The eyelid lift surgery “Blepharoplasty”
Many people wonder about what the plastic cosmetic eyelid surgery really is.
Is it painful? What is the procedure? What is the recovery time after such a surgery?
The plastic cosmetic surgery of the eyelids has the scientific name of blepharoplasty.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty or eyelid lift) reduces puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes.
Therefore, blepharoplasty is used to modify the eyelids in order to rejuvenate their appearance and make them look more rested.
Upper eyelid incisions are hidden in the natural folds of the eyelids, a few millimeters above the eyelashes.
Through these incisions, the excess fat and skin are removed.
In the case of the lower eyelids, the incision is often practiced inside the eyelid, thus is invisible from the outside. In some cases, an incision may be placed on a wrinkle below the lashes.
To close the incisions, absorbable sutures are used.
Crow’s feet wrinkles outside the eyes may need Botox injections after the surgery to be improved.
As well, the skin wrinkles on the lower eyelid often need another treatment in the future, using CO2 resurfacing to attenuate these lines.
Wrinkles of the upper eyelids are sometimes caused by droopy eyebrows rather than by a surplus of skin.
In addition, low eyebrows cause a tired, serious and sad expression.
So, ideally, droopy eyebrows are lifted with a ‘forehead lift’, with or without the ‘blepharoplasty’ surgery.
We favor a ‘forehead lift’ approach using ‘mini-incisions’ technique called forehead lift 0.0.3.
The forehead lift 0.0.3?
This forehead lift is a special technique that was taught by Dr. Fanous in major scientific conferences.
Only three tiny 1 cm incisions are placed behind the hairline.
Above all, the muscles are pulled, but are not cut. This is done to reduce the possibility of asymmetric or very weakened expressions following surgery.
Then, the eyebrows are raised just a little using a very tiny screw in the scalp.
The three small scars are completely hidden in the hair.
Unattractive eyelids can become the center of attention and can mask the softness of other more attractive facial features.
This is where the plastic and cosmetic eyelids surgery blepharoplasty comes into play:
A plastic cosmetic eyelid surgery blepharoplasty is used to change the eyelids in the most discreet way possible.
Alterations and corrections must not be exaggerated.
Properly operated eyelids should be unobtrusive. They should not attract attention. They should also bring softness to the facial expression.
It is important that, after blepharoplasty, eyelids do not seem to be too pulled.
For our surgeon Dr. Fanous, the most significant goal of the plastic and cosmetic procedure of the eyelid, after the safety of the patients, is the natural appearance of the eyelids after blepharoplasty.
Considering the importance of the eyelids in the face because of their paramount position, the success of such an operation is crucial.
It is essential that the plastic eyelid surgery “blepharoplasty” considers the overall facial harmony.
That is why a small correction of the eyelids may very often make a huge difference on the whole facial appearance, even though the change is discreet.
Friends or family members who have had this same surgery by him refer many of the patients who consult Dr. Fanous for a blepharoplasty.
Seeing the result on a person we know is one of the ways to assess the skills of a surgeon.
Your eyelid surgery will take place without general anesthesia.
Only local anesthesia and sedation will be used.
The plastic cosmetic eyelid surgery is usually completed within two hours.
The procedure day?
Following the eyelid surgery, patients can return home one to two hours after.
They have to be escorted with a relative or a friend.
If the patient comes from outside of Montreal, a service can be arranged so that he can be lodged and looked after for the first night.
A telephone service is accessible for our Quebec patients, as well as for our patients from different parts of Canada and the USA, to answer any of their questions during the recovery period.
The main restriction that must be met after your plastic cosmetic facial surgery, or blepharoplasty, is to avoid vigorous physical activity and training for the next month.
The recovery time?
The duration needed for the eyelids to recover is usually one to two weeks following an eyelid surgery.
Patients generally feel comfortable going to work again once the dressing is removed, one to two weeks after surgery.
By the postoperative visit two weeks after a plastic eyelid surgery, bruises are not very obvious in the majority of cases.
The risks of blepharoplasty?
There are unlikely but possible complications that can be associated with the procedure of plastic cosmetic eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, such as infection, bleeding, marked scarring, deterioration of vision (rare), allergic reactions, etc.
In Montreal, our surgeon Dr. Fanous commonly operates patients from all over Quebec.
As well, many patients from all over Canada, the USA and the rest of the world, consult him.
More information for housing or nursing services is available at our office in Montreal during your first visit.
An experience without concern …is our objective.
If you want to know what the price of an eyelid surgery “blepharoplasty” is, and how much it costs, contact us by phone at 514-935-5033 or by email to get an approximate fees margin.
Your questions about blepharoplasty and forehead lift?
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