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Quadrilateral Blepharoplasty For Women

Published on March 12, 2020

An eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, has quickly become one of the most common cosmetic operations in the world. The surgery can dramatically improve your facial aesthetic. Apart from cosmetic purposes, eyelid surgery is also conducted on people who have drooping or baggy eyelids, as the operation can smoothen out excessively loose skin.

What Is Quadrilateral Blepharoplasty?

Quadrilateral blepharoplasty is an operation that is conducted on both the upper and lower eyelids. Redundant skin is removed from your upper eyelids. Similarly, loose skin, excess fat, and droopy muscles are removed from your lower eyelid. This gives the illusion of your eyes being ‘lifted’ from all corners, so giving the surgical operation its name. The features involved in this procedure include:

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery or upper blepharoplasty surgery primarily removes your additional fat and skin. A thin fabric of skin is finally put into place to join the incisions, giving off the impression of a crease. This surgery also improves your sight.

Sometimes, your upper eyelid may droop to the extent of slumping over your eyes and obstructing your vision. This can prove detrimental in your daily life. This surgery improves your field of vision by uplifting your eyelids.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery or lower blepharoplasty surgery is administered on your lash line. An incision is made on your lash line, through which you can have fat added or removed. Lower eyelid surgery also includes incisions inside the eyelid, also known as the transconjunctival approach.

Through this approach, the surgeon can conduct an operation without evidence of any physical scars. The transconjunctival approach is finished off with laser resurfacing of your eyelid skin, which removes unwanted fat and wrinkles from the surface.

At a cosmetic level, lower eyelid surgery is conducted to improve the profile of your eyes. You may have asymmetrical or uneven eyes. This procedure will help get you even shaped eyes.

Quadrilateral blepharoplasty surgery usually has a short healing time. After you get quadrilateral blepharoplasty surgery, you are advised to take maximum care of your eyes. Do not wash your face for some days, and do not go out in the sun.

Most importantly, you should stay away from makeup products, as they will irritate your eyes further. You will have swelling or bruising all around your eyes for the first few weeks. Remember that you will not be able to wear contact lenses.

Stitches are generally removed within a week, but in some cases, the doctor may provide you with self-absorbing stitches that will dissolve on their own within a few days.

Quadrilateral blepharoplasty involves a more stringent aftercare procedure, simply because of the heightened sensitivity of your eyes at this time. Follow all the post-operative instructions of your surgeon carefully, and ensure that you partake in light exercising such as walking. Do not bend over and put too much stress on your eyes, as it may result in the prolonging of the healing time.