Dr Hayot’s technique
Today it is agreed by all eye surgeons that the principle cause of ageing of the periorbital area is the loss of volume linked to fat decreasing.
Classic blepharoplasty is a surgical technique that involves performing a skin and fat resection. Nevertheless, this surgical method has a tendency to age the eyes even more rather than rejuvenate them.
In light of this observation, a group of cosmetic experts moved away from the long-practised classic blepharoplasty in favour of a new cosmetic surgery technique: addition blepharoplasty.
When it comes to the lower eyelid, the loss of volume in the malar area accentuates the appearance of bags under the eyes. In effect, the malar area supports and maintains the lower eyelid and it is malar melting that leads to eyes looking tired and old.
When carrying out classic lower blepharoplasty, the cosmetic surgeon endeavours to remove the inside, medial and outside pockets by sometimes combining the method with muscular suspension (lower palpebral lifting) or with a skin resection.
However, the old method of classic blepharoplasty worsens the hollow at the junction between the eyelid and the cheek and makes it more visible, even if the bags under the eyes are removed
In order to avoid further hollowing the malar area, it is essential to choose addition blepharoplasty which involves injecting volume into the problem area rather than removing it, before removing the fat pockets in the same operating time.
Risks and side effects
Filling blepharoplasty using lipofilling is a quick and safe operation that takes place in an operating theatre under local or general anaesthetic.
In order to avoid taking any risks during the procedure, certain precautions must be taken:
- Do not take anticoagulant medicines, such as aspirin, in order to reduce the risk of bleeding during the procedure.
- Do not eat anything during the 8 hours before the procedure.
- Get a prescription for the relevant medication from the cosmetic surgeon before the procedure (eyewashes, compresses, etc.).
- Make sure your have cold compresses in order to reduce the postoperative oedemas.