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Plastic surgery

+420 273 038 934

Aesthetic dermatology

+420 225 379 110

Brno

Plast. surgery / Aesth. dermatology

+420 513 033 763

Liberec

Plast. surgery / Aesth. dermatology

+420 483 033 383

Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery

The eyelids are very much exposed functionally, and that is why the first visible signs of aging appear in this area. Age causes the skin to lose elasticity and excessive skin deposits to form at the eyelids. These may also be influenced by other factors, such as inheritance, skin type, way of life, allergies, kidney diseases, etc. It is not only an aesthetic defect, but functional as well, causing the feeling of weariness and painful eyes.

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The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, as an outpatient operation or during a one-day hospitalisation. During this plastic surgery, we remove excessive skin from the eyelids, and at the same time, we reduce the fat deposits as necessary, creating a soft setting for the eye in the eye cavity. The resulting scar in the upper eyelid is situated in the location of the natural crease, where the skin folds upon opening. With lower eyelids, the scar is situated just below the eyelashes.

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Post-Surgery Care

After this cosmetic surgery, a thin patch is attached to the cuts, and a sterile covering is applied, again attached to the skin by a patch. The eyes of the patient are not covered, and his sight is not restricted. The patient goes home immediately after the surgery. Driving a car, however, is forbidden. Over the first 24 hours, the patient places cold applications on the covering (ice in a plastic bag, cooling gels), and remains at rest. We recommend sleeping in semi-sitting positions, not lying down. The day after the surgery, the patient himself removes the covering applied on the cuts on the eyelids, but leaves the patch attached to the skin. The latter is kept dry, without wetting, for a period of 7 days.

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The stitches are removed on the 7th day after the surgery, and it may be done by the operating surgeon, but it is also possible for the patient to do it himself/herself. The patch must be taken off the skin by a pair of tweezers, and then the string on the outer side of the eyelid is pulled smoothly to remove the entire stitch. Afterwards, it is possible to wash the eyelids in water, and grease it with a grease-based cream. Ten days after the surgery, it is necessary to start with scar massages. We push the scar with the tip of a finger, and we exert pressure for 30 seconds; then we move the finger onto another part of the scar. We massage the scar this way several times a day. We can use a grease cream while doing it. Definitely do not pull the scar, as that may open the cut.

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After the surgery, the scar should not be exposed to sunshine for two months, otherwise it could become dark. In the event of being exposed to sunrays earlier, we recommend covering the scar with a high-UV-filter cream. After the surgery, oedema and bruises appear on the skin of the eyelids and on the cheeks, persisting for a period of 2-3 weeks. The patient can carry out office work as early as three days after the surgery, but nevertheless, s/he must take into account the fact that the cuts will be bandaged up, and the bruises and oedema will still be visible. Sporting activities and physical strain are not recommended until two weeks after the actual plastic surgery of the eyelids. The scar after the surgery is reddish at first, but pales gradually, so that it becomes nearly invisible in the crease on the upper eyelid, and below the eyelashes on the lower eyelid. The final results of the surgery are evaluated after 4-8 weeks.