Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Surgery
Eyelids are very prominent components of the face. The process of biological ageing is quite visible on the eyelids. The aesthetic problems are due to excess skin and lines, which give the face a tired look. The condition can trouble even young people if they have a predisposition for it. Another cause of a tired look may be fat cell deposits in the area of the lids.
No pre-operative assessment is required for this surgery. It is advisable that a complete blood count and a coagulation test are performed in older patients. However, consultation with a plastic surgeon is required. Do not use any cream or make-up one day before surgery. On the day of surgery, all grease must be cleansed off the skin.
This surgery is always planned individually, depending on the condition of the lids. The procedure takes place under local anaesthesia. That means that you do feel anything in the area around the eyes and you can communicate with the surgeon throughout the procedure. Incisions on the upper and lower lid copy the natural skin folds. After surgery, these incisions are nearly invisible.
Small bruises and swelling in the area around the eyes must be expected after surgery. These will disappear within a week. Stitches are removed 5 to 7 days after surgery. To reduce these post-surgical effects, it is advisable to use ice compresses for 12 hours after surgery and to apply eye drops within the conjunctival sac.
First Visible Effects
The results are evident once the slight swelling disappears, i.e., after three weeks to one month.