Thinking of undergoing a bleplaroplasty in Spain? Keep on reading.
Eyelid surgery (or “blepharoplasty”) is a cosmetic surgery for women who want a younger look. Eyelid surgery is aimed at removing excess skin and fat on upper and lower eyelids. Our patients from abroad who visit us for an eyelid surgery usually report us that people think they are tired, when they’re not.
Indeed, eyelid surgery can help women to correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below their eyes. This condition does make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision.
Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
If you are a man, please read “Eyelid surgery for men“.
Most of our female patients are 35 or older, but if droopy, baggy eyelids are common in your family, you may decide to undergo eyelid surgery at a younger age.
During consultation with Dr. Benito, we will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. Carefully following these instructions will help your surgery go more smoothly.
What’s eyelid surgery about?
Eyelid surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia and light sedation. Blepharoplasty usually takes one to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.
In a typical procedure, we make incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids; in the creases of your upper lids, and just below the lashes in the lower lids. The incisions may extend into the crow’s feet or laugh lines at the outer corners of your eyes. Working through these incisions, we’ll remove excess fat. Blepharoplasty will not solve the droopy eyebrow or the crow’s feet. These would need additional procedures to correct them.
In lower eyelids, we may the transconjunctival blepharoplasty. In this procedure the incision is made inside your lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. This is actually the commonest technique for lower eyelid as it has fewer poteantial complications, recovery is faster and there are no visible scars.
Which results will I get with an eyelid surgery?
You will have to keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days, and to avoid more strenuous activities for about three weeks. It’s especially important to avoid activities that raise your blood pressure, including bending, lifting, and rigorous sports. You may also be told to avoid alcohol, since it causes fluid retention. Healing is a gradual process, and your scars may remain slightly pink for six months or more after surgery. Eventually, though, they’ll fade to a thin, nearly invisible white line.