Eyelid Surgery: An Overview

Some Valuable Information about Eyelid Surgery

The expert who performs eyelid surgery is known as an Oculoplastic as he has earned the relevant qualifications and possesses elaborate knowledge about vision and eyes. This expert is practiced to conduct all eye related surgeries which include the various organs such as ducts, tear, orbit, eyelids and rest portion of the. So Oculoplastic surgeons versatility lies not only in his ophthalmological expertise to conducting eye surgery but also in conducting plastic surgery.

Why is eyelid surgery required and how it is effective?

There are aesthetic and cosmetic significances in view of eyelid surgery. Evidently, eye is the first noticeable thing on a person’s face and therefore well harmonized eyes with a symmetrical appearance are extremely important. This certainly is a specialized area requiring minute corrections in the lower and upper eyelids and hence, an eyelid surgery done must be got done only through a practiced and reliable Oculoplastic surgeon.

A lot of film and TV stars need eyelid surgery to have their facials just right. They are in a profession where they cannot take any chances of disharmonized features or eye placement.

As regards the physiology, the muscles in eyelids are flimsy. Orbicularis Oculi is the name of muscle that pulls eyelid down while levator palpabrae superioris is responsible for its upward pull, and both these muscles are fragile. Being a complex mechanism, best eyelid surgeons are those who are sensitized about the importance of eyelid cosmetics and are adept with surgical technicality.

eyelid surgery after2 before blepharoplasty

Aging effects on eyelids

The naturally existing elasticity in our skin loses with aging. Gravitation pull and receding elasticity provoke accumulation of surplus skin in the upper and lower eyelid regions. This surplus skin further leads to bulges and wrinkles and that is the reason we see double folded skin on upper eyelids hampering his vision.

Types of eyelid surgery

  • Ptosis surgery: Drooping eyelids are medically known as Ptosis the person needs surgery to have it corrected. Physician raises the drooping eyelid by tapering the levator muscle. If the patient has congenital Ptosis, doctors may perform sling surgery – the process of fostering frontalis muscle for lifting the eyelids.
  • Eyelid malposition surgery: The surgery aims at bettering the lower and upper eyelid appearance. After surgery, a refreshing facial look is acquired as it eliminates the indolence of eyes. Blepharoplasty enables an effective treatment of sags below the eyelids and is possible for elderly people too.

before ectropion repair

after ectropion repair





It is seen that people belonging to Mongoloid race are quite prone to Blepharoplasty. Many individuals living in North-East Asian geographies such as Assam, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, and countries China, Korea, Japan, are most likely to need it done.

  • Eyelid malposition surgery: When eyelid functioning gets distorted, their position needs to be appropriated and toned, and that is attained through this surgery. If eyelids have reversed (known as Entropion) or turned opposite (known as Ectropion), this surgery may be needed.

To correct Entropion, surgeon needs to tighten eyelid and its enclosures intending better eyelid stability and restoration in the right location. To repair Ectropion, surgeon may fasten the eyelid in outer corner of the eye and calls for outpatient procedure.

Benefits of eyelid surgery:

  • With eyelid surgery, it is possible to reduce the baggy portion in lower eyelids and to eliminate excess skin in upper eyelids.
  • It has cosmetic advantages. A person getting eyelid surgery can expect a fresh look and appears more enchanting than his or her pre-surgery appearance.
  • Eyelid surgery is particularly helpful for aged and aging people as it correct their saggy eyelids to prevent it from obstructing their vision.

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