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What results can you expect?

In the first visit, surgeon and patient discuss about the surgery and what results they expect. The patient looks at the mirror and decides what she/he wants to improve of her/his appearance. Then, the plastic surgeon evaluates the features of the patient to determine how the patient’s problems can be corrected. The type of surgery and extra arrangements will depend on the patient’s medical record, general health, age and complexion.
Surgeon and patient also discuss on the reasons for the surgery and what they expect of it. It’s important to have real hopes. Eyelid cosmetic surgery can improve the eyes’ look, but not make them perfect. Moreover, eyelid surgery can not correct any other alterations like skin color. This procedure will improve, but not remove wrinkles of the external parts of the eyelids’ borders.

Blefaroplasty does create a softer area around the eyes, giving a younger look. Depending on the medical changes and the type of procedure you’ve been through, you may decide to repeat the procedure in 5 to 20 years.

How and where is blefaroplasty surgery done?

You can be operated in a surgeon’s office or surgical center, or if you prefer, in a hospital. What you choose depends on your preferences and your health. If you decide to undergo surgery as an external patient, you may have the option of being sedated.

How safety is eyelid cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery procedures are generally secure. Complications by infections or obstructions due to blood clots are quite unusual. However, aspirin may cause an excess of bleeding during and after the operation. Therefore, you should not take any aspirin at least three weeks before surgery.

It’s normal having purple marks and inflammation during a week or a bit more after surgery. Cold compresses applied over your eyes can help to reduce these inconvenients. If purple marks remain after a week, these can be covered with makeup.

Stitches will be removed after several days very fine leaving scars. These scars will be hard to notice after two months. However, sometimes a scar remains after an eyebrow surgery, in which the excess of skin was removed directly under the eyebrow. Scars can be avoided lifting the eyebrow up through an eyelid incision.

Very notorious scars or any other severe problems are a result of a poor after-surgery cicatrisation. These problems might need a retouch or second surgery. You can reduce the chance of having complications by strictly sticking to the instructions the doctor gives you on post surgery care.

A new blefaroplasty method eliminates even the smallest of the scars. This technique involves a cut made on the internal part, instead of an external cut in the lower eyelid. They use a suture that gets dissolved for not having the necessity of removing it; and therefore, there wont’ be any scars. There is less inflammation with this technique too. This “internal” technique is better for people under 50 or other people that just need fat extirpation (and not the skin cut).


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