The blepharoplasty (the proper name for an eye lift) reduces hooded or droopy eyelids and saggy, puffy under-eye bags giving you more wide-awake, younger-looking eyes. It is performed under local anaesthetic and sedation(when you're asleep but still conscious). Excess skin on the upper or/and lower lid (sometimes together with fat and muscle tissue) is removed and the incision is sutured with very thin surgical thread. The incision is in the natural crease of the eyelid, and is therefore hardly visible.
After the operation the eyes are more open and larger giving the face a more youthful and fresher appearance.
Anaesthetic: local anaesthetic
Duration of the procedure: Lower: 1.5 hours; Upper: 1 hour; Total (both): 2 -2,5 hours
Generally no hospital stay (outpatient) and the proposed stay in Cyprus: 2-3 days after surgery
Stitch removal: 4-5 days after surgery
Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with eyelid surgery. Although the majority of patients do not experience the following complications, you should understand all possible consequences of eyelid surgery.
RISKS of BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY
An individual's choice to undergo eyelid surgery is based on the comparison of the risk to potential benefit.
- Dry eye problems
- Damage to deeper structures
- Chronic pain
- Corneal exposure problems
- Unsatisfactory result
- Allergic reactions
- Eyelash hair loss
- Delayed healing
- Surgical anesthesia
Fortunately, major complications from eyelid surgery are uncommon. Every year, thousands of patients undergo eyelid surgery and experience no significant problems.