General informationsEyelid cosmetic surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is one of the most successful operations in the field of cosmetic surgery: carried out mostly on middle-aged patients and in the majority of cases with excellent results.
Upper or lower eyelid surgery is normally necessary for one of two reasons:
- correction of a dysfunction such as droopy eyelids, lower eyelid eversion, reductions in field of vision
- improvement in patient’s physical aspect
Eyelid surgery is able to give new radiance and youthfulness to the face, especially when associated with other treatments such as repositioning of eyebrows, liftings and Erbium lasers for skin rejuvenation.
The duration of the intervention, involving the removal of excess skin and fat in the eyelid area, varies from person to person: in most cases the operation can be performed as Day Hospital, with the patient discharged on the same day as the operation or on the following day.
Eyelid surgery is performed using a local anaesthetic. Interventions on the upper eyelid involve the removal of the excess skin and adipose tissue that causes the unattractive swelling. For the lower eyelid, on the other hand, the adipose tissue forming the eye bags is removed: a transconjunctival approach is adopted for this intervention - therefore without the use of stitches - so no visible scars are left.
The pain resulting from eyelid surgery is slight and can be treated with normal painkillers.
The appearance of oedema, bruising and skin discolouration vary from patient to patient.
The first two symptoms normally last from 5 to 10 days, while colour changes can take longer to disappear.
During post-surgery phases, eyelids could appear swollen and irregular and eyes could redden: these effects however do not last, are not dangerous and do not cause pain.
For the first 24 hours after the operation, a light medication and special cold compresses are applied to eyes, with frequent changes, also on the following two days.
Surgical stitches are normally removed after 4 to 6 days.
Resumption of sports activity
The car's guide can be resumed after 1 week, while sports and make up activities after 2 weeks.