What is blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty is the plastic surgery responsible for rejuvenating and improving the appearance of the eyelids through the remodeling of periocular tissues, this surgery involves removing excess skin and fat bags from the upper eyelids and lower eyelids.

In general it is performed for aesthetic reasons, although in certain cases it is also done for visual reasons (called functional blepharoplasty) because the skin drop of the upper eyelids can cause a reduction of the visual field.

Eyelid surgery is one of the most demanded surgical techniques and can be performed both on the upper eyelids (removing excess skin) and on the lower eyelids (eliminating fat bags). This technique, however, does not correct the crow’s feet, but it helps to improve your appearance by eliminating the symptoms caused by the passage of years, which give an appearance of fatigue and aging that affects the image of your face.

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Normally, blepharoplasty is usually performed after the age of 35 although there is no exact age for this type of intervention since the appearance of bags under the eyes can occur at both early and advanced ages, as the tissues of that area they relax, bags are accentuated and there is more skin in excess.

This type of surgery is adapted to the characteristics of the patient, that is, it is a very personalized treatment. Currently there are very little invasive techniques that allow to obtain good results with a short recovery period, using local anesthesia and without visible scars.

One of the most important aspects of eyelid surgery is undoubtedly getting natural results. For this the surgery must use the most modern techniques, avoiding complications such as the appearance of sunken eyelids, open eyes or stretched eyelids.

Blepharoplasty is done in these simple steps:

It starts by making small incisions in the skin of the eyelids in order to release and remove excess skin and tighten the orbicular muscle.
The right amount of fat is removed to remove the palpebral bags.
The incisions are closed with very fine sutures that usually heal quickly, and are practically invisible at three months, since the eyelids are one of the areas of the body with better healing.
After the blepharoplasty, an ophthalmic ointment and compresses with physiological saline are applied in order to reduce inflammation and discomfort. It is not necessary to cover the eyes preventing vision.
This intervention is usually performed under local anesthesia, being possible to return home the same day of the intervention.
Fallen eyelids
Fallen eyelids or ptosis is a descent of the upper eyelid that causes it to cover the eye more than usual. The patient has difficulty opening his eyes normally, which usually causes fatigue at the end of the day and makes it difficult for him to see depending on the degree of ptosis he has.

Ptosis or drooping eyelids is corrected with upper blepharoplasty. The surgery of fallen eyelids is a cosmetic surgery technique in which a surplus part of the skin and fat of the upper eyelid is carefully removed in order to improve the patient’s vision while creating a more juvenile of the eyes and of the look.

The main causes of drooping eyelids are usually; by the normal process of aging, by a congenital defect or by the result of an injury or illness.

Normally, the eyed eyelid patient can return home the same day of the surgery, but before that the doctor will cover the eyelids with an ointment and a bandage. You may feel sore as the anesthesia wears off, but you can control these discomforts with pain killers.

During the days after surgery for drooping eyelids, keep your head as high as possible for several days. Place compresses or cold gauze over the area to reduce swelling and bruising.

In two or three days after the operation of drooping eyelids you should see no problems. Avoid using contact lenses during the fifteen days after surgery, reduce physical activities for four or five days and avoid activities that raise blood pressure such as bending over or lifting heavy objects.

The doctor will remove the stitches two to seven days after the surgery.

Lower blepharoplasty
Aging affects the lower eyelids, appearing wrinkles, eye bags and dark circles. The lower blepharoplasty seeks to reduce the fat bags in this area and tighten the skin under the eye. It is a very satisfactory intervention since it gives back to the eyes vivacity and erases the appearance of as say.

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