Blepharoplasty - eyelid surgery
Blepharoplasty is a procedure for the correction of eyelids. removing drooping eyelids and bags under the eyes. The result of this operation is a younger and more relaxed look. It is important to emphasize that this is not an operation that corrects wrinkles or dark circles around the eyes. Regardless of whether the reason for eyelid surgery is medical or cosmetic, it is necessary to make one serious consultation before the procedure itself, as well as to get enough information about how to implement postoperative instructions.
BLEPHAROPLASTY - INDICATIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
Aesthetic eyelid surgery is a procedure that removes drooping eyelids that can make you look older or interfere with clear vision. This operation also removes bags under the eyes, which give the face a tired and worn look. Technically, blepharoplasty reduces/repositions excess fat, muscle and skin from the upper and lower eyelids.
However, it should be emphasized that this procedure cannot remove dark rings, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes neither correct lowered eyebrows, all of which are improved by other methods.
During your consultation, we will perform an eye examination and clarify important questions about the mechanism of tear production, problem of dry eyes, wearing contact lenses. Your operator will take a medical history and explain the possibilities and limitations of blepharoplasty. Imformations about age, skin type, as well as the condition of vision are also important. After reaching a decision about the operation, you will be informec about details of the surgical technique and the required type of anesthesia and all the risks of the procedure.
The overall result may be improved by an additional procedure, either as part of this procedure or as a stand-alone operation. Your operator may recommend performing a simultaneous forehead lift with the intention of slightly raising the lowered eyebrows or refreshing the appearance of the forehead. It is also possible to remove wrinkles around the eyes by some non-invasive method (dermal filler, Botox or chemical peeling). In this way, a more complete and lasting effect is achieved.
BLEPHAROPLASTY - TECHNIQUE
At the beginning of the operation of the upper eyelid, the surgeon draws lines on the skin to fit the scar as much as possible into the existing natural furrows and thus make it less visible. An incision is then made on the skin, removing excess fat, muscle and skin. The incision is closed with fine very thin sutures and thus the visibility of the scar is reduced
Lower eyelid surgery begins with an incision placed a few millimeters below the lash line in the skin furrow that stands out with a mimicry of laughter. Excess muscle and fat is removed along with the skin and the incision is closed by the same procedure as on the upper eyelid. The lower eyelid can also be accessed by incisionthrough the conjunctiva, if the underlying problem is excess fat. The incision is then performed on the inside of the lower eyelid and removes excess fat. This incision is not visible after surgery. The usual duration of the operation is 1-2 hours.
At the end of eyelid surgery, it is not necessary to cover the eyes, but it is mandatory to put antibiotic ointment on the operated area as well as ointment or drops against corneal dryness, when there is a need for it. A certain degree of swelling and hematoma formation is inevitable. Regular application of cold compresses as well as raising the headboard is necessary to facilitate healing and speed recovery. If necessary, certain medications will be prescribed to reduce such discomfort.
AFTER THE OPERATION
Whether your reason for surgery is medical or strictly cosmetic, the patient must take on the obligation to adhere to preoperative and postoperative instructions.
After blepharoplasty, the sutures are removed in 5 – 7 days.
Approximately 7 – 10 days after eyelid surgery, the operated area should be cleaned with a mild antiseptic (dryness, itching and pressure may be felt). Sometimes it is recommended to drip certain drops into the eyes, and they also provide information about activities that should be avoided for the next few weeks.
The end result is a refreshed face, rejuvenated and more beautiful looking eyes, which can be recognized in the photo of the operated patient.
PRICE OF EYELID OPERATION
With this operation, many variations and additional procedures are possible, so you will get the final price at the consultation. The prices of basic procedures are as follows:
- Upper blepharoplasty – reconstruction of upper eyelids – 8.000 HRK
- Lower blepharoplasty – reconstruction of lower eyelids – 10.000 HRK
- Upper and lower blepharoplasty – reconstruction of upper and lower eyelids, surgery pergormed in the same act – 15.000 HRK
- Medical blepharoplasty and eyebrow correction (dermal fillers) – 2.500 – 5.000 HRK
The upper eyelid, eyebrow, and forehead are considered as one anatomical region and analyzed together before surgery.
Lower eyelid, cheek and so-called. the middle face is also considered an aesthetic unit.
The significance of this division is that surgical corrections are planned according to the desired changes in these regions.