What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is one of the facial cosmetic surgeries most demanded by patients, both women and men, and is indicated to remove excess skin or fat on the upper and/or lower eyelids.
- Upper blepharoplasty: we perform it through a minimal incision that leaves no visible scar, as it is hidden in the eyelid fold.
- Lower blepharoplasty: we can perform it internally, accessing the eyelid through the conjunctiva, or externally, through a small incision under the eyelashes.
This surgery allows us to rejuvenate your look and, in order to maximise its effects, we can associate it with other cosmetic surgery techniques, such as eyebrow surgery, or non-surgical treatments, such as peelings.
Consult the specialists in eye and facial aesthetics at the Miranza centres to receive customised advice and, based on a comprehensive assessment of your face, find the most suitable solutions for you.
Problems treated by blepharoplasty
We can also perform this technique to improve periocular sagging, the look of tired eyes or dark circles.
When we perform blepharoplasty to treat certain types of eyelid ptosis, the purpose of the surgery is not merely aesthetic, as correcting a drooping eyelid improves the visual field.
On the same day of the surgery, you can recover at home, as it is an outpatient surgery that does not require general anaesthesia.
In the operating rooms of Miranza’s clinics, we have the necessary technology to perform laser-assisted blepharoplasties, which leave less bruising, reduce inflammation and speed up the postoperative period. However, it is normal for you to initially notice the eye is a little swollen and purple, as well as difficulty in closing the eyelid, tearing and blurred vision. Therefore, we recommend that you apply local cold for the first few days and comply with the treatment prescribed by your ophthalmologist. Although you will be able to lead a normal life (read, watch television, be in front of the computer screen, go for a walk …), you should do without practicing certain sports, eye makeup as well as the beach or pool for the first month. During this period, you should also ensure that the eyelid area is well hydrated and protected from the sun to promote healing.
You will immediately notice the cosmetic result of the surgery, without any marks on your skin, and you will fully appreciate the functional result after two weeks.
Blepharoplasty is a very gratifying and satisfactory surgery for patients, as well as safe and with a low complication rate, as long as it is performed by experts in the anatomy of the ocular and periocular area, such as oculoplastic ophthalmologists.
Their knowledge and the use of appropriate techniques allow our surgeons to minimise the risk of the main postoperative problem associated with blepharoplasty, i.e. eyelid retraction. It occurs in about 20% of patients, when surgery is not well indicated and performed, leaving the eye excessively open, because the lower eyelid is lower than it should be. If this happens, to avoid the problems that may arise beyond the aesthetic factor, such as dry eyes or damage to the cornea, it is necessary to perform a new eyelid surgery.