The blepharoplasty has the purpose of correcting the eyelid bags, removing the skin excess and, when needed, the protruding periorbital fat. A blepharoplasty can involve the upper or lower eyelids, or both. It can be combined with a face lift, in a single operation.
How it is done
Through incisions in the skin crease (upper eyelid) and just below the lashes (lower eyelid), the skin excess is reduced and the herniated periorbital fat is removed or relocated. When there is no skin excess to remove, the lower blepharoplasty can also be performed using a transconjunctival incision, placing the scars inside the eyelids. The blepharoplasty can be performed under general anaesthesia, local anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation, depending on the preferences of the patient. There is normally no need for an overnight stay at the hospital, and the procedure can be planned in day surgery.
There is no dressing after the procedure, except for few small strips of tape (Steri Strips™). Cold packs will be applied for the first few hours, to reduce the swelling. Sutures are generally removed after 2-4 days. There is visible bruising and swelling for 7-10 days. Makeup can be used immediately after removal of the sutures. Contact lenses can be used after a week. Exposure to the sun (with sunscreen) is allowed after 4 weeks.
Duration of the result
The result of the blepharoplasty is affected by aging and other factors like smoking or sun exposure. Normally the improvement obtained with the procedure will last between 5 and 10 years, depending on your lifestyle, skin complexion and general health.
Cost of the blepharoplasty
The cost of the blepharoplasty starts from 3,000 KYD (upper eyelids only). As all the cosmetic surgery procedures are highly personalized, please consider that these prices are guidelines only and may vary for each individual case, depending on the exact procedure needed, the type of anesthesia and the length of the hospital stay.
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