The eyes are considered the most attractive feature in a lot of cultures. People communicate intense emotions like love, joy and even sadness through their eyes. They represent the spark of life!
But imagine living with heavy eyelids which cover up your beautiful eyes. Imagine having sagging eyelids that obstruct your vision and make you look old. Nobody wants their most attractive feature to be covered by droopy eyelids. Dr Santosh Bhatia, Director of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic recommends the perfect solution – Blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty is a simple, safe and effective procedure that can remove the droopiness of the eyelids and restore your eyes to their original shape, youthfulness and alluring nature. But of course, even if it is a simple cosmetic surgery which is minimally invasive by nature, you would want to learn more before you decided to get it done. Dr Santosh Bhatia, the Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai understands this and has answered everything about Blepharoplasty here.
Blepharoplasty Information Capsule:
|Synopsis of the surgery||Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery removes excess fat and skin from the eyelids to restore the youthful appearance of the patient’s eyes|
|Length of process||45mins to 2 hours (may vary)|
|Anaesthesia||Local anaesthesia with or without intravenous sedation.|
|Recovery||2 -3 days to recover and rest 2-3 weeks before physically straining activities like heavy exercising can be started.|
Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where excess skin and fat in the eyelids are removed and the skin around the eyelid is tightened. This procedure eliminates the phenomena of sagging eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be performed either for the upper eyelid or lower eyelid or both simultaneously. The type of blepharoplasty required for the patient can be decided based on the unique condition of the patient.
Another important point that Dr Santosh Bhatia, Director of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic would like to bring up here is that there are two types of Blepharoplasty:
- Cosmetic Blepharoplasty: This is performed when the droopiness of the eyelids hampers the attractiveness of the eyes.
- Functional Blepharoplasty: This is performed when the sagging eyelids are interfering with the vision of the patient. The patient is unable to see properly due to the drooping eyelids then a functional Blepharoplasty is recommended.
Whether you need a Functional Blepharoplasty or Cosmetic Blepharoplasty, Vanity Cosmetic Clinic aims to fulfill your goals with Dr Santosh Bhatia’s expertise and modern technology.
An Ideal Candidate For Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery that can be performed on patients who fit into the following criteria:
It is important to note here that candidate could be either male or female since this surgery is gender-neutral.
What to EXPECT AT THE
Consultation With Dr Santosh Bhatia?
Dr Santosh Bhatia’s one on one consultations are deep, detailed discussions where he asks the patient about their expectations, desires, goals, understands their medical history and explains the procedure and risks to them.
You will be asked about the problems you are facing due to the sagginess of the eyelids. Dr Bhatia will also want to know whether you have taken a vision test recently, this will help in establishing whether you need a Functional Blepharoplasty or Cosmetic Blepharoplasty. Pictures of your eyes and eyelids will be taken from multiple angles as part of your case history.
Our consultations also involve noting down your medical history and any allergies that might affect the surgery. We end the consultation only after the patient and Dr Santosh Bhatia are on the same page and there are no doubts in the mind of the patient.
What to EXPECT BEFORE THE
Since Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure there aren’t too many preparations necessary before the surgery from the patient’s perspective. Dr Santosh Bhatia may ask you to undergo a couple of routine blood and urine tests in order to establish basic parameters for the surgery.
But other than that, no special preparation is required from the patient’s side.
Blepharoplasty Performed At Vanity Cosmetic Clinic?
The Recovery Process After Blepharoplasty?
The recovery process for Blepharoplasty is not cumbersome at all. Bruising, redness and swollen eyelids are normal after this procedure. Dr Santosh Bhatia will prescribe a topical antibiotic ointment to reduce the swelling and redness. Some painkiller medication may also be prescribed.
You will be asked to apply cold packs to your eyes continuously (10-15 mins for every hour you are awake) for the first 48 hours after surgery. Then slowly the frequency may be reduced. The doctor may even ask you to switch to warm compresses 48-72 hours after the surgery. It is important for you to follow all the instructions carefully and sincerely for the best results.
In case you wear spectacles then you may begin wearing them at any point of time after the surgery. Do not wear contact lenses until the swelling subsides completely. Ask Dr Santosh Bhatia for the right time to start wearing contact lenses (since it varies from patient to patient).
The surgical sutures are dissolvable ones and will naturally dissolve within 4-7 days of the surgery. Hence you do not need to worry about that.
Experiencing mild discomfort and pain around the eyes for a week is completely natural after Blepharoplasty. The basic recovery time where patients are advised to rest is 3 days after that patients can resume their routine but need to be careful not to perform any physically strenuous activities. Heavy exercises and physical activities may be resumed after 2-3 weeks.
Risks Associated With Blepharoplasty?
Even though Blepharoplasty is a straightforward cosmetic surgery, it does have risks. It is vital that as a patient you are aware of the risks before you make the choice to undergo the surgery.
Following are the rare risks that may arise out of the surgery:
Vanity Cosmetic Clinic is one of Mumbai’s most reputed Plastic Surgery practices. We perform our surgeries by prioritising the safety of the patient first more than anything else. Hence these risks rarely occur to our patients.
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Dr. Santosh Bhatia
Dr Santosh Bhatia is Mumbai’s most-sought-after Plastic Surgeon. Founder and Director at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bhatia is also associated with some of the best hospitals in Mumbai such as Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital.
Dr Bhatia has a vast global experience working with Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery hospitals in New York, Toronto, London, Chicago, Miami, Pune, and Mumbai.
Dr Santosh Bhatia’s focus lies in performing minimally invasive, state-of-the-art plastic surgeries that yield natural-looking and gorgeous results. He is a cosmetic surgeon with the vision of an artist. Dr Bhatia pays keen attention to details which makes the patient’s transformation graceful and aesthetically pleasing.
Dr Santosh Bhatia has happy patients including celebrities, socialites, and everyday women from all over the world. His surgical skills, experience and high-regard for safety has earned him a reputation not only in Mumbai but all over the world.
“Surgeon’s skill and experience, quality of care, infrastructure and facilities, and your comfort with the surgeon are just as important as the final cost of the surgery"