Upper eyelid surgery, Asian eyelid creation, Asian eyelid surgery, Upper eyelid plasty, Upper bleph
1. Who are candidates for “Upper Eyelid Surgery”?
a. Loose folds and excessive wrinkles over the upper eyelids
b. Uneven upper eyelid folds (comparing both eyes)
c. Asian eyes with the absence of eyelid folds.
2. Why are my upper eyelids loose?
As we age, the action of gravity bears weight on our upper eyelids. Combined with the thinning of our skin due to shrinking collagen content, sagging of the eyelids creates droopiness (Dermatochalasis) and may impair vision at the upper field. It also disturbs the natural contour of the eyes (“sad look”).
3. What is “Upper Blepharoplasty”?
Upper blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure to correct the three (3) conditions described in item number 1 above. It removes excess skin, and/or reattaches back the skin of your upper eyelids to a fixed area on the lid to create a new and youthful fold when the eyes are opened.
4. Is it a major surgical procedure?
Because of medical advancement, “Upper blepharoplasty” is now just an out-patient clinic-based procedure. It is done with the patient awake under local anesthesia (no pain) and lasts just 1-2 hours.
5. Will the incision be visible after the surgery?
Incisions for upper blepharoplasty are placed on the natural creases of the skin so that they will not be visible after 2-4 weeks.
6. When will the stitches be removed?
5-7 days depending on the degree of swelling.
7. Will I be able to work after surgery?
After the operation, you are advised to stay at home for at least 3 days to avoid being exposed to pollution.
8. Will there be plasters on my incisional wounds?
9. Will I be taking any medicines?
Yes. Medicine to prevent bruising 1-2 days before surgery and medicines for the following after surgery:
a. Prevent infections – antibiotics
b. Relieve pain and swelling – anti-inflammatory
10. When will I be able to wear make-ups (for women) and engage in sports activities?
2 weeks and 4 weeks.
11. Can I combine other surgical procedures with upper blephharoplasty?
Yes. Under local anesthesia with lower blepharoplasty and/or nose lift. If combined with facelift, sedation or general anesthesia may be indicated.
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
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Fellow, Philippine College of Surgeons
Section Head, Cosmetic Surgery, Centuria Medical Makati
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