Blepharoplasty, often referred to as an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids. This procedure can be performed for aesthetic and medical reasons, affecting the upper and/or lower eyelids.
In aesthetic medicine, blepharoplasty is often performed to correct age-related changes, such as sagging skin, deep wrinkles, bags under the eyes, or fat accumulation, which can lead to a tired or ageing appearance. Medically speaking, the procedure may be necessary if excess skin limits the field of vision or causes other problems.
During blepharoplasty, the surgeon removes excess skin, fatty tissue, and possibly muscle tissue to improve the contour of the eyelids. The procedure can take place under local or general anaesthesia. The incisions are made so that the scars are barely visible after healing, often along the natural eyelid creases.
Risks and Complications:
Blepharoplasty is a low-risk procedure when performed by a qualified specialist. However, as with any surgical procedure, blepharoplasty has certain risks. These include infections, bleeding, asymmetries, temporary sensory disorders and, in sporadic cases, impaired vision. Detailed information about these risks is essential before the procedure.
Recovery and aftercare:
Recovery time after blepharoplasty varies, but many patients can resume normal activities within a few days to weeks. It is essential to follow the surgeon’s instructions for aftercare to minimize the risk of complications and achieve the best possible outcome. These include rest, avoiding strenuous activity, and using cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising.