Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery is performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons, when the droopy eyelid narrows the palpebral fissure, reducing the field of vision.
Eyelid surgery is a procedure involving the removal of excess skin and fat from the area of the upper and lower eyelids, the so-called “bags” under the eyes and, if necessary, wrinkles around the eyes. The incisions on the upper or lower eyelids are hidden in the natural eyelid crease.
In the case of upper eyelid surgery, the procedure involves removing a piece of the skin of the upper eyelid. The incision is made in the natural crease parallel to the edges of the eyelid and closed delicately with sutures. Similarly, in the case of lower eyelid surgery, the procedure involves removing excess skin from the lower eyelid. The incision is made under the lash line and closed delicately with sutures.
Preparation for surgery
The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and the condition necessary to perform the surgery is good general health and basic laboratory test results within normal limits. Two weeks before the surgery, it is advisable not to take aspirin and other drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid or its derivatives (e.g. metamizole, ketoprofen, ibuprofen, diclofenac etc.), only paracetamol is allowed. To reduce bruising, we recommend taking Rutinoscorbin (ascorbic acid+rutoside) for 3 weeks before surgery (2 pills 3 times a day). Makeup, contact lenses and nail polish must be removed before surgery.
Effects of the surgery
The effect of upper eyelid surgery is rejuvenation of the eyelids, as well as a fresh and rested facial expression. If the patient had a limited field of view due to the excess of loose skin, this problem is also eliminated. The skin of the eyelids, due to the removal of its excess, becomes firm and smooth, and the wrinkles around the eyes become less visible. The eye lift gives the face a young and fresh look.