Blefaroplastía

 

BLEPHAROPLASTY

A fresher and more youthful look can be achieved by removing fat deposits, removing excess skin and muscle from the eyelids, this surgery is known as blepharoplasty.

 What is it?

Bleflaroplasty is a surgical procedure whose goal is to remove excess skin, fat and muscle from the eyelids, obtaining a fresher and more youthful look, harmonizing the eyes with the rest of the face.

What are the indications?

Each patient has different reasons for having eyelid surgery, usually performed to:

  • Improve the tired and swollen appearance of the upper eyelids.
  • Remove excess skin that hangs from the eyelids.
  • Remove eye bags and excess skin from the lower eyelid.
  • Improve dark circles under the eyes.

What is the procedure for eyelid surgery?

If you are thinking of having a blepharoplasty you must take into account the whole process that you must go through to get the right results

  • The first thing is to make a valuation appointment, to determine the appropriate procedure according to your needs and expectations.
  • Blepharoplasty is a procedure that lasts approximately one hour and can be performed under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia. The incisions are made in the folds of the eyelids, so the scars are imperceptible.
  • If you are a young patient who only has oily bags and there is no need to remove skin, the transcojunctival pathway is chosen, avoiding any scarring.

 

 

What's recovery like?

Patients can return to their daily activities in about 5 days. In the first few days after surgery it is recommended to use cold compresses and lubricating eye drops. Inflammation is variable, it depends on each person. Maximum inflammation occurs at 36 hours, and gradually disappears, as well as the bruises that can appear.

Healing is a gradual process. At first, pink scars can be observed, but they will become lighter in color, resulting in a completely imperceptible surgery.

When will I be able to see the results?

The results can be observed almost immediately, and will improve with time. The final results can be observed over the course of 3 weeks.

Who can't have this surgery?

This surgery is not recommended in patients with dry eye, glaucoma or retinal detachment.

Intervention time Anesthesia Hospitalization Recovery Effects Results
1 hour Local or sedation Not required 2-3 days 21 days Long lasting