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Changes in the skin of the face, drooping eyebrows and fat deposits on the upper eyelids are the first signs of the normal aging process. So-called bags under the lower eyelids and the inner corners of the upper eyelids, which are caused by loosening of the soft tissue around the eyes, may occur in addition to wrinkles and drooping. The first signs in the morning – puffy eyes – may become noticeable as early as 25. Drooping eyelids become more frequent in the mid-30s or 40s and become more pronounced in the 50s. Make up does not help as it disappears into the folds. Very heavy eyelids may even disturb vision as they drop over the eyes. Drooping eyelids are a highly individual problem and depend largely on hereditary factors, as well as the specific qualities of your skin – it is more frequent in people with thin and dry skin. Eyelid correction surgery can produce excellent results when performed at a younger age, because surgery on younger people is less complicated, your skin is more elastic and recovery is quicker. Results are relatively permanent – no large bags will appear under the eyes again even if wrinkles appear around them over time. Sometimes, eyelid correction is done at the same time as a facelift.
Will plastic surgery leave scars?
Putting stitches around the eyes in such a manner that the scars are hidden in the natural folds of the skin so that make up produces a natural result is a real art. The redness of the scars will fade in time and they will become almost unnoticeable.
This surgery is performed under local anaesthetic, which is sufficient. If you wish, we can perform the surgery under light general anaesthetic. We examine the sensitivity of the patient in order to select the most suitable method of anaesthesia, which will be determined by the physician-anaesthesiologist in our clinic based on your pre-surgery interview.
The following is required in the event of general anaesthetic: ECG, venous blood and urine test results for the anaesthesiologist.
We can organise these tests if required.
AFTER SURGERY, you will be wearing bandages for a couple of hours. An ice pack will be used to reduce swelling. The ice pack must be used a couple of times a day for the following 4-5 days. Patients have to lie on their back with their head propped up. The stitches will be removed on the 3rd or 4th day.
Your face will look red and swollen before you see a considerable improvement in your appearance. This always happens during the post-surgery period and it may make you feel emotionally low. Fortunately, this period will pass quickly. If you have had eyelid correction and a facelift at the same time, you will be able to appear in public again after about three weeks. Swelling is worst 2-3 days after surgery.
You can bend down, wash the floor, exercise and go to the sauna three weeks after surgery.
EYELID CORRECTION IS CONSIDERED A SURGICAL OPERATION WITH RARE AND MINIMAL COMPLICATIONS. However, you may experience stinging in the eyes, tears and swelling that will disappear over time. Even the most skilled surgeon can never give a full guarantee that there will be no complications.
- 40 min- 2 hours for procedure
- 2 hours at the clinic
- 7days off work
- 1-2 weeks rehabilitation, returning to normal life
- 3-4 weeks full rehabilitation, sports
- 4-6 months, the best results appear
AVOID ASPIRIN TWO WEEKS BEFORE AND THREE WEEKS AFTER SURGERY!
PATIENTS SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING PREPARED AT HOME:
- Eye drops
- Cold packs
- Quit smoking; smoking can hinder the healing of wounds in addition to weakening your health. We recommend that you give up tobacco at least four months before scheduled surgery;
- Take 4x500 mg of vitamin C every day for 1 month before surgery;
- We recommend a course of lymph massage 1 month before surgery;
- Start with lymph and dot massage after 3 weeks
- Classical face massage may be performed after 1.5 months have passed since facial surgery
- Eyes must be protected from bright sunlight (wear dark sunglasses).