The eyelid area is one of the most important aesthetic units of the face.
Aging affects the area, and this is the reason why it constitutes the first anti-aging surgical procedure wanted by middle-aged women (35-50) –sometimes even before a face lifting.
The procedure is pleasing both for the patient and the surgeon. The results are often impressive and predictable.
Who are the best candidates for Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty may be executed at any age; from 20 to advanced age, though it is usually opted for at middle-age.
It is indicated for young individuals with familial genetic predisposition. These individuals develop early ‘bags’ under their eyes, which are due to the orbital fat projection. Typically, it is a type of hernia –the wall called ‘orbital diaphragm’ cannot bear the fat tissue, and so the fat tissue projects.
The rest of the individuals usually manifest their first signs of aging when entering middle-age.
The signs include skin loosening in the upper and lower eyelids which, along with the ‘bags’, make the person look constantly tired and sad. Many women observe that their once big and impressive eyes have shrunk. This happens because the loose skin on the upper eyelid starts to cover the eye, making it look smaller.
During your consultation with the plastic surgeon, you must tell him exactly you want to correct, what you already know about the surgery, and you should freely express your concerns and expectations. You must listen very carefully to what your surgeon has to say; some parts are manageable and some not. For example, you must be aware that Blepharoplasty eliminates neither thin lines on eyelid skin nor crow's feet.
These problems can be differently addressed, such as with botox, TCA peeling, laser,injectable materials (New fill, Ηylaform, etc).
The surgery is conducted under local anesthesia. The surgeon performs an incision on the upper eyelid crease, and on the lower eyelid, 1 mm under the eyelashes. The incisions become unnoticeable very soon. The stitches are removed 4-5 days after the procedure.
After the surgery
As soon as the operated patient feels strong, she is discharged from the hospital with ice pads on her eyelids to avoid bruising and edema. Bruising remits 36 hours after. Antibiotics are recommended for prevention purposes, and the operated patient may leave his/her house provided s/he wears sunglasses. Resumption of social activities tales place 8-10 days later.
Blepharoplasty is a simple procedure but it must be opted for and performed as a solution only by a plastic surgeon in order to have an extremely high rate of satisfied patients.
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