Blepharoplasty surgery



What is blepharoplasty?

La blefaroplastia es el conjunto de técnicas quirúrgicas que utilizamos para mejorar la región periocular estéticamente.Blepharoplasty is the set of surgical techniques that is used to aesthetically improve the periocular region. It includes many variants and techniques on the upper and on the lower eyelids. The eyelids are there to protect and lubricate the eyeball, which is a very noble and delicate mobile organ. One of the main aims of blepharoplasty is not to harm the eye. That is why it has to be performed by a specialised person or expert in that area; an oculoplastic surgeon.

What does the technique involve?

We are highly in favour of performing transconjunctival surgeries through the conjunctiva behind the eyelid. This is where we enter and we can work with the fat pads, removing them or moving them to fill the sulcus, the dark circle that often draws more attention than the bag itself. The volumes are moved, and the work can be performed avoiding complications, such as lower eyelid retraction. The skin is not cut and no visible incisions are made, because one of my goals, when we operate, is to ensure that no one knows that the patient has had surgery. Therefore, any type of mark or incision that may be visible to others is avoided.

When there is excess skin or wrinkles, they are treated with CO2 laser or chemical peeling.

My aim is to ensure that the gaze does not change and that no one notices that the patient has had an operation.

On the upper eyelid, excess volume, skin and fat are treated, usually with laser, avoiding or minimising the appearance of postoperative bruising and inflammation, so that patients can recover their daily routine more quickly.

When is it indicated?

When the patient has excess skin on the upper eyelids that alters peripheral vision or has excess skin on the lower eyelids, bags under the eyes or on the upper eyelids. Some people have very distinctive hereditary traits. When this is not the case, it is due to ageing, and surgery is indicated when these traits become a problem for the patient. We have operated people from 18 to 92 years.

The surgery

Before the surgery

You will meet with me to find out your medical history, set expectations and establish the type of surgery. A complete eye and vision examination will be performed. You should inform us of the treatments you are undergoing at that time, especially if you are taking any type of anticoagulant, such as warfarin, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.

What does the surgery involve?

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgery, so you will receive local anaesthesia and sedation.

Postoperative period

After the surgery, you will spend time in the recovery room and you will be discharged the same day, so that you can go home to continue your recovery. You may experience some temporary discomfort, such as blurred vision, swelling or bruising, watery eyes, sensitivity to light, discomfort. You should follow the treatment proposed and apply ice to the treated areas, do not use make-up, sleep on your back, do not submerge your head, bend over or take hot baths or saunas, do not work out until further notice.

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