BLEPHAROPLASTY

 

Blepharoplasty is the most common type of cosmetic eyelid surgery. It is made to correct bags and to remove excess skin from the lower and upper eyelids.

 

Când se efectuează?

 

Most blepharoplasty operations are performed to remove bags under the eyes, which usually appear with age, due to congenital causes or  associated with kidney or heart disease. During the procedure, the skin around the eyes is stretched and the fat is removed. Another cause is the skin and muscles of the eyelid that relax, which makes the face look aged and tired; this is generally corrected for cosmetic purposes. The drop of the upper eyelids can also interfere with vision. In this case, a blepharoplasty can be performed to improve the patient’s peripheral vision.

How is it made?

 

Surgery works on the eyelids to release and remove excess skin and tighten the orbicularis muscle, as well as to remove excess fat, if necessary, and to remove eyelid bags.

The operation lasts between 1-2 hours and it can be performed either with local or general anesthesia (usually if both eyelids are operated on or combined with other procedures). Usually it does not require hospitalization!

 
Eyelid surgery can be completely different from person to person. Following the procedure, the look of the face is considerably improved, the drooping eyelids are corrected and the muscles are repositioned, while the fat deposits are redistributed and, when necessary, the excision of the excess fat is performed.

In the blepharoplasty procedure, fallen eyebrows can be treated by lifting them, but it can also be associated with other procedures that aim to restore a younger appearance.

 

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WHO CAN HAVE THE SURGERY?

       Adults, men or women

          Preferably non-smokers

         Healthy people who do not have life-threatening diseases or other conditions that interfere with the healing process.

 

FOR WHICH PATIENTS THE INTERVENTION IS NOT INDICATED?

         Patients with glaucoma-type eye diseases, dry eyes, retinal detachment

          Patients with thyroid disease: Graves’ disease, hyper or hypothyroidism

          Patients with other cardiovascular diseases, hypertension or other disorders of the circulatory system

          Diabetics

ÎNAINTE ȘI DUPĂ BLEFAROPLASTIE

The first important step is the consultation with Dr. Pascal Dameh. It will inform you how the operation is going and give you a set of guidelines on certain medications that should be avoided (anticoagulants). Ladies are advised not to have the operation when they are menstruating. You must have a set of medical tests: preoperative blood tests, ultrasounds, EKGs, considered relevant from one patient to another. On the day of surgery, do not drink fluids 2 hours before and do not eat 6 hours before surgery. During the consultation, your data is carefully evaluated, as well as the expectations you have after the procedure, so that the result is the one you want. After performing the procedure, an ointment and cold compresses will be applied to the eyes, to reduce the swelling and bruising of the area. Postoperatively you will receive instructions on the treatment you need to follow to prevent infection or excessive inflammation of the operated area.

 

PROCESUL DE VINDECARE DUPĂ OPERAȚIA PLEOAPELOR

The swellings, as well as the areas with periorbital accentuated bruises (bruises) will gradually diminish. In the first week after surgery you will be advised to keep your head position above your body. You need to protect your eyes from strong light or wind by wearing sunglasses. The incisions heal in 5-10 days. The suture material is suppressed 5 days after the intervention, in general. Only after this stage can you start using make-up to camouflage the incision lines. The final results appear several weeks postoperatively and are long lasting.

 

IMPORTANT!

Wearing UV-protected sunglasses at all times helps to keep the results for long periods of time.