What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the surgery that seeks to rejuvenate the eyelids by remodeling the periocular tissues (the upper eyelids and the bags under the eyes).
It is performed mainly for aesthetic reasons, but in some patients this intervention is performed only for visual reasons, since the hanging of the skin of the upper eyelids in some cases causes a reduction of the visual field.
The purpose of blepharoplasty is to restore a more youthful or rejuvenated appearance to the eyelid, thus maintaining the facial features of each person in a natural one.
In this type of intervention we try to avoid always leaving visible scars protecting eye health.
Blepharoplasty of the upper eyelid:
It consists in the reduction of excess skin, in some cases a part of the underlying orbicularis muscle is extracted.
Some cases also require eliminating part of the internal fat package, but always conservatively.
In this procedure, incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid, which avoid the visibility of the scars.
Blepharoplasty of the lower eyelid:
We must distinguish between the treatment of the bags and the treatment of laxity and wrinkles of the skin.
The reduction of fatty packs is usually done in patients who have very large bags.
In the rest of patients it is advisable to reposition the same fat bags, using the patient’s own fat.
Care after the operation:
After the operation it will be necessary to avoid:
- Stretch the skin of the area or the surrounding.
- The use of lenses in a minimum of 14 days.
- Do sport or physical exercise that involves the movement of the skin.
- Do not take medications that increase bleeding, such as aspirin.