in Singapore is also used for double-eyelid surgeries.
Usually, patients get double eyelid surgery for aesthetic purposes and enhancement of eye features. It is not a secret that most Singaporeans are born with only a single eyelid. In the cosmetic world, it is believed that having a double eyelid is more attractive and this is why blepharoplasty for double eyelid surgery is very popular in Singapore.
There are two common methods to achieve double eyelids. One way is a scar-less blepharoplasty where the patient’s upper eyelids is stitched together to create a visible crease. This type of procedure is popular among younger men and women and for those who want a temporary fix, as the stitches can disintegrate over time. The other method yields longer-lasting results and is performed by making incisions to form the crease in the eyelids. This also allows better enhancements to the patient’s eyes, making them appear larger and more alive.
Blepharoplasty can be used to treat eye bags
As described, blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin, fat and muscle tissues in the eye area. And eye bags are filled with the accumulation of fats and fluids under the eyes. This is why blepharoplasty can also be used to treat eye bags. For the procedure, the doctor makes a small incision on the lower eyelid area and the fat tissues and fluid build-up are removed.
Blepharoplasty entails adequate downtime and proper post-operative care
After blepharoplasty surgery, side effects like inflammation and swelling on the eyelids are to be expected and it will take about 1-2 weeks for the wound to heal. When these side effects don’t go away after this time, it is recommended that you call or visit your plastic surgeon right away. The results for blepharoplasty will start to be more noticeable about 2-3 months after the procedure.
Results from blepharoplasty can last a lifetime
Generally, blepharoplasty is a one-time procedure as the results are permanent and can last for a lifetime, given that you practice proper eye care. In rare cases, however, for some medical or ageing reason, effects from blepharoplasty can wear off and eyelids can start to droop again and follow-up corrective surgery is required.
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