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Do you know which aesthetic surgery procedure is the most common nowadays?

Do you know which aesthetic surgery procedure is the most common nowadays?
Unlike the pharmaceutical industry solutions, aesthetic surgeries are fast, safe and precise. Although the range of possible aesthetic surgeries offered by today's medicine is huge, most performed aesthetical procedure is blepharoplasty.
Today’s way of life has put numerous demands and ideals in front, one of such keeping youthful look as long as possible. Personal feeling of satisfaction, self-confidence and good looks depend on it, and good looks are increasingly subtly imposed as important part of finding job.
In the past, good looks were necessary if you are an actor or media personality. Today, the imperative of beauty and youth is prominent in all segments of work. Although scientists have not yet discovered the anti-aging formula, what has changed in the course of development are numerous pharmaceutical preparation items and aesthetic surgeries helping to maintain a youthful appearance. The assistance of the pharmaceutical industry is temporary and its effect short-lasting. Unlike the pharmaceutical industry, aesthetic surgeries are fast, safe and precise. Although the range of possible aesthetic surgeries being offered in today's medicine is immense, the most performed aesthetic procedure is blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery on the eyelids of our eyes performed by removing the excess skin (and other structures if necessary) from our eyelids. It can be performed both on the upper and lower eyelids. Our eyelids are built from cartilage giving them stability and shape serving as a vertex of versatile muscles that are important for the functioning of the eyelid and eye protection. For example, muscles that open or close the eyes. Because of delicacy and fragility of eyelids, signs of ageing unfortunately first occur on them. The skin loses elasticity and becomes thin, hanged and sometimes hangs so much that it covers the edge of the pupil and can narrow the visual field and interfere with normal vision.
Besides skin, other supporting structures laminate, so prolapsed fat tissue is possible to occur, which looks like inflated bags and gives the impression of puffiness and tiredness to the entire face. With the ageing of other deeper structures of the eyelid, lowering of the entire eyelid, called ptosis, can also happen. In prominent cases, the eyelid drops down so much that a person is not able to look normally.
The operation of blepharoplasty is performed in local anaesthesia and the patient goes home the same day. Before anaesthetics are given in sitting or standing position, a surplus of tissue planned to be removed is and the surgery is planned with the patient in front of the mirror. The procedure is performed with local anaesthesia, and the sting of the needle for anaesthesia is the greatest pain the patient feels. During the operation, the pre-planned drawn part of the skin is carefully and gently removed, and if there is an excess of fat tissue, or because of the weakness of the structures that build eyelid, the fat tissue in the sacs hanging from the eyelids is also removed.
If necessary, the muscles that raise the eyelid are additionally strengthened. The procedure lasts a little more than half an hour, and the seam is placed in the natural furrow of the upper eyelid so that it is no longer visible after surgery. After surgery, the patient may feel mild discomfort in the area of the scar. Of course, it is not advisable to plan an important business meeting or wedding in the first ten days after surgery because the area around the eyes is usually sensitive and with visible scars. Stitches are removed after a week when the hematoma is mostly withdrawn. It is recommended not to go to places with many people or windy places in the first few days so that the wound can heal, and after that, the patient can return to office work. For jobs that are related to dust or physical effort, 2 weeks of spay are recommended. It is also not advisable to make eye contact during the first two postoperative days. Swimming in pools and going to the gym are recommended for 3 weeks.
You’re one examination at our Svjetlost Clinic’s experts away from turning a tired look into youthful freshness to your eyes. The experts will prepare you for a new reflection in the mirror - younger and more desirable!
doc.dr.sc. Ivana Mravičić, Head of Department for Oculoplastic