Characteristics of blepharoplasty

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Characteristics of blepharoplasty

Why be operated with an ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon ?

The ophthalmologists oculoplasticos have a training of both ophthalmology and plastic surgery eye that allows ensure a comprehensive approach to the treated area without compromising the function of the eye.

From what age can I do a blepharoplasty?

There is no certain age, although it is true that they are more frequent as it advances the age. From the age of 40 (in some cases before) is when normally start to appear a excess skin on the upper eyelids and bags of fat in the lower eyelids.

Characteristics of surgical intervention:

It is a type of short surgery and minimally invasive

The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, there are no income

It is normally performed under local anesthesia, injected only to the area to be treated, and sedation by the anesthetist for which the patient is relaxed during the entire time that lasts the intervention. The incisions are closed with fine sutures.


The fat bags normally don’t reappear.

The gaze retrieves intensity and expressivity after surgery of the eyelids and face it generally presents a more youthful and healthy appearance.

The eyes look larger, reducing the appearance of fatigue and aging.


It is not a painful surgery or who require a complete rest. It is important to follow the directions of the surgeons. The first few days the eyelids are purple.

It is advisable to rest at least one week. Some specific tasks you can perform from the second or third day. The idea is to try to make the temporary low always the least possible.

You should avoid the sun, especially in cases where incision, and use of high protection creams (especially if the operation is performed during the summer months).

It is normal that during the first days, a vision is a little blurry but that does not mean in any case which has changed the graduation. You can also produce ocular dryness that will be resolved with moisturizing eye drops.

To make itself up and to use contact glasses again it is necessary to wait if it is a question of a top or low blepharoplasty between 1 or two weeks.

The day after the operation you may already be shower (unless the surgeon indicates the opposite).

Until the purple have not disappeared it is not possible to sunbathe and in case of incision, he will have to wait like minimum one month and always use solar protection.

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