Eye Bags Surgery: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

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If you are struggling in making a decision on whether to go for eye bags surgery…I believe you might be asking yourself: “Is my case necessary to go under the scalpel?”….

“Am I fit as a candidate?” or “what to expect after the surgery?” …”what if there is complication after surgery?” and the list goes on.

No worries… I am going to walk you through the whole process, basically everything you NEED to know from A-Z.

Let’s start with some CRUCIAL information that helps you decide!

You should go for under eye bags surgery if you are having…

Why you should go for eye bags surgery 1

If you have any of the issues mentioned in the slide above, Blepharoplasty eye bags surgery is the solution.

Let’s see if you are fit to be the candidate for eye bags surgery (Blepharoplasty).

Are you fit to be a candidate for eye bags surgery

As listed in the slide, patients with life threatening illness like heart attack and heart failure are not advisable to undergo eye bags surgery.

Same goes to glaucoma patients as this eye disease that can cause loss of vision.

Once you are cleared as a candidate for eye bags surgery,  get your body READY for surgery with this simple guide below.

4 things to stop doing before your surgery

Next thing you need to know… things discussed behind the closed door.

What to expect during consultation with surgeon?

#1. Medical History

medical record before eye bags surgeryYour surgeon would do a COMPLETE medical history check.

So, get ready with your medical records and details of any allergies, also include if you’re taking any vitamins, medications (prescription or over-the-counter), or other drugs; and if you smoke.

Be sure to inform your surgeon if you have previous surgeries.

Complete physical examination also will be conduct to classify your unique features based on gender, age, skin condition and ethnic background.

Since this is a surgery closely affecting your eyes, your surgeon will examine your eyesight and assess your tear production.

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, bring them along.

This is a precaution step to ensure your eye function is NOT affected after the surgery.

Once all required information is collected, it’s time to start planning your surgery.

#2. Plan Your Surgery

Plan Your surgeryBasically discussion with your surgeon may include:

  • Your expectations on outcome of surgery
  • Referring to photo of your earlier age for your surgery goals (remember to bring your photo)
  • Procedure techniques (if laser incision is required)
  • Fix only lower or upper eyelids or combination
  • Skin or fat to be removed
  • Type of anesthesia
  • Risks and safety of the procedure
  • Any additional procedures deemed necessary
  • Costs involved

It is important to think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have throughout the discussion especially regarding the outcome of surgery.

Here’s something you should take note of…

Most insurance policies do not cover eyelids surgery, unless you are able to prove this surgery is for functional reason that you suffer from impaired vision due to drooping eyelids.

You should check with your insurer beforehand.

Getting Ready The day before your eyelid surgery

It is always wise to plan ahead before it’s too late.

Here’s a list of suggestions that you should get ready at HOME prior to your surgery. It will definitely make your life easier.

  • post-surgery sterile dressingStore enough food or groceries, at least for the first week of recovery
  • Get some ice packs ready for cold compress after surgery
  • Sterile bandage or eye pads
  • Clean facial towels
  • Prepare necessary post-surgery garments

If you will be undergoing general anesthesia for your surgery, remember to follow specific instructions of your surgeon such as:

  • Take light meal in the evening before your surgery
  • Start fasting after midnight

Here’s a general guideline to ensure everything goes smoothly on the day of surgery

  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing on the day of surgery
  • Shower and shampoo before the surgery
  • Do not wear makeup or other cosmetics
  • Do not wear contact lenses, jewelry and any other unnecessary accessories
  • make sure someone is available for your transport home after surgery
  • If possible, have someone to watch after you during the first few hours after your surgery

After all these preparations, it is normal that you might worried on the outcome. Even though Blepharoplasty is a very common cosmetic surgery nowadays and there are thousands of successful cases with pleasing outcomes every year…

As with all surgeries, including a relatively minor cosmetic procedure like Blepharoplasty, there is always risks of possible complications depending on its severity.

According to Brent Moelleken, MD , Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon,

1 in 30,000 may be an accurate number for Blindness or catastrophy after eyelid surgery.

The likelihood of severe and long-lasting complications arise typically influenced by the surgeon’s skill as well as the patient’s individual post-surgical care and response to results of surgery.

Minor complications after the surgery might recover as the wound heals.

As far as you may concern, here’s list of severe complications with permanent effects that rarely arise.

Severe complications after eye bags surgery

So.. you have just gone through all the information that you need to know before you made up your mind.

Hope it helps to clear some of the questions that you had been wondering all this while!

Check out how eye bags surgery is being carried out for a clearer picture.

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