What is Blepharoplasty? Blepharoplasty is the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids, which give the appearance of a tired look, thus rejuvenating the face and eliminating unsightly bags and dark circles under the eyes. Sometimes the eyebrows are also lifted as soon as they fall over the eyelid.
It is a simple procedure, which allows the patient to sleep at home the same day and to quickly return to their daily activities.
Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery
The eyelids have the thinnest skin on the face, collagen and elastin fibres are found in smaller quantities than in other parts of the skin, being very sensitive to the passage of time and rapidly showing the effects of ageing.
With the passage of time, the epidermis that covers the eyelid wrinkles and falls over the eyelashes of the upper eyelid, and in the lower eyelid it folds and accumulates fat, producing unsightly bags or dark circles under the eyes.
The operation begins by making incisions in the eyelid skin to remove excess skin and tighten the orbicularis oculi muscle. Next, fat is removed in the appropriate amount to eliminate the eyelid bags or sometimes placed over the lower bony ridge of the orbit to improve the projection of the cheek.
Finally, the incisions are closed with very fine sutures that are practically invisible after three months, as the eyelids are the area of the body that heals best.
Risks and limitations of eyelid surgery
Although it is an outpatient, extraocular operation, we must not forget that eyelid surgery is an operation and therefore involves a certain level of risk, however minimal it may be. The training and experience of the ophthalmologist, as well as the technology that the clinic possesses, are key factors in preventing the eye operation from being associated with unnecessary and avoidable risks.
Your eyes always treated by an ophthalmologist
The eyelids are a very delicate area, responsible for both eye protection and tear flow. It is important that an ophthalmologist specialising in this type of operation (ocular plastic surgery) performs the operation.
You need to know
The operation will restore your eyes to the way they looked before the excess skin and bags, giving your eyes a rejuvenated and natural look.
You will return to normal activity 3 or 4 days after the operation, wearing dark glasses, if you wish, to hide your eyes.
During the first few weeks you should protect yourself from the sun with sun cream and/or sunglasses.
You will be able to wear make-up after one week and contact lenses after two weeks.
What is the day of the operation like?
The day has finally arrived!
You have been informed and have chosen the most suitable treatment for your case, thank you for trusting in Vistaláser Oftalmología and our doctors.
During the preoperative tests we have told you how to proceed on the day of the operation. Follow the instructions we have given you, everything is under control.
Make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before, administer the treatment as we have indicated and don’t forget to bring sunglasses for after the operation.
You will be awake at all times, the tranquilliser we give you will help you relax and the anaesthetic drops will make you feel nothing.
Our anaesthetist will ensure that everything goes according to plan. Relax, in about 30 minutes the operation will be completed.
You will then rest for a while in a darkened room and finally we will tell you how to proceed with the treatment and when your next check-up is due.
Frequently asked questions
Blepharoplasty Price and Financing Options
At Vistaláser Clinics we want treatments to be affordable for all patients. If you are interested in blepharoplasty, we offer you several financing options so that the price is not a problem.
Thanks to this calculator you only have to indicate the treatment and the number of months in which you want to pay for your treatment (12, 18, 24 or 36) and you will know the monthly payment, formalisation costs and TIN interest of your financing.