Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

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Eyelid correction, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin, fat, or muscle around the eyes to achieve a younger and refreshed appearance. This procedure may involve the treatment of the upper or lower eyelids, or both simultaneously, to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the eyes.


Candidates for blepharoplasty typically include individuals with excess skin or fat around the eyes, which can cause under-eye bags, dark circles, or drooping skin on the eyelids. This procedure can be beneficial for individuals seeking a fresher and more rested appearance of the eyes.


Before blepharoplasty, patients will consult with a surgeon to understand the goals of the procedure and potential outcomes. Preoperative preparation may involve medical examinations and evaluations to ensure safety during the surgery.


During blepharoplasty, the surgeon will carefully remove excess skin, fat, or muscle around the eyes through precise incisions. Depending on the patient's needs, treatment of the upper or lower eyelids, or both, may be performed simultaneously.


The results of blepharoplasty typically include reduced under-eye bags, elimination of dark circles, tightening of the eyelid skin, and a refreshed and younger appearance of the eyes. This procedure can provide patients with increased self-confidence and satisfaction with the appearance of their eyes.


After blepharoplasty, it is important to follow the surgeon's instructions to reduce the risk of complications and achieve successful recovery. Regular check-ups, proper wound care, and avoiding strenuous activities during the healing period are also important for achieving optimal results.

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Which age group mostly takes this procedure?

The most common age group for eyelid correction is between 40 and 70 years.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure can last 1 to 3 hours, depending on the complexity of the problem, i.e. whether it is only the upper or upper and lower eyelid correction.

What is the required number of controls after the procedure?

At least two controls are required, after 7 and 30 days. The further number of controls depends on the individual case.

Is it possible to remove the stitches at your doctor?

We insist on the removal of stitches by the doctor who performed the service for safety, optimal results, and it is important to note that it is included in the price of the package.

How long does recovery take after the procedure? When can I return to work?

In the first 24 hours, it is recommended to use cold compresses and rest in a semi-sitting position. Stitches are removed after 7 days, and return to daily activities after 10 to 14 days.

Can I drive after the procedure?

Patients are not recommended to drive immediately after the procedure. When exactly you can drive a car independently, your doctor will tell you. As a rule, it is normal to return to daily activities after 10 - 14 days.

Does the price of the procedure apply to both eyes?

The displayed prices refer to both eyes. Prices differ depending on whether correction of both eyelids is performed or only the lower or upper, and whether it is performed under general or local anesthesia.

Are you a candidate?

If you have pronounced dark circles and folds on the upper or lower eyelids, then you are a candidate for this correction. Eyelid correction is most often performed by women after the age of 50, but also by younger people who may have the aforementioned problems in the area around the eyes.

How is the operation performed?

Eyelid correction is most often performed under local anaesthesia, but it can also be done under general anaesthesia. Access to the fatty tissue of the upper and lower eyelid is made possible by incisions that follow natural skin folds and lines. The 'islands' of fatty tissue from the upper and lower eyelids are reduced or redirected, muscles are reduced, and excess skin is removed. Precise sutures ensure almost imperceptible scars after healing.

How long will the swelling and bruising last, what should I watch out for in the postoperative period?

The patient remains under medical observation in the clinic for a few hours after the procedure, and is then discharged to home care. The patient may have increased tear production and/or a foreign body sensation in the eyes for approximately two weeks. Bruising and swelling usually go away in 10-14 days. The advantage of this procedure is the complete absence of postoperative pain and no need to use analgesics. Patients usually return to work after ten days, and some even earlier, wearing sunglasses.

When are the stitches removed?

Stitches are removed 4 - 7 days after the operation.

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