Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a surgical procedure that reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids.
The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and underlying fatty tissue. At the same time, with using a special technique, it tightens round eye muscles,. It is also an effective method for improving sight in patients whose sagging upper eyelids obstruct their vision.
Basic internal examination is needed before the treatment. It is also necessary to discontinue the use of anticoagulants (Warf., Aspirin).
For upper eyelid surgery, an incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid.
For lower eyelid surgery, an incision is hidden just below the lower lashes.
Through these incisions, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed.
The scars are pink after the treatment, but fade gradually and later are almost invisible.
The intervention is performed only under local anaesthesia.
Little discomfort after the treatment can be easily relieved by applying cold compresses to your eyelids or using analgetics. Stitches are removed within 5-7 days and the doctor can recommend you to massage the scars softly for a few weeks.
After the intervention, swellings and small bruises appear on the eyelids and on the face. The swelling can take several weeks to disappear. Itching, reddening, insensitivity and tearing might occur as well, but they disappear gradually.
You should rest at least a week after the surgery. Sport or other physical activity is recommended after 2-3 weeks following the surgery.