The eyes are the first and most important means of communication for people as they reflect our soul and mood. At the same time, however, they are unfortunately the first part of the face that often presents early signs of aging even at younger ages due to anatomical features (thin skin and tissues), photoaging , modern way of life as well as hereditary causes.
Photoaging is nowadays the most common cosmetic facial surgery worldwide. Loosening of the skin on the eyelids, loosening of the ocular muscle and the projection of the periocular fat are usually characteristics that lead one to a plastic surgeon.
On the upper eyelids the incision is precisely positioned on the natural fold of the upper eyelid. Then excess skin and / or muscle is removed, as well as a fat pad from the medial aspect of the eyelid depending on the case.
In lower eyelid , excess skin and fat (removal or redistribution of fat) are treated as well as relaxation of the ocular muscle and diaphragms. Depending on the problem the incision may be made either just below the eyelashes or inside the eyelid (in conjunctiva) , therefore invisible. The latter is applied in cases where there is no excess skin and the excess fat is the only problem.
Blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia and sedation.
The incision in the upper eyelid is designed to “hide” within the natural fold of the eyelid. In the case of the lower eyelid, the incision is made just below the eyelashes or where appropriate, inside the eyelid, in the conjunctiva.
Non–absorbable sutures are use to close the incisions, which are usually removed five days after surgery.
Immediately , postoperatively, mild edema and possibly some bruising usually occur and resolve approximately one week after surgery.
Some examples from our results
- Case 1