There are different procedures in oculoplasty to correct eyelid problems. One of the most frequent operations is called blepharoplasty, a cosmetic surgery that corrects the position of the upper and lower eyelids, reduces bags, strengthens the lifting muscle or repositions fat deposits to rejuvenate the look achieving a very natural result.

Blepharoplasty is the ideal option for all those people who with the passage of time begin to have bags under their eyes or drooping eyelids. With this cosmetic surgery we can restore your eyes to look 10 years younger. The key is to repair the defects that have occurred over the years.

When you compare photos of yourself from a decade ago, you can immediately detect wrinkles, bags, excess skin or, for example, a slight drooping of the eyelid. All these small changes make you look more tired or sad, even if you don’t really feel that way and lead an active life.

Thanks to eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty, we can solve this problem. It is an intervention that basically consists of removing excess skin and fat deposits so that your eyelids have the right shape and volume. We can also strengthen the muscles of both the upper and lower eyelids to keep them in place for many years.

More and more men and women are undergoing this type of treatment so that they don’t look so old, because they feel younger and because they don’t want to look tired.

What eyelid surgery is like

Eyelid surgery can be performed on just one eyelid or on both. It can be performed on the upper eyelids (upper blepharoplasty) or the lower eyelids (lower blepharoplasty). When we correct all four we talk about a complete blepharoplasty.

Eyelid surgery is a procedure that we perform under local anaesthesia and sedation. The patient remains awake and relaxed during the surgery, but will not feel any pain. After the operation you can go home and begin your recovery.

In the following days you will need to attend check-ups so that your surgeon can monitor you. If you experience any discomfort, itching or tearing, you should mention it, although these are common symptoms and we can prescribe medication to relieve them. You should be back to normal in a few days.

As a patient you should be aware that this procedure does not correct other defects, such as the position of the eyebrows or crow’s feet. These other defects, which tend to appear with age, can be corrected with other techniques. It is also possible to combine some of these interventions in a single procedure.

Ideal candidate for eyelid surgery

The ideal candidate is a person who is in good health, seeks to improve their appearance and has realistic expectations.

In terms of age, eyelid surgery is usually performed on patients aged 35 and over. Occasionally, it is also performed on younger people who wish to correct an inherited facial defect or feature.

Blepharoplasty patients experience great joy after the operation. Amazing changes are really achieved simply by removing the excess skin and fat. However, as we have already mentioned, before being able to operate, we must carry out a series of tests to verify your state of health and rule out any problems that might contraindicate the surgery.

At the Vistaláser Ophthalmology clinics in Malaga, Marbella, Fuengirola and Granada we have ophthalmologists specialised in blepharoplasty. They will be happy to evaluate your case and answer all your questions. In the consultation you will be able to see the results we can obtain, with photos of patients before and after eyelid surgery.