Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a surgical operation designed to remove the excess fatty tissue, muscle and loose skin of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both; And to create a more youthful wide-eyed look.
Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a surgical operation designed to remove the excess fatty tissue, muscle and loose skin of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both; And to create a more youthful wide-eyed look. This treatment gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of the eyes, giving a look more rested and alert.
Unfortunately, the eye area often shows the earliest signs of ageing. The lower eyelids may develop ‘bags’, folds or wrinkles that can add years to one’s appearance.
There may be swelling and puffiness especially in the morning that gradually becomes more permanent, and there is often a lowering of the brow line.
However, these problems are not just age-related, they can be hereditary in origin, when they usually appear in the twenty to thirty age group, or can be due to allergy or some systemic disorder that can then lead to earlier ageing. Aesthetically, these conditions might be visually unattractive and create an unnecessary or premature impression of ageing.
The treatment is usually for the middle-aged and over but in general the earlier the condition is treated, the better as this slows further deterioration with successful results.
Other ageing signs will occur in time, but the ‘bags’ are unlikely to return. Blepharoplasty is a surgical operation designed to remove the excess fatty tissue, muscle and loose skin, and to create a more youthful, wide-eyed look.
More information about Blepharoplasty
- UPPER EYELIDS: The procedure consists in removing the excess skin and restoring the orbicular muscles. If you have puffy bags these can be removed.
- LOWER EYELIDS: In this case we are interested in the bag under the eye. It appears in three different areas (intermediate, middle and external). To remove it we have two possibilities: 1.-
- EXTERNAL PROCEDURE: An incision is made below your eyelashes, this also allows us to tense the skin.
- TRANSCONJUNCTIVAL PROCEDURE: In this case the incision takes place inside the eyelid, it leaves no external scar but it doesn’t allow us to stretch the skin.
- Full blood test.
During the first few days there might be a certain swelling and some hematomas, even some tears, as there might be some difficulty in moving the eyelids. At first the scars will be visible as thin red lines, after some months they will be practically imperceptible. The stitches will be removed after 4 – 5 days.
During the first few days we will treat the bruising and possible hematomas with cold compresses a few times a day and with lymphatic drainage massages. After the first 10 days make-up can be used to lightly cover the hematomas and scars. During the first two months after the operation it is necessary to protect eyes from the sunlight.
Anesthesia: Local anaesthesia with sedatives.
Place of intervention: Outpatient surgery centre.
Surgery time: 1 – 3 hours.
Stay in hospital: Hours.