Eyelid surgery is performed in case of drooping and sagging eyelids. Drooping upper eyelids is not just a blemish, but it may also obstruct one’s vision. Excess fatty tissue often accumulates in the upper eyelid area. In the course of the operation sufficient amount of fatty tissue, circular muscle of the eye and skin is removed. The fat accumulating in lower eyelid area causes swelling and forms bags under eyes. Such a face looks tired. The tone of the tissues in the eye area and good appearance are affected primarily by changes related to age, sun, smoking and consumption of alcohol. Sometimes signs of ageing may develop already at the age of 30-40. The first eyelid surgeries are also performed at this age, younger patients are operated on only as an exception.
How is the surgery performed?
Upper and lower eyelid surgery takes one hour to an hour and a half and it is performed under local and/or intravenous anethesia. The incisions in the upper lids are made in the creases of the upper lid so that the scars will be seen only at the outer corners of the eyes. Excess skin and a part of the muscle and fatty tissue are removed at the surgery. The incisions in the lower lids are made just below the lashes. Excess skin and a part of the muscle and fat are removed at the surgery. The patient may leave hospital already a couple of hours after the surgery. The surgeon will examine the patient and give recommendations on how to take care of the incision area. The stitches will be removed in 7-10 days after the surgery. Bruising under eyes will disappear within two weeks. Minor swelling may occur around the eyes, but it will disappear within a couple of months.
A 10-14-day recovery period is required after the eyelid surgery, since bruising and swelling may occur. It is recommended to avoid aerobics, bodybuilding and other sports, which present a potential danger to the eye area, for one month following the surgery. Final results will be visible in six months after the surgery.