The blepharoplasty is a facelift of eyelids, namely removal of excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids, and elimination of baggy skin below the eyes. The eyelids are the first thing that is subject to aging, and sometimes in order to look a few years younger it is enough to make only the plasty on eyelid.
The blepharoplasty of the upper and lower eyelids
The operation is carried out due to age-related changes of eyelids, and it’s performed under general anesthesia (rarely) or under local anesthesia. The duration of this operation is 1-1,5 hours. The doctor makes an incision right under the eyelashes on the lower eyelids and in the natural fold of the upper eyelid, eliminating fat hernia and excess skin. At the end of the operation the doctor imposes intradermal sutures using a thread which has thickness of a human hair. After 2-3 days sutures are removed.
The transconjunctival blepharoplasty
The transconjunctival blepharoplasty is an elimination of baggy skin below the eyes without external incisions. This is common in young people and has no relation to age-related changes.
The operation lasts 40-45 minutes under local anesthesia. Accumulation of fat is removed inside the eye on the inside of the lower eyelid (conjunctiva) through a small incision. Edema goes away in 5-10 days after surgery. Scars don’t remain.
One of the methods for changing the shape of lips and correction of nasolabial folds is lipofilling. This operation consists in the introduction of patient's own fat in those areas where it is necessary to restore insufficiency of tissues volume.
Operation is as follows: adipose tissue is removed from the places of its excess or sufficient accumulation (usually the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks) and, after special treatment, is transplanted to the desired zone by injection.The operation lasts about an hour; it can be made under local and under general anesthesia.