Cosmetic Eye Surgery – Blepharoplasty
"Bags" under the eyes are an annoying problem that is aggravated over time and can affect our psychology and self-confidence. But the modern techniques of blepharoplasty can give us a youthful look again!
As we age, the relaxation of the skin and the muscles in the eyelid area leads to the formation of creases in the upper eyelid and wrinkles in the lower, creating so-called “bags”, which in some people appear even at an early age because of genetic predisposition.
With the modern techniques of blepharoplasty, we remove the excess skin that appears because of the loosening of tissues and reduce or reposition the fat back in places that will give us a more youthful look.
In a typical blepharoplasty operation, the incision on the upper eyelid occurs in a natural wrinkle while on the lower eyelid just below the eyelashes. These incisions extend laterally to the angle of the eyelids (on the creases).
In any case, it is necessary to understand that blepharoplasty only improves the area within the limits of the orbital area. Areas with skin wrinkles and wrinkles outside of this area usually do not improve unless we do a mid-face lift together. At the same time, if there is droopiness of the eyebrows, they can be endoscopically lifted. Remaining wrinkles on the side of the eyelids (goose foot) can be improved by chemical peeling or laser.
Since the surgery is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, it has few complications. Sometimes a small bruise can be created under the skin, which will be absorbed within 2-3 weeks.
What is the appropriate age for surgery?
The effects of aging are relatively rapid on the eyelids, so the operation is useful at different ages for everyone, depending on the problem. However, people who have a family predisposition to the eyelid bags may need to have an operation even in their twenties.
What kind of anaesthesia is applied?
Blepharoplasty (upper and lower) can be done either by local anaesthesia or by general anaesthesia / sedation (day surgery). Staying in the hospital is limited to a few hours.
What care will I need after surgery?
After surgery, there will be some swelling and bruising for a few days (7-10) and it is necessary to sleep with two pillows and avoid bending and lifting. During the first 24 hours, icepacks help reduce edema and ecchymosis. Sutures will be removed after 5-7 days.
How long will it take to recover?
Immediately after surgery, the eyes will be sensitive for 3-4 weeks due to edema in the lacrimal pores and the conjunctiva. The scars on the side will be reddish at first but will slowly disappear.