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Upper eyelid surgery – upper blepharoplasty

The first age-related changes are most noticeable on the face. The age of the eyes is very revealing, namely the appearance of sagging folds of skin around them, excessive fat deposits, and ptosis of the outer corners. The freshness and openness of gaze characteristic of a young face is lost. Cosmetics are powerless in this case.

Plastic surgery will help to effectively solve this aesthetic problem.

Upper blepharoplasty is performed to correct the upper eyelid area. The purpose of this surgical intervention is to excise excess skin tissue, remove part of the fatty tissue or distribute it more evenly, and tighten muscle fibers. There are no specific age criteria for this procedure, but most often the area around the eyes is corrected after 35 years.

Indications and contraindications for upper blepharoplasty

The tissues around the eyes have a special structure, which is why they succumb to the aging process faster than other areas. Correction of the upper eyelids is carried out when the following changes appear:

  • loose skin
  • drooping of the eyelid;
  • muscle laxity;
  • fat hernias;
  • defects of the eyelids.

The intervention is not indicated for heart disease, endocrine disorders, oncology, problems with blood clotting, pregnancy, lactation. Blepharoplasty is not performed during periods of exacerbation of diseases or in the presence of infection. Contraindications also include glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, and retinal detachment.

Upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) - AVICENNA MED, Kiev

Operation: preparation and execution

After consultation with a plastic surgeon, patients undergo a mandatory examination by an ophthalmologist, a general examination and undergo the necessary tests. It is recommended to avoid smoking 14-21 days before and after surgery. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any medications.

The intervention is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. The operation lasts from half an hour to an hour.

During the operation the following actions are performed:

  • applying markings;
  • dissection of tissue, tightening or partial resection of a muscle, removal of excess skin, part of the fat layer;
  • sutures.

Blepharoplasty is performed in a hospital or on an outpatient basis. The patient is observed for 1 to 3 days (inpatient), and after an outpatient operation, you can go home a few hours later.

Rehabilitation and side effects

A week after the intervention, the sutures are removed. Normal postoperative effects include bruising, swelling, and temporary discomfort. Increased light sensitivity and lacrimation may occur. These symptoms disappear within 1-2 weeks. The first week excludes reading, using a computer, and watching TV. Temporarily do not use lenses, glasses, or cosmetics. Physical activity should be resumed no earlier than three weeks later. The following complications are possible after surgery:
  • infection;
  • dryness of the ocular mucosa;
  • bleeding;
  • inability to close eyelids;
  • asymmetry.
These problems are monitored by the plastic surgeon who performed the operation. Some cases of blepharoplasty require repeated surgery. It is carried out with the progression of age-related changes, the development of severe complications, and dissatisfaction with the result. The effect of upper blepharoplasty is tightened, smooth skin of the eyelids, an open look, making the face more youthful and fresh. Not only the unpleasant aesthetic problem is eliminated, but also the accompanying psychological discomfort. The final cost is determined after consultation and examination by a doctor.