When the upper eyelids are operated on, it will eliminate wrinkles and lift dropping lids. The lower lids are carried out to reduce puffiness or ‘eye bags’ that are noticeable under the eye.
It is important to remember to have realistic expectations with the results of this surgery as with other cosmetic procedures. The procedure will hide the look of tiredness, but you should always make sure this is the procedure for you and find out as much information as possible.
Most people who have this surgery are pleased with the result and have noticed an instant improvement in their confidence and happiness through a better physical image.
The result is also subject to other factors such as ageing, environmental e.g. sun and pollution as well as genetics, but you should notice a refreshed look, which enhances a youthful face.
Most people would opt for this procedure when they get older as the skin loses elasticity, which leads to wrinkles and sagging. Having eye surgery would remove this excess skin restoring youthfulness around the eyes.
When choosing the right surgeon for you, you need to make sure you are picking somewhere you feel comfortable and check the surgeon is fully qualified for this procedure. It is also a good idea to look at before and after photographs so you can see the surgeon’s previous work and you can have an idea of what your results will look like.
You should also look into the potential risks involved with eye bag removal, as with all cosmetic surgery you need to make sure you are aware of any potential risks that may occur to your health either immediately after the procedure or in the future.
Risks with eye bag removal surgery are hematoma, retinal detachment and ectropian. Hematoma can be serious and cause blood to collect under the skin, which is most likely to happen when more than one procedure has been completed in a short amount of time. Retinal detachment can occur when tears, holes or imperfections in the retina appear, which becomes a problem when the retina is separated from the outer parts of the eye. To fix this problem you need to have multiple procedures. Ectropian will make the affected area droop which may need additional procedures to correct.
There are also minor side effects to eye lid surgery such as scarring, itchy eyes, burning eyes, watering eyes, swelling, bruising, tearing and infection. If you follow post-procedure instructions then these side effects can be avoided.