The Complete Guide to Blepharoplasty in DelhiDr Rajat Gupta
Your eyes are the centrepieces of your face. This is a non-negotiable fact. When someone looks at you, one of the primary elements they focus at is your eyes. Your eyes are also the most sensitive organ on the face. Being on the face exposes them to the natural environment much more than any other part. This is why signs of ageing show on your face first before showing on other parts of your body.
These signs of ageing are particularly visible in your eyes. After all, there is a reason the saying, “you have old eyes,” exists. It denotes the wisdom that shines through your eyes. However, often, this wisdom shines through at the cost of your youth. The good news here is that you can regain your youthful look without actually losing any wisdom in the process. This is possible through a blepharoplasty in Delhi.
What is Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Also called eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty involves the cosmetic and reconstructive rejuvenation of your eyes. This is done through scar-free methods. Although the procedure seems very dangerous and scary – as anything concerning the human eyes tends to – as long as you have an expert surgeon with the necessary technique, you will be in good hands. This procedure is quick and painless under the right expertise.
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What does blepharoplasty target?
Blepharoplasty targets a wide range of signs of ageing. This includes hollowness, which contributes to a haggard look. When this occurs around your eyes, it can have a devastating impact on your self-esteem and how you see yourself when you look in the mirror. Hollowness and exhaustion are far more visible around the eyes due to several loosenings in the underlying facial structure. So, which problem areas does an eyelid surgery in Delhi target?
- Excess skin and wrinkles in the lower eyelid
- Loose and sagging skin around the eyes which creates folds and disturbs your peripheral vision
- Excess skin affecting the natural contour of your upper eyelid
- Perpetually puffy-looking eyelids caused by fatty deposits
- Lower eyelids that droop, revealing the white below the iris
- Eye bags often caused due to exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
All these factors are a direct result of the muscles in your face slackening and allowing fat to descend and the skin to sag. The blepharoplasty surgery counters this effectively, using existing contours to enhance your underlying structure so that your overall look is much better and brings your eyes back into focus.
A lot of people choose to get a blepharoplasty in Delhi done alongside another procedure like a facelift or brow-lift. This further restores your youthful glow and makes you look much younger.
Who is an ideal candidate for blepharoplasty?
You may now be wondering how you can know if you can get eyelid surgery in Delhi. There are a few conditions to fulfil in this regard:
- You must be healthy with no pre-existing medical condition that could impede healing
- You should be a non-smoker
- You need to have realistic goals about the blepharoplasty results and trust your surgeon
- You should not have any serious eye conditions.
Depending on your facial anatomy and structure, your surgeon determines how the procedure would best benefit you. The aim is always to create the most natural results. So if you are an ideal blepharoplasty candidate with the right surgeon, you are in safe hands.
How Much Blepharoplasty Costs in Delhi
The next common question that a lot of patients have after whether or not they are an ideal candidate is what the price of surgery is. However, like most plastic surgeries, there is no single answer to this question. Determining the cost of blepharoplasty in Delhi depends on multiple things.
The Surgeon’s Expertise
First and foremost is your surgeon’s expertise. This means a full background check, so you get information on his specialisation, his certification, and also look at past patient reviews. Today, most surgeons and centres have an online presence (even YouTube channels) featuring reviews. If they do not, they almost definitely have a Google Maps presence where you can see patient reviews. Use the online resources at your disposal and ensure you know who is operating on you.
Your Surgeon’s Honesty
Apart from expertise, honesty is also essential. You need a surgeon who will tell you the results you can expect. If you want your eyes to look a specific way, you need to know if that is possible. A lot of people opt for lower eyelid blepharoplasty, too. This is purely cosmetic, unlike upper eyelid which could double as eyelid reconstruction depending on the amount it impairs your vision. Keep your expectations realistic but also be ready to be told that they aren’t. After all, you only want to have to get the surgery done once.
The Centre’s Care
After expertise and honesty, you also need a good centre that reflects these standards. A good, well-equipped centre will be able to cater to all your needs. This includes pre- and post-op care, in case you want to stay overnight. Choose a centre that adheres to international standards of patient care. Some centres are considered akin to hotels – you should aim for this. Set your criteria high and do not settle for anything less than the best, especially when it comes to your blepharoplasty in Delhi.
Your Surgeon’s Technique
Finally, your surgeon’s technique should come under scrutiny. Blepharoplasty is a common procedure, but a lot of patients are scared when it comes to the eyes (rightfully so). Your surgeon’s technique and ability to perform the surgery then plays a huge role in the outcome. They need to have access to the latest technology, yes, but they also need to know how to use it. Do your research and check if they have done theirs.
At each stage, the higher the quality, the greater the cost. But when you question the blepharoplasty cost in Delhi, you should aim for the best. Otherwise, you may spend even more money trying to get the original surgery fixed. Therefore, ensure you take all the necessary precautions and get it right the first time for those high-quality results!
Blepharoplasty Surgery in Delhi – Preparing for the Procedure
Having a thorough, comprehensive consultation with your surgeon before your procedure is of paramount importance. Getting a full overview of what to expect matters. This includes the possible risks associated with blepharoplasty procedure, such as:
- Anaesthesia risks
- Bleeding from the incisions
- Changes in skin sensation or numbness of the eyelashes
- Difficulty closing your eyes
- Dryness in the eyes
- Lid lag, a pulling down of the lower eyelid, may occur but is usually temporary
- Pain, which could persist
- Sensitivity to the sun or other bright light sources
- Swelling and bruising
- Temporary or even permanent changes in vision
- The outward rolling of the lower eyelid (ectropion)
- The possible need for revision surgery
- The very rare chance of blindness
- Unfavourable scarring
Your surgeon will also require full information about any previous surgeries you may have had on your eyes. They will also ask you about current conditions, including dry eyes, circulatory problems, diabetes, thyroid problems, allergies and glaucoma. You will also need to provide a list of medications, vitamins, drugs, and herbal supplements you are taking while informing your doctor about whether or not you use alcohol and tobacco.
Depending on the information you provide, your plastic surgeon will then advise you on which medicines you should stop consuming and for how long. They may provide alternatives, so your results have minimal side effects.
Then, before your surgery, you will need:
- Physical Examination: This may involve testing your tear glands and measuring your eyelids.
- Vision Examination: Both regular and peripheral vision will be tested. If you are getting eyelid reconstruction that is covered by your insurance, this is necessary.
- Eyelid Photography: Your surgeon then takes pictures of your eyes from various angles. This allows for better planning and, consequently, better results. Depending on these photos, they can also gauge the effects the surgery may have on you.
The last thing to keep in mind during the preparation stage is to ensure you can go home from the hospital. Since the blepharoplasty surgery is a daycare procedure, you may want to leave after surgery. You need someone to drive you back in this case. Alternatively, if you get another procedure done, you may need to stay overnight. Having someone by your side can make the entire experience better and less scary. It can also make your overnight stay more enjoyable!
Blepharoplasty in Delhi – The Procedure
Now that you know what to look for and what to expect, we can start discussing the surgery. The surgery begins with anaesthesia, as with most procedures. Depending on your needs, the surgeon may administer it generally or locally.
Upper Eyelid Surgery in Delhi
Your surgeon carefully marks our entry points for the incisions before making them. Then the cutting begins. Incisions leave scars, and visible scarring around your eyes is not an option. Therefore, they use the natural creases and folds in your eyelids to hide the incisions. The incisions are also made very thin, so they are basically inconspicuous. With an expert surgeon, such thin incisions are all that is needed to remove any excess fat, skin and muscle.
Your surgeon may also need to combine upper eyelid blepharoplasty with ptosis treatment. Ptosis is a condition where the upper eyelid’s muscle stretches out, making it droop. This consequently causes it to come closer to the pupil. Blepharoplasty’s incisions allow for its removal, with your surgeon setting up support for the drooping lid.
Lower Eyelid Surgery in Delhi
For the lower eyelid, the incision is usually made along the lash line. This hides it well while providing prime access. Through this, the excess fat, skin and muscle are reshaped or removed so that your face gets volume and looks fuller.
If you have only excess fat that requires removal or redistribution, your surgeon may use a transconjunctival incision instead. This is created on the inside of the lower lid rather than the waterline. It is an alternative to the previous incision and can correct lower eyelid conditions that do not involve excess skin removal.
The incisions are then closed using sutures or skin glue. Sutures are usually removed within a week. Additionally, your surgeon may administer laser technology or chemical peels to remove any discolouration around the lower eyelid. The results then get better every day as the swelling and bruising reduces.
Recovering from Blepharoplasty in Delhi
Immediately after the procedure, most patients experience:
- Blurred vision from the lubricating ointment applied to your eyes
- Double vision
- Light sensitivity
- Pain or discomfort
- Puffy, numb eyelids
- Swelling and bruising similar to having black eyes
- Watering eyes
These are normal experiences after getting eyelid surgery. However, your surgeon and their team at the centre will continue monitoring you closely, so you stay in safe hands during the initial, critical stage of recovery.
The Recovery Timeline
Since blepharoplasty in Delhi is a daycare, out-patient procedure, you can go home a few hours after your surgery. Recovering from blepharoplasty is also quite comfortable. You can resume all your daily activities the day after surgery and even go back to work 1-2 days post-op.
Immediately after your procedure, apply cold compresses every hour for 10-15 minutes at a time. This promotes faster healing by reducing and counteracting the swelling and discomfort around the eyes. Switch to warm compresses after 48 hours, if available, for quicker recovery. If not, continue using the cold compresses. These measures ensure that your swelling and bruising reduce substantially within 1-2 weeks.
Just because your swelling and bruising have gone down does not mean your eyes are ready for makeup. Wait until your recovery is complete and your eyes have completely healed before using any make-up or contact lenses. This could irritate the eyes and slow down the recovery process.
Results from Blepharoplasty Surgery in Delhi
As mentioned earlier, the blepharoplasty results are dependent on your surgeon’s experience, technique and the centre they use. However, if you get a board-certified expert, then you can expect long-lasting results that bring life back into your eyes and add a glow to your face. The painless nature of the procedure makes these results completely worth it. Your eyes regain their status as the centrepieces of your face, elevating your entire image and shining the way they were meant to.
Your face no longer looks tired with sunken-in eyes. Instead, you are visibly younger and have no chance of vision impairment since there is no excess skin, fat or muscle blocking your field. Although the scars may take a few months to fade, the placement of the incisions ensures that only you know there are scars there. No one else can see them. All they see is a new, much younger-looking you!
In conclusion, most patients find that getting eyelid surgery in Delhi is entirely worth their money. Even if they need to pay more for a better standard of care, this is reflected in the long-lasting results they get, and the safe and painless procedure they undergo. Blepharoplasty remains a popular choice for people wanting to rejuvenate their face without getting a facelift. However, it may be combined with other procedures like a brow lift or a facelift.
It may also be done alongside facial fat transfer if the problem of hollowness lies in other parts of the face, too. Your surgeon’s goal in each procedure is to preserve your anatomic integrity and adhere to the pre-existing contours and structures present under your skin. This ensures completely natural-looking results.
The goals you have should align with your surgeon’s vision for you. If they do not, your surgeon should be able to explain what you can expect so that you go in with an understanding of the procedure and the results. Since the recovery is very comfortable, there should be no worry in your mind. Aside from the possible side effects, if you have a well-trained and experienced surgeon, you will get the results you deserve from your blepharoplasty in Delhi!
At RG Aesthetics, Dr Rajat Gupta – a board-certified plastic surgeon and a national gold medalist in plastic surgery uses state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques to create enhanced and natural-looking results in every blepharoplasty surgery. His expertise of over 10 years ensures that he performs painless and scar-free procedures, ensuring a comfortable recovery and very desirable results every time!
Dr. Rajat Gupta
MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 10 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.
Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org