A telltale sign of the aging face is upper eyelid skin redundancy and lower eyelid bags. Simultaneously with a facial feminization surgery it is common for eye bags and sagging eyelids to be corrected with a procedure called “blepharoplasty”.
Incisions are made in the natural creases or folds of the eyelids.
Underlying fat may be removed, excess skin is trimmed along the natural fold of the eyelid.
Incisions are closed with a very fine suture
Recovery of a blepharoplasty
Swelling—Initial swelling and bruising take one to two weeks to resolve but it will take at least several months for the final result to become stable. Depending on the scope of the procedure, the operation takes about one hour per eyelid pair to complete.
Stitches—Stitches will be removed about five days after surgery.
Want to get a personal quote?
You have 3 options to receive your personal quote from Dr Bart van de Ven:
1 – Pictures evaluation (50 euro)
Dr Bart van de Ven will make a personal analysis of your face and give his surgical opinion of which procedures you need to feminize your face. He will send you a quote for these procedures and a simulation of the FFS result based on the pictures you upload. The payment of the 50 euro is processed by Paypal (you don’t need a Paypal account to pay with Paypal). You can upload the requested pictures as instructed in the form.
The Skype consultation combines the pictures evaluation with a Skype consultation.
After booking your Skype consultations you will receive an email with instructions to send your pictures.
Before the actual Skype consultation, Dr Bart van de Ven will make a personal analysis of your face and give his surgical opinion of which procedures you need to feminize your face. He will send you a quote for these procedures and a simulation of the FFS result based on the pictures you upload.
During the consultation, Dr Bart van de Ven will answer all of your questions and explain the procedures suggested.
The available hours are the same as the Antwerp consultation below (every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, and Friday morning, Brussels time).
3 – Live consultation (50 or 100 euro depending on the location)
Book a live consultation with Dr Bart van de Ven in Antwerp or one of the other cities he will be visiting. During your appointment, you will be able to address Dr Bart van de Ven with all of the questions you may have and he will give you his professional opinion on the procedures you might want or need. This is what you can expect from your FFS consultation. He will also make professional pictures and send a simulation of the FFS result based on the pictures after the consultation.
That is a very difficult one. It depends very much upon your healing and we can’t give you any guarantee about how long it takes before you look good enough for a photoshoot.
It could be 4 months, but it could also be a year. Of course it also depends on the amount of work that has been done.
Frequently when performing the transcutaneous blepharoplasty the orbicularis muscle is denervated and lid tone is diminished. As the tone of the muscle returns the lid position should as well. To prevent ectropion (lid margin evertion) two weeks after surgery you should start regular upward massage of the lid several times daily for 3 to 5 minutes (at least 3 times a day). This will improve lid tone and the lid position. Lower blepharoplasty takes one year to fully mature into post operative results.
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