What you need to know about blepharoplasty

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Blepharoplasty refers to all procedures of cosmetic surgery of the eyelids. It aims to improve the appearance of the eyes to find a fresh look, fresh and rested. It is designed to improve the appearance of the eyes, giving them a youthful, fresh and rested look. Depending on the patient’s case, this operation may involve the upper or lower eyelid or both.

Blepharoplasty: for which defects?

  • Upper eyelids heavy and drooping, with excess skin forming a more or less marked fold. To correct this defect, the cosmetic surgeon removes excess skin by making a small incision in the crease of the eyelid. The scar as a result of this procedure is minimal or even invisible.
  • Lower eyelids presenting small horizontal wrinkles consecutive to the cutaneous distension.
  • Hernias of fat creating “bags under the eyes” at the level of the lower eyelids or upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty is definitive for this kind of disgrace. In other words, the pockets will never reappear!
  • Dark circles: this imperfection is due to a defect in the fatty tissue in the crease of the eye. To correct it, the surgeon will restart the fatty tissue along the orbit.

Blepharoplasty: after surgery

Blepharoplasty is usually painless. The patient, however, feels some discomfort following the intervention: heaviness, tension, irritation, visual disturbances, … It is strongly recommended to rest during the first days following the operation, and to avoid any effort intense physics. Edema, tearing, bruising (blue) may appear after the procedure. Also, some patients may not be able to fully close the eyelids. It is also possible to undergo a slight detachment of the outer corner of the eye that no longer applies perfectly on the globe. None of these operative consequences is worrying. These signs are, as a rule, quickly reversible. Moreover, the stigma of the intervention will gradually diminish, allowing a return to a normal socio-professional life after a few days (6 to 20 days depending on the extent of the consequences). For more information on blepharoplasty, think to consult Dr. Elias, cosmetic surgeon specialized in blepharoplasty in Geneva. Find out more about blepharoplasty in Geneva or eyelid rejuvenation.