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Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) allows for a youthful facial appearance. It can be divided into two stages: upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery, both treatments can be combined with each other. Eyelid surgery is designed to remove excess skin on the upper eyelids and to remove the so-called “bags under the eyes” (periorbital puffiness) in the case of plastic surgery of the lower eyelids.
WHO IS THE TREATMENT FOR?
The eyelid surgery is intended for patients complaining of an aesthetic problem, the so-called drooping eyelids, which can also result in eye strain. In the case of lower eyelid correction, the so-called “puffy eyes” that are not reduced during standard home care or in a beauty salon. The patient’s age does not matter when performing these procedures, because the above-mentioned problems may be genetically inherited or as a result of the influence of environmental conditions (e.g. sunbathing)
A person qualified for surgery under local anesthesia should have the following examinations:
- blood coagulation factors (APTT / INR)
- creatinine level
- electrolyte level (Na-sodium, K-potassium)
Immediately after eyelid surgery the patient can go home, remembering about medical recommendations.
Eyelid correction is performed under local anesthesia. It mainly consists of cutting out excess skin and fat from the surgical site. In the case of correction of the upper eyelids, the cut is carried out in the natural folds of the skin, so that after the recovery period the scar is not visible. During lower eyelid correction, the cut is carried out along the eyelash line and the wound is closed with delicate sutures.
The recovery period after eyelid correction is about two weeks. Because the skin around the eyes is very thin, scars after incisions are almost invisible. Sutures after the surgery are removed on day 5-7. Dressings are not used, but it is worth protecting them with sunglasses. After the procedure, there may be discomfort in the form of dry eyeball, which can be eliminated using commonly available eye moisturizing drops. There may also be a complication in the form of non-full eyelids closure, which usually disappears after a few days. The normal reaction of the body is bruising and swelling in the operated area. It usually disappears up to two weeks after surgery.
- systemic infections of the body,
- oncological diseases
- eye diseases
- poor results of diagnostic tests