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What is a Blepharoplasty?
The blepharoplasty, also known as Eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgery procedure made to rejuvenate the eyelids and facial appearance by reshaping the periocular tissues.
It is mainly performed for aesthetic reasons, but in some cases it can be made for medical reasons, called Functional Blepharoplasty. When performed for medical reasons, the excess of skin in the upper eyelids is removed because it has caused visual reduction.
Who is the Ideal Patient?
This procedure is ideal for patients over 45 years old that wish to get rid of the “tired appearance” due to skin sagginess (drooping eyelids or bags under the eyes). This procedure is one of the simplest, quickest surgeries.
How is it performed?
The blepharoplasty consists in removing the excess of skin and fatty tissues created around the eyes as a consequence of age. A small incision is made in either lower eyelids or upper eyelids (or both, if required) to remove skin and fatty tissues.
This cosmetic procedure is an outpatient surgery (also known as ambulatory surgery), which means the patient can go home the same day of the procedure.
The surgery lasts around 1 hour and the patient must be under observation for approximately 4 hours.
Recovery is around 1 week long, and you’ll start seeing final results between 1 and 2 months after the procedure, once your face has completely recovered, but you will begin to see results around the 7th day after the surgery. You must attend to a check-up consultation 7 days after the procedure.