Beautiful eyes and their fresh appearance reflect our youth.
Beautiful eyes and their fresh appearance reflect our youth. Unfortunately, eyelids and the skin around the eyes are the first places to show the signs of ageing. With time, the skin of the eyelids stretches, the muscles and the supportive tissue weakens and there is protrusion of fatty deposits around the eyeballs which adds weight to the upper eyelids and the appearance of bags under eyes.
So it does not surprise us that eyelid lift, blepharoplasty, is one of the most common procedures in aesthetic surgery. The procedure itself, lifting of upper and lower eyelids, is performed as a clinical procedure, mostly under local anesthesia but it is also possible to perform it under general anesthesia. The procedure lasts around 90 minutes. Upper eyelid surgery starts with the incision in the groove of the upper lid and includes the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue, all from the same incision. Postoperative bandages are worn for 6 days. Lower lid surgery starts with the incision directly below the lower eyelashes line and excess skin and fatty deposits are removed or those fatty deposits are repositioned. Postoperative bandages are worn for 6 days.
The patient is discharged home almost immediately after the procedure. You can contact us after the discharge at any point if you have any problems or questions. Antibiotics and analgesics are usually prescribed after the surgery, however, postoperative pain is rare and so is the need for analgesics. We recommend that the patient avoids warmth at home and sleeps with the head elevated to reduce postoperative dilatation of the blood vessels, swelling and, therefore, hematoma.
Cold compresses are used for the same purpose. There is a possibility of hematoma that usually resolves within 7-14 days. Patients can resume with their everyday activities after the removal of bandages. Postoperative scars are barely visible already after the removal of bandages. Therefore, patients can get back to their daily activities.
The procedure is commonly performed in combination with a face lift since the eyes are only one unit on the face or with a chemical peeling or laser treatments of the periocular region which enhances the quality of the skin surface and treats hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
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Please review some pictures before and after the eyelid lift.
Disclaimer: Results are individual, and can vary from one patient to another depending on the patient’s condition and their anatomical build.