Blepharoplasty. Myths about blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty. Myths about blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty – refers to the most commonly used operations on the face. With age, the facial skin becomes less elastic, acquires a multitude of small and large wrinkles, due to the constant work of facial muscles. So, in the field of the eyelids, skin excesses and wrinkles gradually appear, and “bags” under the eyes can appear and at a young age with an excess of circumglobal adipose tissue (“hernia” of the eyelids).

In the communication of people, the eyes play a very important role. It is to this area that the interlocutor first of all pays attention, therefore we spend a lot of time, effort and money for our eyes and eyelids to look as good as possible. It should be noted that most of the decorative cosmetics, which are sold in the world, is designed specifically for the eyelids.

However, some aesthetic defects (especially age-related defects) can not be hidden with the help of cosmetic products alone – surgical intervention is required. And among the rejuvenating operations one of the most popular is blepharoplasty, which helps to eliminate eyelid defects and “bags” under the eyes, wrinkles around the eyes, strengthen muscles, raise eyebrows and corners of the eyes, and if necessary – change the incision of the eyes.

In some cases, to achieve the desired effect, blepharoplasty can be performed in parallel with photorejuvenation, circular facial plastic, lifting, etc. There are many myths about blepharoplasty. Which of them correspond to reality? Let’s try to figure it out.

After blepharoplasty, I will have to spend in the hospital for a long time, until everything heals.

Usually, blepharoplasty is performed in a day hospital, or hospitalization is applied for one day, no more. The operation is performed using local anesthesia or intravenous anesthesia.

Those who have had blepharoplasty, the eyelids are swelling for a long time.

It should be noted that swelling is an inevitable consequence of any operation. After blepharoplasty, swelling takes place within a maximum of two weeks, the puffiness in the morning remains sometimes about a month, but no more. To reduce edema, within 48 hours after the operation, you can apply packets of ice, in the postoperative period to sleep on a high pillow. If this is necessary, to speed up the healing process, the doctor sometimes prescribes an antibacterial ointment.

On deep wrinkles in the lower eyelid region, blepharoplasty does not work.

All depends on what method of blepharoplasty you prefer – classical or transconjunctival. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty, used only to remove fatty hernias, does not really eliminate the signs of skin aging. The classical technique allows you to remove not only hernia, but also excess skin, which allows you to completely get rid of superficial wrinkles, and remove deep wrinkles in part or make them less noticeable.

After blepharoplasty, as a complication, the shape and incision of the eyes may change.

No, if the operation has been performed correctly and has not been aimed at changing the shape and cutting of the eyes. Some of the effects that occur after surgery are not complications, but consequences of medical error. Therefore such operations should be done by an experienced specialist.

You can not do blepharoplasty for those who wear glasses and contact lenses.

This is an erroneous opinion. You only need to consider that before the operation should always consult an ophthalmologist, and after blepharoplasty temporarily replace contact lenses with glasses (for two or three weeks).

Blepharoplasty is an uncomplicated operation, no restrictions can be observed.

As with any surgical intervention, certain rules must be followed during the postoperative period. Immediately after the operation for several days, physical activities (exercise, dancing, cleaning, etc.) should be completely ruled out. Yes, and from sex will have a week to abstain. Within a month, do not stoop sharply, take a hot shower, visit a bath or pool.Yes, and should be washed very carefully, until the swelling is gone.

Young people (under 30 years) are not recommended to do blepharoplasty.

This statement is valid only when blepharoplasty has the purpose of eliminating the signs of aging, usually emerging after 30 years. However, the puffiness of the lower eyelid can be congenital, and it can be adjusted at a younger age.

After the operation, the scars remain forever and are quite noticeable.

This is not quite true. After all, with the classical method, the incision on the lower eyelids is done directly under the line of the eyelashes, where it is barely noticeable. On the upper eyelids, the scar is located in the natural fold of the eyelid and is invisible when the eyes are open. The incisions with blepharoplasty are shallow, the scars are very thin, in six months they will flatten out, turning into white lines, visible only to the professional. And after transconjunctival blepharoplasty, there are no visible scars at all, since the fatty hernias are removed through microscopic incisions or punctures made on the inner side of the eyelid.

Blepharoplasty can eliminate any age-related changes.

Wrong opinion. With the help of blepharoplasty, you can remove fatty hernia, get rid of some wrinkles, and also of excess skin on the eyelids. In order to completely remove the “crow’s feet” of one blepharoplasty is not enough, an additional procedure will be required – injection of botulinum toxin (introduction of a gel based on hyaluronic acid). In order to raise eyebrows, endoscopic temporal lifting is performed.

After a blepharoplasty for a long time you can not use makeup.

After a week, you can apply makeup, but the scars are not recommended to be staked for 2 weeks, so as not to disturb the healing process. It should be remembered that before you start using makeup, you need to consult a surgeon who performed the operation.

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