What’s an eyelid surgery?

An eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a very popular and simple cosmetic surgery that combines different modern techniques in order to give patients a perfect, youthful llook. There is the upper eyelid surgery and the lower eyelid surgery and the two procedures can be combined when necessary. While planning the surgery the doctor analyses your face and takes into consideration all elements that are necessary for optimal result. Upper eyelid surgery addresses sagging and fat excess that often obstruct vision while lower eyelid surgery corrects under eye bags, fat excess and fine lines around the eyes.

Who’s a good candidate?

An eyelid surgery concerns both men and women, usually over the age of 35, even though in some cases it may be performed on younger people, especially if there is sagging on the upper eyelid that is impairing their vision. People with eye conditions, such as high eye pressure should have a full eye examination before surgery.

What to expect

Eyelid surgery works to restore the refreshed youthful appearance of the eyes, enhance the look of tired eyes and rejuvenate patients face in total. Results are immediately visible and impressive. Like every other surgery an eyelid procedure requires an experienced surgeon in order to avoid any complication. An eyelid surgery doesn’t adress ageing signs like wrinkles or fine lines but rejuvenates the eyes making the whole face looking younger.

Recovery Time

An eyelid surgery is a painless and safe operation. It is performed under local anesthetic or sedation. Recovery is fast as long as you follow the doctors’ post-operative instructions. Stitches are removed 5 to 7 days after the surgery and patients return to work immediately. They will notice some bruising that gradually subsides and soon disappears. The outcome is completely visible one month after the surgery. There is also the choice of Non Invasive Eyelid Surgery. Find more info here.

Doctor’s Remarks

Traditional eyelid surgery offers great satisfaction because it has immediate results that last for 6 to 10 years, has a fast recovery and requires short absence from everyday routine. However it demands an excellent knowledge of the eye’s anatomy since, in some cases, the surgery does not involve only removing skin excess but requires more difficult techniques of handling the eye muscle and fat. I like to combine the eyelid surgery with a fat transfer technique, when necessary, last generation laser and Accutite-Facetite for a total rejuvenation of the face. I achieve optimal result with minimal invasive methods that allow patients to immediately return to their everyday activities.