Responsável Técnico

Dr. Denis Valente | Cirurgião plástico

CREMERS 24617 | RQE 18465

Eyelids

Surgical correction of excess of skin and fat of the eyelids is an important intervention for facial rejuvenation. Some factors such as age, skin texture, genetic tendency, impaired visual acuity and emotional problems, can give an aged appearance resulting in a constant aspect of “tiredness”. The eyelid plastic surgery corrects the excess skin and fat, softening even the sagging muscles of the eyelids. It’s possible in many cases, also improve the functional aspect, in addition to the aesthetic, in terms of reducing the weight of the upper eyelid.

Candidates

Usually men and women over 40 years, although some patients between twenty and thirty can also benefit from this procedure.

Duration total surgery

From 90 to 120 minutes.

Anesthesia

Local with sedation.

Outpatient

Outpatient 2-12 hours after the surgery.

Recovery

The swelling is usually intense during the first 2 to 3 days, when is recommended applying cold compresses on the operated area and rest. Red or purple stains can be installed around the eyes persisting for one to two weeks. After four days, we remove the stitches and the edema tends to be smoother until the second week. Even after two weeks there will be a slight residual swelling that may persist for two to three months while still allowing the patient to have their daily social activities. The physical exertion should be avoided in this initial period, as well as exposure to the sun.

Objectives

To reduce the excess of skin and fat in the eyelids. Bring facial balance. Rejuvenation of the area around the eyes.

Incisions and technique

Incisions are located about 7 mm above the eyelashes of the upper lid and about 2mm below the lashes of the lower eyelid. The skin of the eyelids are very thin, so the scars tend to be hidden in the groove in the upper and lower lashes. Scars can be disguised with a light makeup since the early days.

Undesirable effects

Swelling and bruising in the first week after surgery. Results improve after the second week. Incisions and technique
5 small incisions (about 1 cm) into the scalp where the videoendoscopy equipment is inserted.

Recovery

Back to work: 10 to 14 days. More strenuous activities: two weeks or more. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Avoid sun exposure for two months.

Side effects

Local edemas on the forehead usually disappear after three weeks and bruises that disappear spontaneously after 2 weeks.