Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a technique that corrects the excess of skin and/or fat located on the eyelids, both inferior and superior, providing rejuvenation to the look and improving the look of sad or tired face.
Treatment of the upper and lower eyelids may be performed separately or together, depending on the needs of each patient. Depending on the defect, we will decide the best treatment, cutaneous resection associated or not to the elimination of fat bags.
In the case of very low eyebrows (ptosis) It is important to evaluate the need for an eyebrow lift, in order to avoid a greater decrease in the eyelids when performing blepharoplasty.
It is possible to associate the techniques of elevation of the external edge of the eye (canthopexy), to achieve a more defined ocular contour or filling with the patient's own fat (lipostructure), in the Periocular region, to contribute vitality and harmony to the upper third of the face.
Is there a need for hospital admission?
We perform surgery in the hospital, under local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia, in case of complete blepharoplasty. There is No need for hospital admission.
How long does the surgery last?
The average duration is 1 to 2 hours.
What scars will I have?
The incisions are made following the natural creases of the eyes, so they are imperceptible, being generally of very good quality.
Will I be very swollen?
The first few days is normal to be somewhat swollen and even can leave some purple, all disappearing progressively in a few days. We advise about 7 to 10 days of rest and 1 month without physical activity.
What postoperative controls are needed?
We will follow the evolution and control of wounds in the consultation, where we provide a guide for postoperative care. You will have to avoid direct sun exposure for a few months after surgery.