Blepharoplasty surgery helps to reduce the bagginess from the lower eyelids and remove the excessive skin from the upper eyelids. It is an effective cosmetic surgery, which helps the patient to get rid of the droopy eyelid. This surgery also proves beneficial in improving the eyesight especially in older individuals who cannot see properly due to sagging of upper eyelids.
Other common reasons of nerve disorder
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder in which weakness of eyelid occurs; ptosis or a droopy eye is one of symptoms of this.
Progressive external ophthalmoplegia - mostly young people get affected with this disorder.
Myasthenia gravis is a rare condition. Drooping of eyes can be seen in this.
This is the most common cause of droopy eye. Accidents, assault may cause damage to nerves supplying to eye muscle and eyelid muscle.
This is very common condition in elderly people. Laxity of eyelid skin and muscle is the symptom; it is also called as baggy eyes.
One must take all the required information about procedure. Also, complete the required investigation including blood tests, 2D Echo and physician's fitness certificate in case of elderly person.
Another technique of an incision is transconjunctival incision, in which a cut is given inside the lower eyelid and redistribution and removal of excess fat can be done without removing skin.
Suturing - Eyelid incision are closed with very fine suture material or skin glue.
Hospital stay - This eye surgery is an outpatient procedure or sometimes depending upon patient's condition surgeon may ask for hospitalization for 1 or 2 days.
The sutures are removed within a week. The patient may experience mild swelling and pain, which will gradually disappear with the help of medicines, as prescribed by surgeon.