What is Blepharoplasty?

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty surgery is an easy and safe procedure that allows a noticeable rejuvenation of the eyes, giving the face a new-found freshness.

This procedure allows the elimination of eyelid folds (eyelid ptosis), fat bags, and in some cases the lifting of the outer corner of the eye.

Dr. Romano and Dr. Fuhr have always paid special attention to respecting the patient's gaze in order to correct but not distort the characteristic features of their eyes.




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Blepharoplasty is one of the most frequently performed operations by both men and women between the ages of 30 and 70. Younger patients approach this operation for aesthetic reasons such as the appearance of sub-palpebral bags, while more mature patients approach it for problems with ptosis of the eyelids or eyebrow, with in severe cases obvious problems of visual field reduction. The operation is performed in the following cases:

  • Adipose accumulations or upper and lower eyelid bags
  • Weighted eyes with ptosed eyelids giving a sad and tired look
  • Periorbital skin folds known as 'crow's feet' with skin relaxation

The procedure can be performed throughout the year. The doctors at Studio Romano Fuhr recommend surgery particularly in the summer months because of the common practice of wearing sunglasses, which enables the patient to hide the operated part from prying eyes for about 7 days.

The preoperative examination with the medical staff at Studio Romano Fuhr is aimed at assessing the patient's general clinical situation and agreeing on the desired result in an absolutely informal but professional atmosphere.

In order to rule out pre-existing pathologies of the eye and its attached structures, patients are advised to perform the following examinations in addition to the routine examinations for all surgical procedures (blood count, coagulation balance and ECG)

  • an eye examination
  • a tear test and, if necessary, a visual field study.

The blepharoplasty operation, except for special clinical indications, does not require hospitalisation but is carried out in absolute safety on an outpatient basis (discharge 1 hour after surgery) with a procedure duration of about 45-80 minutes. The operation involves local anaesthesia combined with mild sedation to give the patient a pleasant operating comfort.

Blepharoplasty can involve both the upper and lower eyelids, depending on the degree of skin relaxation of these and the possible presence of associated puffiness.

The result of the blepharoplasty is generally definitive and permanent; in some special cases a touch-up may be required after 10 years.

The post-operative phase of blepharoplasty is usually quick and painless, characterised by slight bruising and oedema. The patient resumes her normal life after about 4-7 days of rest from social life during which she will be able to carry out all the normal domestic activities. The patient can accelerate the return to social life by helping herself with light make-up from the 5th postoperative day.