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Eyelids and eye bags treatment

If you are unhappy with your eye pouches or the affected eyelids, we recommend blepharoplasty to correct these problems once and for all. Through blepharoplasty surgery, not only droopy eyelids or eye bags can be corrected, but also the look of tired eyes that often creates dark bags. To solve these concerns, you can turn to the plastic surgeon to perform these interventions:

  • Elimination of the upper eyelids: It intervenes along the natural line of the eyelid to carry out the elimination of excess skin and, if necessary, the muscle is also reshaped. The cut is then closed with very thin threads.
  • Correction of eye bags: The incision is carried out below the eyelashes on the lower eyelid and is well hidden from the eye wrinkles formed by laughing. The skin is separated from the muscle and fat part and the excess skin is eliminated. Some of the fat can be placed to fill the channel that is created in the lower eye area that we often call “dark eye bags”. The incision is usually closed with dissolvable sutures.
  • Transconjuctival Blepharoplasty: The fat found in the lower part of the eye, the so-called eye pouches, can be created without excessive falling of the skin. In this case, it is not necessary to eliminate the skin and the incision is carried out from within the lower eyelid. This technique totally avoids the visible scars.

    A consultation with the doctor will help you decide which procedure is more suitable for your eyelids and aesthetic goal.

    Blepharoplasty procedure on the upper eyelid lasts approximately 45 – 60 minutes and can be easily carried out via local anesthesia. 

    This operation can be performed in combination with other interventions such as liposuction of the gills or fat injection in different areas of the face such as the lower part of the eye, cheekbones and smile mimicry.

Pre-Operative Preparation

  • On the day you perform the consultation with the surgeon, you must inform the surgeon if you are allergic to any medication, as well as refer to the doctor if you are taking any medication for health reasons that may influence the performance of the surgical intervention;
  • A few days before the operation, you will perform a series of pre-operative examinations which inform the medical staff about your health condition before the operation;
  • At least two weeks before surgery, you must stop taking drugs containing Acetylsalicylic Acid (such as Aspirin, Vivin C, Cardiospirin, etc.) and stop taking oral anticoagulants. Discontinuation of any therapy due to surgery must be consulted in advance with your doctor who prescribed the therapy;
  • Smoking must be stopped at least two weeks before the intervention;
  • The patient must have taken a shower, remove gel or nail polish products the day before the operation, and not consume food or liquids at least 8 hours before the intervention;
  • We recommend that patients wear comfortable clothes with buttons or zippers on the day of surgery. 

Post-Surgical Recovery

After blepharoplasty, patients are advised to keep their head elevated for a few days and stay in a cool environment. The threads are removed approximately three to five days after the intervention by the clinic staff. The swelling or bruises can last one to two weeks, varying from one patient to the other.

Many patients go back to work within five to seven days after the surgery, although a full week of rest after is recommended.

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