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Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
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Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a procedure in which excess skin, muscle and fat are removed from the upper eyelids. It enables the crease in the upper eyelid to be seen again (the crease located behind the eyelashes) which becomes hidden by excess skin with the passage of time. Operational marks are made with the patient seated and lying down, with eyes open and closed. Under local anaesthetic (sometimes with medical sedation) an incision is made in the skin, following these marks. Then the excess of skin and orbicolaris muscle and any excess adipose tissue that has herniated from the inside of the eye orbit are removed. The incision is then sutured. This procedure does not lift the eyebrow, although sometimes it is possible to raise the eyebrow skin slightly, using the incision already made.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Surgical procedure
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
25 – 30 minutes
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
1
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
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TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
Local (sometimes with medical sedation)
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY)
Pain and swelling for several days, controllable with medication. Bruising (as though punched) is sometimes visible, also on the lower eyelids, for several days. Possible risks are haematoma (accumulation of blood that very rarely requires surgical drainage) and very rare eyelid asymmetry. Infections are very rare and can be cured with medication.
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
Avoid intense physical activity (including sexual) for 2-4 weeks after the procedure, avoid sunlight exposure, massage the scars with moisturising cream at least once a day following the line of the scar, beginning 15 days after the operation.
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
No anticoagulant or antiaggregant medications for at least 4 days before the procedure; stop smoking.