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Eyelids - Blepharoplasty

Dr. Abboud, blepharoplasty expert

Scientific activities about blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is an intervention that makes it possible to impart sparkle to the eyes by correcting an excess of skin or skin and fat. It can be performed at any age both on women and on men. The form and size of the eyes remain unchanged. The surgery can be applied to the upper and/or lower eyelids.

Bags under the eyes

They are situated at the level of the lower eyelids and may be linked to water retention, hypertrophy of periocular muscles, slackening of the skin, or the development of fatty hernias.

Cutaneous excess

It can be located both at the level of the upper and lower eyelids.

This intervention can be combined with lifting.

Blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids

It allows the excision of the upper palpebral cutaneous excess as well as the jutting pockets of fat.

The scars

The incision is concealed within the folds of the upper eyelid. The scars are red at the beginning and fade progressively.

Blépharoplastie des paupières supérieures

Blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids

It corrects the cutaneous excess and adipose bags but does not remove the fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid; these require supplementary treatment if the patient desires to undergo it.

The circles under the eyes fade; the pigmentation of the skin remains unchanged. You can apply subsequently a local treatment. Your surgeon will give you ample information on this subject. The two interventions can be combined.

The scars

The incision is made on the internal part of the lower eyelid and allows the removal of the adipose bags.

This technique can be applied if the skin is of good quality and does not droop.

If there is cutaneous excess, the incision is situated at the base of the eyelashes.

This intervention is not painful, but there is much discomfort during the first 48 postoperative hours.

Postoperative follow-up

Daily activity should remain moderate during the initial period. Any violent effort could provoke a hematoma. Ice can be applied three to four times a day in order to diminish to a minimum eyelid edema.

At night, you should sleep in a semi-reclined position.

Daily care of the eyes will be carried out with a physiological solution 3 to 4 times a day. An eye ointment will be prescribed by your surgeon.

The eyelids will be swollen, causing sometimes a transitory asymmetry in eye size. The blue bruising disappears in ten to fifteen days. A hindrance to the eyesight may set in for some time. The sutures will be removed between the third and fifth days following the intervention. The final result will appear between the third and sixth months after the intervention.

At the beginning, the scars are red. This redness fades away after six months. It is also advisable to massage the scar as often as possible. Exposure to the sun is counseled against during the initial two months. The eyelids regain sensation after two months. A small correction is always possible starting with the sixth postoperative month.

Comparaison

Patients are generally satisfied, and the esthetic improvement persists for a very long time.

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