Blepharoplasty or
eyelid surgery

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the patient’s eyelids. Drooping eyelids, folds in the periocular tissue and bags of fat give an unsightly appearance that can be eliminated with this surgery.

What is blepharoplasty?

The eyes are the focus of attention in social relationships. They reflect to a large extent what others perceive of you. The orbital region can show signs of early ageing such as skin folds and sagging, bags of fat in both the upper and lower eyelid.

A rounded shape of the eyelid opening and fat loss in certain areas of the eyelids and around the eyelids. This results in a tired and aged look.

The blepharoplasty procedure includes treatment of all these factors and usually results in minimal scarring of the upper eyelid and sometimes the lower eyelid. Excess skin and bags are removed, the eyelid opening is shaped and lipofilling is performed on areas of fat loss.

It is usually performed under local anaesthesia and sedation and lasts between one and two hours. Blepharoplasty in Albacete and Madrid can be performed on an outpatient basis and involves moderate discomfort for the first few days. The skin of the eyelid is very thin and this can cause bruising during the first week.

This type of surgery is not only performed for aesthetic reasons. Functional blepharoplasty is also performed when the excess skin is on the upper eyelid, as it reduces the field of vision.

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Surgical technique

Blepharoplasty can be performed on all four eyelids during the same session if necessary. But this is not always the case, sometimes the patient only wants to improve their appearance with eye bag surgery or lift drooping eyelids.

Depending on what the patient wants, the doctor will apply the appropriate technique. When the surgery is performed on the upper eyelid, an incision is made to remove excess skin and fat bags. The scar is hidden in the natural crease of the eyelids.

When the procedure is performed on the lower eyelids, the incision is made below the lash line. The surgeon removes or repositions the fat pads. The position of the muscle surrounding the eye is then corrected.

There is another technique for removing eye bags in the lower eyelid that leaves no visible scar. This is the transconjunctival technique, in which the incision is made on the inside of the tissue. It is mainly used in young people who do not have excess skin.

Combination with other techniques

Blepharoplasty is performed to remove bags in the upper and lower eyelids as well as excess skin in that area. However, this surgery does not correct other problems such as wrinkles around the eyes or drooping eyebrows. For this, another type of surgery must be performed.

It can be combined, for example, with a facelift. It is very common to combine cheekbone and eyebrow rejuvenation techniques as they are structures that will support the periorbital region and complete the result, giving a more natural look.

Who can undergo blepharoplasty in Madrid?

When a person decides to have any type of cosmetic surgery it is essential that expectations about the results are realistic. The first appointment with the surgeon is essential to explain what you want to achieve. At the same time, the specialist will inform you about whether it is possible, the technique to be used, the type of anaesthesia and all the details you need to know.

In general, blepharoplasty is performed on people over 35 years of age, with signs of skin ageing. However, it is possible to do it in patients with a lower age. In these cases the main problem tends to be eye bags, not so much excess skin.

It should be clear that the aim of this surgery is not to make the patient look like someone else, but to improve their appearance. The doctor will always try to achieve as natural results as possible.

In short, blepharoplasty in Madrid will be an option if you have:

  • Droopy or baggy upper eyelids.
  • Excess skin in the upper eyelids that interferes with your peripheral vision. 
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids.
  • Bags under the eyes.

Most people are satisfied with the results of blepharoplasty. They achieve a more rested and youthful appearance. This helps them feel more confident. For some the results last a lifetime, others may experience drooping eyelids again.

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Risks of blepharoplasty

Like every aesthetic surgery, blepharoplasty involves certain risks. But choosing a good surgeon and taking great care with the postoperative period will greatly reduce these potential problems.

Among the risks of eyelid surgery are infection and bleeding, eye irritation and difficulty closing the eyes. On the other hand, the eye muscles may be damaged and there may also be noticeable scarring or discolouration of the skin.

It’s important to discuss any risks with your doctor before surgery, so you can weigh the risks and benefits of the operation.

After surgery, you should consult your doctor if you have breathing problems, chest pain, eye pain, bleeding or vision problems.

Eyelid surgery recovery

After the surgery you will not be able to drive, so it is important that you have someone to accompany you. Ideally, you should not be alone the first day after the blepharoplasty operation in Madrid either.

Recovery from eyelid surgery is simple. During the first few days there will be some discomfort, which will gradually reduce with the treatment indicated in the consultation room.

The area will be swollen and bruising may appear, for which cold compresses will be applied. Excessive tearing and increased sensitivity to light can also be expected. You may have blurred or double vision because of the lubricating ointment applied to your eyes.

It is important to keep your head elevated, avoid touching your eyelids and do not wear contact lenses for two weeks.

General recommendations for a successful recovery include placing cold compresses on your eyes the night after surgery and the following day. You should apply eye drops as recommended by your surgeon.

Avoid heavy lifting or pulling, as well as swimming, aerobic activities or running, for one week. You can’t smoke either.

You should not rub your eyes or wear your contact lenses for two weeks after surgery. When going out, it is best to wear sunglasses to protect your skin from the sun and wind.

For more details about blepharoplasty in Madrid, please ask for an appointment at our cosmetic surgery clinic. We will be happy to help you.

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