Droopy Eyelids Surgery - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Droopy Eyelids Surgery - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

According to a particular study that aimed to identify what’s the most important feature of the face, the eyes get the most attention by men and women. This is not only because we need them to be able to see and accomplish daily activities, but mostly because they help identify beauty. Our eyes bring life to our personality. Our eyes are also tools to communicate with other people. They leave an impression and thus, in one way or another, dictate how people communicate back to us. The more appealing and expressive our eyes are, the more positive reception we get.

If this is considered a general and a worldwide assumption, it is no wonder why eye-related cosmetic surgeries are very popular around the world. One of the most sought after and requested procedures is the droopy eyelids surgery or blepharoplasty.

If you are one of those seeking ways to beautify your droopy eyelids, continue reading as this article will answer some frequently asked questions about droopy eyelids and the pros and cons of undergoing double eyelid surgery.

Why do I have a droopy eyelid and how can I treat it?

droopy eyelid illustration

Experts from Allure Plastic Surgery in Singapore say that a droopy eyelid, also known as ptosis, happens when your upper eyelid droops downward. This can be brought about by different reasons such as you were born with and/or it in runs in your family, you might have incurred an eye injury, ageing, or it may be a side effect of a previously done procedure. However, whatever the cause may be, it is manageable and treatable by surgery.

This condition does not have a significant medical impact to a person’s overall health (in rare cases, droopy eyes can affect vision), but the droopy eyelid surgery has already become a common procedure for improving and enhancing the eyelid for beauty purposes as having droopy eyelid makes a person look old and dull.

How can the droopy eyelid surgery treat droopy eyelids?

Droopy eyelids surgery in Singapore is a procedure done to remove the drooping skin from your upper eyelids and also eliminating the excess fats from it. By doing this procedure you will be able to improve the appearance of your eyes and improve vision (if obscured). Some benefits include:

  • Decrease fat deposits in the eyelid that make it look baggy and puffy
  • Reduce bags around the eyes
  • Diminish wrinkles around the eye area
  • Lift excessive fats and skin that may have affected vision
  • Make eyes look bigger, alert, and alive

Can anyone undergo this surgery?

Cosmetic surgeries are almost always a personal preference but not all who would want to undergo one should or would be instantly allowed to get one. For the droopy eyelid surgery, if it not much of major concern (e.g. vision is not affected), it is not advisable for kids. If only for beauty enhancement purposes, most clinics will only cater to adults.

People who smoke and have serious medical conditions are also not ideal candidates. It is best to talk to the eye surgeon first to know if you can undergo it or not.

Is this surgery painful?

Double eyelid surgery is an invasive type of surgery and is usually done on an outpatient basis. Before proceeding to the proper procedure, general anaesthesia or any numbing medication will be administered to the patient. So during the procedure itself, you won’t be feeling anything.

What should I do and prepare before the surgery?

If you are decided to undergo the surgery, the first thing you should do is to go to a trusted and credible cosmetic eye surgeon to discuss your needs. Based on what you share of your cosmetic goals, the surgeon will be able to recommend the kind of approach that suits you the most.

When the procedure is already scheduled, it is very much recommended to have ready transportation back home or better if someone can accompany you. As this is an outpatient surgery, you will need assistance going home as there will be minor side effects in your vision.

What happens during the surgery and how long does it last?

After general anaesthesia has been administered, the surgeon will proceed to make markings on your targeted eyelid then create an incision. He/she will remove excess skin, fats, and muscles that cause for the eyes to droop down. This surgery can also be simultaneously done with other cosmetic surgeries to improve the eyes and the brows. When the procedure is done, the incision is closed by stitching.

The whole procedure may take approximately 30 minutes to finish.

What should I expect after the treatment?

close up of ptosis in a male

Though this is an outpatient surgery, you will still have to stay for a while in the clinic up until you are ready to be discharged as per doctor’s advice. Expect that you will be temporarily experiencing the following after a couple of days post-surgery:

  • Light Sensitivity
  • Double Vision
  • Moderate pain in the eye area
  • Swelling, puffy, and numb eyelids
  • Blurred vision
  • Bruising around the eye area

These side effects will last for about two (2) weeks. You will most likely be asked to:

  • Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling
  • Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Wear sunglasses for protection
  • Take medications as prescribed by a doctor

After surgery, the best decision is to just follow the doctor’s advice and instructions. In case of emergencies, call your doctor immediately.

Are all droopy eyelid surgeries successful?

Droopy eyelid surgery has a high success and satisfaction rate. There are some that yield permanent results, but some cases also reoccur.

Nevertheless, this surgery is safe and has a very rare chance of complications.

Conclusion

Droopy eyelid does not pose a serious risk on a person’s health, but if having droopy eyelid ever made you feel less beautiful and wants to get rid of it – double eyelid surgery is a possible solution.