Blepharoplasty: eyelid surgery

Posted on: January 16, 2023

Blepharoplasty is performed to remove fat and excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure corrects the bags on the lower eyelids and the loosening and drooping of the upper eyelids that give us a tired and aged look. In some extreme cases they can interfere with vision. 

This surgery can be performed at the same time as other surgical procedures such as a facelift.

Blepharoplasty significantly improves the aesthetics of the eyes, restoring beauty to the look. The best candidates for eyelid surgery are those women and men who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations.

Patients who consult for this type of surgery are generally between the ages of 35 and older, but sometimes feature acquired genetic disorders where the intervention can be carried out at earlier ages.

The postoperative period and recovery are quick and not too bothersome, in a few days you return to daily life and normal activities. Most people return to work within a week to 10 days. She should always follow the instructions of her surgeon, since he will tell her when she can wear makeup, and the care she should have with the sun, and other irritants.

It is important not to have in this period physical activities that increase blood pressure, such as lifting objects, and doing rough sports.

Healing is a slow process and the scars are initially pink in color and will vary over the months, until they become a thin, practically imperceptible line.

The results of eyelid surgery are a fresher and more youthful look and will last for years and in some patients the results are definitive and permanent.