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Blepharoplasty to correct drooping eyelid problems

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that allows for the modification of the eyelid’s design. It can be performed to correct the problems of the drooping eyelid and thus smooth the look. In the following, we will discover this technique in detail.


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What is blepharoplasty? 

The drooping of the eyelids can mask the eyes and therefore make them look less alert. In this case, blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects these problems by reshaping the eyelids. It is a specific and precise procedure that allows for the creation of a thinner eyelid and thus a more open look. This procedure is offered in cosmetic surgery and is performed by a plastic surgery specialist.


There are two types of blepharoplasty: lower blepharoplasty and upper blepharoplasty. It is exactly the latter that allows the correction of drooping eyelid problems. It concerns the upper eyelids and aims to treat dermatochalasi (excess skin on the upper eyelids). Blepharoplasty is therefore a plastic surgery procedure that allows the correction of drooping eyelid problems.


Who is blepharoplasty for? 

Also known as an eye lift, blepharoplasty is very popular with women and men. It can be offered to patients who wish to correct the appearance of their eyes by making them more beautiful, younger and brighter. It is usually performed at the age of 40 because at that age the skin of the eyelids loses its elasticity. With age, the skin of the eyelids becomes more fragile and flaccid, which causes problems of drooping eyelids. However, it can be performed earlier in some cases.


How is blepharoplasty surgery performed?

An initial consultation is mandatory in the surgeon’s office. During this consultation, the surgeon will establish a treatment plan that will take into account the patient’s objectives. Additional tests will be requested to optimize the result and meet the patient’s needs. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia but in some cases, the doctor may prefer to use a general anesthesia. It lasts between 30 minutes and 2 hours and the postoperative course is well controlled. The scar is practically invisible. This procedure does not require hospitalization, the patient can go home immediately and can resume his normal activity after a week from the date of the operation while the scarring is still healing. It should be noted that the final result is only visible after 6 months. However, the eyelids begin to regain their normal appearance after 1 month following the operation.


Is eyelid surgery safe?

Eyelid surgery is very safe when performed by an eyelid surgeon. In addition, blepharoplasty can produce very satisfactory results. However, in order for this to be true, it is necessary to opt for a practitioner with a great deal of experience in this field and a good post-operative follow-up. It is therefore necessary to opt for a practitioner with sufficient experience in this field. 


Finally, in order to know if your surgeon is safe, it is important to find out about his or her background and skills. It is therefore very important to be well informed before operating. 


What are the complications that can occur during eyelid surgery?

The day after the operation, the patient may notice the appearance of edema or bruises on the eyelids. These disappear afterwards. The patient may also experience slight pain when opening and closing the eyes or slight visual disturbances. These pains and disturbances are normal and also disappear with time. The final result is not visible for 5 months. Patients are advised to wear sunglasses and to rinse their eyes with saline solution several times a day to clean the scars.


Is eyelid surgery reimbursed?

Eyelid surgery is not reimbursed by the social security system because it is considered as cosmetic surgery and not surgical. However, some mutual insurance companies may cover it if the excess skin on the upper eyelid is a problem for the patient’s health. Indeed, in some cases this excess can impinge on the vision. 


Now that you have an idea about eyelid surgery, do not hesitate to contact us for a complete and detailed quote for our Blepharoplasty Tunisia service. We will take care of your medical stay in one of the leading destinations for cosmetic surgery.

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