Blepharoplasty or eyelids surgery is a method of aesthetic surgery for the removal of the excess of skin, fat and muscles. Blepharoplasty is indicated at almost every age, but is the most frequently addressed to the middle-aged persons and can precede with some years the face lifting. By getting older, the eyebrows tend to droop, all the lid tissues progressively relax, the elasticity of the skin, of the tars, of the muscle and of the orbital septum is lost, and at the same time the growth of fat tissue is added.
Other causes of lid drooping can be the recurrent oedema in the menstrual period, allergies, cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases, hormonal disturbances and thyroid dysfunctions.
It can be performed for two reasons: for the correction of functional disturbances from aesthetic point of view (decrease of the visual sphere, ptosis, senile ectropion) or to improve the patient appearance.
Blepharoplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
The surgical techniques of blepharoplasty are adapted depending on each individual case.
- local dressing for 24 hours
- topic cold dressings
- additional lubrication of the cornea through application of artificial tears
- antibiotic treatment
- stitches are removed from 2 to 5 days after surgery
The postoperative complications are very rare (ecchymosis, moderate pain, temporary swelling of eyelids) and depend on the correct establishing of the surgery technique, respecting of the post-operative indications.