Eyelid cosmetic surgery also known as blepharoplasty improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Cosmetic eyelid surgery will give you a rejuvenated look around your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as inflammation in the upper eyelids.
It can also treat loose or sagging skin that creates folds in the natural contour of the upper eyelid and can sometimes make it difficult to see,
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles from the lower eyelid as well as correct bags under the eyes that give a tired appearance to the sufferer.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles as well as realistic goals of improving the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area.
Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are:
- Healthy people.
- People with a positive attitude and specific goals in mind.
- People without serious eye conditions.
You should tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions:
- Eye diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye or retinal detachment.
- Thyroid disorders, such as Graves’ disease, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
- Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders or diabetes.
Steps During Eyelid Surgery:
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are given for your comfort during the eyelid surgery procedure. Options include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you although usually if we perform only upper blepharoplasty it will be performed under local anesthesia and if we act on the lower eyelids or perform complementary treatments such as lipofilling of cheekbones we also perform sedation so that the patient is calmer.
Step 2 – The incision
Incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed so that scars are well hidden within the natural structures of the eyelid region.
Excess skin from the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid that also allows the repositioning of fat deposits and the tightening of muscles and tissues.
The treatment of the lower eyelid can be performed through an incision just below the line of the lower eyelashes when in addition to the fat you are interested in removing the excess skin or more frequently through a transconjunctival incision that is, inside the lower eyelid so that there is no visible incision.
Step 3 – Closing the incisions
Eyelid incisions normally close with:
Resorbable sutures and adhesive skin stitches.
The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as the swelling and bruising disappear. Although after two weeks there is already a notable improvement, the result improves until the 3rd or 4th week when the bruises have completely disappeared and the scars are concealed.