Blepharoplasty / Eyelids

Aesthetic Surgery of Eyelids or Blepharoplasty

It is the surgical procedure used to correct drooping upper lids and / or bags that appear under the eyes (lower lids), in order to rejuvenate, give light to the look, eliminating the appearance of tiredness and even interference in vision.

This operation is indicated for those people who have pockets of fat on the eyelids(sensation of swelling), and an excess of unsightly skin. Usually they are traits which appear from the age of 35 but can occur in younger people with inherited. After the operation it is necessary to apply on the eyelids cold (ice) to decrease the edema and bruises. At approximately three hours the patient is discharged.

What is a blepharoplasty?

It is the surgical procedure used to correct drooping upper lids and / or bags under the eyes which appear, in order to rejuvenate and achieve a beautiful look.

Who needs an eyelid surgery?

Those who have pockets of fat on the eyelids (sensation of swelling) and an unsightly excess of skin.

Usually they are traits that appear after 35 years, but can occur in younger people with inherited.

The procedure usually lasts one or two hours, and is usually performed with local anesthesia and a mild sedation.


Local anesthesia is used supported by sedation.


In the upper eyelid skin is removed and the bags through an incision that is hidden in the crease, passing unnoticed from the begining. In the lower eyelid the incision is performed close to the lashes, and when it is not necessary to remove skin may choose to withdraw only the pockets of fat, by addressing internal (inside the eyelid or collision transconjunctival).

Duration of intervention

The time of intervention is between 30 mins. and 1h.15 mins.


After the operation it is necessary to apply on the eyelids cold (ice) to reduce the edema and bruising.

After three hours, more or less, the patient is discharged from hospital. and Once home, keep cold compresses or ice for 48 hours, keeping the head up and taking analgesics and anti-inflammatory. You should follow the indications as to the cleanliness of the eyes, and is quite normal to get a feeling of tightness or dry eyes.

The stitches will be removed on the third or fourth day, and while the patient is not incapasitated at any time it is necessary at least 4 days to commence their normal life. However, the ecchymosis, always present in greater or lesser degree, it takes between 8 and 10 days in the disappearance.

Deserves a special mention to those who use contact lenses, which should be avoided with their use for a period of two weeks.


  • Round Eyes: Here in this case there is a white band under the iris, where it is equal to or less than 1 mm., it is temporary, but if greater, evidence of excess skin resection.
  • Ectropion: Occurs when the lower lid is down and slightly everted and produced by excess skin removal. Is necessary to treat a skin graft which achieves an acceptable cosmetic result.
  • Bruising: The collection of blood that occurs when a glass bleeding after surgery. It is usually necessary to surgically evacuate.
  • Tearing Epiphora: Occurs when there is an irritant (thread), or keratitis exposure (drying of the cornea), sometimes with conjunctivitis, in all three cases it is easily resolved. Can also occur by an alteration in the lacrimal pathways, inflammatory in the origin and is generally usually transient.


Put cold dressings on surgical site during 48 hours after surgery.

Wash eyes several times a day with saline solution to prevent the accumulation of secretions.

Stay rested in the majority of time with your head elevated during the first 48 hours, to limit the extent of swelling and bruising.

Frequently asked questions about cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Can you perform the blepharoplasty combined with other surgeries?

It is usually performed or combined with other procedures such as facial liffting.

Does the appearance of Tiredness go away?

If the eye recovers luminosity and disappears the appearance of exhaustion that is associated with aging of the eyelids.

Do you remove crow’s feet?

No, to get this result it must be associated with the treatment of tail lift eyebrow and cheeks.

Does all the lower eyelid wrinkles and dark circles go away?

No, it is sometimes impossible to remove all excess skin, to avoid the effect of “round eye”. Thet dark circles are pigments deposited at this level that require different treatment.

Can almond shaped eyes be achieved?

Blepharoplasty does not change the shape of the eye, this requires raising the outer corner of the eye through an additional surgical procedure called a canthopexy

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