Eyelids Surgery

If you’re considering eyelid surgery...

Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision.
It won’t remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles. Other facial surgery procedures can be performed in conjunction with Blepharoplasty, such as: facelift or browlift in other to answer to further needs.
This piece of information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please, ask your surgeon about anything else is relevant to you.

The best candidates for eyelid surgery

Blepharoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessary change your looks to match your ideal. It will improve your facial look, smoothing it and making you look younger and rested.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations.

Planning your surgery

The initial consultation with your surgeon is very important. The surgeon will need your complete medical history, so check your own records ahead of time and be ready to provide this information.
After all the most appropriate procedures for each case is defined, it will be discussed about the best alternative for the anesthesia and hospital to perform this surgery. Eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia – which numbs the area around your eyes – along with oral or intravenous sedatives. Or general anesthesia, in that case, you’ll sleep through the operation.
Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including general guidelines when this surgery will be scheduled. Carefully following these instructions will help your surgery go more smoothly.

The surgery

In a typical procedure, the surgeon makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids; in the creases of your upper lids, and just below the lashes in the lower lids. The incisions may extend into the crow’s feet or laugh lines at the outer corners of your eyes. Working through these incisions, the surgeon separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes excess fat, and often trims sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.

After your surgery

You may walk as soon as the anesthesia wears off and there is no need to stay at the hospital.
Your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anesthesia wears off, but you can control any discomfort with the pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. If you feel any severe pain, call your surgeon immediately.
At home, you will have to follow the surgeon’s instructions. Between the third or fifth day after the surgery, you will have to return to your surgeon in order to remove the stitches.
Once the stitches are removed, the swelling and discoloration around your eyes will gradually subside from the second week on.
By then, depending on your rate of healing and your doctor’s instructions, you’ll probably be able to wear makeup to hide the bruising that remains.
You may be sensitive to sunlight, Wind, and other irritants for several weeks, so you should wear sunglasses and a special sunblock made for eyelids when you go out. At the end of the first week after the surgery, you will be able to go back to work.

Your new look

Healing is a gradual process and your scars may remain slightly pink for two to three months after the surgery. Eventually, though, they’ll fade to a thin, nearly invisible white line.
On the other hand, the positive results of your eyelid surgery – the more alert and youthful look – will last for years.



Addresses and Telephones

São Paulo
47, Amadeu Amaral, Square
Room 93
São Paulo, SP
Phone: +55 11 3285-3432

252, Salgado Filho, Avenue
Room 109
São Paulo, SP
+55 11 2600-9275
+55 11 2600-9290
e-mail: dr.lourenco@uol.com.br

Cell Phone: +55 11 99975-1550

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