Plastic Surgery

Xanthelasma Excision

Pronounced “blef-a-ro-plasty,” this is the most commonly performed facial cosmetic procedure in both men and women.

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Xanthelasma Excision

Xanthelasma is a condition that causes yellow deposits of cholesterol to form under the skin on the eyelids. While these deposits are typically harmless, they can be unsightly and cosmetically unacceptable. Occasionally, xanthelasma can be a sign of increased blood cholesterol, so discussion with your primary care provider is necessary to rule out or treat hypercholesterolemia. Xanthelasma excision is a type of eyelid plastic surgery that involves removing these deposits to improve the appearance of the eyelids, however, this does not decrease the propensity of recurrence of deposits in the future.

Reasons for Xanthelasma Excision:

Benefits of Xanthelasma Excision:

The Procedure:

Xanthelasma Excision surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that typically takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and involves the following steps:

  1. Marking of the area: The surgeon will mark the area to be treated and determine the exact location of the xanthelasma deposits.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is applied to numb the affected area and minimize discomfort during the procedure.
  3. Excision: The surgeon will carefully excise the xanthelasma deposits using a scalpel or other surgical instrument.
  4. Closure: The incision is closed using sutures or skin glue, depending on the size of the excision and the surgeon’s preference.
  5. Aftercare: After the procedure, patients may experience some swelling and redness, as well as some discomfort and sensitivity in the affected area. To minimize these symptoms, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon, which may include applying cold compresses and avoiding activities that may irritate the eyelids.

Overall, xanthelasma excision is a safe and effective procedure that can provide numerous benefits for those who suffer from yellow deposits of fat under the skin on the eyelids. If you’re considering this procedure, be sure to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery. They can help determine if xanthelasma excision is right for you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure and the recovery process. Book a consultation with Dr Amadi.

Dr. AJ Amadi


Dr. AJ Amadi

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