Blepharoplasty or eyelid correction is performed to repair the eyelids fallen , remove excess skin, muscle and fat that over time weaken and leave a tired look. It is indicated for aesthetic and functional cases where there may be discomfort to open the eyelids, at any age.

Is it done on both eyelids?Eyelid surgery is a technique that helps rejuvenate the look, eliminating features that make us look more tired and older.

In a blepharoplasty , skin and muscle are removed from the upper eyelid, and skin, muscle or fat (bags) from the lower eyelid. This technique can be practiced isolated on the upper or lower eyelid or both at the same time.

It can also be combined with a complex lifting or pexy (lift) of the eyebrows.
Where is it done?Beyond the value of a Blepharoplasty, it should be known that an eyelid operation is performed in the operating room.
How long is the duration?The procedure lasts approximately one to two hours, although this may vary according to the complexity of each case.
What kind of anesthesia is used?It is performed under local anesthesia or sedation.
How is the surgery?When it comes to an operation on the upper eyelids, the surgeon makes a drawing in the place where the incision will be made. It does so following the natural folds, which allows the scars to be concealed. After the incision, excess fat, muscle, and skin are removed. With very fine sutures the wound is closed, resulting in a minimal scar.

In a lower eyelid surgery, the incision is made near the eyelashes, also following the natural creases. The fat of the bags is removed, as well as the excess skin (which in this case is less than in the upper one). The wound is closed in the same way.

In case we only have excess fat bags, they can be corrected from within the eyelid, leaving no visible scars. (Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty)
How is the postoperative? Once the surgery is finished, small sterile strips are applied to the sides. The eyes are not covered, although the doctor may prescribe an ointment that helps maintain moisture. They are also protected with antibiotic cream.

Swelling and bruising is normal. The discomfort improves with cold compresses, as well as with an elevated position of the head when you are lying down. Analgesics are also indicated for minor discomfort.

This swelling and bruising can last for 7-10 days.

You should keep the area clean for a week, as eyelashes can stick together, especially after sleeping.

The sutures are removed five to seven days after the surgical procedure.
In summaryIt is a quick and at the same time simple surgery, which allows to achieve results that are easily appreciable. This technique helps to recover a rested and youthful look, without obvious scars.
In conclusion As we pointed out at the beginning, the facelift is an effective treatment to improve the appearance of the face. Naturally, the aging process continues. But this operation will offer you changes that are noticeable and visible. You will achieve a true rejuvenation of your appearance. It is common for patients to say that "they took off 10 or 15 years of age." After several years, and if necessary, you can have another facelift.