Eye cosmetic surgery or Blepharoplasty is a surgery that has the power to rejuvenate the facial appearance through an intervention on the eyelids by removing the excess of skin or fat.
There are typically four types of blepharoplasty procedures:
- Upper eyelids surgery only
- Lower eyelids surgery only
- Upper and lower eyelids surgery
- Upper and lower eyelids surgery, with eye bags removal
A blepharoplasty is not only a cosmetic surgery, it can also be a functional surgery. Due to genetic factors or to the effects of ageing the upper eyelids can become heavy and limit the peripheral vision, impacting the daily activities such as reading or driving. A simple surgery can improve your quality of life making it easy to do these simple activities. As a result, the patient will feel less tired and will have more energy. Therefore, a blepharoplasty does not only bring aesthetics benefits, but it can also bring real improvement to the general health state and wellbeing. This functional or cosmetic surgical procedure aims at remodeling the upper or lower eyelid by eliminating and/or repositioning the excess of skin, as well as strengthening the surrounding muscles and tendons. A blepharoplasty can be combined with other types of surgical procedures such as eye bag removal, Molding Contour or brow lift. A brow lift will erase the wrinkles of the forehead but also reposition the eyebrows that may contribute to the heavy upper eyelids. The Molding Contour can be an excellent alternative to an eyelid surgery, and it has the big benefit of not requiring any skin cuts. A Molding Contour can erase wrinkles and tight up the skin around the eyes, however for significant skin sagging, surgery remains the best option.
It is common that when people reach their 40s, the eyelids sag due to the excess fat on them. A blepharoplasty is a light facial improvement that will surprise you with its aesthetic results and that can make a big difference to your life.
The procedure: A blepharoplasty is generally a simple and ambulatory procedure. However when the blepharoplasty is combined with an eye bag removal procedure and/or a brow lift the patient will stay 1 night at the clinic. The surgery is generally done through general anaesthesia, but in some cases it can be done via intravenous sedation and local anaesthesia. The incision on the upper eyelid is made in such a way that the scars will be concealed in the natural crease of the eyelids, making them unnoticeable. The incision in the lower eyelid is made on the lower lash line, making the scar almost invisible as well. During the procedure, the excess of skin and fat is removed and the underlying muscles are tightened. The incisions are usually closed with dissolvable tape or stitches. Typically, the dissolvable band will disappear after a week.
The recovery process: You will feel some mild discomfort after surgery, but it can be easily controlled with medication. You will also have some swelling and bruising around the eyes after surgery. Cold compresses can be applied to reduce the swelling, and your doctor will provide you with all the information for the after care. The swelling and bruising normally fade away after 7 to 10 days. Patients can return to their normal activities after as little as 10 days. For the first 2 to 3 weeks, sun protection is recommended. The results are clearly visible after 2 weeks, the eyes are noticeably younger and more alert.
Price Blepharoplasty: From 1.200 € (see full price list)
- Brow Lift
- Full Facelift
- Thread Lift
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Molding Contour