Reasons for surgery
One of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, operations are either on the upper or lower eyelids, and often performed simultaneously.
Upper-blepharoplasty is suitable for those who have excessive upper eyelid skin that obstructs vision, or that covers the eyelashes and causes inconvenience when using cosmetics. In some cases, upper blepharoplasty is combined with eyebrow lift surgery in order to achieve the best possible post-operative cosmetic effect.
Lower-blepharoplasty is suitable where there is significant excess skin in the lower lids or the skin has become baggy due to extra fat accumulation. In some cases lower blepharoplasty is combined with fat grafting surgery in order to achieve the best possible post-operative cosmetic effect.
The surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia. If blepharoplasty is combined with eyebrow lift surgery, general anaesthesia is used.
In a typical procedure the surgeon makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids; in the creases of upper lids and just below the lashes in the lower lids.
Through this incision any surplus fat and sagging muscle is removed. Extra skin is also removed.
If you have a pocket of fat beneath your lower eyelids without surplus skin then the fat may be removed through the inside of the lower eyelid.
Things to discuss with your surgeon
Along with all your other questions, you should make sure you discuss the following in your consultations with your surgeon.
- What should I avoid before and after surgery?
- Do I need to follow any special diets?
- When will the stitches be removed?
- Will wound dressings be needed? What kind and for how long?
- When will you be able to have shower or bath?
- Will you have to use medications? What kind and for how long?
- How should you take care of your skin?
- How will you have to adjust your lifestyle?
- How long will I need to stay in Lithuania before it is safe for me to travel?
- When can you start working?
- Will additional examinations be necessary postoperatively? When and where?