Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)


This is a surgical procedure employed to reverse the aging changes in the eyelids. The excess wrinkled skin is taken off from both eyelids so as to mimic a more youthful look. Along this this, the fat prolapse that occurs with aging in the eyelids is addressed and excess fat removed. Enlarged lacrimal glands can also be removed during this procedure. Coupled with this, fat injections can be advocated in the periorbital area to adequately define the eyes and eliminate areas of facial hollowness. Surgery is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Please note that because the eyelid tissue is lax, you would encounter some swelling of your eyelids which might take quite some time in coming down. Ice packs applied over the eyelids in the postoperative period help to reduce swelling. For a quote on blepharoplasty surgery in Kolkata please contact Dr. Adhikari.


Asian Blepharoplasty

This is not an anti-aging surgery per se but is mentioned here. In Asians, the lacrimal lake can be obscured by a fold which can be corrected by the surgical procedure known as medial epicanthoplasty. Additionally, many Asian patients do not have a proper eyelid fold. In these patients, an eyelid fold can be created: this is known as “double eyelid surgery” which makes the eyes more expressive and aesthetically beautiful. However, one fact should be known to the patients is that Oriental eyes can NEVER be made Western, therefore if you have unrealistic expectations, do not go ahead with this surgery.