When our eyes have a tired look, or we look older than we really are - the cause may be related to our eyelids. The wrinkled skin on our eyelids is able to significantly alter the look and create the illusion of a very tired appearance.
Sometimes this problem is profound, due to heredity, other times - the "tired" look is the result of advancing age and inevitable changes. The problem is that neither makeup nor hairstyle are able to conceal this cosmetic deficiency.
If you are the kind of person who takes wrinkled eyelid skin as a problem, or a complex, then the information below might be helpful to you.
You can turn to a plastic - reconstructive surgeon who will consult you and give you a competent opinion - do you need correction, what does it consist of and what is the recovery period.
Blepharoplasty - the surgical procedure that will make sad and tired eyes look renewed, radiant and rested.
Like any surgery, blepharoplasty is an intervention that involves a preliminary consultation with a Plastic Surgeon, as well as a thorough evaluation of the patient's general condition.
What to expect before the surgery itself:
First of all, it is a good idea to consult a qualified plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist.
Meet the specialist with everything you do not like, in connection with the "tired look" of the eyes.
Indicate if you have any comorbidities, allergies to medications, if you are taking medications systemically.
Explain what your expectations are from the procedure and listen to what can be achieved after the intervention.
Blepharoplasty removes excess skin from the upper or lower eyelid. Including tissue and fat are also removed.
When an upper blepharoplasty is performed, the surgeon makes an extremely fine incision along the length of the eyelid. This incision remains discreetly concealed in the crease of the eyelid. The skin causing the "sad and tired" look is removed and a cosmetic suture is made.
In lower blepharoplasty, the incision appears very close to the lower lash line, literally millimeters from that line. The surgeon again removes unnecessary fatty tissue, and there are also cases where muscle tissue is removed.
The patient remains under anesthesia during the intervention. General anesthesia or a combination of sedation and local anesthesia may be used. This intervention takes about an hour, but when working on the upper and lower eyelids it may take a little longer.
What is normal to expect after the surgery?
Like any surgical intervention, with blepharoplasty we also have to anticipate some visible changes that our face will acquire. The appearance of swelling, edema, and bruising are absolutely expected during the early postoperative period. This is normal because the delicate area around the eyes is well blooded. The plastic surgeon will recommend that you apply colder compresses to reduce swelling during the first few days. Your sleeping posture should also be changed after blepharoplasty. You will need several higher pillows to keep your head in a more upright posture. This, of course, will be in the beginning as you gradually return to your normal rhythm of life.
Here are some of the prescriptions you will need to follow in the first two weeks or so of surgery:
Wearing sunglasses.You will be advised to avoid direct exposure to the sun after surgery, to shield your eyes from bright light.
The use of decorative cosmetics is not recommended.
Computer work should be reduced, or turned off completely at the very beginning of the postoperative period.
Wearing contact lenses will be prohibited for you at first.
More serious physical activity will not be permissible for a period of time.
When to expect the final result of the surgery?
Blepharoplasty is an operation whose final result can be reported after a certain time. The best appearance you will achieve may become visible within 6 months of surgery. Throughout this time, the swelling will gradually go down until the appearance of the skin clears up and assumes the new - corrected shapes. We can say that this period is not the same from patient to patient. Individual characteristics, age and whether blepharoplasty was performed in combination with other interventions are determinants of this period. Of course, choosing an excellent plastic surgeon is also key. In making this choice, you should know that experience and professionalism should be the guiding factors in your search. Do your research well before you decide.You are the one who will make the choice! We, at ZIC Medical Carragee, can help you find your plastic surgeon!
Whether you just want to find out more about the procedure in detail, or you've already made your decision, trust us!