Blepharoplasty with external mini-incisions
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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Blepharoplasty with external mini-incisions

5th International Conference and Expo on Cosmetology, Trichology & Aesthetic Practices

April 25-27, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Angelo Rebelo

Clinica Milenio, Portugal

Keynote: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

The author presents an efficient technique to improve the appearance of people with herniation of fat pad bags of the lower lids. Compared to the unsatisfactory results of the classical blepharoplasty with â??sclera-showâ?, â??round eyeâ? and ectropion and given the retractile skin capacity of the eyelid region, the author has for several years used this technique, abandoning the classical blepharoplasty with the resultant 4 cm scar. It was Fontana, Spain, who described this technique to remove the fat pad bags of the lower lids through minimal transcutaneous incisions of 2-3 mm. Itâ??s a very simple technique, easy to perform, with indication in cases with excess or herniation of the fat pad bags but the author also performs this procedure in patients with skin excess and/or wrinkles, with satisfactory results. Itâ??s a good alternative to the conjuntival approach because of fewer risks to the patient. The author verified that the removal of the simple fat pad gives a much better appearance to patients with a good skin retraction and if necessary can be complemented with peeling or laser procedures. Performed under local anesthesia, through a small 2-3 mm incision with a 11 blade, in the lower lid at pupil level, cutting at once skin and muscle until the central bag, at the same time putting pressure on the eye to facilitate the extrusion of the fat with the removal of the blade. With the help of a forceps the fat is gently pushed and cut with a thermocauter (or electrocautery using low intensity, radiobisturi or laser). Through the same incision we have access to the internal and external fat pad bags always with gentle and direction movements. Sufficient fat, not excess should be removed. Incision closure is carried out with a 6/0 nylon that is removed after 3 days. No dressing is used. Swelling is much less evident and recuperation is quicker. The author has also performed a similar procedure on the upper lid, but with very specific indications of herniation of the medial and internal fat pad bags, through a 2-3 mm incision in the inner portion of the upper lid, in a wrinkle near the naso-frontal field with the same steps as for the lower lid. In all cases there are neither problems nor complications and there is no risk of eye deformation as the â??sclera-showâ?, â??round eyeâ? and ectropion. Itâ??s a simple quick technique, with very good results, scars are almost invisible, recovery is quick, risks and complications are very few.

Biography :

Angelo Rebelo has concluded his medicine studies in the Faculty of Medicine of University of Lisbon, Portugal in 1980 and he became specialized in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in 1990. Since 1997 he opened his own outpatient private clinic for aesthetic-plastic surgery in Lisbon, Portugal, in the last 18 years. He is in exclusivity at Clinica Milenio in Lisbon - Portugal, as Clinic Director and Cosmetic Surgeon. He is precursor in several techniques of Cosmetic Surgery performed under Local Tumescent Anesthesia and outpatient. Internationally, he has been invited to teach and perform several surgical demonstrations in many countries. He is frequently sought out by the media as an authority in his field. His surgical techniques and advancements have been the subjects of interviews in Portuguese and international media. He is also author of numerous videos, lectures and articles presented at congresses and scientific journals. He is also an active member of several professional societies and associations throughout the world.

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