Plastic surgery of the eyelids
As the time passes, our eyelids undergo undesirable changes, making it look more tired and older. Many factors, such as heredity or sun damage can accelerate these changes. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) has in recent years great progress.
A tired eyes or swollen eyes can also result from the presence of fat origin pockets in the inner part of the upper or below the lower eyelids eyelids. These excess skin and fat can be removed surgically in a procedure called blepharoplasty.
How is practiced upper blepharoplasty?
The incision is made in a natural bend crease of the eyelid, the scar will be invisible, except at the outer part, placed in a fold of the crow's feet and which will fade in a few months. Through this incision, excess skin is removed, as well as hypertrophy of the orbicular muscle and fat responsible swelling near the nose. This intervention, which lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour, will be performed under local anesthesia or, more often, with intravenous relaxation. The hospitalization does not exceed a few hours. This is an outpatient surgery. A work stoppage of 1 to 2 weeks is usually needed.
For 2 to 3 days may feel discomfort when you close your eyes. Similarly, they may become more sensitive to light or weep. There are higher and sometimes lower bruises which persist 8 to 10 days. The sutures are removed on day 5 and makeup becomes possible. Sun protection will be essential during the first six months.
Who can benefit?
Patients often come to visit the identified eye. But dark circles are sometimes due to the natural color, dark or dark brown, the lower eyelid. On the other hand, identifies the bound to the excess of skin, muscle relaxation or to the presence of fat herniation can be treated surgically.
What are the side effects ?
In the hands of an experienced surgeon, unless a specific request, the shape of the eye should not be changed. In any case, it should never be the round eye printing lasting several weeks. The hematoma type of side effects justifies a quick evacuation, ocular discomfort due to corneal irritation or temporary eyelid retraction (small round eye) are temporary. Visual acuity change cases have been reported, especially during concomitant ocular pathology, hence the need for a crucial ophthalmologic examination preoperatively.