What is blepharoplasty?

The main function of the eyelids is to protect the eye from external agents (excessive light, foreign bodies, etc.) and to spread the tear over the eyeball. But we must not forget that they also play a fundamental role in facial expression and aesthetics. With the passage of time the tissues around the eye age, the skin becomes more lax and tends to fall, giving our gaze a sad and tired look. Blepharoplasty is surgery that corrects excess skin and bags in the eyes, both upper and lower eyelids. Through this surgery we rejuvenate the look.

Youth is characterized by a clean, smooth, direct and lively gaze. This clarity of the look is lost with the inexorable passage of time, by the excessive growth of skin in the upper eyelids, or the appearance of fat “bags” in the lower eyelids, or wrinkles such as crow’s feet, which are darkening and saddening the expression of the look. In some cases, excess skin is so important that the field of vision may be compromised. This natural process can be accelerated by hereditary factors, stress, sleep disorders, skin diseases, or excessive sun exposure.

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Blepharoplasty is an ambulatory surgical technique that is performed with local anesthesia and sedation, to eliminate the bags in the eyes. The upper blepharoplasty is performed through a small incision following the natural furrow of the eyelid, so that we avoid scars. In the lower eyelid, if there is a large excess of skin, the external incision is also made following the natural lines, just below the eyelashes but if on the contrary the patient refers “bags” but without excess skin, an internal incision is made through the conjunctiva without surgical scar. In the first few days after surgery, there may be some degree of inflammation. If, during the first week of surgery, we carry out lymphatic drainage sessions of the Vodder method, we help to eliminate the accumulation of liquids, shortening así́ the postoperative period and favouring a quick recovery. After two weeks, the patient can resume his normal life and perceive a definitive result after three months.

We currently achieve excellent cosmetic results with blepharoplasty, cosmetic palpebral surgery, and the application of botulinum toxin to improve expression and periocular wrinkles. However, the results could be optimised by previously improving the texture of the skin, which has aged over the years. In the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center there is a state-of-the-art procedure, the Radio Frequency Thermage CPT System. This is a non-surgical technology, designed to reaffirm the skin in a non-invasive and personalized way, achieving results in a single session, achieving an obviously younger appearance. After the treatment, which can be performed at any time of the year and in any type or color of skin, we can follow the daily routine normally.

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