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Blepharoplasty prices in Greece

The blepharoplasty procedure is meant to correct the laxity and puffiness of the lower and upper eyelids, leaving minimal scarring and a long lasting result.


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    Blepharoplasty in Greece

    Blepharoplasty is one of the most common but at the same time one of the most demanding facial surgeries. In the upper eyelids, the aim is to correct the sagging of the upper eyelid, by removing the excess skin that covers the eye and gives a tired and sad look. In the lower eyelids, the aim is to remove the bags, improve the dent in the tear trough, remove the excess skin, treat the sagging of the lower eyelid and correct the corner of the eye. Especially for the lower eyelids, proper assessment and execution is of utmost importance.

    With blepharoplasty we can also perform more specialized corrections, aesthetic and functional. For example, we can change the shape and inclination of the eyes, treat eyelid ptosis and correct the low bag that exists on the border with the cheekbone (festoon). In some cases we can intervene even more radically, perform a mini facelift of the middle face or combine blepharoplasty with other procedures such as temporal or frontal facelift, to achieve the so-called Foxy eye or cat eye.

    The age at which a blepharoplasty is performed is relative. On the upper eyelids, it is usually performed at ages 45 and older, while on the lower eyelids it can be done even earlier. More important is the relaxation and anatomical peculiarities of the eyelids and not age.

    One of the most frequent surgeries we perform. The key point is the correct assessment and selection of the appropriate technique!

    Blepharoplasty Techniques

    On the upper eyelids, the operation is usually performed under local anaesthesia and is of relatively short duration. The sagging of the skin is initially assessed and if and to what extent there is a prolapse of fat in the inner part of the eyelid. Skin removal is perfectly calculated and usually conservative, to avoid functional problems such as lagophthalmos and inability to close the eyelids. The removal of fat is also very conservative, only in the inner part, so that the operation does not lead to type A deformity, a skeletonized and hollow appearance of the eyes. The operation can be performed together with canthopexy, i.e. fixation of the outer corner of the eye in a higher position, so that there is no sad appearance in the eyes and the shape becomes more almond-shaped. In cases of real eyelid ptosis, additional manipulations can be performed to fold the eyelid levator muscle or lift the tarsal plate. Upper blepharoplasty can also be combined with other procedures, such as lower blepharoplasty, forehead lift or facelift.

    On the lower eyelids, there are several options, depending on the indication that exists in each case. For example, when there is only a bag, the bag can be removed through the conjunctiva (transconjuctaval blepharoplasty), without external scarring. This technique has excellent results, quick recovery and no scarring. When there is sagging skin of the lower eyelid, a simple skin removal can be done as in upper blepharoplasty, or it can be combined with bag removal through the conjunctiva through the lower lid. In cases of more intense relaxation of the entire complex of the eyelids, a new fixation of both the external canthus with canthopexy or canthoplasty and the combination of the orbicularis muscle sling can be performed. Blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids can be extended even lower, to improve the tear line (tear trough) or low bag under the eyelids (malar bags-festoon).

    In very mild cases of skin relaxation, we can improve the upper and lower eyelids using laser resurfacing or radiofrequenciy. An additional tool is fat transfer to the eyelids and periocular eyelids, which completes and completes any correction we perform invasively.

    The most common problem of the upper eyelid is looseness of the skin and underlying muscle, which may be accompanied by bulging of the orbital fat pads or reduced tension of the lifting muscle. In some cases, the aging process has an impact on the outer corner of the eye, which may also require some correction in terms of a lateral canthopexy. It also very important to differentiate the looseness of the skin and muscles of the eye lid from the laxity of the brow. Although the clinical appearance may be almost identical, this problem is better solved through an endoscopic brow lift.

    The lower eyelid suffers mostly from an underlying pouch and skin laxity, giving the appearance of puffy and tired sight. At this point we would like to explain the process through which the eye bags appear. The membrane holding the orbital fat pads underneath the eyelid loosens over the years, in some cases prematurely, and the fat prolapses outwards, creating a herniation and thus the eye bag. This means the fat itself is not increased, but dislocated from its original position.

    After surgery

    Blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids is performed under local anaesthesia, while when performed in combination upper and lower it is advisable to do it with local anaesthesia and sedation. There is no need to stay in the clinic. If desired by the person undergoing the operation, it can also be done under general anaesthesia, again without staying in the clinic.

    The healing is very rapid and after 5 days the stitches are removed. The scars are almost immediately almost invisible and usually take 1-2 months to reach a point where they will stand out little or not at all. On the upper eyelids the recovery is very short and there are almost no or only minimal bruises. In the lower eyelids the swelling needs 2-6 weeks to subside completely.

    Usually, people undergoing blepharoplasty can go outside the home wearing sunglasses on the same day of surgery. After the fifth day the glasses are not needed and one can move freely, putting a little concealer on the bruises, when necessary.

    Blepharoplasty Results

    After blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids, the sagging skin disappears completely and the eyelid acquires a more youthful appearance, without altering in any way the shape of the eye and the facial features. Morning swelling is also significantly improved and the eyes look more relaxed overall. The scars disappear completely and after about a year and are almost invisible, even in the eyes of specialists.

    The lower eyelids heal almost as well, and scars are also inconspicuous. However, in some cases the healing process could require longer than the upper eyelids, extending to a couple of weeks to a month. Bags and puffiness of the lower lids are completely removed, leaving a flat and smooth appearance, and dark circles improve significantly. In both upper and lower blepharoplasty the removal of the fat pads is kept to a minimum and fat is rather redistributed, avoiding a hollow appearance.

    Regarding the very popular cat eye surgery, the result is very impressive, as the eye becomes more almond-shaped or slit, depending on the needs. The result of this operation lasts for a long time, from our experience over 15 years. Also, the result of the operation can in no case be achieved by non-surgical means, such as hyaluronic acid, laser or treatment with butolinic toxin (botox).

    Frequently asked questions

    How long do swellings last and what can I do to reduce them?

    In blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids the swelling is usually mild, lasting about 1 week. Swelling may appear on the lower eyelid, which subsides after 2-6 weeks. In the first days after surgery, we recommend that the patient sleeps with 2 pillows and for the first 24 hours places cold compresses on the eyes

    What complications can occur after a blepharoplasty?

    In the upper eyelids the complication rate is very low and mainly concerns transient swelling, bruising and healing disorders. In the lower eyelids, the more complex or traumatic the operation, the more often complications can occur, such as ectropion, scleral show, scarring and healing disorder. My experience has shown that the lower eyelids need more conservative treatment and minimal manipulations, always defined by the appropriate indications for each case.

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