What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the procedure that removes excess skin from the eyelids as well as the fatty hernias that make up the eyelid bags. Blepharoplasty can be performed alone or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures. In some special cases, this procedure can have not only a functional but also an aesthetic value.
When can eyelid surgery be performed?
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a recommended solution for various cosmetic and functional concerns related to the eyes. It can address issues like eye bags caused by fat accumulation, droopy eyelids that create a tired appearance, excess skin covering the eyelid crease, dark circles, and periorbital skin depression. Additionally, it helps combat crow’s feet and skin laxity. In some cases, eyelid surgery can also alleviate discomfort associated with eyelid swelling, such as redness, tearing, or impaired vision.
What are the different types of Blepharoplasty surgery?
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
The term « lower blepharoplasty » encompasses a number of surgical techniques aimed at improving the appearance of the lower eyelid. Historically, lower blepharoplasty was a reductive procedure to reduce wrinkles, excess skin and fat accumulation in the lower eyelid by removing skin and/or fat.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
An upper eyelid lift or upper blepharoplasty is a specialized eyelid surgery that removes sagging skin folds and prominent fat deposits over the upper eyelid to create a less tired, more youthful appearance.Due to gravity and loss of skin elasticity, the skin and muscles surrounding the eyes can weaken and stretch, resulting in an accumulation of loose skin and fat that appears as a « pouch » or hooded appearance the upper eyelid skin. This susceptibility may be hereditary and is accelerated by the effects of smoking, sun exposure and weight loss.
How much does blepharoplasty cost?
The fees for a blepharoplasty procedure can vary depending on the specific difficulty of the operation. The average cost of blepharoplasty is 1800€ and it includes all expenses (plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, operating room, hospitalization, nursing staff, dressings and post-operative check-ups). The rates for a blepharoplasty in Tunisia are still much more competitive than those in European and American countries. Opting for Tunisia for your blepharoplasty means saving money on your surgery while benefiting from high hygiene, quality and professionalism standards.
How is the eyelid surgery procedure performed?
Blepharoplasty Nigeria :This intervention is performed under local anesthesia or combined with sedation. Incisions are made at the natural crease of the upper eyelid or under the lower eyelid margin. Excess skin and fat are removed and the incisions are then closed with very fine stitches. Blepharoplasty Nigeria :If only fat is present in the lower eyelid, it can be removed by a laser incision inside the lower eyelid, without any external incisions or blepharoplasty scars (transconjunctival blepharoplasty). In this case, there will be no blepharoplasty scars or stitches.
What is the process of recovery and postoperative care for blepharoplasty?
Mild postoperative discomfort is best controlled with oral medication. If bruising and light sensitivity occur, they may last for one or two weeks. The swelling will gradually disappear within one or two weeks. Eye shadow can be resumed as soon as the stitches are removed three to five days later. Contact lenses can usually be worn again after about 7 to 10 days.
Can the scar vanish?
The scar on top will gradually disappear in the course of the months following the operation. Don’t worry if, in certain areas around the nose or under the eyebrows, the scar is more visible or causes symptoms such as itching, minor pain or simulates the presence of a subcutaneous cyst, these are considered normal and will disappear. To facilitate the healing of these discomforts, you can perform a light massage for 5 minutes 3 or 4 times a day.
Which measures should be followed for a good recovery?
For a successful recovery after eye surgery or injury, follow these essential measures: maintain proper eye hygiene, use cold packs or ice, perform eye washes, elevate your head while sleeping for at least a week with two pillows, avoid straining your eyes by avoiding activities like watching TV or reading, refrain from alcohol consumption, skip contact lenses until you’re fully healed, wear dark glasses when going outside, and avoid sun exposure.
What is the result of cosmetic blepharoplasty eyelid surgery procedures?
Blepharoplasty provide aesthetic and psychological satisfaction
Blepharoplasty Nigeria :This intervention has a high degree of satisfaction regarding its outcome. Patients undergoing this surgery will benefit from the removal of the blepharoplasty (fat accumulation and/or excess skin) in several days following the procedure.
Duration of Swelling and Scar After Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Normal post-operative swelling will normally resolve within a few weeks and the scar (linear and thin) will continue to fade until it is aesthetically pertinent.The result must be considered permanent because the reformation of imperfections is difficult and in most cases it requires a very long period of time.
What are the risks and implications of Blepharoplasty?
Common problems with blepharoplasty
After blepharoplasty surgery, patients may experience symptoms such as tearing, itching, burning of the eyes, dryness, sensitivity to light and diplopia or distorted vision, that could persist for several days. These discomforts can be reduced by adopting a proper behavior and applying a good lubricating eye drop. Some swelling of the eyelids is also a normal temporary consequence.
A complication uncommon with blepharoplasty
A complication of blepharoplasty surgery , although certainly uncommon, is the difficulty in completely closing the eyes during sleep, which is due to abnormal scarring. For the same reason, in a small percentage of patients, asymmetry of results may be evident. Other risks are those that are commonly present in any surgical procedure, and therefore are associated with the use of anesthetics.
Consult a plastic surgeon with an efficient staff
By following appropriate pre- and postoperative instructions and indications, most risks are easily avoided or at least minimized. The preoperative workup is also intended to assess whether the patient is a suitable candidate for this type of procedure. Therefore, the best prevention is to consult a plastic surgeon with an efficient staff!
What is non-surgical eyelid surgery?
The injectable fillers
This technique uses injectable fillers to fill the volume in the tear trough area between the lower eyelid and the cheek. As we grow older, the fat in the central and upper cheek area becomes lower and narrower. This gives the face a tired appearance, as a dark shadow falls into the cavity left by the lost fat. This is called « dark circles under the eyes ». Some people have a greater genetic pre-disposition, but it happens to almost everyone over the years. Injecting hyaluronic acid into this area is a very effective remedy to correct the tired look and eliminate most of the « dark circles under the eyes ». This technique is not indicated for those who have a lot of swollen fat inside the lower eyelid or if the indentations are very marked.
Plasma blepharoplasty is the non-surgical answer, produce an electric current that ionizes natural gases in the air and converts them into plasma. “Plasma” is the name given to this spark produced by a natural gas. When the tip of the plasma pen is placed near the skin, the plasma creates a small surface burn or « spot » and we repeat the process using the plasma to create these « spots ». The skin tissue immediately evaporates, leaving a small carbon crust in its place.
How long does the Non-surgical blepharoplasty take?
Non-surgical blepharoplasty takes about 10 minutes, it is pain free (with the application of a cream that numbs the area) and bruising is almost nonexistent or minimal. Most people return to work immediately and the results usually last at least 18 months.
Can blepharoplasty be combined with other cosmetic surgeries?
Most often, patients coming from abroad to be operated on in Tunisia opt for several cosmetic surgery procedures. Blepharoplasty surgery is often combined with a lipofilling or a face lift but also with a breast lift or a liposuction. So, do not hesitate to contact us for more information on the combination of your cosmetic procedures.
Contact and quote request for a blepharoplasty
Our team is always at your entire disposal to assist and guide you through all the procedures for a blepharoplasty. If you are willing to have your blepharoplasty performed abroad and you wish to organize your travel with a serious and experienced agency, trust the professionals of Tunisia Medical Travel. We will be pleased to provide you with a step-by-step assistance in the preparation of your file and the organization of your trip. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information and to ask for a free and non-binding quote.