Blepharoplasty, or eyelid plastic surgery aims to remove excess skin and pockets of fat in the eyelid region by improving the eyelid aesthetic and rejuvenating the face. The result is a younger and fresh look.
Is there an ideal age to operate the eyelids?
The surgery can be performed at any age, if there already is presence of excess skin and fat in the eyelid area.
Will I see scars and if yes, where?
Scars tend to be thin, and are located in the upper lid groove and ciliary 2mm below the lower edge.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.
What are the pain levels after the procedure is complete?
Generally there is no pain present after the surgery. The use of common analgesic is enough to have a painless postoperative period.
For how long will my eyes be swollen?
Edema (swelling) of the eyes varies from patient to patient. Most patients have their natural look back after four to five days. Others will reach this result after the eight day. The use of cold packs reduces the intensity of the swelling. It will take around three months to see the final perfect look.
How long will I stay in the hospital?
On average 6-12 hours.
How long is the surgery?
Typically, about 1 hour and a half.
What are the "purple spots" observed in certain cases?
Bruises can result from the infiltration of blood under the skin or in the conjunctiva and are due to the surgical trauma itself. These bruises will be reabsorbed and disappear completely on their own. 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.