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The Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty designed to rejuvenate, restructure the eye and then the face, gives you a more youthful appearance.

Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery is a procedure to correct or remove:
• Sagging or drooping eyelids,
• Fat excess
• Pocketed fat around the eye area.
• Skin and muscle excess
Two variants of eyelid surgery: blepharoplasty of the upper eyelid and lower eyelid to remove bags under the eyes.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty:
The incision is made at mid-height of the eyelid between the mobile and the fix part. Dr Toni Nassar removes any redundant skin and, if necessary, the protruding fat pads. It ensures the proper collection closed eyelids to the eyeball. The scar is not visible; it is placed on the natural crease of the skin.
This procedure requires precision in removing the fat and skin excess to prevent any post-op complications such as when eye lids don’t close 100%.

Blepharoplasty of lower eyelids:
The incision is 1-2 mm below the eye lashes or trans-conjunctival route (inside the lower lid), Dr. Nassar removes the bags under the eyes and then proceeds to remove skin excess .

Indications for blepharoplasty:
• Excess skin of the upper eyelids and /or lower
• Fat pocket: internal, median, and lateral of the eye lid, localized or generalized to the lower eyelid
• Dark circles

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) is usually performed under local anesthesia.
In some cases, Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery can be used to correct vision problems if they are caused by excess skin blocking the vision or an upper lid that hangs lower than it should. The fat pockets of the lower eyelid are removed by an operation from inside the eyelid without any incision, and the fat excess is only removed.

In a typical Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery, Dr. Nassar marks the passage of the upper eyelid skin to be removed, keeping the scar hidden in the fold of the eyelid skin. A portion of the excess skin is removed and is sutured with plastic surgery techniques.
In lower eyelid surgery in transconjunctival route, the fat pockets are accessed easily and removed. The skin excess is removed by a small incision throughout a line of 1 mm from the eye lashes.

The edema (swelling) of the eyes varies from patient to patient. Some clients reach at the 4th or 5th day a very natural appearance. Others achieve this result after the 8th day. Even so, the first 3 days after the surgery are the most days in which “swelling” of the eyelids will be maximum visible.

The use of sunglasses may be helpful at this stage, as well as the use of cold compresses to reduce the amount of swelling.
There is no need for a work stoppage. It is recommended not to read or watch television for long time for the first three days.

For several weeks, eyes may be drier than usual. This is a natural reaction that will disappear in three weeks.
Make-up is possible on the fifth day.
In three to six weeks, scars will become invisible, as located in the natural crease of the eyelids.

Cantopexy:
This technique is used by Dr. Nassar to uplift the lateral corner of the eye through a small incision. This procedure takes 10 minutes and lasts many years. It is much recommended for those who have sad look and specially demanded by actors and TV hosts.

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