Blepharoplasty is the surgery that seeks to rejuvenate the eyelids by remodeling the periocular tissues.
The objective of blepharoplasty is to restore a more youthful appearance to the eyelid, maintaining the features of each person, maintaining a natural appearance, avoiding visible scars and
protecting eye health.
Blepharoplasty of the upper eyelid consists of the removal of excess skin and in some cases of a part of the underlying orbicularis muscle. Some cases also require eliminating part of the internal fat package, but always conservatively. For this surgery, incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid, which avoid the visibility of the scars.
In lower blepharoplasty we must distinguish between the treatment of the bags and the treatment of laxity and wrinkles of the skin.
The fatty bags of the eyelids are treated by reducing or repositioning them. The handling of the bags can be done externally, making an incision in the skin, or internally through the conjunctiva (transconjunctival way). The advantages of the latter are many, including the absence of a visible scar, a faster recovery and greater safety since there is more direct access to the bags in this way.
- Anesthesia: Local anesthesia and sedation.
- Intervention time: Between 40 minutes and 1 hour depending on whether it is only upper or lower blepharoplasty or both.
- Stay in the hospital: This surgery is performed on an outpatient basis.
- Recovery: From 5-7 days you can return to your usual activity.
- Final result: 4 weeks.