Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a plastic surgery technique that treats excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids, as well as the under eye bags.
The eye area is not only the mirror of our age but also of our mood and psychology.
It is also an area where due to its prominent anatomical position the signs of aging and fatigue are even more evident.
Blepharoplasty is one of the most beautiful procedures of plastic surgery, as it offers immediately visible results that last over time.
It can be combined with other face or body procedures, such as face lift, liposuction but also with non-invasive techniques such as neurotoxin injections, hyaluronic acid fillers and fractional laser.
Blepharoplasty is performed mainly with local anesthesia or light intoxication.
At the time of the operation we can intervene only in the upper or lower eyelids or in both at the same time.
At the doctor’s office, a detailed examination of the eyelid area is preceded, with the acquirement of a detailed medical history and photos which are immediately processed through the REVOLUTIONARY 3D TECHNOLOGY that the doctor has. With this application, those who are interested can immediately see the image before and how they can look after the surgical intervention.
The duration of the procedure is about 1 to 1.5 hours (for upper and lower blepharoplasty).
The incision in the upper eyelids is elongated and is hidden in a normal fold of the skin, so it is not visible.
On the lower eyelids, the incision is placed just a few millimeters from the free edge of the lashes and is again “hidden” in normal skin wrinkles.
The healing in the area for both the upper and lower eyelids is excellent and quick while the scars are almost invisible!!
The patient is not required to stay in the hospital for more than 1-2 hours after the operation, while their return to daily activities and work is immediate (2-4 days). Exercise and weight lifting is recommended after 10-15 days.
The sutures are removed in 4-5 days, during a painless and very quick procedure which takes place in the doctor’s office.
Postoperatively in the eye area there is mild swelling and bruising that gradually subsides. The swelling is treated by applying cold compresses that the patient can continue to apply at home for a few hours afterwards.
Possible complications, as in any surgery, exist, but with the correct surgical technique, careful planning and all precautionary measures taken in the operating room, they are controllable and limited in incidence.
Indicatively, we mention the following:
- Bleeding (return to surgery)
- Hematoma (return to surgery)
- Inflammation and less commonly conjunctivitis, ectropion, or entropy