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BLEPHAROPLASTY

There  blepharoplasty  (or blepharocalasis) is the procedure that allows to eliminate the excess skin of the eyelids together with the hernias of fat that make up the eyelid bags.
It can be done alone or in conjunction with other facelift surgeries. In particular cases, this intervention can have a functional value and not just an aesthetic one.

BLEPHAROPLASTY IS INDICATED IN CASE OF:  

  • eye bags, due to periorbital adipose accumulation

  • drooping eyes, drooping shape of the eyelids  which gives a sad and tired look

  • excess skin above the eyes covering the crease of the eyelid

  • dark circles and periorbital cutaneous depression

  • crow's feet and sagging skin

  • eyelid swellings that often cause small and annoying complaints  such as redness, tearing or narrowing of the visual field

THE CANDIDATES

The ideal patients for blepharoplasty are people who enjoy good physical and psychological health. The indicative age to make it is starting  from 35 years, bearing in mind  the genetic and hereditary characteristics of each patient.

SICPRE does not recommend this procedure to patients suffering from ocular pathologies, such as for example severe dry eye to avoid in this case an aggravation of the same pathology. Conversely, problems related to the retina or glaucoma usually do not constitute a contraindication for surgery. As well as the previous cataract correction  cataract or the previous one  laser correction of myopia or farsightedness are not a contraindication.  In any case, counseling with an ophthalmologist and surgeon will be fundamental in the management of each individual case. 

Important is the anamnestic collection prior to the inclusion in the list for this intervention:  thyroid disease, hypertension  arterial, vascular disease, diabetes, glaucoma, previous retinal detachment,  dry eyes, ect, at times, require the need for a specific specialist visit.

HOW WILL THE FIRST VISIT WITH THE SURGEON BE?

During the first counseling, the results that the patient wishes to achieve will be discussed and an evaluation will be made  general health, including routine blood tests, visual examination and tear production. Also always during the first meeting  it will be evaluated if  intervene on the upper or lower eyelids or on both and if it is necessary to complete the intervention with other Aesthetic Medicine treatments.  The patient will be informed about the procedure, about the  type of anesthesia, on any risks and benefits,  on the postoperative course.  

HOW DOES BLEPHAROPLASTY WORK?

Performed in an operating room  in  regime  outpatient, blepharoplasty lasts a couple of hours, after which you will remain under observation for a period of about two hours. It is generally performed under local anesthesia or sedation. 

After the operation, an eye ointment and specific products containing very cold physiological solution are applied to facilitate the reabsorption of swelling or any discomfort. Patients resume normal activities of daily living after approx  10  days  from the operation.

 

Post-operative recovery

The patient will be carefully followed throughout the post-operative course for the management of any discomfort or  pain, rare occurrence. As well as will be advised on the recovery times in the use of contact lenses.

Doubts and frequently asked questions

  • Can this surgery eliminate crow's feet?   "No. It serves for  reshape the eyelids, not the wrinkles, where they are needed  botulinum or hyaluronic acid "

  • Is it needed to eliminate dark circles?   "Dark circles can be corrected with fillers or lipofilling, surgical blepharoplasty is required for bags"

  • Are there age limits for being able to operate?   "There are no age limits, where the indication is present, it can be practiced"

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  • How long do the results of blepharoplasty last?   "The duration of the result is subjective because it depends on constitutional factors, but on average it is considered ten years"

  • Is there an intervention to make the eyes bigger?   “It is possible to lengthen the eyes horizontally with canthopexy or canthoplasty. The first operation consists in the suspension of the canal ligament, the second in its repositioning "

  • How long does it take to expose yourself to the sun?   "I recommend not sunbathing for at least 4 weeks and then using 50+ sunscreen creams"

  • How big are post surgical scars?   “The incision lines are always on the upper and lower lid and are quite hidden. The most visible part is the outer tail of the scar which falls sideways to the eye. In a month it usually heals "

  • Can this surgery damage eyesight?   “The eye is not in the least touched by the surgery. There are risks as in any surgical procedure, but those related to complications concerning vision are objectively very rare "

  • Is it covered by the NHS?   "No intervention with aesthetic purposes can be agreed by the National Health Service"

* This treatment will be performed at the Biomeeting Srl studio - 9 / a, Via Gramsci Antonio - 89123  Reggio  Of  Calabria

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