Superior blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery
The upper blepharoplasty is the cosmetic surgery operation to treat dermatochalasis, ie the excess of upper eyelid skin, resulting from the relaxation of the tissues. Dermatochalasis is manifested by a horizontal fold of skin folded by age, in the upper palpebral hollow.
The upper blepharoplasty, in brief
The eyelid surgery is often carried out in quarantine, both in women and in men, and removes all superfluous skin, leaving sufficient space for the closed eyelid to cover the eyeball satisfactorily.
Practiced in the upper eyelids, a discreet incision hidden in the palpebral fold allows to remove excess skin and the “hernia” that often exists at the inner corner of the eye, near the root of the nose.
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Indications for eyelid surgery
The main indication for upper blepharoplasty is a cutaneous sagging in the upper eyelid, which usually occurs between 35 and 40 years, in both women and men. However, there is no particular age for this intervention.
Indeed, a number of factors are involved in the appearance of these signs, in particular hereditary and morphological factors, which explain that eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed in young subjects.
Your first consultation for a blepharoplasty
Fundamental, the first consultation makes it possible to clearly identify the motivations and to set precise objectives. The medical and surgical history is mentioned: allergies, medicinal intake, hereditary factors, etc.
The analysis of the face allows to define the surgical possibilities, to measure the excess skin and to detect a possible asymmetry. The consultation involves the taking of photographs, useful for the operative evaluation.
Duration of a blepharoplasty
A blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. Depending on the case, it is possible to perform different types of anesthesia. Local anesthesia is frequently used for upper eyelid surgery. If desired, 24-hour hospitalization may be considered.
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