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UPPER AND LOWER EYE LIDS (BLEPHAROPLASTY)

The Upper and Lower Eyelids cosmetic surgery, also called Blepharoplasty or Bag removal is performed under local anaesthesia as an outpatient cosmetic operation or under IV sedation (analgosedation) during a half-day hospitalisation at the cosmetic surgery clinic in Prague.

During 100 minutes long Upper and Lower Eyelids 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.

Excellent results can be expected with this procedure, it carries a very low risk of complications, heals fast with minimal superficial scarring.

The whole stay can be reduced to 2 - 3 days. No waiting list, simple booking steps and available surgery dates from two weeks onwards.

Procedure details

Both Upper and Lower 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.

Post-surgery Care after Upper or Lower Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) surgery

  • After Upper or Lower Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) cosmetic surgery abroad 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 to the hotel immediately after this cosmetic surgery. Driving a car, however, is forbidden. Over the first 24 hours after Upper or Lower Eyelids, 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 position, 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 after the plastic surgery in Prague.

  • The stitches are removed on the 7th day after the Blepharoplasty and it may be done by the operating plastic 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 Upper and Lower Eyelids surgery abroad 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.

  • After the Upper and Lower Eyelids cosmetic 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 Blepharoplasty, oedema and bruises appear on the skin of the eyelids and on the cheeks persisting for a period of 2-3 weeks.

  • The scar after the Upper and Lower Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) cosmetic 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 your Upper and Lower Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) cosmetic surgery in Prague are evaluated after 4-8 weeks.

  • The patient can carry out office work as early as three days after the Upper and Lower Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) cosmetic surgery abroad, 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 cosmetic surgery of the eyelids.

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