Blepharoplasty of the eyelids: the pros, cons and features of this procedure
With age, the phrase “Raise my eyelids” is becoming more and more relevant. Many women do not want to put up with nature and decide on blepharoplasty. There are many myths and incredible “facts” walking around this operation. What is true of it, who will approach the procedure and when it can be dangerous – in the material Lyubov Gower.
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is primarily a surgical intervention in the skin of the lower and upper eyelids with the aim of rejuvenation. However, this operation is struggling not only with age, but also with some aesthetic problems. For example, allows you to remove fatty hernia or change the shape of the eyes.
Types of blepharoplasty
Upper blepharoplasty. As a rule, this is a classic operation on the upper eyelid. Indications for upper blepharoplasty are overhanging skin or eye cut correction. Thanks to this type of operation, the look becomes wider and more expressive. Lower blepharoplasty is indicated for patients who experience age-related changes in the skin graft. This operation is mainly used to remove grease bags. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty helps to get rid of fatty hernias under the eyes and is more suitable for young patients. Cantopexy – due to a decrease in skin elasticity, there is a possibility of lowering lower eyelids. This operation helps to remove sagging skin and make the look more fresh and expressive.
Usually the indications for blepharoplasty are:
overhang or descent of the upper eyelid;
excess hernial sacs in the medial corners of the eye;
impaired circular muscle of the eye;
excess skin graft on the lower eyelid;
omission of the lower eyelid, etc.
However, blepharoplasty is not only shown to women affected by age-related changes. Overhang of the upper eyelid may be a genetic predisposition. Popular myths
Internet for adults – the same horror story for children. The network is usually walking a lot of false and false information. At present, the most common question at a specialist reception is: “Will I definitely not have the inversion of the century?” Many people do not even suspect that this happens quite rarely. This is mainly due to the lack of professionalism of the surgeon. The reason is too large a skin flap fence on the lower eyelid. The muscle does not withstand the tension along with the skin flap and just makes it eversion.
The second most popular question is: “Will there be keloid scars?” Usually, the patient thinks that if there is at least one modified scar, then he has a tendency to form keloids. In fact, this is not true. Scars are of several types and can appear as a result of trauma to the skin, acne, etc.
Many people worry that blepharoplasty has a negative effect on vision. It is a myth. On the contrary, when there is a problem of overhanging the eyelid, the person is constantly straining his frontal muscle due to inconvenience. It causes tension headache (HDN). Sometimes the overhang is such that a foreign body is often present on the pupil, that is, an enlarged eyelid. Because of this, the vector of the eye is constantly changing. It is at this point that a decrease in vision may occur.
Also a common myth is the belief that lower blepharoplasty eliminates wrinkles. This is an obvious misconception. You need to understand that wrinkles are muscle contraction. And getting rid of them is not at all blepharoplasty.
How is the surgery going? During blepharoplasty, a small incision occurs through which excess skin or adipose tissue is removed. After this, intracutaneous sutures are applied. Do not be afraid, over time, they become barely noticeable. Approximately on the fifth day after the operation, the sutures are removed. For the fastest healing, special ointments are used, which reduce the swelling and redness of scars.
And then what?
The postoperative period is completely dependent on the mood of the patient. If the patient perceives the operation in a positive manner, then, most likely, the recovery period will pass quickly. However, one attitude does not help. The rehabilitation period also depends on how quickly the human body is able to recover. Small life hacking: be sure to watch how quickly your skin heals after bruises and wounds. This time will be the main indicator of your body’s regenerative abilities. Of course, you must follow all the recommendations of the surgeon. The first step is to avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Therefore, glasses with UV protection from a fashionable accessory will become an urgent need. Secondly, rejection of intense physical exertion and bad habits will benefit. Also during the rehabilitation period, it is necessary to exclude a trip to the bath and sauna.