Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty is plastic surgery operation on eyelid. Excess tissue such as skin and fat are removed or repositioned, and surrounding muscles and tendons may be reinforced.
Bblepharoplasty was listed as the third most popular surgical procedure among men and women by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Over 300,000 operations were performed in the United States alone.
Eyelid correction is not the most complicated cosmetic surgery operation, however it could leave you this asymmetrical and odd-looking face. I would distinguish the following problems with eyelid corrections:
Hollows under eyes
Since surgeon removes skin, fat and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, it can can create a hollow or sunken area around the eye, leaving a sad, tired, dark or skeletonized appearance. This fullness is restored with a “filler” such as Restylane or the patient’s own fat levels.
Eyelids are pulling down
Scar contraction may happen after incision, pulling the lower eyelid down and sclera (white part of eye) being more visible. In addition to changes in appearance, this can create irritation from eye exposure, redness, increased risk of infection, and dry eye syndrome.
Eyelids do not close completely
If too much skin and/or muscle removed from the upper eyelids, incomplete eyelid closure, or lagopthalmos may happen. Some people have no idea that this takes place, however, they have typical symptoms of dry eye syndrome: redness, reflexive tearing, burning, dependence on artificial tears (especially in the morning), and a sensation of sand in the eye. Insertion of a gold eyelid weight in the upper eyelid will sometimes be enough to help the eyelid to close sufficiently.
Eyelid surgery (also as a part of facelift) can completely change your face, like with Kenny Rogers.
Of course is possible to avoid there and other problems in plastic surgery, and I do not want to state common sense advices: certified surgeon, reputable clinics, etc. However, you should trust you doctor and state your goals explicitly. Do not expect perfection from operation, but do not take risk of it if you afraid, things will not be done well. And good luck !