Bling Surgery

Bling Surgery

Bling surgery is a form of blepharoplasty surgery done to correct droopy eyelids. The doctor removes the skin, muscle, and sometimes fat that can cause the area around the eyes to droop during this form of plastic surgery.  

Blepharoplasty is surgical rejuvenation surgery for the upper and/or lower eyelids. Excision of the sagging eyelid skin, restoration of the muscle that opens the eyes, and removal of excess fat can all be part of upper blepharoplasty.  

Lower blepharoplasty corrects the bags under the eyes, repositioning them and perhaps removing excess fat and tissue. It also helps droopy lower eyelids that may show too much white space under the iris (the colored circular part of your eye surrounding the black pupil) to correct it.  

Cosmetic surgery to remove extra skin or fat from the eyelids is known as eyelid surgery. The goal is to improve hooded or droopy eyelids as well as eye bags. Be sure of your reasons for wanting eyelid surgery before proceeding. Consider the costs, dangers and the reality that results cannot be guaranteed.  

It is a good idea to consult your doctor first. There may be a medical condition affecting your eyelids or another reason why surgery is not right for you. 

How does aging affect my eyelids?  

Decreased synthesis and organization of collagen and elastin as we age can lead to excess or sagging eyelid skin. This is known as eyelid ptosis. Ptosis occurs when the sagging of your skin becomes clinically visible.  

As you age, the fibers that connect the muscles that open the eye can become disconnected or detach, causing your upper eyelid to droop. This is known as blepharoptosis and can be corrected by your plastic surgeon with or without upper blepharoplasty. As we age, fat can herniate into the thin tissue of the upper eyelid due to weakened connective fibers, resulting in puffy and droopy eyelids.  

Eyebrow ptosis can also lead to eyelid ptosis. A brow lift will be necessary to correct this. The cause(s) of eyelid ptosis should be identified by your plastic surgeon for proper surgery planning. Your plastic surgeon will also conduct tests to determine the presence of dry eye. If this occurs, your surgeon will need to adjust the surgical method and prepare you for proper post-operative planning.  

Drooping of the upper eyelid may be severe enough to block part of your field of vision.The lower eyelids, like the upper eyelids, are susceptible to the effects of aging. The skin in this area thins with age, and the connective and soft tissues under the eye fall away and swell into unattractive bags. Fluid can also build up in these areas, worsening the appearance of bags under the eyes.  

Who are the best candidates for eye surgery?  

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. The eyelids stretch with age and the muscles that support them weaken. As a result, extra skin and fat can build up above and below your eyes. This can result in sagging eyebrows, droopy upper eyelids and bags under the eyes.  

Skin progressively loses elasticity as you age. Excess skin collects on the upper and lower eyelids due to inflexibility and the constant pull of gravity. Wrinkles and bulges are caused by excess skin on the lower eyelid. An extra fold of skin on the upper eyelids can interfere with vision by hanging over the eyelashes.  

Bulges in the upper and lower eyelids can be caused by the fat that cushions the eyeball from the skull. As we age, the thin membrane that holds the fat in place weakens, allowing the fat to protrude into the eyelids like a hernia.  

In addition to aging, significantly sagging skin around the eyes can damage peripheral vision, especially in the upper and outer part of the visual field. This visual damage can be reduced or eliminated by blepharoplasty. The procedure can also make your eyes look younger and more alert.  

People who are in excellent health and have a realistic idea of what they want are the best candidates for an eye lift. Most are 35 or older, but if you have a family history of baggy or droopy eyelids, you may choose to have the procedure done sooner.  

Eyelid surgery can improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. However, it may not give you the look you want or change the structure of your face. Consider your goals and discuss them with your surgeon before you decide to undergo surgery. 

How to prepare for eye surgery?  

It is difficult to prepare for eyelid surgery. For starters, you will need to meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns and desired results for your eyelids. You should also ask about your surgeon's experience with this type of surgery.  

You will consult with a health care provider before scheduling blepharoplasty. A plastic surgeon, an eye specialist (ophthalmologist), or an ophthalmologist who specializes in plastic surgery around the eyes may be among the doctors you consult (oculoplastic surgeon). The discussion includes:  

• Your medical history. Your doctor will ask about past procedures. He may also ask about previous or current medical conditions such as dry eyes, glaucoma, allergies, circulation problems, thyroid problems, and diabetes. Your doctor will also ask about your use of medications, vitamins and herbal supplements, as well as your use of alcohol, cigarettes and illicit substances.  

• Your goals. Discussing your goals for surgery can help prepare you for a positive outcome. Your doctor will talk with you about whether the surgery will work well for you.  

A physical examination and the following tests will most likely be done before your eyelid surgery:  

• A complete eye exam. This may include testing your tear production and measuring parts of your eyelids.  

• Visual field testing. This is to see if there are blind spots in the corners of your eyes. (peripheral vision).  

• Photograph of the eyelids. Photographs from different angles help in planning the surgery and documenting if there is a medical reason for it.  

It is important to tell your surgeon about any medications you are taking. This includes:  

• Prescription medications  

• Over-the-counter medications  

• Herbal supplements  

You will almost likely be advised to stop using any medications that increase your chance of bleeding, such as ibuprofen or warfarin. You will also need to stop smoking for a few weeks before your blepharoplasty.  

You'll need to plan for the first few days after surgery, as your eyelids may be swollen to the point where you won't be able to perform certain tasks. Consider preparing meals in advance and stocking up on supplies so you don't have to leave home. You will also need someone to drive you home after your procedure. 

How is eye surgery done?  

Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that you will be able to go straight after treatment. Only single people need general anaesthesia. Usually, your surgeon will inject numbing medicine into your eyelids.  

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty:  

Your plastic surgeon will make an incision along the new crease of your eyelids. The fat herniation and excess skin may be excised or repositioned. The incision is closed and usually healed with a cosmetically acceptable scar buried in the crease of your eyelids.  

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty:  

Lower blepharoplasty can be performed in a variety of ways. Your surgeon may choose to make an incision directly along the lower lash line or along the pink mucosa, often known as the conjunctiva of the lower eyelid. The fat is moved with or without conservative fat removal.  

Your surgeon may perform additional surgery on the outer corner or lateral canthus of the eye, depending on the laxity or droopiness of the lower eyelid. Canthopexy or canthoplasty is one of the additional surgeries. A canthopexy, from the Greek word "pexy" which means "tying," is a surgical fixation that connects the outer corner of your eye to the underlying anatomy to prevent further drooping. Canthoplasty, where "sculpting" means molding or reshaping through surgery, is usually more complex and involves more thorough dissection and reattachment.  

Postoperative recovery:  

Compared to other types of procedures, the recovery time for blepharoplasty is fairly quick. You will be sent to a recovery room immediately after treatment. You will be monitored for side effects and, unless problems arise, you will be discharged the same day.  

It is crucial that you rest for a few days after eyelid surgery. You may feel swelling and soreness. To relieve these symptoms, your doctor may advise you to take ibuprofen. It may take a week or two for these symptoms to go away completely. Your surgeon may also advise you to use cold packs for the next few days.  

Blurred vision and sensitivity to light are potential short-term adverse effects. If these symptoms persist for more than a day or two, contact your doctor. Contact lenses are not allowed for two weeks after eyelid surgery. Always keep an alternative handy, such as prescription glasses.  

It is not necessary to cover your eyes during recovery, although you may be given gauze to protect the region. You will also need to wash the area thoroughly and keep it clean. After a few days, you will return to the surgeon for an evaluation and any necessary sutures to be removed.  

Most patients feel only mild pain after surgery.  

• Apply an ice pack for 72 hours after surgery, followed by a warm compress.  

• Insoluble sutures will be removed 5-7 days after surgery if used.  

• Bruising will usually fade in about 2 weeks.  

• You may return to work (desk job) after one week. If you want to hide the extent of swelling, wearing thick-framed glasses may be helpful.  

• You can drive for 1-2 weeks after surgery.  

• You can gradually resume physical activity 2-4 weeks after surgery.  

Unless your surgeon instructs you otherwise, take the following steps to help your recovery from surgery:  

• Place cold compresses on your eyes for 10 minutes every hour for the first 24 hours after surgery. The next day, apply cold compresses to your eyes 4 to 5 times during the day.  

• Use only prescribed eye drops or ointments.  

• Sleep with your head elevated over your chest for several days.  

• Apply cool compresses to reduce swelling.  

• Wear dark sunglasses to protect the skin on your eyelids from the sun and wind.  

• If needed, use acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) to control pain.  

Do not:  

• Anything that strains you physically for a week - no weight lifting, swimming, jogging or aerobics.  

• Smoking.  

• Rubbing your eyes.  

• Don't wear contact lenses for about two weeks.  

• Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, naproxen, and other medications or herbal supplements that can increase bleeding.  

Return to the doctor's office to have any stitches removed.  

If you have any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention right away:  

• Shortness of breath  

• Chest pain  

• Abnormal heart rhythm  

• Severe new eye pain  

• Bleeding  

• Vision problems 

Effectiveness of Bling Eye Surgery  

Many people who receive blepharoplasty report that they feel more confident and look younger and more rested. For some patients, the effects of the surgery can last a lifetime. Others may have recurrent droopy eyelids.  

Bruising and swelling usually fade over a period of 10 to 14 days. Scars from surgical incisions may take several months to disappear. Sun exposure should be avoided on the fragile skin of the eyelids.  

Blepharoplasty is sometimes done in combination with another treatment to improve results. Some people who have sagging eyebrows may benefit from a brow lift. Others may even have a full facelift to treat many aesthetic issues at once. You should ask your surgeon if further surgeries can help increase the benefits of eyelid surgery.  

Eyelid surgery should ideally be a one-time procedure. However, if you are not satisfied with the results or your eyelids do not heal properly the first time, further surgery may be necessary.  

What are the possible complications of Bling Eye Surgery?  

Excessive bleeding, a blood clot in a vein, infection and an unwanted response to anaesthetics are all risks of surgery. Eyelid surgery can sometimes result in:  

• Temporary blurred or double vision.  

• Your eyes look slightly uneven (asymmetrical).  

• A pool of blood collecting under the skin (haematoma) - this usually goes away by itself after a few weeks.  

• Noticeable scarring.  

Rarely this can lead to more serious problems including:  

• Injury to the eye muscles.  

• Lower eyelid drooping from the eye and turning outwards (ectropion).  

• The lower eyelid pulls down and shows the white of the eye below the iris (eyelid retraction).  

• Visual impairment - although this is extremely rare and many people find that their vision improves in the long term.  

It is important to discuss these risks with your doctor before surgery. Also, let your surgeon know if you have had previous problems with any form of surgery. 

Non-Surgical Methods That Help Treat Puffy Eyes  

There are several methods to reduce puffiness around the eyes. Some solutions are simple, such as drinking more water. Others are more complicated, such as undergoing cosmetic surgery. Here are some methods for removing puffy eyes. 

Get enough sleep: 

Regularly getting a good night's sleep will help reduce puffy eyes. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. Establish and stick to a nightly routine to make sure you get adequate sleep. It's important to remember that your nighttime routine starts long before you fall asleep:  

• Stick to a sleep schedule.  

• Stop drinking caffeine at least 6 hours before bedtime.  

• Stop drinking alcohol close to bedtime.  

• Finish dinner about 3 hours before bedtime.  

• Finish exercise a few hours before bedtime.  

• Turn off electronics 1 to 2 hours before bedtime.  

Lift your head:  

Sleep with several pillows under your head to prevent fluid from building up around your eyes. If you can't sleep at an angle on a wedge pillow or pile of pillows, elevate the head of your bed a bit to get a similar effect.  

Place a stack of books or another wedge under the foot of your bed on the side where you sleep. Consider a more stable alternative, such as bed risers, if you notice a difference in how often or severely your eyes swell.  

Pay attention to your allergies:  

If you have year-round or seasonal allergies, check with your doctor. Allergies can cause your eyes to become red, swollen and puffy. This can cause you to massage your eyes even more, leading to even more puffiness. Your doctor can help you develop a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms. This includes eye drops as well as over-the-counter and prescription medications. , 

Drink enough water:  

Dehydration can cause puffiness around the eyes. To keep your skin healthy, drink plenty of water every day. The basic recommendation is to drink about 3 liters of water every day. Consider setting an hourly reminder on your phone to help you stick to the routine. To help you drink enough water throughout the day, you can also use a reusable water bottle labeled with specific times.  

Avoid alcohol:  

Limit or avoid alcohol and other drinks that can dehydrate you. Dehydration can cause swelling of the eyes, so a glass of water may be preferable. If you're tired of drinking plain water, mixing it with fresh fruit juice is a delicious way to stay hydrated and rejuvenated. Try putting your favorite fruit in a water bottle to flavor the water, that way the flavor lingers.  

Reduce the salt:  

Excessive salt consumption can lead to increased extracellular fluid retention in the body. It can also cause other health problems, such as increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The current daily value for salt is 2,300 milligrams, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (mg).  

More than 70% of the salt in the average diet comes from processed or restaurant meals. Avoid cured meats, cheese, bread and other processed foods to reduce salt consumption. Prepackaged meals, such as quick soups, often contain a lot of salt. Reading labels can help you identify excess salt. Eat more whole foods, such as fresh vegetables and fruits.  

Eat more potassium: 

Potassium can help your body eliminate extra fluids, so you may want to increase your potassium intake. You can accomplish this by increasing your intake of bananas, beans, yogurt, and leafy greens. If you are currently consuming a potassium-rich diet, consult your doctor to determine if your potassium level is sufficient as is, or if you can safely add a potassium supplement to your daily routine.  

Use a cool compress:  

Placing a cold cloth over your eyes for about 10 minutes can help minimize puffiness. This can help drain extra fluid from under the eyes. A compress of green or black tea bags may also work. The caffeine and antioxidants in the tea help reduce inflammation and constrict blood vessels. 

Try an eye cream: 

There are several eye lotions on the market that can help reduce puffiness. Chamomile, cucumber and arnica are among the components to look for in an eye cream. They all have anti-inflammatory and skin tightening qualities. 

How much does Eye Surgery cost?  

According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery is $4,120. This average cost is only a fraction of the total cost; anesthesia, operating room and other related fees are not included.  

Pricing for cosmetic eyelid surgery will be determined by the surgeon's experience, the type of surgery performed, and the geographic location of the practice.  

The total cost of surgery may include:  

• Surgeon's fee  

• Hospital or surgical facility costs  

• Anaesthetic charges  

• Prescriptions for medication  

• Medical tests  


Eyelid surgery, also known as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), is largely a cosmetic surgery used to rejuvenate the appearance of eyelids that may have become droopy and tired due to a variety of factors. However, since the eyes are the most sensitive external organ of the body, any cosmetic surgery involving the eyes should only be performed by a super highly skilled and experienced surgeon.  

Blepharoplasty also entails the repositioning of extra fat to minimize puffiness and fill depressions, as well as reducing folds and creases.  

Upper eyelid surgery lasts at least 5-7 years. Lower eyelid surgery is rarely needed again. Naturally, your eyes will continue to age after surgery. If your eyelids droop again, a forehead lift may be preferable to another eye lift.