What is blepharoplasty?

It is the plastic surgery of the eyelids. The eyelids are structures of great aesthetic importance in the eye region. In the aging process, its delicate tissues undergo changes that alter the individual's appearance.

What are the prerequisites, indications and purpose of blepharoplasty?

Surgery is indicated for the treatment of excess skin and fat pockets that accumulate, usually after the age of 30, in the eyelids giving an appearance of tiredness. The surgery aims to rejuvenate this region looking for a younger and healthier appearance. The resulting scars are imperceptible, hidden in the eyelid crease.

How is the postoperative period of blepharoplasty?

The postoperative period is painless and the use of cold compresses is recommended to reduce edema during the first week. The stitches are removed around 4 to 7 days. The return to work can happen after the first week and physical activities after approximately 20 days. Makeup can be used again after removing the stitches. It is important to wear sunglasses when exposed to natural light for the first month. The surgical result is shown in 1 month, when the edema is practically reduced and the final result in 2 months.

How often is this surgery performed?

Eyelid surgery for aesthetic reasons is one of the most performed procedures on a worldwide scale and according to data from the American Society of plastic surgeons they were only behind silicone implants and liposuction.

Where to do eyelid surgery?

It is worth remembering that it is a surgical procedure that involves risks, and therefore it must be done in a hospital environment, properly equipped with ICT so that everything can happen safely.