Excessive sun exposure like in Cyprus, Ageing and genetic factors all contribute to wrinkles, deep lines and puffiness around the eyes. Blepharoplasty (aesthetic eyelid surgery) is the broad medical term applied to operations to lift, remove, and reposition sagging and bulging tissues around the eyes. Most of the earliest signs of a fatigued, aged appearance occur in the eyelid area. blepharoplasty, is designed to restore a more youthful and rested appearance to your eyes. The anatomy of the eyelids, skin quality, age, and the adjacent tissue all affect the cosmetic and functional outcomes. During the eyelid operation removes excess skin from the upper lid and camouflages the incision in the upper lid skin fold. In lower eyelids incision is hidden immediately below the eyelash line; excess skin is removed, weak muscles are tightened and bulging fat tisue is corrected. Blepharoplasty surgery can involve the upper lids, the lower lids, or both which is commonly performed in Cyprus Aesthetic Center.

   Blepharoplasty operation can be performed under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions are made in the natural creases in the upper and lower lids and are quitely well hidden once healed. Blepharoplasty operation typically involves some skin removal and resuspension of the muscles and fat surrounding the lids. Although it is not a very painful operation, there is a fair amount of bruising and swelling which can last 7-10 days. The first two to three days after the operation the patient receives an ointment treatment to keep the incisions lubricated. Keeping iced eye pads on the eyes is helpful to reduce bruising and swelling for the first two days. You will be asked to keep your head higher than the body while sleeping as this will accelerate the recovery process by decreasing edema.

           Sutures are generally removed 4-7 days after surgery and make up can be done once the stitches are out. You can turn back to work within 3-7 days. It is both functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery that is very common in Cyprus. Blepharoplasty is one of the most permanent and effective surgery to minimize the aging process.

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