Eyelid correction (Blepharoplasty)
Heavy eyelids produce an excess of skin which conceal the natural fold of the upper eyelids causing the loose skin to overhang down from the upper lids. This is very aging and patients complain of being told they look constantly tired.
This is a simple procedure which takes approx 45 minutes and can be undertaken by a local anesthetic or some patients prefer sedation due to the sensitivity of the area. An incision is made in the natural crease of the eye socket and faded out into a laughter line at the corner of the eye. Excess skin is then removed and the eye suture normally is removed after 5-7 days.
Lower eyelid surgery is performed when fatty bags present under the eyes. Age lines will have also formed causing distress to patients as this isolated of the area of their face is not in balance.
Lower eye surgery is performed in two ways. If it is just fat removal the procedure is handled from the inside of the eyelid with no visible suturing. In some cases fat will be removed from an area such as the tummy to rebalance the shape of the eye to a more youthful position. In other cases where the skin has stretched and has visible loose skin as well as fat, the incision is made very close to the eyelashes where the fat is removed and excess skin is cut away. Again fat made need to be transferred to shape the eye back to the youthful position.
The eye incisions heal within 1 week but scars could be red and lumpy for up to 4 weeks. Then they will gradually fade to a fine white line and will barely visible. Initially the fine scars can be disguised with a camouflage stick. Since the healing process is gradual, you should expect to wait at least several weeks to get an accurate picture of the results of your eyelid surgery.
To get optimal results and avoid complications you should avoid stress, stay out of the sun, eat healthily, keep your weight within a normal BMI range, exercise regularly, and refrain from alcohol for 2 days prior to surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. Please refrain from smoking for at least 1 week before surgery and a minimum of 2 weeks after surgery as smoking can interfere with the final result.
Downtime following surgery
Heavy physical exercise and strenuous body movement or lifting must not be undertaken for a minimum of 4 weeks following the surgery. You can still move and do normal everyday things the day after surgery.
The final results will emerge between 3 to 6 months following surgery. There is very rarely disappointment in the patient’s perception of the success of the surgery.
Where to stay:
If you live some distance from the clinic we recommend that you spend one night in or near Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic so that our caring staff are on hand to reassure you should any issue arise that will cause you concern. Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic can highly recommend 2 hotels nearby to our clinic:
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Vi anbefaler deg å ikke reise med fly de første 48 timene etter operasjonen, under denne tiden skal en kontrolltime anordnes i klinikken. Du tar smertestillende medisiner etter avtale. De første to døgnene skal du ha ro. Den overfladiske kompress bandasjen fjernes 2 dager etter operasjonen. Teipen beholdes i en uke og da fjernes trådene og da kan du dusje og sette på ny teip i noen uker. Kontroll avtales med klinikken 7 dager etter operasjonen, om 3 og om 6 mnd., slik at sluttresultatet vurderes. Du må selv ringe for å avtale kontrollene, alternativt avtale med klinikken på operasjonsdagen.
Blødning og infeksjon er meget uvanlig og krever i svært få fall reoperasjon og/eller antibiotikabehandling. Hvis en korreksjon anses for å være nødvendig for å forbedre resultatet, gjøres dette kostnadsfritt inntil 6 måneder etter operasjonen. Bedøvelseskomplikasjoner, som f.eks. allergisk reaksjon på bedøvelsesmidler, er ekstremt sjeldne.
Hvis korreksjon er nødvendig pga komplikasjoner eller ikke tilfredsstillende resultat gjøres dette kostnadsfritt innen et års garanti-periode, forutsatt at det foreligger medisinsk indikasjon og en klar forbedrings potensiale.