Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat and skin from both the upper and lower eyelids. This technique makes it possible to correct drooping eyelids, removing the bags that appear in the lower part of the eye, and even leads to a functional improvement of the eyelids.
Corrects drooping eyelids and eyebrows
Eliminates `` bags under the eyes ``
The excess fat can be used to fill the cheekbone
Gives a more youthful look
Corrects the consequences of aging, such as tearing
Blepharoplasty takes place in an operating theatre and it is not usually necessary to stay in the clinic for more than a few hours after surgery. It is usually performed under local anaesthesia plus sedation, but general anaesthesia can also be used depending on the size of the procedure based on the characteristics. The procedure usually takes between 1 and 2 hours, but if performed in conjunction with another procedure (lifting) the time needed is longer. In most cases, the incisions are made in the natural lines of the upper eyelids and just below the eyelashes in the lower ones; In some cases they may extend to the crow’s feet. Through these incisions the skin is separated from the underlying fat and muscle, removing excess fat and, occasionally, excess skin and muscle. The incisions are closed with very fine sutures.
In other cases, a transconjunctival blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids may be performed in young patients with the sole objective of eliminating “bags under the eyes” and the incision would be made inside the eyelid and would therefore not be visible.
Type of treatment: surgical.
Time for completion: Approx. 2 h.
Anaesthesia: local plus sedation.
Hospitalisation: not required.
Recovery: 5-7 days.
After the procedure the patient may feel some discomfort in the area, but this will be easily relieved with the medication prescribed by the surgeon. Local cooling and lubricating ointment should be applied. Postoperative care consists of keeping the head elevated for the first few days and of applying a cold mask to reduce bruising and swelling. It is also necessary to use eye drops to keep the eyes hydrated. In most cases after 2 or 3 days patients can read and after 7 days can return to normal daily activity, but using sun protection and avoiding direct exposure.
Appreciable after swelling
Functional improvement of eyelids
In short blepharoplasty is a very safe and simple procedure in expert hands with a high degree of satisfaction on the part of the patients, as it not only corrects the eyelid, but also achieves a great rejuvenation of the look and a less tired appearance.
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