Changes around the eyelids are the first signs of aging on the face. Blepharoplasty improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both, thus offering a fresh and more relaxed appearance to the periocular region.
Problems Treated with Blepharoplasty
- At the upper eyelids, the surgeon can remove excess fat that gives an edematous and “tired” appearance to the eyelids.
- He can also remove loose or “baggy” skin, which creates or affects the natural contour of the upper eyelid, or in some cases even prevents vision.
- During lower eyelid blepharoplasty, we can treat excess skin, as well as fine wrinkles under the eyes.
- Finally, the “bags” under the eyes can be eliminated.
Useful Information About the Procedure
- Blepharoplasty is usually done under local anesthesia, unless it is combined with other surgical procedures.
- The upper eyelid incision is especially designed to “be hidden” inside a natural crease of the eyelid.
- In the case of the lower eyelid, the incision is made just below the eyelashes.
- Non-absorbable sutures are placed to close the incisions, which are removed on the 2nd and 5th day after surgery.
- Immediately after surgery, there is usually some mild edema, which resolves about a week after surgery, giving way to a more smooth and youthful appearance.
- The final aesthetic result of blepharoplasty will become apparent after a few weeks, while the incisions will almost be invisible after two months.
- The results of the surgery are permanent. The fat, which is removed from the eyelids, does not appear again. Although the aging process continues to evolve, patients are usually happy with their appearance for many years after blepharoplasty.