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Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly used facial surgeries. With age, the skin of the face becomes less elastic, acquires many small and large wrinkles, due to the constant work of facial muscles. So, in the area of the eyelids, excess skin, wrinkles gradually appear, and "bags" under the eyes can also appear at a young age with an excess amount of periorbital fatty tissue ("hernia" of the eyelids).
Eyes play a very important role in human communication. It is on this area that the interlocutor pays attention first of all, therefore we spend a lot of time, effort and money to make our eyes and eyelids look their best. It should be noted that most of the decorative cosmetics sold in the world are intended specifically for the eyelids.
However, some aesthetic defects (especially age-related ones) cannot be hidden with the help of only cosmetic products - surgical intervention is required. And among the rejuvenating operations, one of the most popular is blepharoplasty, which allows you to eliminate eyelid imperfections and bags under the eyes, wrinkles around the eyes, strengthen muscles, raise eyebrows and corners of the eyes, and, if necessary, change the shape of the eyes.
In some cases, in order to achieve the desired effect, blepharoplasty can be carried out in parallel with photorejuvenation, circular facial plastic, lifting, etc. There are many myths about blepharoplasty. Which ones are true? Let's try to figure it out.
Myths about blepharoplasty
After blepharoplasty, I will have to spend a long time in the hospital until everything heals. Usually, blepharoplasty is performed in a day hospital, or hospitalization is used for one day, no more. The operation is performed using local anesthesia or intravenous anesthesia.
Those who underwent blepharoplasty have severe swelling of the eyelids for a long time. It should be noted that edema is an inevitable consequence of any operation. After blepharoplasty, the edema disappears in a maximum of two weeks, the swelling in the morning sometimes persists for about a month, but no more. To reduce swelling, ice packs can be applied for 48 hours after surgery, and during the postoperative period, sleep on a high pillow. If necessary, the doctor sometimes prescribes an antibacterial ointment to speed up the healing process.
Blepharoplasty does not work on deep wrinkles in the lower eyelids. It all depends on which blepharoplasty technique you prefer - classical or transconjunctival. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which is used only to remove fatty hernias, really does not eliminate the signs of skin aging. The classical technique makes it possible to remove not only hernias, but also excess skin, which allows you to completely get rid of superficial wrinkles, and partially remove deep wrinkles or make them invisible.
After blepharoplasty, as a complication, the shape and shape of the eyes may change. Not if the operation was performed correctly and the purpose was not to change the shape and shape of the eyes. Some of the effects that occur after surgery are not complications, but the consequences of a medical error. Therefore, such operations should be done by an experienced specialist.
You can not do blepharoplasty for those who wear glasses and contact lenses. This is a misconception. It is only necessary to take into account that before the operation, you should definitely consult an ophthalmologist, and after blepharoplasty, temporarily replace contact lenses with glasses (for two to three weeks).
Blepharoplasty is a simple operation, no restrictions can be observed. As with any surgical intervention, certain rules will have to be followed in the postoperative period. Physical activity (playing sports, dancing, cleaning the room, etc.) should be completely excluded immediately after the operation for several days. And you will have to refrain from having sex for a week. During the month, you should not bend over sharply, take a hot shower, visit a bathhouse or a swimming pool. And you should wash your face very carefully until the puffiness passes.
Blepharoplasty is not recommended for young people (under 30). This statement is true only when blepharoplasty is aimed at eliminating the signs of aging, usually appearing after 30 years. However, the puffiness of the lower eyelid can also be congenital, and it can be corrected at a younger age.
After the operation, the scars remain permanently and are quite noticeable. This is not entirely true. Indeed, with the classical method, an incision in the lower eyelids is made directly under the lash line, where it is hardly noticeable. On the upper eyelids, the scar is located in the natural fold of the eyelid and is invisible when the eyes are open. Incisions during blepharoplasty are shallow, the scars are very thin, after six months they will be smoothed out, turning into white lines, visible only to a professional. And after transconjunctival blepharoplasty, there are no visible scars at all, since fatty hernias are removed through microscopic incisions or punctures made on the inner side of the eyelid.
Blepharoplasty can correct any age-related changes. Misconception. With the help of blepharoplasty, you can remove fatty hernias, get rid of some wrinkles, and also get rid of excess skin on the eyelids. In order to completely remove the "crow's feet", blepharoplasty alone is not enough, an additional procedure will be required - injection of botulinum toxin (injection of a gel based on hyaluronic acid). In order to raise the eyebrows, an endoscopic temporal lobe lift is performed.
After blepharoplasty, you cannot use decorative cosmetics for a long time. Make-up can be applied after a week, however, it is not recommended to dim the scars for 2 weeks in order not to disrupt the healing process. It should be remembered that before you start using decorative cosmetics, you should definitely consult with the surgeon who performed the operation.