As we age, our skin changes – it stretches and wrinkles appear. Nowadays, correction of the upper and lower eyelids has become a fairly common procedure. This is done by both cosmetic surgeons and specialised ophthalmologists.
When the upper eyelids become droopy and saggy, there may be, in addition to a beauty defect, a significant deterioration in the quality of life – the skin of the upper eyelids subsides onto the lashes, creating pressure on the eyes and narrowing the field of vision.
Sometimes, the sunken lower eyelids also need to be corrected – bags have formed under the eyes, and loose fat gaps, in turn, cause swelling around the eyes. Problems with the lower eyelids may be hereditary or lifestyle-dependent, becoming more visible with age.
Surgical wounds in both the upper and lower eyelids are essentially unnoticeable: in the case of the upper eyelids, the remaining wounds fold into the skin, while the cut line of the lower eyelids is close to the lash line.
Ophthalmic surgeons also adjust postural pathologies of the eyelids, such as entropion (an inward-turned eyelid) and dermatochalasis (redundancy and laxity in the upper eyelid skin), as well as blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is an operation that removes congenital defects, rejuvenates the eye area, modifies the shape of the eyes or eyelids.
Compared to other specialists, ophthalmic surgeons have focused exclusively on eye surgery. Any surgical intervention requires a primary examination of the patient, and it is extremely important to inform your doctor about co-morbidities, allergies, as well as to discuss the risks of the surgery before the operation.
The prerequisite for an ideal end result is a trusting cooperation with your doctor.