Blepharoplasty, or eyelid plastic surgery aims to remove excess skin and pockets of fat in eyelid region by improving the eyelid aesthetic and rejuvenating the face. The result is the return of a younger look without that nasty look tired.
Is there an ideal age to operate the eyelids?
The surgery can be performed at any age, from the time when there is already the default presence to be corrected (excess skin and / or fat eyelid area).
How are the scars and where are they located?
Scars tend to be thin, good quality and are located in the upper lid groove and ciliary 2mm below the lower edge.
What type of anesthesia?
Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.
There is pain in the postoperative period?
Generally not. The use of common analgesic is enough to have a painless postoperative period.
The eyes are very swollen? For how long?
Edema (swelling) of the eyes varies from patient to patient. There are those who have the 4th or 5th day present with a very natural look. Others will reach this result after the 8th day. The use of cold packs reduces the intensity of edema. Only after the 3rd month will we see the end result.
What is the hospital stay?
On average 6-12 hours.
How long does the surgery?
Typically, about 1 hour and half.
What are the "purple spots" observed in certain cases?
Bruises (bruises) result from the infiltration of blood under the skin or in the conjunctiva and are due to surgical trauma itself. These bruises will be reabsorbed and disappear completely alone. It is important to avoid sun exposure.
When I atingirei the final result?
Around 1-2 months already obtained postoperatively a good result. However, soon after the 8th day we will have approximately 30% of the desired result.
The eyes are occluded after surgery?
No. Only we recommend placing cold packs for a few minutes, several times a day for the first 3 days to accelerate the regression of the swelling of the eyelids.
- Attend to the surgical site on schedule;
- Report any abnormalities that may occur to you, as to their general condition until the day of admission;
- Do not do makeup on the day of admission;
- Bring sunglasses;
- In the event of being admitted to hospital on the same day of the operation, come in 8 hours fasting (including water)
- Attend accompanied (a) for admission;
- Apply compresses with cold saline and enjoys several times a day for 20 minutes in the first three days;
- Free food;
- Wear sunglasses when exposed to sunlight. Avoid sun especially while with purple spots, therefore, can stain the skin;
- Obey the prescription;
- Go back to the office to review the stipulated days;
- See the instructions as often as necessary;
- Do not traumatize or "scratch" the eyes;
- You can return to normal activities after 3 days.
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Last updated: Dec 23, 2017 1:49 am