Feminising blepharoplasty

What is feminising blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical technique to remove excess fat, skin and muscle that forms around the eyes. So a blepharoplasty can correct bags under the eyes, dark patches and droopy eyelid, which give the face a tired appearance and make one look older than one’s true age. This operation can likewise soften one’s facial expression, especially if combined with other surgical procedures such as facial lifting, cheek augmentation or rhinoplasty.

This operation may be performed before or after vaginoplasty.

The operation

The preparations

During the first visit, the surgeon will ask you about your medical history. He or she will also give you further information if you wear glasses or contact lenses.

The surgeon will examine your eyes and explain the proposed technique as well as the expected end results.

The operation

Blepharoplasty tends to be conducted under local anaesthesia around the eyes accompanied by sedatives so the patient is calm during the operation. The operation tends to last three hours, though this depends on each patient.

Recovery

After the operation, some discomfort may appear – such as tautness around the eyes – which your surgeon will soothe with analgesics if necessary, though the post-operative phase is not painful. In some cases, you may experience blurry vision for a few days, which will disappear without any secondary effects.

Recovery is fast, and in a few days you will be able to read and watch television, though you will not be able to wear contact lenses for a couple of weeks. The patient may return to normal life after about five days.

The result

The results can be seen quickly, once the oedema and any haematoma that appear have begun to diminish. The face looks more “alive”, younger and gentler, losing its tired appearance, and so helping to feminise your features.