What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is surgical eyelid rejuvenationin which excess skin is removed from the eyelid, or the fat sacs, which form a soft bed for the eye in the eye cavity, are reduced as needed. You will get rid of the so-called sad look and the feeling of heavy eyes. The surgery is not only aesthetically but also medically advisable due to the increasing heaviness of the eyes with age. The first symptoms are visible already after the age of 30, when the elasticity of the skin is lost and the eyelids develop excess skin. With blepharoplasty, your eyes will rejuvenate and you will feel a significant lightening of the eyelids.
How long does the eyelid rejuvenation effect last?
After the surgery, the appearance of your eyes will last 7 - 12 years. Of course, this is individual for each person.
How should I prepare for surgery?
The surgery itself is a simple procedure for which no special preparation is needed. If you are taking medicines containing acetylsalicylic acid (Acylpyrine, Anopyrine, Warfarin), you should discontinue them 14 days before the procedure. Patients taking blood clotting medications should consult a physician for this procedure.
How does the operation itself take place?
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthesia and you do not have to worry about any pain during the whole procedure except for the anaesthetic injection. Before the procedure, our experienced surgeon will mark the amount of skin to be removed using a special gauge. The procedure takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. The result is visible within 2-3 weeks.
What is waiting for me after the surgery?
After the operation, the wounds are taped over with a thin plaster, a sterile covering is applied, which is again taped to the skin. The patient's eyes are not covered and his vision is not restricted. Two days after the operation, rest is required, and cold compresses are also advisable to be applied to the eyelids. It is recommended not to lie horizontally, but ideally in a semi-sitting position. One week after the procedure, our surgeon will remove the stitches and you can then return to your normal life. The scar should not be exposed to sunlight for 2 months, otherwise the scar may darken. If it is necessary to expose the scar to the sun's rays sooner, it is recommended to use a cream with a high UV filter.