It is a correction of excess of skin, fat (bags) and / or periocular muscle region removing them with incisions that are in fold (sulcus) of the upper eyelid and the lower edge of the tarsal lower eyelid.
So we can improve the look of sad eyes and periorbital wrinkles.
It is not a intervention to correct crow's feet.
Length of Results
The removal of the bags is practically permanent but as ageing goes acting, skin and muscles are going to relax and lose their natural tone. Sometimes, minor corrections of excess of skin will be needed.
- Arrival in clinic
Consultation with the plastic surgeon:
- Diagnostic confirmation and indication for surgery (30 min.)
- Analytical crossmatch blood and blood products subject
- Chest X-ray and EKG
- Diagnosis anesthetist
- Approximate time 2 hours
- Overnight at hotel
- Join clinical throughout the morning and fasting for 8 hours prior to the scheduled surgery.
- Top intervention at 9.00 h.
- Join ground in a single room with bed for companion
- Discharge after the surgeon's assessment
- Transfer to hotel
- Visit the clinic for performing a cure by the specialist
Day 5 a 8
- The patient stays in the hotel and home, can make all the activities recommended by the doctor
- Removal of stitches
- High final patient
1 to 2 hours.
Usually local anesthesia with sedation. When it is accompanied by Facelift, general anesthesia.
In the most cases does not require hospitalization. Maximum 24 hours (when it is accompanied by Lifting).
Post Anesthesia Care
We don't use bandages and we use for 2 - 3 hours ice packs or serum or chamomile.
The stitches are usually removed within 4 - 5 Days/p>
In 2-3 days home care. From 10 to 15 days back to work.
In 3-4 weeks you return to a normal life. It is possible that the bruise may take 2 -3 weeks
Frequently asked questions
What type of anesthesia is most recommended?
Typically, the performance of all four eyelids in the same operation and if it is the case, we opt for local anesthesia and sedation; but in some cases where it is only necessary to correct the upper eyelid or lower eyelid we just opted for local anesthesia. In many cases, blepharoplasty is performed in conjunction with a facelift, in which case anesthesia will be used in the larger process.
Is it painful?
It should not hurt. You can suffer soft discomfort but nothing else.
What are the risks?
It is a very safe procedure when it is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Peri eye bruising and some swelling that usually last about 7 - 10 Days are inevitable
How long is the hospital stay?
Blepharoplasty can be performed on an outpatient basis, or staying in the hospital a few hours after its intervention. In any case, never involves hospitalization.
How many days are needed to return to a normal life?
This will depend on what it lingers swelling and bruising which are usually around 7 -10 days.
What precautions should I take?
After surgery, it is recommended sleep with your head elevated to prevent fluid accumulation in the operated area during the night, which would keep the edema and swelling for longer. It should also apply ice and clean well the wound edges.
How long will the final results be seen?
Normally the final results are noticeable between fifteen day and a month, depending on the intervention.
Do they return the bags out again after a while?
The treatment of bags is definitive if it is correctly done and then there is not diseases that favor its appearance.
Although it should be to take in account that trace of time is inevitable.