The skin of the eyelids is very thin and the connective tissues contain fewer fibre. so the aesthetic problems appear earlier due to various external impacts and aging. The loss of flexibility in the case of the skin of the lower and upper eyelids and aging can cause wrinkles and swellings around the eyes, which can result in psychological issues. In some occasions the patients can feel a great change in the condition of their skin, but if someone is disturbed by his or her sagged skin, it is better to help this problem, as the upper eyelids can become flabby, which can damage his or her vision as well. Spectacular wrinkles and loose skin can pile up behind the lower eyelids, which can cause the so called “bags”.
The process of the surgery: An incision is made through the pleats of the upper eyelids, in order to remove the excess skin and fat. After 2-3 week the very thin white scar is barely visible. The incision of at the lower eyelids is performed under the lower eyelashes, which recovers with a barely visible scar too. At the end of the surgery the wounds are closed with stitches and with a bandage, which are removed after 4-5 days.
Length of surgery: about 0.5-1.5 hour
It is important to know that the tissues around the eyes are a loosest ones in our body, so bruises might appear after the surgery. Pink phlegm and tears might appear in the line of the scar in the first 48 hours. The closure of the eyes might not be perfect temporarily because of the swelling, or the lower eyelids might turn inside out slightly. Eye shadow is not recommended for 2-3 weeks. After 3-4 months, the scar are almost completely invisible. However, the result is 90% present after a couple of weeks, the complete change is there after 2-3 months.
You should not be afraid of the irritating symptoms (itching, burning skin, tearing, often conjunctiva catarrh) as those are just temporary. If these symptoms are already available before the surgery, those might be more intense. It does not affect vision.
Advice after surgery:
- Apply ice to the treated area.
- If secretion is apparent, you should clear the area with chamomile
- The use of eye drops might reduce tearing.
- After the surgery sunglasses are recommended.