Eyelid Surgery

The eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty improves the looks and facial features; these changes make it look refreshed, filled with energy and may even take some years off.

Is this the ideal procedure for me?

Even though most patients get the eyelid surgery of blepharoplasty to reduce the effects of aging, many people in their twenties of thirties who wish to improve their looks may benefit with this surgery. This is especially effective when one or more of the following conditions is present:

  • Excessive skin hiding the natural fold of the superior eyelids.
  • Flaps of skin which hangs from the superior eyelids.
  • Excessive skin and fine wrinkles in the inferior eyelids.
  • Fatty bags and rings under the eyes.

The first consultation

During the first physical evaluation, the plastic surgeon examines the muscular structure around the patient’s eyes, the excess of fat and the position of the brows. He will determine which corrections must be done and may even suggest some others, such as crow’s feet, the muscle tone of the inferior eyelid and the dark circles under the eyes

What does the eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty consist of?

The eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is done in one of the operating rooms at Clínica Robles. Local anesthesia and a mild sedative are used during the operation.
For the upper eyelid, the incision begins inside the fold in the interior end, following the lines of the eyelid; it extends over the exterior end, on the area of the crow’s feet or smile lines. The excess skin and fat are removed, and the incision line follows the natural folds of the superior eyelid, remaining hidden when healed.

For the lower eyelid, the incision begins right below the lower eyelids and the excess skin and fat are removed. If it is necessary, the underlying muscles are stretched, and some of the fat is distributed to remove wrinkles.

A laser resurfacing or a soft chemical peeling is often used to reduce the wrinkles around the eyes.

How is the postoperative?

You will be taken to the recovery room, at first any pain that may appear is treated with medication.

You must always rest with your head up, using cold pledgets, and must not perform strenuous activities.

A week after the eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is done the stitches will be dissolved or they will be removed in Clínica Robles.

You will be able to wear make up again and return to your regular activities a few days after the surgery.

In a few weeks, you will be able to work out and return to use contact lenses.

How are the results of the surgery?

With an eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, your eyes will look fresh and aware, and you will look much more confident both at work as in your everyday life. Your acquaintances notice you are better rested and happier, without realizing you’ve had an eyelid surgery.

Almost all of the evidence of the surgery will have disappeared after a few weeks, even though the skin surrounding the eyes will have to be taken care of for several months. You must use a sunscreen and dark glasses to block sunrays.

The results of the eyelid surgery are long lasting, but you must take into consideration that the skin continues to suffer aging.

Your plastic surgeon will advice you on maintaining the results.

After the blepharoplasty, the eyelids will no longer be hanging and your eyes will stand out thanks to an aware, young and fresh looks.