Get a youthful and refreshed look and reduce the signs of ageing and sagging skin around the eyes. At Geoplasty Plastic Surgery, we offer all the latest treatments and techniques for blepharoplasty, which let you highlight your face.
What blepharoplasty is
The eyelids and the area around the eyes show the first signs of ageing.
Sagging skin is usually observed in the upper eyelids. Moreover, the muscles that lift the eyelids may not work properly and excess fatty deposits may protrude, mainly in the inner third of the eyelid. This results in cloudy peripheral vision and the person may no longer see clearly. In this case, a blepharoplasty is a necessary reconstructive procedure and not just a cosmetic one.
Under the lower eyelids, bags may appear, meaning hypertrophy and intraocular fat protrusion. In combination with the tissue atrophy and the dark circles, they give the impression of a tired and sad face.
Usually, volume loss is also observed around the eyes, eyebrows and cheeks, and the skin quality changes, getting darker and duller.
All these changes, as well as the rest of the ageing signs in the lower part of the face and neck, result in loss of the oval shape and an altered and tired appearance.
A blepharoplasty corrects such changes and restores your look, by removing the excess skin or fat, or adding fat to restore volume loss. Moreover, it rejuvenates the eyes and the dark circles by using stem cells.
How a blepharoplasty is performed
The procedure differs for the upper and lower eyelids. In both cases, a standard preoperative check-up is performed beforehand.
The surgery of the upper eyelid is usually performed with local and twilight anaesthesia.
The incision is performed in the upper fold of the eyelid, therefore, it is no longer visible a little while after the procedure.
Excess fat and skin may be trimmed away, or fat may be added in cases of volume loss, and then the incisions are closed with stitches.
On the lower eyelid, we choose the anaesthesia according to the technique that will be used.
The incision is performed 1mm below the lash line, where, using the appropriate technique, fat transfer and correction of the infraorbital fold or tear trough are possible.
Alternatively, a small incision may be performed on the inside of the eyelid, through the conjunctiva. The advantages of this technique are:
- Faster recovery and fewer complications (ectropion).
- Invisible incisions (transconjunctival blepharoplasty).
Dr Georgopoulos will discuss with you in depth and will choose the most suitable technique depending on your needs and desires.
What happens after the procedure
The estimated recovery time is approximately 6-7 days.
The first days, you must hold your head elevated and place ice packs on your eyes to avoid oedema.
During recovery, you may experience some tightness or swelling around your eyes and feel minor discomfort.
To ensure a full recovery, we will provide you with detailed information on what you need to do during the days and weeks after the procedure. Dr Georgopoulos will also prescribe the right pharmaceutical treatment.
What the possible complications of a blepharoplasty are
Some of the possible complications are common to all surgeries and include infection, haematoma, etc.
Other complications include lagophthalmos of the upper eyelid, meaning the inability to close the eyelid, and ectropion of the lower eyelid, meaning the outward turning of the eyelid.
Dr Georgopoulos will provide detailed information with respect to complications and advise you on how to avoid them.
What other procedures a blepharoplasty may be combined with
A blepharoplasty may be combined with other procedures on the face:
- Fat transfer, which restores volume loss to the face.
- Mid-facelift, when there is a visible ptosis of the mid-face. By using the existing incisions of blepharoplasty, a mid-facelift may restore the face to the position it was 10 years ago, offering a more comprehensive result.
- Brow lift, if there is ptosis of the upper eyelid.
On your first appointment, the doctor will diagnose your needs and, based on these, will formulate a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Why choose us for blepharoplasty
If you want a younger and more relaxed look, at Geoplasty Plastic Surgery we offer the most contemporary and reliable techniques for blepharoplasty. Dr Georgopoulos and the fully trained personnel of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery ensure excellent, long-lasting results, with attention to safety.
On your first visit, Dr Georgopoulos will discuss with you in depth about every detail of the blepharoplasty, as well as how to best prepare before the procedure. He will explain the risks and the benefits of every procedure, the duration, as well as any alternatives available.
Book an appointment to find out all about the available options and personalised solutions, fully tailored to your needs: