Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a plastic surgery during which the excess or/and fat tissue bags are removed from eyelids. Throughout the years eyelids become droopy and hooded due to decreasing tissue volume in cheek, eyebrow and temple zone, which highlights the saggy skin and in years goes up to upper eyelids and eyelashes. The average age of patients that undergo this surgery is about 35-40 years. The surgery might be done on upper and lower eyelids separately, or both at the same time.
- During the upper eyelid surgery excess and saggy skin, forming wrinkles or disrupting vision, is removed. An incision is made along the eyelid wrinkle according to its skin lines, by making the second parallel incision the excess skin is removed.
- During lower eyelid surgery excess and saggy skin is removed from the lower eyelid, the excess fat tissue is removed as well. The incision is typically made in connecting internal eyelid surface.
The surgery is done under general anaesthesia and lasts about one hour. In addition, a patient spends about three-four hours while eyelids are cooled down. The patient is released home the same day.
- After the surgery, the healing process takes place up to three weeks.
- Due to swelling it might be difficult to close eyes; therefore, eye dryness and sore might be felt, some bruising is possible.
- It is recommended to wear sunglasses and not to wear any contacts for about a week.
- The stitches are taken out after four-seven days.
- Scars disappear in two weeks.