Eliminates excess skin and fat from the eyelids, rejuvenating the appearance of men and women.
It is important for the patient to know the results and possible complications of these surgeries to build realistic expectations. Radical changes should not be pursued. Diseases such as Diabetes and High Blood Pressure as well as other systemic diseases should be controlled.
These surgeries can be done as a single procedure or combined with others such as eyebrow lifting or eyelid ptosis repair ( fallen eyelid).
It is an out patient procedure , local anesthetic and sedation are administered by an anesthesiologist. We use radiofrecuency technology to perform incisions and skin cuts so less visible scars are obtained. Excess skin and fat are removed. Sutures are left in place for one week. It is not a painful procedure and the patient returns to his /her activities in a short time.
It is normal to have swelling and bruising which dissapear in one or two weeks , meanwhile they can be hidden with make up. It is important not to be exposed directly to the sun rays without protection ( sun glasses with UV filters). Visible dark spots and scars may remain if exposed. Before blepharoplasty is performed a complete ophthalmologic examination is required to establish a good ocular health, dry eye problems, eyelid malpositions, to recognize the type of skin and take pictures for surgery planning.
Previous eye sugeries don´t exempt this procedure. Laboratory work up such as coagulation times are required along with other exams : electrocardiogram (EKG).
The patient must be in good health and should discontinue vitamin suplements, anticoagulant medications such as aspirin and analgesics two weeks before surgery. Even diabetics and high blood pressure patients may have a blepharoplasty , but they should have their diseases well controlled and comply with their medications at all times. The anatomy and function of the eyelids are better known and understood by an ophthalmologist than any other health professional.
Relax in the hands of a specialist , get better results and enjoy of a new and younger expression.