Improve your look with the eyelid lift
Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is a surgical procedure used to remove skin and add or remove fat from the eyelids. In other words, it is the medical term for eyelid surgery and can be used on both the upper and lower eyelids.
Upper blepharoplasty uses incisions to allow the removal of skin and fat from the upper eyelid. In this intervention, a fine suture is used to join the skin and allow the creation of a fold in the eyelid.
Lower eyelid surgery may involve skin incisions directly below the lash line or an incision inside the eyelid, called a transconjunctival approach.
The transconjunctival approach allows access to the eyelid without visible incisions, which makes this technique perfect for patients who need to remove or add fat from the area. This approach can be combined with laser resurfacing of the eyelid skin to reduce eyelid lines and wrinkles.
If you want to start the process of your own blepharoplasty, book your consultation with Dr. Manzano. During this first appointment we will study your case and tell you all about the procedure and what we can do for you.
Appearance may be more of a priority for some people than others. However, no one wants to look older or look deteriorated. Unfortunately, that’s what happens when the skin of the upper eyelid sags and droops.
If you are considering undergoing a blepharoplasty to solve this problem, you can get many advantages. Among them we find some such as the following:
The most common candidates for blepharoplasty are men or women who notice wrinkles or bags under the eyes, which can cause the person to have an aged appearance that they are not comfortable with.
As for your state of health, a good candidate for blepharoplasty surgery has the following characteristics:
In any case, in the consultation of Dra. Marisa Manzano will thoroughly explain the procedure so you can make a fully informed decision about blepharoplasty and if it is a good procedure for you. We will also thoroughly evaluate your facial anatomy and explain everything you need in detail.
The cost of blepharoplasty depends on the type and complexity of the procedure to be performed. During the first consultation we will study your case in detail and give you a personalized quote.
After undergoing blepharoplasty, you will be provided with detailed instructions on how to care for your eyes and what medications to apply or take to minimize the risk of infection. You’ll also be informed of anything you need to consider about how to care for the treatment area or your overall health in the days and weeks after the procedure.
It is mandatory to have someone to drive you home, since you will most likely not be able to drive for 24 hours after the intervention. Once at home, it is advisable to apply cold compresses to the eyes on the day of the intervention to help reduce swelling.
It’s perfectly normal to experience some swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes, and discomfort after surgery. You can control these difficulties with medication, ointment and cold compresses. It is also possible to experience some degree of irritation at the site of the operation, but this will disappear shortly.
It is important to avoid exposure to intense sunlight and use sunscreen and dark sunglasses after blepharoplasty. This will help to avoid any damage and allow you to achieve the best results.
During the days following blepharoplasty you will have to take into account the following tips:
Don’t rub your eyes.
Be very careful when washing your face.
Sleep with your head elevated.
Take only prescribed medications.
Don’t wear makeup at first. You can use makeup between 7 and 10 days after the intervention.
Wear glasses instead of contact lenses.
Avoid any strenuous activity and don’t lift heavy objects for the first week or 10 days after blepharoplasty.
After blepharoplasty you may notice blurred vision temporarily due to the inflammation caused by the procedure. This may last for a few hours and you fully recover. The eyes are not covered after surgery, but inflammation can make it a little difficult to open them completely.
The most common risk of blepharoplasty is not meeting the patient’s expectations. This is nothing more than the result of bad or scant information. A knowledgeable patient who knows what to expect from blepharoplasty will almost certainly be a satisfied patient.
However, as with any other surgery, this one also has some risks. Among the most common side effects associated with blepharoplasty are temporary blurred or double vision and temporary swelling or bruising.
However, these are part of the normal healing process after surgery and are usually temporary, as they usually resolve on their own. The most serious risks are asymmetry, dry eyes, scarring or drooping of the lower eyelids.
In any case, during your consultation with Dr. Marisa Manzano willtell you in detail what you can expect from the intervention and we will solve any doubts you may have about it.
The results of blepharoplasty will appear gradually as the swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smoother, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region. This will also help you look more awake and rejuvenated.
The results are designed to be long-lasting. However, over time, skin elasticity and the quality of underlying fat and facial muscles will continue to change in response to aging and other environmental factors. Patients are advised to protect the skin around the eyes with a routine of hydration and sun protection to maintain the results of surgery as long as possible.
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