One doubt that many patients have about this surgery is what is the recommended age for a blepharoplasty? There is no one answer that applies to all patients, so we will explain when it is recommended.
The skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate, and any alteration will affect the sensations conveyed by the gaze. An accumulation of fat can lead to bags in the lower eyelids, an excess of skin or loss of muscle tension can lead to a drooping eyelid.
Blepharoplasty is an eyelid operation performed to correct changes caused by ageing, malformation or aesthetic alteration. Therefore, we take into account a number of other factors rather than a recommended age.
Blepharoplasty in young people
No one under the age of 35 is usually comfortable with a drooping upper eyelid or bags in the lower eyelids. These alterations are more typical of ageing and nowadays they can be corrected to avoid a tired or sad look, and in general an aged face.
When they occur in people under 35 years of age there is usually a genetic component, or they are people who have not taken good care of their skin or who have experienced some episode in their lives that has marked them.
It should be borne in mind that the firmness and elasticity of the skin is different in each individual. On the positive side, people who develop these defects at a younger age may also be good candidates for blepharoplasty.
At what age do people have eyelid surgery?
The most frequent patient profile for cosmetic eyelid surgery is usually over 35 years of age. Nowadays, both men and women who wish to combat these first signs of ageing undergo surgery.
The techniques and technology we use are very safe and effective in rejuvenating the eyes. The postoperative period is quite short, just over a week to start enjoying a very natural result that leaves no visible scars.
The price of blepharoplasty is not a barrier either, the cost of the surgery is easy to assume for most patients. Moreover, nowadays it is relatively easy to get a bank to finance the payment in easy instalments.
What type of anaesthesia is used in Blepharoplasty?
One question that concerns some patients is whether blepharoplasty is performed under local or general anaesthesia. This eyelid operation, which we perform in the operating theatres of our clinics, is usually performed under local anaesthesia and sedation. In this way the patient remains awake and relaxed during the surgery.
At the end of the operation you can go home and start your recovery. A few days of rest are required to allow the wounds to heal, the swelling to subside and the bruising to disappear. To reduce discomfort, painkillers are prescribed to make the days of recovery more bearable.
How we perform blepharoplasty surgery
Blepharoplasty surgery is performed by making incisions in the skin of the eyelids. As this is such an exposed area, these incisions are made in strategic areas so as not to leave visible scars. Depending on the technique used by the surgeon, it is performed on the inside of the eyelid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty) or the natural creases or the eyelash line are used.
The surgery requires expert hands, as we must remove the excess skin to the right extent. We can also reduce the fat deposits that are generating bags and even strengthen the muscles to improve the position of the eyelids. Finally, we make very fine sutures that are barely visible to the naked eye once they have healed.
Experts in Blepharoplasty in Malaga and Granada
Blepharoplasty is currently a very effective and safe procedure in the hands of an experienced ophthalmic surgeon. They are professionals with in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and functioning of the eye, as well as the area surrounding it. Therefore, they will be able to tell you the recommended age in your case, maybe it is the right time or maybe it is better to wait a little while.
At Vistalaser Eye Clinics we have ophthalmologist surgeons who are experts in eyelid surgery. If you would like to have blepharoplasty in Malaga, Marbella, Fuengirola or Granada, do not hesitate to contact your nearest centre. Call us today or send the following form, we will be happy to evaluate your case.