Lower Eyelids are very much exposed functionally, and that is why the first visible signs of aging appear in this area. Age causes the skin to lose elasticity and excessive skin deposits to form at the eyelids. These may also be influenced by other factors such as:
- skin type
- way of life
- kidney diseases etc.
The procedure is often combined with Upper eyelids surgery.
POST-SURGERY CARE AFTER LOWER EYELIDS (BLEPHAROPLASTY)
After the surgery a thin patch is attached to the cuts and a sterile covering is applied, again attached to the skin by a patch. The eyes of the patient are not covered, and his sight is not restricted. The patient can walk to the hotel immediately after the surgery. Driving a car, however, is forbidden.
Over the first 24 hours after the surgery, the patient places cold applications on the covering (ice in a plastic bag, cooling gels), and remains at rest. We recommend sleeping in semi-sitting positions, not lying down.
The day after the surgery, the patient himself removes the covering applied on the cuts on the eyelids, but leaves the patch attached to the skin. The latter is kept dry, without wetting, for a period of 7 days after the plastic surgery.
Removal of the stitches (7th day) - The stitches are removed on the 7th day after the cosmetic surgery, and it may be done by the operating plastic surgeon, but it is also possible for the patient to do it himself/herself. The patch must be taken off the skin by a pair of tweezers, and then the string on the outer side of the eyelid is pulled smoothly to remove the entire stitch. Afterwards, it is possible to wash the eyelids in water, and grease it with a grease-based cream.
Pressure massage (10th day) - Ten days after the Lower Eyelids, it is necessary to start with scar massages. We push the scar with the tip of a finger, and we exert pressure for 30 seconds; then we move the finger onto another part of the scar. We massage the scar this way several times a day. We can use a grease cream while doing it. Definitely do not pull the scar, as that may open the cut.
Care for scars after lower eye lid surgery - After the Lower Eyelids surgery, the scar should not be exposed to sunshine for two months, otherwise it could become dark. In the event of being exposed to sunrays earlier, we recommend covering the scar with a high-UV-filter cream. After the Lower Eyelids, oedema and bruises appear on the skin of the eyelids and on the cheeks, persisting for a period of 2-3 weeks. The scar after the Lower Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) cosmetic surgery is reddish at first, but pales gradually, so that it becomes nearly invisible below the eyelashes on the lower eyelid. The final results of your Lower Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) cosmetic surgery in Prague are evaluated after 4-8 weeks.
Office work - The patient can carry out office work as early as three days after the Blepharoplasty, but nevertheless, s/he must take into account the fact that the cuts will be bandaged up, and the bruises and oedema will still be visible.
Sport activities - Sporting activities and physical strain are not recommended until two weeks after the actual cosmetic surgery of the eyelids.