Eyelid surgery, more technically known as blepharoplasty and colloquially referred to as an “eye lift”, is a form of cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat and skin, as well as bulges from the upper and/or lower eyelids.
What are the benefits of a blepharoplasty?
Although commonly performed for cosmetic purposes, blepharoplasty can also help improve vision if skin folds or drooping eyelids also interfere with the patient’s line of sight.
The aesthetic benefits of eyelid surgery include the correction of wrinkled skin folds on the upper eyelids, bags under the eyes and sagging eyebrows, resulting in a more youthful and less tired and melancholy appearance.
In addition, psychological benefits include increased confidence and self-esteem. Although a blepharoplasty can improve appearance, it cannot correct certain imperfections such as skin discoloration, as well as other imperfections such as deep eyelid creases..
Are you a good candidate for eyelid surgery ?
Your eye lift should be performed by an experienced oculoplastic surgeon (specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eye).
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are in good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure.
Most patients are 35 years or older, although those with droopy eyes may wish to have an eye lift sooner.
In addition to age, the length of surgery required and the technique chosen will also be based on personal factors such as the client’s expectations, medical history, general health and skin texture.
How is blepharoplasty performed?
Typically, eyelid surgery takes about 2 hours and you can go home the same day.
Local anesthesia, in conjunction with an oral sedative or intravenous sedation, is most commonly used, although general anesthesia is also an option.
The upper eyelid is usually the starting point for your plastic surgeon, with the first incision made along the natural eyelid line.
The surgeon will remove any excess fat, skin and muscle. Once completed, tiny stitches will be used to close the eye lift incision.
Risks and complications
Although generally considered very safe, eyelid surgery does carry some inherent risks of complications.
As a preventative measure, it is best to stop smoking and take aspirin painkillers at least one month before your blepharoplasty procedure. These can restrict blood flow and inhibit natural healing.
You should also be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully, both before and after your blepharoplasty surgery..
Why choose Medcare Vacances for your blepharoplasty in Tunisia?
For your safety and optimal results, choose MedCare Vacances for your eyelid surgery in Tunisia.
MedCare Vacances provides highly trained staff throughout your blepharoplasty in Tunisia to ensure a smooth and friendly experience .