Best puffy eyelid treatment in Hyderabad
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
A beautiful day starts when you get up and see your glowing face and beautiful eyes. No one wants to see puffy eyes staring back at them.
Dr Shubhra Goel, internationally renowned Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, says that puffy eyes or eye bags are formed when fat or fluid accumulates around the eyes. For fluid collection, you can try home remedies to avoid puffy eyelids, like applying cucumber or cotton dipped in rose water over closed eyes. But if there are underlying structural changes, one has to get them treated by a specialist. Please note that puffy eyes are different from swollen eyes which are typically caused by allergies and infection.
Dr Goel is an expert with extensive experience in the surgical correction of puffy eyes. This surgery is known as Blepharoplasty.
In this blog, you will get to know about the best puffy eyelids treatment in Hyderabad.
Why do puffy eyelids happen anyway?
Do you know that skin around the eyes is the most sensitive? Hence, any excessive accumulation of fluid/ fat gives the eyes a puffy appearance.
Some common causes of fat and fluid accumulation are:-
Excessive salt intake
Smoking and alcohol intake
Ageing, since the fatty tissue begins to pooch out and become prominent and fill in spaces below the eye
Medical conditions such as thyroid, renal diseases and hypertension
What is the patient's experience with puffy eyes/eye bags?
Patients with this condition complain of:
Looking old, tired, drunk and sad
Feeling or looking sick and unwell
Difficulty in wearing glasses due to excessive fat
Limited field of vision due to lateral hooding of skin along with the upper lids
Are there any home remedies for puffy eyes?
When it is purely due to fluid collection, the following remedies may work:
Ice packs- wrap ice in a cloth and apply over puffy eyes
Cucumber slices or cold tea bags
Decrease the salt intake in food
Potassium eliminates excess fluids in the body, so eat potassium-rich foods like bananas
Abstain from alcohol and smoking
Surgical correction of Puffy eyes
When the puffy eyes are mainly due to fat collection, the correction can be done only by a surgical procedure called Blepharoplasty. It is of two types: while addressing the puffiness along the upper lids, which can also lead to baggy eyelids, it is called upper lid blepharoplasty. The lower lid bags are removed by lower lid blepharoplasty.
The basic steps of both surgeries are-
An incision is made along the natural creases of lids
Any excess amount of skin is removed
The prolapsed fat is sculpted or redraped
The incision is closed
The surgery takes typically 45 mins to 1 hour. It can be done under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia for patients who are anxious. The patient generally does not feel any pain, but she may be aware of touch and pressure around the eyes. There are no major complications if done by experts, but in the end, one has to be ready for the realistic expectations.
Post-operative care is essential. Take a break from work, avoid rubbing the eyes, avoid going outside until your doctor gives an OK. The experienced surgical staff at Clinica Fai will guide you throughout the procedure until you see satisfactory results.
While there are many reasons for puffy eyes, most of them are easily treatable. With advanced eyelid surgery techniques, you can regain your beautiful eyes in a simple outpatient procedure. At Clinica Fai, we take a personal interest in every patient. Initially, through video consultation, we completely understand your concerns. Then as per your chosen time and date, an appointment is fixed and treatment offered at a partner clinic of choice and convenience.
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