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Swollen Upper Eyelid

Appearances affect the way people feels about themselves. They can make you feel confident or want to shy away from the public eye. The eyes can convey more than words can and the eyelids also add to the way the eyes appear. A swollen upper eyelid can be painful and irritating and also make one conscious of the way one’s eyes look. It may also interfere with the person’s vision. There are different reasons because of which a person may have a swollen upper eyelid. While some people may have excess fat and skin in the area that the skin is unable to support, often the swollen upper eyelid is a symptom of an infection in the region.

The eyelid is made up of seven layers compacted into a few millimeters. Any problem in even one of layers can cause a swollen upper eyelid. A specialist should be contacted at the earliest to clarify the reason for the swollen upper eyelid.

Honolulu, Hawaii is a popular destination for people who want to have plastic or cosmetic surgery done. The rapid advances made in cosmetic surgery have made it possible for people to make subtle and even dramatic changes in their appearances. Honolulu, Hawaii provides top grade surgical as well as medical services and is home to some of the world’s best cosmetic and plastic surgeons. Dr. Michael Pasquale has completed his residency in plastic surgery and also has to his credit a 2-year training certificate in cosmetic surgery from NYU Downtown, Manhattan. He is a highly reputed and skilled surgeon and at his clinic at Honolulu, Hawaii, it is ensured that clients are aware of the procedures and techniques available.

Some of the conditions under which a swollen upper eyelid may occur include the following: • A swollen eyelid may be caused with age prolapsed orbital fat. • A localized swelling that is more of a bump may be a symptom of chalazion. • Blepharitis is a condition found mainly in people over the age of 50 and causes chronic swelling of the eyelids. While the exact cause of blepharitis is not certain it is related to the unbalanced oil secretion in the eyelids. • A sty also results in swollen eyelids and is basically an abscess in the eyelid oil gland. It generally lasts for 1-3 days and persistent swollen eyelids would indicate a more serious infection.

For cases where the swollen eyelid is due to excess fat, skin and muscle eyelid surgery may be suggested. Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery where the required fat, skin and muscle are taken out. At our clinic at Honolulu, Hawaii clients are made aware of any risks involved in the procedure. The surgery for eyelid surgery takes about 1-3 hours and incisions are made in the natural crease of the upper eyelids and just below the eyelashes of the lower eyelids. Once the fat, skin and muscle are removed the incisions are closed with fine sutures. After healing the scars from the surgery are barely visible. Honolulu, Hawaii is a good place to have eyelid surgery done as it provides a great location to relax and recover from the surgery.