Description of the procedure
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Make sure that you sleep in half-sitting position; avoid bending your face to the ground.
Side effects and complications
During consultations, Dr. Milenović and Dr. Čandrlić will provide all necessary information on possible complications and precautions.