Blepharoplasty Words to Know

During the operation, doctors and medical staffs use medical terms which they use to understand each other. As a patient it is nice to know the terms and its meaning for you to understand what’s going on inside the operating room. The following are the common terms to consider.

1. Blepharoplasty
Eyelid lift surgery is an eyelid surgery to improve the appearance of lower eyelids, upper eyelids or both.

2. Ectropion
A temporary condition in where the lower eyelid is rolled outward after eyelid surgery

3. General anesthesia
General anesthesia is a drug that is injected during the operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

4. Hematoma
Hematoma is a cloth on the skin or blood pooling beneath the skin.

5. Intravenous sedation
Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

6. Local anesthesia
Local anesthesia is a drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

7. Transconjunctival incision
It is an incision hidden inside the lower eyelid.

8. Skin resurfacing
Skin resurfacing is a treatment to improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of the skin.

9. Sutures
Sutures are stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.

Following the Lower Eyelid Surgery

Following the Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Incisions during the operation are made along natural creases and folds in the eyelids. These incisions will result rarely invisible scar in the face. Right after the incision, the doctor will remove the pockets of fat that are found in your eyelids. Depending on the needs and the problem, sometimes that doctor will remove muscles tissues and pull them tightly onward. Other procedures are less intense than the other. Some surgeons work on the four eyelids but depending on the level of excess muscles, fat, and tissues. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is given to patient when the surgery is only treating fat deposits in the lower eyelid.

In transconjunctival blepharoplasty, the incision are made on the inside surface of the eyelid and leaving no visible scar. After the surgery, patient will experience blurring vision but it will be temporary because your eyes will be lubricated and may be put with bandaged. Patients eyes will be tender, may have bruising, and sore but you can alleviate discomfort with pain relievers and medication prescribed by your doctor. You need to keep your head elevated and sleep upright throughout your eyelid lift for faster recovery. Be sure to follow all doctor’s instructions and be sure to take medications.

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