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BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID SURGERY)
The age, solar exposure, type of skin, some visual acuity disorders and hereditary factors can contribute to the aging and the formation of wrinkles around the eyes. Since the eyes are in a highlighted position of the face, its alterations may result on a tired and aged appearance.
Blepharoplasty is the eyelid plastic surgery, used to remove the excess of skin and bags of fat from the superior and inferior eyelids. It is not a surgery to correct dark circles or crow’s feet. It’s a surgery to remove the sad and tired expression from the region.
The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and sedation, lasting about 1 hour. On the superior eyelid, the excess of skin is removed through an incision on the crease of the eyelid, and on the inferior lid, the incision is made under the eyelashes, to remove the fat bags. Since the eyelid region presents a very favorable scarring profile, the scars tend to be imperceptible after a few months.
On the day of the surgery you must rest, and keep cold compresses on the area, always keeping your head elevated.
During the first week, you must keep the compresses for about twenty minutes, six times a day. You must avoid physical efforts for 3 weeks, as well as son and exercises. The use of contact lenses also must be avoided for 2 weeks. You can go back to work after 3 days. The stiches are removed after 3-5 days.
You will remain bloated and with bruises for 4 to 10 days, and the scar becomes almost imperceptible after approximately 3 months. On the first days, you may experience some tearing, discomfort on the eyes and a light burning feeling. These symptoms are normal and can be reduced with the use of appropriate eye drops.
The protection against the sun, through hats and sunglasses, must be made especially during the first 2 weeks.