With blepharoplasty, surgeons excrete excess skin and subcutaneous fat around the eyes. The operation is performed under general anesthesia (approximately two hours) and completely leaves no scars. Most often, one procedure is corrected for one thing: the upper or lower eyelid. However, in some cases, a simultaneous pulling of both eyelids is done.
Who needs blepharoplasty? It is worth to visit a plastic surgeon, if you have an upper eyelid, there are”fat” bags under the eyes, pronounced wrinkles in the lower eyelids, lowered the corners of the eyes and there are deep folds in the eye area.
Do not forget about the contraindications to the operation: oncological diseases, thyroid problems, diabetes mellitus and dry eye mucosa). If you wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to consult an ophthalmologist before and after the operation.
The rehabilitation period after blepharoplasty depends on many factors: the age of the woman, the type and condition of the skin, the individual features of the structure of the tissues around the eyes are taken into account. Do not wait for immediate results – the visible effect will not be earlier than a month after the operation. First, the seams will heal, all the swelling will fall off and the bruises will dissolve.
The rehabilitation period for usual, uncomplicated blepharoplasty is no more than 14 days. To avoid bruising, it is advisable to apply a cold compress to the eyes immediately after the operation. In the first three days, do special exercises for the eyes and drip eye drops. Sutures are removed as early as the third day, in some cases for 5-7 days. During the rehabilitation period, exclude alcohol, smoking and watching TV. Contact lenses can be worn a couple of weeks after blepharoplasty. And apply makeup to the eye area in 10-12 days.
However, take care of yourself one month after the operation. Do not take a hot shower and forget the way to the sauna and steam room. Wait with fitness – no increase in eye pressure, which can lead to hemorrhage.
Observe water-salt balance to avoid edema under the eyes, eat properly and do not allow bowel movements to malfunction. Some cosmetic procedures will help to recover after blepharoplasty: you can do lymph drainage facial massage, special moisturizing complexes and lifting programs. If necessary, in 2 months after the operation mimic wrinkles can be corrected with drugs”Botox” and”Disport”.
Subject to all recommendations and proper care, the effect of the operation may persist for 8-10 years.