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Blepharoplasty helps facial rejuvenation and improves the visual field.
The operation lasts one hour and the results are visible between 2 and 4 weeks later.
It is important that an oculoplastic ophthalmologist performs it in order to preserve the function of the eye.
Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive operation that removes excess skin, and sometimes fat, from the eyelids. With this surgery we achieve periocular rejuvenation and improve the tired aspect of the face: the look recovers vitality and expressiveness, the eyes look bigger and the face has a younger and healthier appearance. In cases where the excess skin is very large and the eyelid limits the upper visual field, blepharoplasty also allows to recover the functionality of the eye.
The intervention is performed under local anesthesia and sedation, lasts approximately one hour and the patient can leave the clinic soon. To minimize the risks that this surgery can have on the eye, it is recommended that it be done by an oculoplastic ophthalmologist, who has the necessary medical and surgical knowledge to treat this area.
It is one of the most demanded face aesthetic surgeries nowadays.
Anyone who wants to improve their facial appearance and has a good health can undergo a blepharoplasty
Before planning a blepharoplasty, it is necessary to attend a first visit with the oculoplastic ophthalmologist to make a diagnosis, determine the most appropriate technique and evaluate possible contraindications. This consultation has the following objectives:
Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive and painless surgery that is performed on an outpatient basis, with local anaesthesia and sedation so that the patient is relaxed during the intervention. Requires advanced knowledge of the ocular anatomy.
The intervention can be of different types, depending on the eyelid involved (upper, lower or both) or the technique to be used (transconjunctival or subciliary).
The intervention lasts approximately one hour. The patient can leave the clinic after a short time and in complete safety, without the need for absolute rest.
The postoperative period of a blepharoplasty is usually quite bearable, but there are certain things to keep in mind:
The process and recovery time may vary in each patient and will depend on whether the patient has undergone an upper blepharoplasty, a lower blepharoplasty or both. Nevertheless, the recovery is usually quite fast and after a few weeks the patient will recover his appearance and will be able to return to work.
Patients should wait at least two or three weeks or, even in some cases, up to four weeks, for the inflammation, edema and especially the bruise to disappear, in order to perceive the results. Thereafter the scar is not perceived, the effects are maintained in the long term and the bags of fat normally do not reappear.
During the hours or days after surgery, you may experience blurred vision, although you will be able to read and use electronic devices with a screen without problems and lead a normal but quite life. To wear makeup or put on contact lenses again, you must wait between 1 and 2 weeks, depending on whether you have undergone an upper or a lower blepharoplasty. From the second week onwards, physical exercise may be resumed as long as the doctor indicates.
There is no certain age, although the truth is that they are more frequent as the people gets older. From the age of 40 (in some cases before), it is usually when excess skin usually begins to appear on the upper eyelids, and fat bags on the lower eyelids.
Wrinkles on the skin around the eye do not disappear after the blepharoplasty, but our oculoplastic ophthalmologists also specialize in complementary cosmetic techniques, such as botulinum toxin, which helps reducing or eliminating crow’s feet, frown lines and front wrinkles. Microneedling of vitamins or hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, helps regenerate the collagen in the dermis and gives a more youthful appearance to the skin.
The ophthalmologist specialized in ocular plastic surgery, in addition to providing good results at a cosmetic level, also knows the anatomy of the eyeball and the eyelids and, above all, knows how to preserve the function of the eye. Putting yourself in the hands of professionals with the necessary medical and surgical knowledge to treat this area minimizes the risks during the intervention and the postoperative problems.
In addition to that, at ICR we have the latest technology and a 24 hours emergency service, which makes it easier for patients to enjoy full availability whenever they need it.
The price will depend on the technique that the oculoplastic ophthalmologist assesses as more appropriate for the particular case of each patient. From the previous visit with the surgeon and the diagnostic tests a personalized budget will be made. In ICR we offer different financing options according to needs. Ask us without obligation.
Our ophthalmologists have specialized training in eye and facial plastic surgery. The department has extensive experience in eyelid surgery and interventions on the expression lines, which guarantees a comprehensive treatment of the ocular and peripheral area without compromising its functions.
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