Blepharoplasty is an operation that corrects sagging eyelid skin and surrounding adipose tissue. Correction of the upper, lower or both upper and lower lids can be done at the same time.
The operation itself is most often performed under local anesthesia, but at the patient’s request it is also possible to perform it under general anesthesia. During this surgical intervention, the skin and muscles are removed and sometimes a fatty tissue (fat pad), which can cause the eyelid skin to relax. The operation of the upper eyelids can raise and stabilize the position of the eyebrows, while the operation of the lower eyelids can change the looks of the central part of the face. The operation lasts from 1 to 2 hours, depending on whether only the upper, lower or both parts are corrected. After the procedure, bruising and swelling are common, which can be of different degrees, mostly depending on the personal characteristics of each patient, so cold compresses on both eyes are recommended to be put for the first few days after the operation. The sutures are removed after 5 to 7 days. The cuts on the eyelids heal well, and the scars become almost invisible after a certain time. The definitive result is visible after a few months.