Blepharoplasty, also known as cosmetic eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the eyelids. It can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

What is it?

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove excess skin and soft tissue that appears in the upper and / or lower with age. It is a cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of the eyelids while fat deposits inside the top of the eyelids and lower.

Who can practice the procedure?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations. This procedure is designed for patients who suffer from excess skin or fat on the eyelid that prevents them from seeing well, who have excess skin and fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid, or have bags and puffiness in the lower eyelid.

What results can I expect from the procedure?

The results of eyelid surgery rejuvenates the person usually about five to seven years. For some, the positive effects of blepharoplasty procedure are permanent and allow them to enjoy a lifetime of eyes that look young. The effect of this operation is very favorable and lasting, contributing to the patient's face a rejuvenated and rested appearance.

Most patients are satisfied with the results of eyelid surgery and youthful appearance that blepharoplasty can provide. After having the opportunity to see what eyelid surgery alone can do for your appearance, many individuals want to complement these changes with other procedures, including brow lift / brow lift and facelift.

Consultation Process

The consultation begins with a doctor-patient exchange on the concerns and health conditions has the latter. Any eye disease, including dry eye syndrome, should be discussed. a thorough physical examination of the eyelids are then performed: the upper eyelid are examined for redundancy skin, the position of the eyebrows, the lower eyelid, the eye position relative to the bony edge to help determine which approach is You should use. The outstanding amount of fat is taken into account, and the weakness of the eyelids.

Technical and protocol

Blepharoplasty is performed through incisions in the skin of the eyelids to release and remove excess skin and tighten the orbicularis muscle. Then the fat is removed in the right amount to remove eyelid bags. And finally, the incisions are closed with very fine sutures. It usually heals without problems, and usually are virtually invisible to the three months since the eyelids are considered the body area with better healing. After blepharoplasty an ophthalmic ointment and a dressing very cold saline in order to reduce discomfort and swelling applies. But you need not cover the eyes preventing vision.

The purpose of the upper blepharoplasty is to remove the excess skin that protrudes above the crease. The procedure is done through an incision made in the crease, so that is completely hidden. The skin is marked with care before surgery to ensure that the exact amount is removed. The skin is removed and then a small amount of fat is extracted in the medial area (next to the nose). The incision is closed with small points that are placed to ensure that the incision heals well and is virtually invisible. The stitches are removed on the fifth postoperative day. Blepharoplasty scar will not be visible once completely healed.

The goal of surgery of the lower eyelids or lower blepharoplasty is to improve the contour of the eyelid and improve the transition between the eyelid and cheek. This is done by removing the fat that bulges underneath the eye (bags), removal of excess skin and finally tightening of the eyelid muscle. This should be done in a way that maintains the shape of the natural eyelid and avoid any change in the position of the eyelid.

Methods incision

In the case of upper blepharoplasty, the incision is hidden in the eyelid crease. The procedure is done through an incision made in the crease, so that is completely hidden.

The lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be done through two different approaches. The external approach is carried out through an incision just 2 mm below the tabs. The skin and muscle are elevated to reach pockets of fat. The second approach is the trans-conjunctival. This approach involves an incision in the eye to access fat. The fat is then removed and if necessary, a pinch of skin is removed just below the tabs.

Recovery and postoperative care

The patient is discharged the same day after blepharoplasty. It is recommended to maintain a liquid diet during the first twelve hours. The patient should keep your head elevated with two pillows. Small stuffed bags of frozen peas should be placed in the eye during the first two days.

Most patients who undergo surgery eyelids back to work on the seventh day after surgery. The patient can resume exercise three weeks after blepharoplasty. The final results of blepharoplasty will be fully apparent in about two or three months after surgery.

Who does this?

In our clinic this procedure My Cosmetic Surgery is performed by specialist Dr. M.D.-cirujano certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with over ten years experience in providing cosmetic and aesthetic-medical services and Dr.M.D. -cirujano plastic and reconstructive highly trained, specialized in cosmetic surgery and burns.