Eyelid lift is a cosmetic surgery that aims to get rid of the signs of aging on the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure, in medical terminology called Blepharoplasty, helps to reduce bags under the eyes, correct drooping eyelids, get rid of dark circles around the eyes.
Who May Need Blepharoplasty
The main reasons for blepharoplasty are:
- Drooping lower eyelid
- Upper eyelid swelling
- Excess lower eyelid skin
- Bags and dark circles under eyes
Possible Side Effects
- The appearance of hematomas
- Dry eye
Before the Operation
Smoking patients are advised to completely give up smoking long before surgery. Also, refrain from using anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin, as they can lead to increased bleeding.
In consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, you will be given additional advice on preoperative preparation.
How is Eyelid Lift Surgery Performed?
Eyelid Lift Surgery surgery is performed under local anesthesia with a small dose of a sedative. The operation is performed on an outpatient basis and requires minimal postoperative follow-up. When lifting the upper eyelid, incisions are made in the natural fold of the skin for rapid disappearance of scars. Blepharoplasty of the lower eyelid presupposes incision that is made on the inner side of the lower eyelid, sometimes right behind the line of growth of eyelashes.
After Eyelid Lift Surgery
Swelling and bruising of varying degrees may occur in the first 48 hours after surgery.
The first few days after surgery, you need to rest in a supine position with your head raised. According to the doctor’s instructions, apply cold compresses to the eyelids.
In some patients, mild edema persists for several weeks. Hematomas usually disappear after 7-10 days.
Recovery after surgery is a gradual process, and scars can remain red for 6 months after eyelid lift.