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Disadvantages Of Eye Plastic Surgery

Eye plastic surgery, also called blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed to remove fat, excess skin and muscle from the lower and upper eyelids. By correcting puffy bags below the eyes and drooping upper eyelids, this procedure can reduce the signs of premature elderliness.

However, blepharoplasty cannot remove crow's feet and other wrinkles, lift eyebrows or remove dark circles under the eyes. It cannot remove the markings of your racial or ethnic heritage either. Blerophlasty can be done either alone or in conjunction with another plastic surgery procedure, such as brow lift or face lift.

What does the surgical procedure involve?

Eye plastic surgery generally takes one to three hours, depending on how complicated the procedure is. If you need an intervention to all four eyelids, the surgeon usually begins with the upper lids and then moves on to the lower ones.

Normally, the surgeon makes the incisions in the creases of the upper eyelids and right below the lashes in the lower eyelids. Sometimes the incisions extend into the laugh lines or crow's feet at your eye corners.

If you have fat bags under your lower lids but don't need to have any skin removed, the surgeon might perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This procedure involves an incision in your lower lid, without leaving any visible scar. Younger patients with more elastic and thicker skin are the best candidates for this type of plastic eye surgery.

Complications of plastic eye surgery

Plastic eye surgery performed by an experienced surgeon, generally carry minor risks. However, there is always a small risk of infection or an uncommon reaction to the anesthesia. You can reduce these risks by obeying the surgeon's recommendations both before and after the surgical procedure.

Minor complications which can follow a plastic eye surgery include blurred or double vision for a few days, temporary swelling of the eyelid corner, scarring and slight asymmetry in healing. You can also get tiny whiteheads after the stitches are taken out, but your surgeon can remove them easily with a fine needle.

A few patients also have some difficulty in closing their eyes. Rarely, this condition is permanent. Another less frequent side effect is a pulling down of the lower eyelids, which may require another surgical procedure.

Do you qualify for eye lift plastic surgery?

Good health before any operation is approved is always the first consideration to qualify for eye plastic surgery. In other words, you will need to be in good physical order and health before a surgeon will qualify you for eye lift surgery.

This takes place during the pre-screening process as is a normal part of eye surgery. Some of the other important aspects which will determine whether you qualify for the procedure include your expectations about the results you can expect.

Too many people assume it is the "fountain of youth" and completely ignore the real benefits of eye lift surgery. Yes, it can promote a more youthful appearance but it's not the be all and end all in getting back a younger look.

It's main benefits include improving a person's line of vision because when excessive skin begins to sag around the eyes and eye lids then restriction can occur.

High risk categories for eye plastic surgery

People with dry eyes may not be candidates for eye plastic surgery although it is not to be assumed that if dry eye is a problem in your life you're automatically discounted. Talk with your surgeon first.

People with thyroid issues are also considered risky candidates but again, don't make your own self-analysis and discuss this with your doctor.

Mental health issues will also come into consideration. If you have suffered mental health problems in the past then you need to mention this to your doctor because it could have an impact.

Other issues which could prevent you from receiving eye lift surgery include high blood pressure, diabetes and retina or glaucoma issues.

Eye plastic surgery can help you look years younger. In the hands of an experienced and competent surgeon, eye plastic surgery risks are minimal. Risks can be increased if some of the above factors are not addressed and this is why you need to come clean with your medical history.

It won't matter how good a surgeon is if you "slip under the radar" and forget to mention something about your health which could affect a successful surgery.