blepharoplasty, Eyelid surgery at the Clinique de la Croix d’Or
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Blepharoplasty is used to eliminate the effects of aging on the eyes, especially for drooping eyelids. Eyelid surgery can also be used for unsightly bags under the eyes. Blepharoplasty is an important type of eye surgery.
This surgical discipline can be applied to the upper lids as well as the lower lids. It can target the whole eye area and be performed at the same time as a face lift, a peel, or an injection of a filler, such as botulinum toxin.
Eye conditions are most often linked to age, but can also be hereditary. As a general rule, in the area below the eye, the skin sags, hollows out, and is subject to wrinkles. Fat accumulates in pockets and sometimes descends down to the cheekbones. Unfortunately, the upper eyelids suffer the same sagging, occasionally interfering with the patient’s field of vision.
Performing blepharoplasty aims to remove the fatigued aspect of the face and give a younger, more rested and relaxed appearance. In other words: it should boost your morale when you glance in the mirror …
Eyelid surgery is very beneficial: it removes excess skin and fat in a lasting way, without modifying the function and behavior of the eyelids. Your appearance is rejuvenated without changing the shape of the eyes.
how does blepharoplasty work ?
Aesthetic eye correction by blepharoplasty is practiced in women as well as in men, often around the age of 40. In cases of hereditary necessity, it can be practiced well before. The operation is not dependent on age.
Several consultations and precise ophthalmological monitoring are necessary before carrying out the operation, to rule out possible contraindications. Blepharoplasty will not be performed in the presence of certain ophthalmic risk factors, such as high blood pressure, unregulated diabetes, insufficient tear production, or in the event of Basedow hyperthyroidism complicated by exophthalmos.
The operation lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on the number of eyelids to be treated and the work to be done. For example, it may be necessary to perform lipofilling, taking fat from other areas in the body and reinjecting it into the hollows of the eyelid. Blepharoplasty is normally performed under a local anesthetic. General anesthesia can be used when treating the upper eyelids and undereye area at the same time.
The operation causes minimal pain, but bruising and discomfort can last for one to two weeks after the procedure. Cold compresses and eye drops will help relieve pain and dryness.
During this period, you should elevate your head while in bed, to reduce swelling. Pre-operative preventive treatments can also be considered with your surgeon.
Wearing sunglasses is strongly recommended and wearing contact lenses is prohibited. Strenuous effort is prohibited for a month, and a few days of rest should be expected.
The stitches are removed five days after the operation. The location of the incisions is determined in consultation with the surgeon while establishing the operative plan. The scars are most often located below the lashes of the lower lid and along the crease of the upper lid. Scars should be protected from sun exposure for the first six months after the operation.