Eyelid Surgery ( Blepharoplasty )

Eyelid Surgery ( Blepharoplasty )

Dr . Mohsen Fadaei

Dr . Mohsen Fadaei
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Brief info about Dr. Mohsen Fadaei:

Dr. Fadaei is one of the best plastic surgeons in Iran with over 20 years of experience in plastic and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Fadaei's high skill in aesthetics and surgery has resulted in the lowest number of reoperation and highest satisfaction, especially in the field of rhinoplasty. 

 He is the top rank in the specialized board of surgery and the sub-specialized board of plastic surgery in Iran. He is also a member of the Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons.

How this Procedure is Done

Why Iran?

Before having any cosmetic surgery, you should consult with a knowledgeable specialist to ensure you have made a rational decision. In this case, you will have the opportunity to express your expectations and goals as well. To go through this critical stage, you should look for an expert who understands your concerns and can propose a satisfactory solution. Iranian cosmetic surgeons are the ones you can easily trust to ask any question you have. They have extensive knowledge and invaluable experience specially in this field. They perform many cosmetic surgeries successfully every year and can help you meet your needs. You can make sure they will choose the most suitable procedure that enhances your appearance considerably, inform you of the whole operation, and clarify the healing process. Additionally, if you decide to get these surgeries in Iran’s specialized clinics, you will be offered the most up-to-date services with a low cost. Thus, you can save a considerable amount of money while traveling to this beautiful country for enhancing your appearance.


What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

As you get older, your eyelids stretch and the muscles supporting them start to weaken. Accordingly, extra fat may be collected above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids, and bags under your eyes, which make them look puffy. All individuals may suffer from these problems. However, when they get worse gradually, they will change to a permanent annoyance which decrease your self-esteem. You will suffer from tired, bored, or even angry expression until you find an effective solution. Blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery seems to be the most suitable option for you.

This surgery aims at repositioning facial fat and removing excess skin to make your eyes look more beautiful and youthful.

There are two main types of eyelid surgery, namely upper and lower. While upper Blepharoplasty is employed to fix drooping upper eyelids that affect expression or even normal vision, lower Blepharoplasty is primarily adopted to address under-eye bags and collection of fat beneath the eye. These two procedures can be carried out either separately or combined depending on the problems patients deal with. Surgeons may also decide to perform them along with other cosmetic surgeries like a brow lift or face-lift.


Who Can Benefit From Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

If you are annoyed by baggy or droopy upper eyelids, excess skin of the upper eyelids that interferes with your peripheral vision, excess skin on the lower eyelids, or bags under your eyes, you can be a potential candidate for this operation. In spite of the fact that eyelid surgery does not have any age limit, most of the patients who want to have this operation are 35 years or older. This surgery is also useful for you if puffy eyes or baggy eyelids run in your family. Having realistic goals and expectations is also of great significance. Before undergoing this procedure, you should be informed of the results and potential complications.



Eyelid surgery usually takes about one to two hours if performed as a standalone operation.

In lower Blepharoplasty, surgeons make small incisions that will be hidden underneath the lower lashes within the moist lining tissue on the inside of the eyelid. The main goal is to remove or reposition excess fat to smooth the area beneath the eyes and achieve a youthful appearance. In upper Blepharoplasty, doctors make small incisions in the upper eyelid to conservatively remove the skin and fat of the upper eyelid.

There is no need to worry about the scars since surgeons make a few of them in the eyelids and hide them within the eyelashes during the surgery. Thus, they won’t be noticeable afterwards. Fortunately, this surgery does not have many complications, and the whole process is held to be safe. After the recovery process, you can enjoy your new natural and beautiful appearance.



The length of the recovery period depends on the type of operation carried out and the extent to which you follow your surgeon’s instructions. Despite the fact that recovery process is almost short, it’s recommended to ask someone to take care of you for several days after the surgery since you should rest at least for a week to accelerate the healing process. While throughout this period, you may have dry eyes or blurred vision, your eyes recover from the surgery quickly.

The small sutures made in the procedure will be removed and potential bruising fades away after seven to ten days. You can do your daily routine activities after several days.


The Results

Majority of people who undergo this surgery are satisfied with the results. They like their new youthful appearance and have gained self-confidence. After 10 to 15 days, potential bruising or swelling will disappear. At this time, you can see the preliminary results, feel comfortable to leave the house, and go out in public. Final healing will be usually completed after a few months.

The last point to mention is that eyelid surgery, like all other cosmetic surgeries, does not guarantee permanent results. While in many cases, the results are typically everlasting, for some people droopy eyelids may reappear. In addition, the effect of the aging process must not be ignored since nothing can stop it. By the way, it’s important to follow your doctors’ instructions carefully before and after the operation. If you consider all these points and avoid too much sun exposure, you will be able to enjoy the final results for a long period of time.

Pre-Operative Considerations
Before having this operation, you should have realistic expectations. Indeed, you should undergo such cosmetic surgeries just for enhancing your appearance. If your only aim is gaining others’ satisfaction, it’s better to think twice. After scheduling an appointment with an experienced plastic surgeon, you should feel free to talk about your goals and explain your medical conditions such as drug allergies. Then, your surgeon will: Review your medical history Ask you about previous surgeries Evaluate your overall health Examine your eyes thoroughly, test your tear production and measure parts of your eyelids Examine your vision Take photos from your eyelids for medical record Ask you to stop smoking since tobacco will slow both recovery and healing process Ask you to avoid taking warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen sodium (Aleve, others), naproxen (Naprosyn), and any herbal supplement since they may increase bleeding Discuss the available options Determine the best kind of treatment

In some cases, drooping eyelids interfere with normal vision and annoy patients. The problems may even get worse if patients don’t think of an effective solution. In general, if eye-related issues affect the quality of life, getting some surgeries like Blepharoplasty will be essential.

Eyelid surgery itself does not treat wrinkles around the eyes. Nevertheless, the main aim is improving them. If surgeons decide to perform this surgery along with other similar procedures, you can ensure that your favorable results will be obtained. Anti-aging treatments and facial rejuvenation procedures such as Botox, laser skin resurfacing, and fillers can be helpful as well. If approved by the doctor, all these treatments will be carried out at the same time as the surgery. Majority of patients prefer having a combination of cosmetic operations to tackle all age-related signs in their face since they will be more convenient and efficient. Additionally, they will be able to cut down on surgery’s costs.

Indeed, there is no right age for this operation. As long as patients are in good overall health and deal with eye-related problems, they can think of Blepharoplasty as a suitable option. Some patients who have inherited heavy bags under their eyes and suffer from this issue even in their teenage years can consult with a knowledgeable cosmetic surgeon to perform Blepharoplasty. However, the majority of patients are in their 40s or more because they want to get rid of all aging signs that have become noticeable.

Many different factors can cause dark circles under the eyes. Hollows under the eyes, shadows caused by eye bags, allergies, thin skin, and visible veins can be mentioned as examples. It’s important to know that Blepharoplasty can solve just some of these problems not the others. If your concerns can be alleviated through Blepharoplasty or other similar operations, your surgeon will definitely employ them to help you obtain all your desired goals.

Some eye creams can reduce aging speed. However, their efficiency is limited and will not have any influence on drooping eyelids or established bags under the eyes most of the time. After purchasing such products, you will get to know that they are just a waste of money and a surgery could be a more effective solution for addressing the problems you have since you can ensure that the results will be long-lasting.

During the recovery process, having blurry vision is usual. In fact, it is considered as one of the natural side effects. Nonetheless, you don’t need to worry about it since permanent blurry vision after Blepharoplasty is rare. If you have enough rest, potential complications disappear earlier than expected and your healing process will be accelerated.

It depends. If patients suffer from heavy, drooping eyelids seeking a brow lift can be a better solution for them because it leads to sagging of the upper lids as well. Nonetheless, if the problem is mainly caused by excess skin, Blepharoplasty is usually recommended.


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