The eyes are one of the most noticeable and expressive features of the face
Blepharoplasty or upper and lower eyelid correction is an operation to remove loose skin or muscle tissue as well as adipose tissue that makes eyes appear aged, puffy and tired. In recent years, there has been a brand new, revolutionary trend in the world with regard to the method of correcting upper and lower eyelids, which we apply in Galatea.
Generally speaking, in the traditional and most commonly practiced blepharoplasty, adipose tissue is removed. This fat tissue is redistributed to the eye area of lower blepharoplasty.
There are three types of changes to the upper and lower eyelids, and according to the nature of the particular problem, during the consultation the surgeon should explain the nature of the individual processes that occur in your eye area and if there are no contraindications of a different nature (acute and chronic eye diseases, conjunctivitis, etc.) to choose the most appropriate correction method.
The correction of the upper eyelids – upper blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess skin of the upper eyelid. Its formation is sometimes related to the aging and hanging processes of the skin, but the problem may be inherited.
In these cases, eyelid sculpting can also be made at an earlier age when the skin has not begun to lose its elasticity. In some cases, this excess skin may interfere with vision in older people.
Therefore, in addition to aesthetic effect, removal and often affects positively and improve vision. It is also possible to make plastication of the upper eyelid muscle to avoid recurrence after the operation of the eyelids.
The operation consists mainly in removing excess skin and, depending on the problem, it may involve removing parts of the muscle and fatty herniations. The operation usually has a weak swelling that is absorbed for a few days.
The correction of the lower eyelids – inferior blepharoplasty is a procedure whose main purpose is to remove the bags under the eyes and to completely refresh the area around the eyes. When adjusting the lower eyelid, the surgeon’s experience is of great importance in order not to cause the lower eyelid to hang and thus to alter the shape of the eye.
In the lower blepharoplasty, the incision is made immediately below the shoulder edge and the scar remains invisible. Skin and muscle are lifted and fatty hernias are removed, but are spread out at the edge of the eye.
Prior to surgery, the elasticity of the skin should be judged to fine-tune the best correction method. If a person has inherited bags under the eyes, it is advisable to make the lower blepharoplasty at an earlier age because the elasticity of the skin is greater.
You can also judge your skin’s elasticity especially on the lower eyelid.
If you tug your skin under the eye, it must immediately return to its normal state. If it recovers more slowly, its elastic tone is significantly reduced.
An important condition for the effect of surgery is that the patient has no unrealistic expectations and be aware that blepharoplasty is not intended to completely remove the wrinkles and the eyebrow lifting.
These are completely separate procedures, the combination of which can be discussed during the consultation.