Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in the Clinic «Lekar»
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery , is one of the most demanding plastic surgery. It is used to correct age-related changes of the eyelids, as well as for the correction of congenital deviations of the shape of the eyelids from the usual form. There is an expression: “The eyes are the mirror of the soul.” Those who say so do not think that the eyes themselves cannot express anything. The expressiveness of the look, which, as it seems to us, conveys everything, even the smallest mental movements, gives the eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, facial muscles. Eyelids, like eye rims, are probably most important for expressive eyes. We are not aware of how often the eyelids are involved in the work, and in fact they sometimes change the expression of our eyes several times a minute!
It is not surprising, therefore, that the eyelids are aging. Wrinkles are formed around the eyes, bags under them, the upper eyelids begin to hang over the eyes, giving the person a tired, tired look, visually “aging” the face. It is in these cases that blepharoplasty (plastic surgery of the upper or lower eyelids) , which sometimes works wonders, can come to the rescue.
Our experts tell by answering the most frequently asked questions.
How is blepharoplasty performed?
Blepharoplasty is performed under both local and general anesthesia, the method of performing the operation and the scope of the surgical intervention is determined by our specialist, taking into account the condition of the patient’s upper and lower eyelids and his wishes. Depending on the volume of the operation, the time it takes to complete the operation varies within three hours. After surgery, the patient is disabled for several days, usually no more than a week.
What problems may arise during eyelid surgery?
With qualified planning of the operation and with its professional performance, there are no problems. Of course, the first days after surgery is possible swelling of the eyelids, some difficulties when closing the eyes. But the edema soon disappears, and with it all unpleasant sensations disappear. Of course, you must follow all the surgeon’s recommendations for the care of the eyelids in the postoperative period.
Will the seams be noticeable after eyelid surgery?
No, they won’t. Your eyes will look completely natural, your eyes will again be young, open and clear.
What tests should be performed before the operation?
Like before any other surgery, you need to perform a number of tests:
- complete blood count,
- blood coagulation test
- blood test for syphilis,
- blood test for HIV,
- blood test for hepatitis