korekcija gornjih i donjih očnih kapaka
Surgery Eyelid correction (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid correction (Blepharoplasty)

korekcija gornjih i donjih očnih kapaka
Eyelid correction (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid correction or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin from the eyelids. With age, the elasticity of the skin on the eyelids decreases. As a result, excess skin and fat can accumulate above and below the eyelids, which can eventually cause droopy brows, droopy eyelids, and bags under the eyes. In extreme cases, it can even obstruct parts of the visual field. Blepharoplasty is an ideal method without much risk that can solve the above problems and can also make your eyes look younger and more alert. Below, you can familiarize yourself with the procedure itself and the advantages and risks of the procedure.

Description of the procedure

Eyelid correction is performed in the following conditions:
  • Baggy or drooping upper eyelids
  • Excess skin of the upper eyelids that partially blocks peripheral vision
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
Blepharoplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Upper eyelid: During the procedure, the plastic surgeon cuts the skin along the crease of the eyelid, then excess skin and possibly fat is removed. After the aforementioned intervention, the incision is closed. Lower eyelid: The surgeon makes an incision under the eyelashes in the natural crease around the lower eyelid. After the cut, the excess fat of the gourd is removed (redistributed) and the excess skin. After the aforementioned intervention, the incision is closed.

Preparation for the procedure

Before the surgical procedure, it is necessary to consult with one of our plastic surgeons in order to express your expectations but also familiarize yourself with the entire procedure and its complications. Before eyelid surgery, you will likely have a physical exam and in order to prepare for the procedure, it is necessary to stop taking painkillers about which our doctors will inform you.


After surgery, patients relax in one of our suites and are discharged the same day for home care. The operation itself is usually painless and the expected recovery time is 10-14 days. Our surgeons will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your eyes after recovery and which therapy to use. During recovery after blepharoplasty, you can use cold compresses and antibiotic ointment to reduce swelling. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions for postoperative care.
After surgery, it is normal to have one of the side effects:
  • Blurred vision due to ointment applied to the eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Pain and discomfort
In order to recover faster, below you can find things you can do or avoid: Recommended:
  • Cold compress on the eyes 4-5 times a day
  • Use prescribed eye drops or ointment
  • Sleep with the head above the level of the chest
  • Using sunglasses to protect against the sun or strong wind
  • In case of pain, use by doctor recommended painkillers
  • Avoid exertion for a week (running, lifting weights, demanding household chores)
  • Avoid smoking and smoky areas
  • Don't rub your eyes

The most frequent questions and answers:

  1. Q1: Will I feel pain after the procedure? A: Most patients do not feel pain after the procedure, in case of pain paracetamol can be used
  2. Q2: How long is the recovery from the procedure? A: Within 10-14 days, most patients feel comfortable to resume their daily activities
  3. Q3: When can I start physical activity after the procedure? A: Two to four weeks after the procedure, depending on the type, physical activity can be started
  4. Q4: How long does swelling usually last after surgery? A: Within 2 weeks, there is a reduction in eyelid swelling
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