Eyelid surgery is a highly individualized procedure: Under-eye bags in a 25-years-old will be treated differently tan bags in a 50 year-old, because the individual causes of the bags differ. In Cliníca de Cirugía Cosmética we cautions that the most appropriate procedure must the matched to the individual problem.
As we age, we lose the crisp eyelid crease that lends an open. The eyes show age more than any other body part due to squinting, sun damage, and heredity.
Both upper and lower eyelid surgery can be carried out under local anaesthesia or under general anaesthesia.
In a typical procedure the surgeon makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids; in the creases of upper lids and just below the lashes in the lower lids. Through this incision surplus fat is removed and excess skin and sagging muscle removed.
At least 18 years old: Most candidates are over 35, but if droopy or baggy eyelids are common in your family, you might be an ideal candidate at a younger age.
In good physical and mental health: Though a minor surgical procedure, there are different eyelid surgery risks for potential patients to consider.
Realistic: Patients should be realistic in their expectations concerning the outcome of the procedure.
Usually patients have a short recovery time after blepharoplasty. Although bruising and swelling is usually worse on the day after surgery, they quickly begin to disappear. During the first 48 hours the use of cool compresses can greatly reduce bruising and swelling around the eyes and face. Light activity such as walking will also help speed healing. Thin bandages are usually placed over the incision sites and removed in several days, while the stitches can remain in the skin for about a week. Sometimes self-absorbing stitches are used that do not require removal.
Most people return to normal activities after 7 to 10 days following blepharoplasty. By 2 weeks after eyelid surgery, the majority of the bruising and swelling will resolve.
2 hours or less