Also known as Eyelid Surgery, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed
Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes, it can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure.
The incision lines for Blepharoplasty are designed so the resultant scars will be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.
The upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease on the eyelid. This allows for removal or repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and removal of excess skin.
Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelid is removed. Again, the excess fat can be repositioned or removed.
A transconjunctival incision, created on the inside of the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat. With this technique, no skin is removed.
Eyelid incisions typically are closed with sutures or skin glue. Sutures are removed within one week.
While there usually is little pain involved in this surgery, there can be swelling or bruising. Most patients are presentable to the public in 7 days. However, it may take a few months before final healing is completed.
During your Blepharoplasty recovery, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied, and in some cases your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze, after your procedure is completed.
You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for your eyes, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health and when to follow-up with Dr. Luis Suarez.
Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Irritation at the incision sites is also possible.