Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery

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Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery

What is Blepharoplasty

All your doubts about Blepharoplasty get answered by our Plastic Surgeon, Dr Ankit Gupta.

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What is Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty is the surgery of the eyelids. It can be done for many reasons, however,  in our practice it is mostly done for cosmetic improvement of the eye area of face.

With normal ageing process, the skin and muscles lose strength over time. The skin is thinnest around the eyes, and hence, is the first to show these signs. This results in increased creases around the eyes, and also droopy eyelids. Also, as the muscle starts to lose strength, it is unable to hold the fat in place. This fat, in turn, starts to collect under the eyes causing UNDER EYE BAGS or Puffy eyes

Blepharoplasty is done to improve the look of the eyes in all of these cases. In case of droopy eyelids, excessive skin is removed, and for under eye bags, the fat deposits are removed. There is no visible scar (Click here to view the scar), as the incision is given at the lashline. Also, if needed, excessive skin can be removed. It is also done for double eyelid creation or Asian Blepharoplasty.

 

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Are Blepharoplasty results Permanent?

The Lower Blepharoplasty surgery removes the fat bags under eyelids permanently. This fat is removed entirely, and hence provides with near permanent results.

In upper eyelid blepharoplasty, the excess skin is removed. This provides for a much youthful and fresh appearance to your face. The results will last you for at least 10-15 years, if not more. However, it will not stop the natural ageing of your face.

You can increase the longevity of your results by keeping the area well moisturised, and applying sunscreen regularly. This will delay the natural ageing of your skin.

 

What are the indications for Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery?

The eyelid surgery is recommended in the following circumstances:

  • Baggy undereye area
  • Eyelid skin wrinkling
  • Puffiness under the eyes
  • Tired looking eyes
  • Drooping eyelids, or hooded eyelids
  • Deep tear troughs
  • Baggy eyelids with sagging skin
  • Absent crease in upper lid or for Double Eyelid

What are the benefits of Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery?

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What is the procedure for Blepharoplasty?

The Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery is a day care surgery, which means you will be discharged on the same day. The surgery is performed under Local anaesthesia.

For Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty:

In Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty, Dr Ankit will make the incision along the natural crease line of the eyes. This incision is used to remove the excess skin and fat, if present. After removing the excess skin, sutures are placed to close the gap. The scar is practically invisible after healing.

For Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty:

In Lower Eyelid Surgery, the incision is placed inside the eyelids. It is the pink part of your lower eyelids, just inside the lash line. A protective covering is placed above your eyeballs, and hence, your eyes will be perfectly safe during the surgery. The excess fat, or the eyebags are then removed, giving you the smooth under eye area which you wanted. In case, there is excess skin in the lower eyelids as well, then it is also removed. This is done by placing the incision on the lash line, and hence, after healing, there will be no visible scar.

Is Blepharoplasty truly scarless?

Blepharoplasty is not exactly scarless, but the scars are almost invisible. In lower lid blepharoplasty, the incision is placed inside the lower eyelid, and hence there is absolutely no scar on the outside.

In upper eyelid blepharoplasty, the incision is placed on the natural fold of the upper eyelid. This, after healing, shrinks to such a thin line, which coincides completely with your natural fold, that it is technically invisible. You can see how the scar will look like post-surgery:

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How is the recovery post Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a minor procedure, and the recovery is very smooth. The patient is free to perform normal daily activities, though, should avoid heavy manual activities. There will be some swelling and bruising in most of the patients, however, it usually resolves within 5-7 days’ time. You can head back to work after the swelling subsides. You an also use make-up to cover up the under-eye bruising.

What is Asian Blepharoplasty, or Double Eyelid Surgery?

Asian Blepharoplasty, which is commonly known as Double Eyelid Creation surgery is the procedure used to create a crease or fold in the upper eyelids, in people where it is not present naturally. This is usually seen in certain Asian communities, and hence the name. In this procedure, a tiny sliver of tissue is removed from the upper eyelids, which upon healing, gives rise to the eyelid fold or double eyelids.

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What are the Treatment Timelines for Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery?

How to prepare for your consultation?

You are welcome to go through our webpage, YouTube videos and social media handles to gain more knowledge about Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery and to know more about us.

It would be great, if you can book an in person consultation with Dr Ankit Gupta- Our Plastic surgeon, who will operate on you. During this consultation he will examine you,  and clarify all your doubts. Google is a good tool to research, however, you will have to see a Plastic surgeon before finally taking the call. Otherwise, we can also arrange an for online/ video consult, in case, you stay outside Delhi NCR. A rough estimate of the cost can be enquired by contacting us on WhatsApp on +91 9599554211 after sharing your pics – one looking in front eyes open, one with eyes closed and other looking up with face straight.

Appointment

Preferred timings for new patients for 1st consult are from 5-8 pm as Dr Ankit is usually busy with surgeries in the morning hours. In case, you wish to meet in morning, you can always let us know and we will make arrangements for the same.

We will share our location with you, or you can search Panache aesthetics – Dr Ankit Gupta online as well.

What to expect during your Consultation?

On an average, the consultation will take 30-45 mins. Please feel free to ask all your queries regarding the surgery during this time. We will be taking a detailed history from you, regarding all the past illnesses,  any past surgeries, as well as any medications you might be on.

First of all, sir will examine you for any eye related condition and if the surgery is safe for you and your eyes. Eventually, you might also be seen by Dr. O P Gupta, who is our in-house Physician, in case, you have Hypertension or Diabetes. We will explain in detail regarding all that can be achieved with upper or lower lid blepharoplasty. Doctor Ankit might also suggest additional procedures, if required, or alternatives, in case, he feels they are better for you.

You can enquire about the cost of the procedure, type of anesthesia, pictures and videos of other patients. Once all is decided, date of surgery will be finalized.

How to prepare for Blepharoplasty surgery?

Before your Surgery

You should stop taking any un-prescribed supplements, at least 1 week before surgery.

Stop smoking 3 weeks prior to surgery

Arrange for a pick up and drop as you won’t be allowed to drive back on your own

You should try for 1 week off from work.

Arrange for post-operative medications if no one lives with you to help you out in the post-operative period. You might need some help for max 1 day.

Inform Dr Ankit about all the regular medications you are taking, and whether to continue or stop.

What to expect on the day of your surgery?

  • Bathe properly.
  • Don’t apply any makeup
  • Have light food, if Local anaesthesia is decided. In case of general anaesthesia, you will need to be empty stomach for 6 hours before surgery.
  • Use a taxi or someone should drive you to the clinic as you won’t be allowed to drive back on your own.
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  • We will take few pre-operative pictures for records.
  • You will have to sign the consent forms and complete the file work of the hospital
  • Markings will be done by Dr. Ankit Gupta.
  • We will do sensitivity for Antibiotics and local anesthesia to check for allergies
  • Your vital parameters like blood pressure, oxygen saturation and Pulse rate will be checked.
  • Once preoperative check list is complete, you will be shifted to the operation theatre along with a Nurse. Then the local anesthesia will be given, and the surgery will start.

What to expect after your surgery?

  • You will be able to see after the surgery, eyes will not be bandaged.
  • We will shift you back to your room and provide ice packs for application around the eyes. We generally advise 2 days of head elevation and ice packs to reduce the swelling of the face.
  • You can travel back home once you are comfortable, after at least 1 hr. of observation in post-operative period.
  • Post operatively, you will be having swelling and bruising around the eyes.
At Home
  • You are advised to not do heavy activities, at-least for 1 week, however, can resume your normal activities.
  • It is safe to wash your face and eyes from the next day of surgery
  • You will be advised few eye drops and an antibiotic and painkiller for 5 days post operatively
  • Swelling subsides by day 5-7.
  • For upper lid blepharoplasty, sutures will be removed at 5-7 days when you will be called for follow-up.

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Patient Testimonials

Stars

I had lower eyelid fat than I got my blephasplasty done by Dr. Ankit . So this lockdown gave me a good chance to get rid of this thing .excellent services and Surgical expertise. Wonderful and relaxing experience in stressful emergency .
Heartfelt thanks to Dr Ankit Gupta

Mrs Gandhi – Blepharoplasty

Stars
I visited Panache Aesthetics a month ago for lower lid blepharoplasty. My surgery was done by Dr. ANKIT GUPTA. During the Surgery– I didn’t feel any sort of discomfort or pain, he was very confident. The surgery took an hour. After the surgery – – After I went home and for a week, I felt very little to no pain (even without painkillers). My eyes swole for next 2-4 days but after that swelling started reducing. It was completely gone by 14th day. Dr Ankit gupta and their staff took regular follow ups and made sure that I am not facing any sort of issue. Results- results were totally worth it, my under eye bags are Completely gone. I am really happy with the results. 
Saniya – Blepharoplasty
Stars
Besides being a very good human being, Dr Ankit Gupta is an excellent and highly skilled plastic surgeon. He gives undivided attention to his patients. His staff is friendly and caring.I highly recommend Dr Ankit Gupta.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the satisfaction rate following this surgery?

With the correct indications and an experienced Plastic surgeon, blepharoplasty has high satisfaction rate with very low complication rates. 

Will there be scarring in upper eyelid surgery or upper blepharoplasty?

In upper eyelid surgery, the excess skin is removed at the crease, which alreasy exists This heals very well and usually the scar is not perceptible after a month of the surgery.

What are the alternative options for upper eyelid surgery or upper blepharoplasty?

You can opt for procedures like peels and fractional CO2 laser treatments for tightening of the skin of the upper lid. These options work best for younger people with minimal laxity of skin.

What cannot be treated with upper eyelid blepharoplasty?

Sunken upper eyelid – needs fat grafting / Fillers

Ptosis – Required Ptosis correction surgery

Brow Ptosis – requires Brow lift

Crow’s feet

How is the recovery in eyelid surgery?

In majority of the patients who are undergoing just upper lid surgery, recovery is very smooth. Although, there is a significant amount of swelling and bruising in most of the patients, however, it usually resolves within 5-7 days’ time. You can head back to work after the swelling subsides, in case, you have a sedentary work.

What is the appropriate age for upper lid surgery

Usually above 40 years of age.

How should I prepare for my eyelid surgery?

Search for a qualified Plastic surgeon and schedule an appointment with him.

o   Take out at-least 5 days from your work which you will need post-surgery to recover.

o   Arrange for a pickup after surgery as you will not be allowed to drive post-surgery

o   Buy the post-operative medications in advance

o   Buy icepacks and googles for covering your eyes

o   You can fill in with all your essential needs for 1 week

o   You might want to keep your lists of entertainment ready to enjoy for a whole week’s time to rest and relax.

Do I need help at home after eyelid surgery?

No – you can manage all your daily activities

When will I see results?

You will be able to see the results once the swelling subsides, which is usually after 7 days. However, the final result is seen at 3 months when the swelling is completely gone and the scar has matured.

Can I combine upper lid blepharoplasty with any other procedure?

Yes – options include

  • Upper and lower Blepharoplasty together
  • It can be combined with fat grafting or filler for lower lid
  • Upper blepharoplasty with brow lift
  • Eyelid surgery with other facial or body aesthetic procedures
Is the lower lid surgery painful?

NO- The surgery will be done under Local anesthesia which will make the lid numb and thus you won’t feel any pain. The eye is covered with a shield during the procedure, and therefore, no damage happens to the eyeball / vision of the patient.

For apprehensive patients, we can administer some light sedation which will make you go into twilight sleep.

What is the Duration of lower eyelid surgery

Usually takes about 40 mins to 1 hr to complete lower eyelid blepharoplasty.

What is the usual age for lower eyelid blepharoplasty

Usually, above 40 years of age. However, even younger patients with under eyebags can be treated with transconjunctival blepharoplasty

Can I combine Lower eyelid blepharoplasty with any other procedure?

Yes – options include

  • Combined Upper and lower eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty with fat grafting under the brow
  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty and brow lift
  • Eyelid surgery with other facial or body aesthetic procedures

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Dr Ankit Gupta: Best Blepharoplasty Surgeon in Delhi

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Dr Ankit Gupta

MBBS, MS, M.Ch (Plastic Surgery)

Dr Ankit Gupta, the founder and owner of Panache Aesthetics, is a senior Plastic Surgeon with many years of experience. He is one of the Best Eyelid Surgeon in Delhi, and according to Happy Patients, performs the ‘Best Blepharoplasty in Delhi’.