The goal of the surgery is to improve the aesthetics of the eye area, by removing excess skin and redistributing these volumes in a harmonious way, in order to open the eyes.
Eyelid surgery is indicated to remove excess skin on the upper or lower eyelid, or to correct the appearance of unsightly “bags” or “heaviness”. This procedure is used to tighten a slackened lower eyelid and to correct excessively pronounced folds between the eyelid and the cheek. This surgery can also improve a sad or tired appearance due to sagging skin around the eyelid.
Blepharoplasty is commonly performed in women and men in their forties. However, it is sometimes performed earlier, when the disfigurements are of hereditary origin rather than age-related, such as certain fatty pockets for example.
We recommend taking arnica 9 CH 2-3 days before the procedure and continuing it 3 days after. This will tend to reduce the bruising around the eyes quite a bit and avoid several days of social eviction. We perform these procedures in our office, under local anesthesia. The wires will be removed after 5 to 6 days.
It is important to avoid taking anti-coagulants such as aspirin before and after the procedure.