Blepharoplasty refers to lower and/or upper eyelid surgeries intended to eliminated signs of fatigue that are hereditary or due to age, thus correcting the aged and tired appearance of the eyes.
TreatmentConsultation with a surgeon is essential for this procedure. The procedure usually occurs under local anaesthesia. It is an out-patient procedure, meaning that you can leave shortly after. For the upper eyelids, the cutaneous incision is concealed above the eyelashes. For the lower eyelids, it is placed 1 to 2 mm under the eyelashes. If there are isolated pockets (without an excess of skin to be removed), the incisions are made inside the eyelids without a visible scar on the skin. The sutures are very fine, non-reabsorbing wires, which are removed 7 days after the operation.
ResultResults can be assessed within 3 to 6 weeks. This is the amount of time required for the tissues to regain their suppleness and for scars to fade.
DurationThe procedure can take a half hour to two hours. There is no pain, although there is sometimes a feeling of tension in the eyelids or a light irritation in the eyes. It is possible to resume regular activities the day after the operation; an oedema (swelling) or ecchymoses (bruises) often appear afterwards but disappear within ten days
Please over the photo to see a before/after comparison
Any medical treatment requires a prior consulting. After the consultation a budget can be defined.
Aesthetic medicine consultation: 200.-
A hangdog look?
My wife and I looked like two sad puppy dogs. We were constantly looking at ourselves in the mirror, directly and in profile, and we tugged at the skin hanging from our eyelids. My wife couldn't even put on make-up and I started to be embarrassed at the sight of myself.
We went together. After the consultation, we decided to have the operation at the same time.
After receiving a local anaesthetic which stung, one hour each was enough to end up with tiny, flesh-coloured plasters on our eyelids. After a week, the plasters and the cotton were removed – we looked and felt fresh and rejuvenated. My wife started putting on make-up again and she rediscovered her smile that made me fall in love with her.
A few months later, I decided to have the pockets under my eyes removed to further refine my look. Despite living a healthy life, I had signs of fatigue that embarrassed me. I wore sunglasses for a few days as I had a light oedema and I very quickly started to receive a ton of compliments on my healthy glow. My friends even thought that I had lost weight! Proof that a small change can make a big difference.
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