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Blepharoplasty (Ezelid surgery) – Belpharoplastica

Blepharoplasty is an esthetic surgical procedure that corrects suspended eyelids and eliminates ‘bags’ under the eyes. By doing so, the unwanted effects of aging are removed, and fresh and rested facial appearance is achieved.

Eyes are the liveliest and ‘most communicative’ part of the face – the first thing that we notice during interpersonal contact. Bright, fresh and rested look can be kept even in mature age. That is why eyelid correction has nowadays become one of the most common esthetic procedures – relatively simple, but very effective and efficient, without greater risk to patients.

Description of the procedure

Loss of elasticity and skin sagging, weakening of facial muscles, fat tissue and water pads lead to lowering of the upper eyelid, creation of ‘bags’ under lower eyelid, and a web of wrinkles around the eyes. The eyes look tired, and face looks puffy.

Blepharoplasty can, relatively quickly and simply, remove those – unwanted – effects of aging. The procedure lifts suspended eyelids, eliminates ‘bags’ under the eyes, corrects wrinkles and creases around the eyes. It is of utmost importance that the procedure is done by an experienced and skilled esthetic surgeon – in order to avoid traumatized tissue, by doing the procedure in gentle and quick way – so the recovery is quick, without complications, and the effects permanent, natural, and visible immediately.

Candidates

Eyelid correction is a procedure equally popular with both sexes.

Those are people in whom there are, often prematurely, visible effects of aging and who are clearly dissatisfied with the appearance of their eyes.

Also, those are patients in whom, due to some earlier or current disease or injury, there is maybe only one eyelid suspended.

Preparation

Before the procedure, it is necessary to perform an examination and consult with our esthetic surgeon, Dr. Aleksandar Milenović in order to receive complete information on the method and course of the procedure.

Anesthesiologist, Dr. Čandrlić, will examine you, and provide all information on preoperative and postoperative period – what medical findings are necessary, what medications to take or leave out.

It is important, as well as with all other esthetic procedures, to stop or reduce smoking – due to negative effect to microcirculation, and thus, the course of recovery and final effect of the procedure.

Course of the procedure

We must, again, emphasize the necessity of a skilled, experienced and gentle esthetic surgeon, realistic in assessment and while performing the procedure.

The procedure is not painful and it is relatively short – it lasts for about an hour.

It is performed under local or locally-potentiated anesthesia, depending on client’s demands.

It is done with radiofrequency, which significantly reduces tissue trauma and accelerates recovery. The incision is hidden in the natural bend of the upper eyelid, or placed at the very edge of the lower eyelid respectively, in order to ensure complete concealment after the surgery. Fat tissue from the upper and lower eyelid is reduced and/or redirected, the muscles are shortened and tightened and excess skin is reduced.

Recovery

Patients stay at the Polyclinic’s suite for about two hours after the surgery for observation and supervision. Characteristic of this procedure is a complete absence of postoperative pain, so there is no need for analgesics. Sutures are removed on the fourth to seventh day after the procedure.

Patients can experience a feeling of having a foreign object present in the eye, or enhanced tear duct activity for about 2 weeks after the surgery. During that period, prescribed eye drops or ointment can be used.

Bruising, hematoma and swelling usually disappear during the next 10-14 days. Patients usually return to work after ten days, some even earlier, with the protection of sunglasses.

Precautions and limitations

It is suggested that patients quit/reduce smoking due to microcircular conditions. Likewise, it is necessary to stop taking blood thinners and analgesics from the group of nonsteroidal antirheumatics that contain acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, Andol,…).

Make sure that you sleep in half-sitting position; avoid bending your face to the ground.

Side effects and complications

Complications are very rare; there can me a temporary eye dryness or, perhaps, prolonged period of tearing and eye sensitivity (especially in light eyes).
During consultations, Dr. Milenović and Dr. Čandrlić will provide all necessary information on possible complications and precautions.

Package

Package includes: first consultation examination with the doctor, preoperative examination by an anesthesiologist, surgery under general anesthesia, postoperative supervision, necessary medications, reviews and bandaging during the first postoperative days, extraction of sutures and necessary control examinations one year after the surgery.
Package does not include: preoperative laboratory tests (blood tests), ECG, intern’s examination, consulting with other specialists (specialist for diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, thyroid gland, transfusion), medications that you will take at home.
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