Blepharoplasty – plastic surgery to remove excess skin and adipose tissue from the upper or lower eyelid or to change the shape of the eyes available at Confidence Cosmetic Surgery in Glasgow. With the help of blepharoplasty, you can permanently or even permanently get rid of fatty hernias, lift the eyes’ tails, make the eyes a little larger or change their shape.
In Europe, women aged 45–50 years who want to regain their youth and tighten their eyelids slightly have blepharoplasty most often. In Asia, such an operation is often performed at a very young age – at 18–20 years old. But there the main goal of blepharoplasty is to change the shape of the eyes, make them visually larger and more rounded.
Indications for surgery
The main indications for such a plastic surgery are signs of eyelids’ aging, which are characterized by a decrease in skin elasticity, the appearance of mimic wrinkles, and gravitational ptosis. As a result of various processes, fatty hernias are formed under the eyes, which are also indications for blepharoplasty. The operation is also recommended to patients with birth defects. Also, plastic surgery is performed in order to correct the “Asian eyelids”, when the orbito-palpebral groove is poorly expressed.
Types of blepharoplasty: evaluation of the effectiveness of non-surgical and surgical methods
It is possible to get rid of wrinkles, bags and ptosis (omissions of the upper eyelid) using both surgical and non-surgical methods. The operation is not the only way to restore the elasticity of the eyelids and make their look more open. If the changes are minor, think about alternative ways to rejuvenate the skin of the eyelids – there are a lot of them.
This is one of the methods from mesotherapy. When injectable blepharoplasty is used, the doctor injects drugs under the skin with a thin needle, which break down fat, moisturize the skin and return its tone, lighten pigment spots. There are many such drugs, and the doctor selects them individually.
Injectable blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia, usually requires at least 2 sessions, although the result is noticeable after the first visit to the doctor. The achieved effect lasts up to 2 years.
Surgical cosmetology offers a lot of options for the rejuvenation of the eyelid skin.
Thermolifting is this procedure provides the thermal effects on collagen fibers. The result is impressive – after the first procedure, the skin is tightened and smoothed. Thermal lifting stimulates collagen formation and strengthens the skin frame.
Thermage is the method that consists in the use of radio waves, which stimulate the synthesis of collagen fibers. The depth of impact is 5–7 mm. The skin becomes taut and dense, wrinkles disappear. And immediately after the procedure, the result seems rather weak, but within a few months after the thermal lifting. Its effect does not diminish, but, on the contrary, becomes more pronounced and lasts for 5 years.
Ultrasonic lifting. This is the effect of ultrasound, which causes the collagen fibers to condense and become stronger. The procedure gives a pronounced lifting effect.
Laser blepharoplasty. This is no longer a cosmetic procedure, but the same operation, only much less traumatic since the incisions are made by a laser that instantly stops the bleeding from the smallest capillaries. The incisions are very thin, the bruises and swelling after such an operation are smaller. As a result, the rehabilitation period is shorter.
Surgical methods for blepharoplasty
If the problem is started and the machine procedures cannot give the desired effect, and also in cases when the patient wants to change the shape of the eyes, there is no other way out except for surgical blepharoplasty. You should not be afraid of the operation – the methods are constantly being improved and nowadays this is not such a traumatic intervention.
For example, if you only need to remove a fatty hernia, you may have transconjunctival blepharoplasty, in which the incision is made on the inner side of the eyelid. No visible incisions of such interference remain. In classical blepharoplasty, the incision is made along the growth line of the lower eyelashes (for operations on the lower eyelid) or along the natural skin fold. Therefore, postoperative scars will be completely invisible.
Upper blepharoplasty is performed in the case of ptosis of the upper eyelid. The purpose of the operation is the resection of excess skin, reduction of ptosis, the formation of the upper fold in the eyelids (in its absence). The incision is usually carried out in the palpebral groove.
Lower blepharoplasty is primarily aimed at removing excess paraorbital fiber, bags under the eyes, with an excess of skin. The operation can be performed via percutaneous or transconjunctival access. The latter technique is most in demand because the scar after the operation remains invisible.