BLEPHAROPLASTY

What is it?

 

Blepharoplasty is an eyelid rejuvenation surgery aiming to correct eyelid deformities (upper and lower). The indications are the correction of: excess skin, muscle flaccidity, droopy eyelid fat pads (“puffed eye”) and wrinkles. These abnormalities may result from facial aging or, less frequently, from growth defects, injuries or other conditions. Genetic and environmental factors (exposure to sunlight, tobacco, etc.) have an important role in the onset and / or progression of these changes.

Where are the incisions/scars of Blepharoplasty located?

 

The incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelids (in the crease or fold in the upper eyelid and just below the lashes in the lower eyelid), which are almost imperceptible when completely healed. In patients with only the lower eyelid fat pads, excessive skin incisions are avoided, and the approach is performed inside the eyelid (in the conjunctiva), leaving an invisible scar, without suturing.

What type of anesthesia is used?

 

It is an operation performed in the operating theater under local anesthesia with / without sedation (procedure performed by the anesthetist).

Will I have to stay overnight after surgery?

 

The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis without the need for hospitalization.

What is the recovery period?

 

The recovery period lasts usually 7 to 10 days. The end result is obtained within 1 to 2 months of the surgery, depending on the person.

– MD. Sara Ribeiro