Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery for fixing aesthetic defects, disorders, and disfigurements of the eyes; and for aesthetically transforming the lower eye area of the face to create a more youthful appearance. As in any other cosmetic surgery, blepharoplasty risks may occur as a result of any wrong surgical technique or surgeon.
Blepharoplasty surgery is done on the outer edges of the upper and lower eyelids, on the lower lid of each eye, and in the corner of each eye’s pupil. The purpose of blepharoplasty surgery is to change the color or texture of an eye. Sometimes it is done to alter the shape of an eye. For example, it may be done to alter the natural curvature of an eye to give it a more elongated appearance.
The surgery itself has been around for years, but it was rarely performed until the 1990s. The main difference between this type of surgery and other types of eye surgery is that the surgeon will insert a thin metal wire in between the upper eyelid and the cornea.
Blepharoplasty surgery is not the same thing as LASIK eye surgery. The latter is also known as laser eye surgery, as it involves inserting a laser beam into the cornea and reshaping the cornea. However, the most important difference between the two is that in LASIK the surgeon reshapes the cornea by removing a flap of tissue under the cornea. It does not involve inserting a foreign object through an incision. The only difference between the two is that with Blepharoplasty, the surgeon inserts a thin metal wire between the lower lid and the cornea.
There are two types of this surgery. The first one is called VASIK. In this kind of surgery the surgeon makes several cuts in the upper and lower lids of both the upper and lower eyelids. In the second kind, the surgeon makes three or more cuts around the upper and lower eyelids. This cuts and removes only the upper and lower lids, leaving the middle intact. The middle part of the eye is then stitched back together so that it can look normal.
Blepharoplasty surgery can be done alone, in conjunction with other procedures, or by itself. When you choose to go it alone, you should choose an experienced and qualified doctor. The surgeon performing the surgery should also have at least five years of experience in this field and have received the American Board of Plastic Surgery’s approval to do so. Before you decide to go in for this kind of eye surgery, you should talk with your family doctor if they have any health problems that you might be prone to.