5 Things To Understand About Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)


Edward C


Science And Health


March 11, 2023


March 11, 2023


No one like bags under their eyes; but it’s often an unavoidable part of getting older. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, which can cause eyelids to stretch and begin to droop, causing an issue commonly referred to as “droopy eyelids.” Luckily, there’s a procedure that can correct drooping eyelids called blepharoplasty. In this article we will discuss everything you need to know about blepharoplasty surgery and recovery.

1. What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) Surgery?

As you age, excess fat may collect above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that works to reduce puffiness under and above the eyes by removing excess skin, muscle and fat from the area.

2. What happens during blepharoplasty surgery?

Your surgeon will make an incision just below the lashes and will remove any excess fat and sagging skin. After they’re done, they’ll suture the incision and the healing process will begin! If your upper eyelid droops, your surgeon may make an incision above the eye rather than below the lashes.

3. Blepharoplasty Recovery

Recovery from eyelid surgery can take a few weeks. You will likely have to return to the surgeon’s office at some point either a few days to a few weeks post-surgery to have your stitches removed. It’s normal to experience redness and swelling around the incision areas following the procedure, and many patients find that they have minimal scarring at the incision sites as well.

4. Getting Rid Of Blepharoplasty Scarring

Thankfully, getting rid of blepharoplasty scarring is possible. Here at Scintera, we’ve designed a delicate Silicone scar gel that is colorless, light, easy to apply to the face. This product will not cause acne or skin irritations. Similar to our Scar Fx silicone sheeting, our gel works by reducing water loss from the skin and reducing excess collagen build-up. Excess collagen is the main culprit for those unsightly raised and ridged scars we wish to avoid on our face and other visible areas of the body. 

Bruising and swelling generally lessen slowly in about 10 to 14 days. Scars from the surgical cuts may take months to fade. That’s where ScarSil Scar Gel comes in. It shortens the time it takes for your scar to fade. When the scar has faded you can use Scar Esthetique Scar Crème to even out skin tone and moisturise the eyelids. Take care to protect your delicate eyelid skin from sun exposure. For that we have Rejuvaskin Mineral Facial Sunscreen.

5. The Benefits of Silicone Scar Gel

Silicone is the gold standard in scar-fighting ingredients. Silicone helps increase your body’s natural collagen production, which can help minimize scarring. ScarSil works to soften and flatten raised scars and help relieve both the itchiness and discomfort that come as byproducts of healing scars. This product is great for facial scarring since it is completely clear and invisible to the naked eye, which makes it a perfect solution for Blepharoplasty patients.

Blepharoplasty surgery is a great way to correct those sagging eyelids with minimal recovery time. If you are preparing for blepharoplasty surgery, ScarSil should be part of your post-recovery plan as a way to minimize scarring immediately after surgery.

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