Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that aims to correct excess skin on the eyelids. It mainly aims to treat the bags that are generated in the lower area of the eyes and the natural fall that is generated in the tissues that surround the eye.
In general, these problems have a genetic origin, where the passage of time and the force of gravity act on the face, generating an unsightly and aged appearance that bothers many people.
What is blepharoplasty about?
Eyelid surgery is a simple procedure that will give satisfactory results in a short time. This surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and lasts approximately 1 to 2 hours.
To correct the aesthetic problems of this area, incisions are applied to the natural folds of the skin, allowing excess tissue to be easily removed. Thanks to this, surgeons can act comfortably and avoid leaving marks on patients’ faces.
In the case of such annoying bags, the procedure will focus on the removal of excess fat. To achieve this, incisions on the skin surface will not be required.
The surgeon will reach the connective membrane and make an incision to remove the excess fat. This procedure does not leave any type of visible mark.
How long is the postoperative period of blepharoplasty?
After completing the surgery, patients should remain under medical observation for 1 or 2 days. After this time they will be able to return to their homes and begin their final recovery process.
The discomfort caused by blepharoplasty is characterized by inflammation and pain in the operated area. However, these symptoms are usually mitigated with pain relievers and anti-inflammatories prescribed by the surgeon in charge.
The patient will be able to resume their activities normally after about 4 days of rest, obtaining the final appearance from the second week.
Blepharoplasty is a fairly simple procedure and with extremely satisfactory results for the people who undergo it. This is because it timely solves both aesthetic and functional needs in the eyes, presenting a series of benefits that are worth considering.
Elimination of bags: The main concern of people who have blepharoplasty is that their face has lost the vigour and attractiveness it had years ago. The appearance of the bags gives an aged appearance that lowers self-esteem and affects the quality of life of people. Through blepharoplasty, it is possible to completely eliminate these bags, restoring patients’ self-confidence and giving them the look they so desire.
Improves the field of vision: One of the aspects that stand out the most in blepharoplasty is that it improves the visual capacity of people. The vision problems you may have will not be solved with this surgery, but you will notice an improvement in the range of perception that your eyes have. This is because the flaccidity suffered by the upper eyelid can end up covering part of the eye, a situation that reduces the field of vision that people have. By removing excess skin, this problem disappears.
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