What can change blepharoplasty
Let's talk about what can change blepharoplasty.It removes excess skin of the upper and lower eyelids.Eliminates eyelid swelling caused by fat.Corrected saggy upper eyelid and lower eyelid flaccidity.
Saggy upper eyelids
Look at yourself in the mirror.Pay particular attention to the lower edge of the upper eyelid.As noted above, it must be placed just below the upper boundary of the iris.You have to see almost the entire iris of the pupil, but not its edge.If the lower edge of the upper eyelid is lowered below the iris boundaries, so your eyelids drooped.Plastic surgeons call this condition the upper eyelid ptosis.In some cases, lowering so strong that the upper eyelid covers part of the pupil, making it difficult to watch.People with lowered upper eyelid often hear that they look tired or that their eyes look small.
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most common cause of upper eyelid lowering - a weakness or delamination of the levator muscle, holding it.
What can change blepharoplasty.Lethargy and lower eyelids canthopexy
Stand in front of the mirror and see what position the upper edge of the lower eyelid.As noted above, it should be just above the lower boundary of the iris, so as not to be seen between the white stripes and the age of the iris.Otherwise you lethargy lower eyelids, as they call this state of plastic surgeons.If the degree of laxity is low, it can cause symptoms of dry eye, but the eyelids will look normal.In severe lethargy century this symptom is able to cause serious inconvenience and lower eyelids may look saggy.In this case, the eyelids are lowered below the iris, and between the eyelid and the iris is visible white of the eye.
Even if the position of the lower eyelid looks normal, weak or moderate degree of its lethargy may still be present.In this case eyelid slowly back into place if it is a finger pull down, although it should rise immediately, and the delay indicates the presence of at least a slight degree of lethargy.If, in order to place the lid back on, you need to blink, then it is the average degree of lethargy century.
Lethargy century is of great importance since it is associated with postoperative dry eye syndrome.Any degree of slackness must be identified before the surgery, so it can be eliminated.If this is not done, then the defect impairs the result of the lower eyelid plasty.To eliminate sluggishness age can use a method called canthopexy, which involves suturing, thus pulling the lower lid, preventing it from sagging and preventing the appearance of dry eye syndrome.The surgeon must assess the situation of the century and his tone, to determine whether you need this operation.If the doctor recommends canthopexy, agree, but remember that when it is extended recovery period, during which your eyes will be beveled.
During plastic upper eyelids can reduce glabellar lines.If you are concerned, ask the surgeon, so that he in the upper blepharoplasty corrected the muscles responsible for wrinkling of the skin between the eyebrows.
What can not correct operation
Features eyelid, like any other aesthetic operations are limited.To get satisfaction from it, it is important not only to know what problems it fixes, but also understand that it is not appropriate to achieve.
Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by shadows or change color.If dark circles are a shadow is caused by the protrusion of fat, eyelid surgery will eliminate this defect.If there is a change in skin color, one eyelid surgery will not help here.
To determine what causes the dark circles under the eyes, examine your eyelids using a mirror.Index and middle fingers, pull the skin of the lower eyelid outward and upward.If dark circles are gone, then - this is the shadow cast by bulging excess fat in the lower eyelids, and they can be removed by blepharoplasty.If dark circles were left in place, the change color, and the operation will not help.Sometimes in such cases helps chemical peel or laser resurfacing of the skin.
malar bags are called bulges on the cheeks, under the eyelids.They are often confused with the swelling of the eyelids, as these two drawbacks are close by.In order to determine what caused the swelling, excess fat in the eyelids or malar bags, close one eye and gently press down on the eyeball through the closed eyelid.When excess fat skin above and below the eye bulges, while the malar bags are not changed.
Despite the close proximity, methods of dealing with the above various defects.Excess fat is removed through the centuries blepharoplasty and malar bags - no.To eliminate the latter used a variety of methods, but none of them does not give long-term and reliable result.The reason for the formation of bags cheek is swelling, and surgery in most cases (with rare exceptions) does not eliminate the swelling.
tear trough are wrinkles that extend from the inner corner of the eyes of some women to the cheek.Eyelid surgery does not directly affect them, although the removal of excess fat from the eyelids makes the wrinkles less noticeable if to demolish a hill, the valley will not look so deep.Tear trough can be smoothed using a filler.
corners of the eyes are small wrinkles radiating from the outer corners of the eye, are not eliminated by means of blepharoplasty.They are fighting non-surgical methods.
apparent excess skin
Everything would be much easier if the excess skin on your eyelids was really what it looks like - the excess skin.In many cases it is not.As a rule, contribute to a defect of the upper eyelids make drooping eyebrows.
To determine the extent to which excess skin due to lowered eyebrows, fingers, lift the skin of the forehead above the eye.At the same time you will notice a clear improvement in the state of the upper eyelid (which is associated with the so-called apparent excess skin), because it serves the cause drooping eyebrows, but not over the skin of the upper eyelids.
Once you lift the forehead skin, excess skin will age, but less than if you do not support the forehead: the surplus is removed with the help of blepharoplasty.
This exercise should be repeated, because it demonstrates that the excess skin of the upper eyelids actually is not.
10 to 90% of the upper eyelid defect caused by excess eyelid skin, and the rest - lowering forehead.All people, this ratio is different.The surgeon must be prior to surgery to determine the ratio of the real and the apparent excess skin of the upper eyelids, to help you understand what effects you can expect from blepharoplasty, skin tightening of the forehead or the combination of these two operations.In other words, if you have excess skin of the upper eyelids and forehead skin tightening is required, then eyelid surgery corrects only a part of the defect caused by the true excess skin and tightening the forehead skin removes only the part that was formed as a result of lowering of the eyebrows.