Blepharoplasty – The aesthetic surgery of eyelids

Blepharoplasty – The aesthetic surgery of eyelids 2017-12-28T16:10:32+00:00

Blepharoplasty – the aesthetic surgery of eyelids

The cosmetic surgery of eyelids, also called blepharoplasty or eyelid rejuvenation is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. A suitable patient for this procedure will benefit from a rejuvenated, fresher and more active look.

If you suffer from the following ageing signs, a blepharoplasty procedure might just be the optimal solution for you:

  • Skin excess causing folds (wrinkles) or disturb the natural contour of the upper eyelid. In certain cases, this situation can hinder proper sight
  • The herniation of fat accumulations looking like bags on the upper eyelids
  • Bags under the lower eyelids
  • Skin excess and wrinkles around the eyelids and the eyes

Technique

The technical features of upper blepharoplasty consist in the removal of excess skin and muscles. Occasionally, a small part of the fat excess may require removal from the inner part of the eyelids.

The pre-surgical assessment and planning are highly important for excellent results. The upper eyelid is influenced to a high extent by the position and shape of the eyebrows. In certain patients, eyebrows are the main problem, as they have consequences on the upper eyelids.

The balance between these two cosmetic sub-units can create a fresher, rejuvenated look. And just like the upper eyelid’s appearance is influenced by eyebrows, the lower eyelids are influenced by the cheeks.

Most of the plastic and cosmetic surgery practices are professionally done by Dr. Claudiu Filip.

Dr. Claudiu Filip

There are several surgical approaches for the lower blepharoplasty procedure.

The upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures can be combined with other facial cosmetic treatments: non-surgical (Hyaluronic acid, Botox, etc.) or surgical (eyebrow lift, facelift, etc.) for a complete rejuvenation of the face.

Recovery

Incisions are well-hidden within the folds of upper and lower eyelid skin. Sutures are removed one week after the procedure. Due to the fact that eyelid skin is extremely fine, edema and swelling may sometimes be present for more than three weeks.

You can resume your work activity after 7-10 days.

Risks and complications:

Just like any other modern surgical procedure, blepharoplasty is generally safe and has low potential of risks and complications. Potential risks and complications related to the blepharoplasty procedure are:

  • discomfort and pain
  • swelling and edema around the eyes
  • incision scars
  • asymmetry
  • lachrymal (tear) duct lesions
  • ectropion

Certain complications may require additional surgical procedures. These risks are reduced by addressing an experienced and qualified surgeon to perform the blepharoplasty procedure.

You will receive more information about the surgery and postoperative advice during the consultation with Dr. Filip Claudiu.