What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid lift, is an aesthetic surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids sachets, upper and/or lower eyelid, which could give the facial expression a sad, old and tired look.
This type of plastic surgery can also be used on the cheeks to lift and reshape them. Blepharoplasty is sometimes recommended to be associated to a general facelift in order to obtain the best result.
Blepharoplasty consultation with Crisalix 3D Scan
During the first consultation you will discuss with your doctor about grievances, wishes and expectations and also about your medical history and possible risks. You will receive the most suitable expert medical advice for your specific case.
This is the best opportunity to ask the doctor any questions about the surgery and also to see before/after pictures of other patients who underwent the same procedure.
Based on Crisalix 3D scanning technology, you will be able to see a simulation of your own eyelids before and after surgery during the consultation. This is very useful for you to understand the realistic expectations you could have from the surgery.
What happens during Blepharoplasty surgery?
The surgery is performed under general or loco-regional anaesthesia (depending on the patient), and recovery is fast.
The procedure takes approx. 1-2 hours and recovery will be visible after about 5-7 days when stitches are removed and bruises which can persist in the lower region of the eyes will disappear.
The scars are barely visible as they will be placed in the natural folds.
Postoperatively will be used cold compresses on the eyelids and eye drops (artificial tears) will be used. Stitches will be removed after approx. 5-7 days. It is not recommended to apply any makeup for approx. 1-2 weeks and sun exposure must be avoided.
A slight oedema and bruising may persist for about a week. For 2 weeks avoid strenuous activities which can cause bleeding.
Consider wearing sunglasses in the first months after surgery because a slight sensitivity to wind and sun will persist. Seldom occurs blurred or double vision for a few days postoperative.
Now you can use the form below to get in touch directly with the surgeon even remotely. Send a message to tell him what you want. You will get an answer about possible recommendations even before the first consultation and you’ll have a much clearer idea on the surgical solutions suitable for you.