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I recently spent a weekend with Dr Angelo Rebelo, a renowned Plastic Surgeon based in Lisbon, Portugal, picking up the finer points of the eyelid surgery without scars (mini-blepharoplasty).
This is suitable for patients who have minimal to moderate skin excess in the eyelids but have significant puffiness due to fat herniation (eye bags).
It is performed under local anaesthetic.
A small 5mm cut is made in the eyelid skin over the fat pads to remove the fat.
Each eyelid takes between 10 to 15 minutes.
The cut is closed with a single stitch that is removed at 3 days.
The skin is immediately treated with fractional CO2 laser (Smartxide) to encourage skin tightening and the reduction of fine lines.
Bruising and swelling settle between 1 to 2 weeks. Risks of complications are minimal. The usual risks of a formal blepharoplasty including obvious scarring, lid retraction and surgical stigmata are avoided.
I think patients who do not scar well or have a loose eyelid prone to problems with the traditional eyelid reduction surgery, will welcome the mini-blepharoplasty. It is especially suitable as a combined procedure with the one-stitch face lift.
If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together scarring, fractional CO2 laser, fine lines and wrinkles and blepharoplasty FAQs just for you.
If you have more questions, you can use the scarring, fractional CO2 laser, fine lines and wrinkles and blepharoplasty questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts.
If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited scarring, fractional CO2 laser, fine lines and wrinkles and blepharoplasty clinics in your area.
Thanks to the author of this blog Mrs Chien C Kat who is a leading Midlands plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Mrs Chien C Kat is from kat & co Plastic Surgery clinic that offers a variety of treatments such as Muscle Relaxing Injections, Laser and IPL Skin Rejuvenation & Medical Skin Needling
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