Factors such as genetics, stress, sun exposure, and even squinting can affect the delicate skin around your eyelids. This often leads to signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and heavy under-eye bags that negatively impact your facial appearance. Luckily, plastic surgeons can alleviate these changes to reveal a youthful and rejuvenated facial appearance. Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to improve drooping skin, puffiness, and other signs of exhaustion that may obstruct your vision or disturb your facial look and balance. Many patients who receive this procedure enjoy complete transformation of their entire face, with renewed vitality and enhanced natural beauty.
Medicraft surgeon Dr. Harih Ghildiyal performs eyelid surgery with the goal of alleviating signs of age, stress, and fatigue. Dr. Harih Ghildiyal have helped numerous men and women from Dehradun, and surrounding cities improve their facial appearance and vision with plastic surgery, such as eyelid surgery. The surgeon understands that the needs of different individuals are unique and works to create a highly customized treatment plan to suit the needs of each eyelid lift patient.
Eyelid surgery is among the top 3 most popular cosmetic surgery procedures today. In 2019, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that there were more than 211,005 blepharoplasty procedures in the United States alone. This was a 2% increase from the previous year. Based on a survey of over 3,000 patients at realpatientratings.com, more than 93% of individuals who undergo blepharoplasty are satisfied with the outcome.
Origin of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
In its loose definition, eyelid surgery has been around since ancient times. Documents from the 18th century BC detail eye diseases that required the excision of an infected sore around the eye. In the 19th century, advances in eye surgery started to pick up again. The term ‘blepharoplasty’ was coined in 1818 by Karl Ferdinand Von Graefe, who described it as a cosmetic eyelid procedure. In modern times, there have been tremendous advancements in cosmetic eye surgery techniques. Since the 1980s, plastic surgeons have advanced new techniques that lead to enhanced outcomes and improved patient comfort during the treatment.
Is this Procedure for me?
Eyelid surgery – also referred to as blepharoplasty – is a cosmetic surgery procedure that corrects eyelid imperfections by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle. This procedure can be performed on the lower eyelids, upper eyelids, or both. You may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if:
- You are in excellent physical and emotional health
- You have excess fatty deposits that lead to puffiness in your upper eyelids
- You have excess loose skin that causes folds or negatively affects the contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes even impairing vision
- You have excess skin, wrinkles, and/or droopiness in the lower eyelids
- You comprehend and understand the risks and rewards of this treatment
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will reserve your first visit at their Medicraft Clinic to understand your needs and goals. The surgeon will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and learn about your medical history before letting you know whether this treatment is for you. Blepharoplasty is a highly individualized procedure. For this reason, our doctors emphasize that each patient ensures they are having this surgery out of their own volition, not because someone else asked them to.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery is a procedure of choice for individuals who are looking to address imperfections in the lower or upper eyelid. This plastic surgery offers many unique benefits:
The key to a successful blepharoplasty is to work with the right surgeon. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal bring a keen sense of professionalism, as well as a commitment to results and patient safety to the operating table. Regardless of your motivations or aesthetic concerns, the surgeon will create an individualized treatment plan to reach your goals.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, upper eyelids, or both to suit the needs of the patient and the goals of the surgery.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Ethnic Eyelid Surgery
Mid Facelift with Blepharoplasty
Upon listening to your concerns and examining your eyes, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will be able to recommend the best treatment approach for your needs.
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed in Dr. Harish Ghildiyal in-office operating room or accredited medical facilities. Before the treatment, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal certified anesthesiologist will apply anesthetic (usually general anesthesia) in order to ensure the patient’s safety and comfort. The surgeon will then create a minimal incision in the most favorable fashion, and remove excess skin, fat, and tissue as desired. Once the reshaping is complete, the surgeon will close the incisions using fine sutures, and cover the treatment area appropriately. You will be kept in Dr. Harish Ghildiyal monitoring room for a short while before you are allowed to go home. This treatment takes about 1-3 hours to complete depending on the extensiveness of the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best age to have eyelid surgery?
Most individuals who receive blepharoplasty are above the age of 35. However, baggy or droopy eyelids may run in your family, making it necessary to receive this cosmetic treatment sooner. Many patients who undergo eyelid surgery find that it revamps their facial look and increases their confidence. If you are concerned about the appearance of your eyelids, talk to Dr. Harish Ghildiyal so they can let you know what the best treatment is, and chart the way forward.
How long will results last?
Upper or lower eyelids surgery rejuvenates your eyes and gives a youthful facial appearance. Keep in mind though that this procedure can not stop the natural aging process. Often, results can last for as long as 10-15 years, depending on genetic influences and environmental factors. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal advise that you take good care of your skin and stay out of harsh sunlight without protection in order to maximize the outcome of your eyelid rejuvenation.
Will there be scarring?
Eyelid surgery typically does not result in visible scarring because the incision is placed at the eyelid crease. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal take extreme care and utilizes advanced surgical techniques in order to deliver the desired outcome while minimizing the risk of scarring and other complications. Incisions that are created as a result of this treatment are hardly noticeable, even to the naked eye.
Does blepharoplasty help with crows feet, dark circles, and hollow eyes?
Keep in mind that the goal of eyelid surgery is to address imperfections such as puffiness, wrinkles, or drooping around the eyelids. While this procedure can help improve the appearance of fine lines in the forehead and other facial imperfections, it is not designed for that purpose. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal may recommend that you combine your eyelid surgery with non-invasive procedures such as BOTOX or injectable fillers. These can be performed after the blepharoplasty in order to revamp your entire facial appearance.