Definition of blepharoplasty

3 Jul 2012, 16:55
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The word «blepharoplasty» in Greek means the «formation of the century». In medicine, blepharoplasty is one of the type of plastic surgery, which specializes on the removal of excess skin and fat on the eyelids.


This technique is directed to restore or make your eyes more expressive, and at the same time your face becomes more young and fresh. Usually this procedure prefer people who have attained the age of forty. In this period becomes ageing of skin becomes more apparent.


Blepharoplasty not only improves the aesthetics of the face, but also performs certain therapeutics function. The removal of excess skin and fat reduces intraocular pressure, increasing the angle of view. This type of plastic surgery is designed for those who suffer from sagging lower eyelid, excess skin in the upper eyelid and fat bags and wrinkles.

blepharoplasty before after


The upper blepharoplasty.


The essence of this operation is to remove the excess skin in the upper eyelid. Sometimes it also eliminates the excess fat. The operation is performed under local or general anaesthesia.  After completing the cut and peel tissues of the upper eaves, the fat is redistributed, or completely removed. The surgeon then returns to the place of the skin, gently pulling on and imposes its seams. To hide the seam, it is placed in the deepening of the eaves.


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Lower blepharoplasty is almost the same as the upper one.


It is held on the lower eyelid and its primary task is to remove the fat. It is called the elimination of the «bags under the eyes».


The indications for blepharoplasty are:

  • fetty hernia of the eyelids;
  • aging skin;
  • wrinkles around the eyes;
  • the sad eyes syndrome;
  • the tired eyes syndrome;
  • congenital anomaly of eyelids.


Contraindications to blepharoplasty:

  • inflammatory processes;
  • severe stage of diabetes;
  • heavy and medium stages of diseases of internal organs;
  • exacerbation of chronic diseases;
  • poor blood clotting;
  • eyelids diseases.
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