EYELID SURGERY

Eyelid surgery is one of the best procedures to get your rejuvenated look. The skin around the eyes is the first to reflect age-related changes, and improper care, lack of rest, or health problems accelerate this process. Vivid facial expressions, metabolic disorders, hormonal malfunctions, excessive use of decorative cosmetics can lead to the fact that already at an early age the skin begins to stretch and sag, wrinkles may appear on it.

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Plastic surgeon and young woman with correction lines before cosmetic surgery
Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can correct these problems. It significantly reduces the number of wrinkles, allows you to get rid of puffiness around the eyes, and returns your eyes openness and freshness, allowing you to regain a sense of your attractiveness.

Who is Recommended for Blepharoplasty?

The main indication for surgery is the patient’s personal desire to change their appearance. This can be justified by the following reasons:

  • The presence of wrinkles around the eyes.
  • Weakened skin on the upper and lower eyelids.
  • Dissatisfaction with the shape of the eyes.
  • Bags under the eyes.

Blepharoplasty is most demanded by patients between the ages of 35 and 60. However, if indications for surgery appeared earlier, e.g. due to specific facial features, it is not worth postponing it, because young patients may be offered an easier option – transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which is performed without an external incision. 

Types of Blepharoplasty

Depending on the area operated on and the method used, blepharoplasty includes several types.

Upper Eyelid Plastic

Allows the removal of an overhanging eyelid and, if the patient wishes, additionally raise the outer corners of the eyes. Sometimes the surgery is combined with a forehead lift, which allows the eyebrows to be raised and slightly compensates for excess skin above the eyes.

During surgery, the surgeon carefully removes excess tissue and subcutaneous fat through an incision that is made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid. The scar after such an operation is almost invisible. 

Lower Eyelid Surgery

It is used to remove puffiness and bags under the eyes. The main goal of the operation, like an upper blepharoplasty, is to remove excess tissue and stretched skin that has lost its tone. The incision is made under the lash line, so the postoperative scar is practically invisible after the recovery.

Transconjunctival or Sutureless Blepharoplasty

Recommended for the removal of slight swelling of the lower eyelids with very little skin overgrowth.

The advantage of transconjunctival surgery is the absence of scarring. Access is made through microscopic incisions in the mucous membrane on the inner side of the lower eyelid, through which the surgeon removes the excess intraocular fat. No stitches are applied, as the mucous membrane recovers well. At the end of the rehabilitation period, even an experienced eye will not notice any traces of the surgical intervention.

Canthoplasty

An operation to reshape the eyes by shifting the corners of the eyes, which allows for a slight correction in the shape and size of the eye gap.

Through a small incision along the outer edge of the natural crease of the upper eyelid, the surgeon gains access to the canthal tendon, which holds the corner of the eyelid in place. Lift is performed by pulling the tendon and fixing it in the new position. Thus, the corners of the eyes are slightly lifted, and a more awake and open look is achieved.

Also with the help of canthoplasty the rounded shape of the eyes can be transformed into an almond-shaped.

Recovery After Surgery

In the first 3 days after surgery, you may experience increased tearing or, conversely, dry eye syndrome. This is a normal reaction of the body to surgery.

Swelling of the eyelids persists for 4 days after surgery, and bruises around the eyes are visible for up to 2 weeks. Cosmetic sutures are usually taken off 3-4 days after the surgery.

During the recovery period it is recommended for 2 weeks to refrain from wearing eye makeup and contact lenses, and to avoid any warm procedures (baths, saunas, hot baths), not to sunbathe, including tanning, limit physical activity, exclude fitness and swimming pools.

The preliminary effect of blepharoplasty can be assessed in a month after surgery when the bruises and swelling have completely disappeared. The final examination is done in 3 months when the tissues are completely healed.

Schedule free consultations and discuss which of mentioned methods is best for you!