Dr Thierry Bron - Blépharoplastie ou chirurgie des paupières

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

Blepharoplasty is aesthetic surgery of the eyelids to rejuvenate an eye area weighed down by excess skin, muscle and fat pockets. It is a quick, very effective intervention that really freshens up the eye area and gives the face a rested appearance.

EXTRA

Crisalix is 3D simulation software that shows the results of aesthetic surgery. This tool helps patients better express their request and enables surgeons to give clear, reasoned explanations. Patients are therefore better informed when they decide to have an operation.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Is this a painful intervention?
    Post-operative pain is relieved very effectively by level I analgesics (Paracetamol®). Applying ice bags protected by a cloth is very effective.
  • Is there is a risk to your eyes?
    This intervention only touches the eyelids and not the eyeball. The conjunctiva may become inflamed, although this is rare and is very easily treated.
  • Are the scars visible?
    On the upper eyelid, the scar is concealed in the palpebral crease and is easily hidden by make-up, which you can wear again after 7 days. The scar from a resection of fat pockets and/or a lower-eyelid lift is almost invisible since it is on the conjunctiva and/or just below the eyelashes.

Before the intervention

  • Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • You will be given a quote and a mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
  • Stop smoking 1 month before the intervention
  • Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Obligatory ophthalmological assessment.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.
  • 15-day medico-legal reflection period (which cannot be shortened) between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • General or twilight anaesthetic (local anaesthetic in conjunction with sedatives).
  • Carefully remove your make-up on the day of the intervention.
  • Duration of the intervention: 45 mins-1.5 h on average.
  • You can go home the same day (outpatient procedure).

After the intervention

  • Wear sunglasses for 7-10 days to avoid tiring your eyes in any way.
  • Oedema and ecchymoses for 7-10 days.
  • The stitches are removed from 5 days onwards after the intervention.
  • You can start wearing make-up again 7 days after the intervention.
  • Stop smoking for 1 month after the intervention
  • Return to work: after 1-3 days, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: after 3 weeks.
  • Final result obtained: after 2-3 months.
  • Consultations after 15 days, 3 months and 12 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.

Prices

  • Upper eyelids from 3,300 €
  • Lower eyelids from de 3,800 €
  • 4 eyelids from 4,900 €

Our prices include hospitalization, operating room, anesthesia, surgery, surgical assistance and follow-up for one year.

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