"This is a relatively simple operation with very favorable and lasting results. In addition, the scar is hidden in the crease of the upper eyelid".
DR. BERNARDO HONTANILLA CALATAYUD SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR. RESTORATIVE AND PLASTIC SURGERY DEPARTMENT
What is blepharoplasty?
Aesthetic blepharoplasty aims to remove fat and excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, in order to correct the effects of facial aging.
Among these effects are the sagging of the skin of the upper eyelids, as well as the presence of bags in the lower and inside of the upper eyelids.
Blepharoplasty can correct the drooping of the upper lids and the bags in the lower ones, characteristics that make us look older and more tired than we are and that, in some cases, can interfere with vision.
The intervention achieves a result aesthetically favorable and durable, since, usually, the bags of the eyelids do not reappear.
When is blepharoplasty indicated?
As a general rule, the age of patients who undergo this operation exceeds 35 years, but there are also cases of younger people with a family tendency to the appearance of bags on the eyelids.
Some conditions of the patient's health increase the possible risks in this surgery, such as thyroid problems, insufficient tear production, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Likewise, glaucoma and retinal detachment may involve greater risks, a circumstance that makes it advisable to have an ophthalmological check-up before the operation.
Most frequent indication of this treatment:
- Accumulation of fat in the eyelids.
Do you have an aesthetic problem with your eyelids?
Blepharoplasty can be performed
How is a blepharoplasty performed?
It is a relatively simple operation that lasts about two hours. It consists of making incisions in the skin of the eyelids in order to remove excess skin and muscle.
Then the fat that forms the bags is removed and finally the skin is sutured.
Once the blepharoplasty is finished, ointment and dressings with physiological serum are applied at low temperature to reduce discomfort and inflammation.
The operation is usually performed under local anesthesia, although if it is part of another operation, such as a facelift, general anesthesia is used.
After the blepharoplasty, the aesthetic results obtained are highly satisfactory.
The facial expression is improved and the look is rejuvenated.
- During the first week, swelling and bruising of the eyelids may persist.
- At first, the scars may be visible, as fine red lines, but little by little they will improve.
- You must have a good hygiene of the eyes, apply eye drops to keep the eyes hydrated and should not use contact lenses until after 2 weeks of surgery.
- If you have significant discomfort in your eyes, alteration of vision, fever or bleeding from the wound, you should see your doctor.
Where do we do it?
IN NAVARRE AND MADRID
The Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra
The Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery has extensive experience in plastic surgery, both aesthetic and reconstructive. We are experts in microsurgical repair of blood vessels and nerves.
We have the latest technology and powerful microscopes that allow complete treatments with quality assurance and total security in any type of solution you need.
- Facial paralysis
- Breast reconstruction
- Head and neck
- Vascular abnormalities
- Auricular reconstruction
- Breast Surgery
- Facial aesthetics without surgery
- Reconstruction with microsurgical flaps.
- Nerve microsurgery.
Why at the Clinica?
- Experience of more than 20 years in the aesthetic treatment.
- Professional experts trained in international reference centers.
- Safety: Interdisciplinary attention within a hospital center.