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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

  • 1-2 hours
  • 24 hours
  • 2 weeks

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, corrects fat pockets in the lower eyelids, excess of skin produced by the drooping of the upper eyelids or the excess of fat around the eyes.

Indicated for...

Women and men from the age of 40 maintaining a good facial structure but denoting an excess of skin or fat in the eyelids.

Before the surgery

First visit

Comprehensive assessment of the vision and general state of health. Compilation of information on daily habits (smoker, allergies…)

Conclusions and recommendations

From the collected data, we inform you of:

-Steps to be followed before the surgery: diet and habits to be taken into account.

Type of procedure

Surgery in the operating room, with local anesthesia with less or greater sedation, depending on each patient, and it usually lasts between 1.5 hours.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Incisions are made in the limit of the natural crease of the upper eyelid, where the scar will be hidden. Subsequently, the bags of fat are located and the required quantity is resected. Afterwards, the scar is closed and protected with thin strips before removing the stitches.

Lower Blepharoplasty

An incision is made behind the eyelid to directly access the bags of fat and the required amount is resected. The procedure is finished with a small stitch or without suturing, according to the decision of the surgeon, because it is an area easy to close.

Recovery

The first 24 hours

Admission to the clinic.

Between the second and the seventh day

The patient can go home, with an anti-inflammatory treatment and eye drops. During this time it is advisable to place cold gauzes on the eyelids.

In the case of the Upper Blepharoplasty, the recovery corresponds to the time in which the stitches can be removed.

From the first week

It is already possible to use makeup and to expose to the sun, with caution and sunscreen.

From the tenth day

It is the usual time to recover a normal appearance, but not the final one, since the structures are positioned slowly all along several months.

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