Blepharoplasty, surgery for a new look
Blepharoplasty, surgery for a new look
Genetic factors, together with poor diet, stress, lack of rest or unhealthy lifestyle habits take their toll on our eyes. Dark furrows around the eyes, bags or unwanted premature folds make our appearance look more tired and aged, this occurs because the skin around the eyes is the most fragile and susceptible part; in fact, it is five times thinner than that of the rest of the face, which, in turn, is five times thinner than that of the body, therefore, it is the most vulnerable area and the one that we have to take care of the most.
How to permanently erase these signs of aging?… With an eyelid surgery better known as Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries by women around the world, especially those whose signs of aging have reached their lives faster; resorting to this technique to eliminate dark circles, bags, crow’s feet, thus recovering the youth of the look and radically improving its appearance with permanent results.
There are different techniques to rejuvenate your look, and only a certified doctor can define which is ideal for each patient, that is why the evaluation appointment is very important; Among the most common, three types stand out:
Helps to get rid of excess skin, upper blepharoplasty is the intervention consented to by many; a cut is made in the natural crease of the eyelid so that the scar is barely noticeable.
The upper blepharoplasty begins in the operating room with local anesthesia and is carried out on an outpatient basis. The intervention takes a maximum time of 60 minutes, depending on the conditions that the patient presents.
In addition, a characteristic of blepharoplasty is that it is not painful.
In the lower blepharoplasty it consists of removing the eyelid fat that causes the bulging of the famous “bags”. To remove, it can be in two ways: making an incision in the skin under the eyelashes or on the inside of the eyelid.
The intervention takes an estimated time of 30 to 60 minutes, the same will depend on the patient’s conditions.
On the other hand, the procedure does not involve pain, only discomfort and inflammation occurs due to anesthesia, which is local. Likewise, the patient will not need to stay more than one day in the hospital.
Surgery indicated to treat eye imperfections through the elimination of excess skin and fat on both upper and lower eyelids; Through this intervention we can make the eyes larger, which is why it is also known as Asian blepharoplasty, greater width of the visual field, rejuvenating and eliminating the appearance of fatigue. To proceed with a complete blepharoplasty we use the techniques previously explained, after analyzing the patient’s characteristics.
With Blepharoplasty wrinkles or better known crow’s feet are eliminated?
The answer to this question is simple: eyelid surgery rejuvenates the look because it ends with that tired look that dark circles and bags under the eyes bring, but, above all, because it lifts the upper eyelids, solving the problem of the eyelids. drooping, which gives us an aged appearance. This procedure will not eliminate wrinkles in the area near the eyes, since it does not tighten the skin to erase crow’s feet, or that between the eyebrows, or that of the forehead.
Another thing is that blepharoplasty is combined with another cosmetic surgery that includes a face lift or an almond eye effect in these areas of the face, a lift, for example. So yes, because this operation does serve to tighten the skin and smooth out those wrinkles that age has left on our face. But blepharoplasty alone is not effective in removing wrinkles; it only lifts the eyelids and removes the fat from the eyes, that is, the bags that appear on the bottom.
When it is ideal to have eyelid surgery.
A good candidate for blepharoplasty is anyone who, regardless of their gender, feels uncomfortable due to the image of fatigue that their eyes present.
In any case, from the age of thirty-five or forty is when these first symptoms begin to appear that can lead to considering eyelid surgery.
However, it may be the case of individuals with a certain tendency to present eye bags due to their genetic inheritance who undergo the intervention before this age.
What is the price of blepharoplasty in Guadalajara?
From the valuation you can create a budget; Remember that it is important to always leave your health in the hands of a certified doctor like Dr. Lázaro Cárdenas.
The cost ranges between 20 thousand pesos with a certified doctor, as is the case of Dr. Lázaro Cárdenas Camarena, for a more exact cost we invite you to call (33) 39445175 or visit us at Av. Verona Nº 7412 in Zapopan, Jalisco or write to our email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to give you a quote.
What are the benefits?
On a medical level, a large number of advantages can be pointed out that a surgery to rejuvenate the eyelids provides:
- Improves the general appearance of the eyes.
- Blepharoplasty removes excess fat and muscle tissue from the eyelids.
- Eyelid surgery corrects the swelling of the upper eyelids.
- Eyelid rejuvenation corrects the most noticeable lines and wrinkles.
- Eliminate the bags that appear under the eyelids.
- In certain cases, blepharoplasty is recommended to improve peripheral vision. An eyelid surgery will remove excess tissue that obstructs peripheral vision, in these types of situations.
- In summary, it is especially relevant to note that blepharoplasty is a procedure with both aesthetic and functional benefits.
If I already made the decision to have eyelid surgery; what should I do…
First of all, you are looking for a certified plastic surgeon, in the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, A.C. (AMCPER) you will be able to meet some recognized doctors who will give you the best assessment so that you are safe at any time during this procedure, such as Dr. Lázaro Cárdenas Camarena.
During the first consultation, the surgeon evaluates if he is suitable to undergo cosmetic surgery. In addition to the corresponding analyzes and the review of his medical history, the doctor will pay attention to another series of issues that are equally important for the development of blepharoplasty, namely:
- That the patient does not have blepharoptosis or eyelid ptosis. It is a more normal situation than is thought and it can be total or partial, depending on whether this fall hinders the vision of the eye or not, and its origin can be congenital or acquired. People who suffer from it show an abnormal drooping of the upper eyelid as a result of damage to the eyelid muscle (disinsertion of the levator muscle aponeurosis). The solution to this problem involves a surgical intervention to achieve the aponeurosis of this muscle or to shorten it, depending on whether it is due to natural causes (over the years) or is a congenital problem.
- That the tone of the patient’s eyelid is able to support the blepharoplasty and show a natural appearance. If the eyelid lacks stiffness or is too flabby, the operation can cause it to be removed or retract abnormally, which will undoubtedly complicate the final results of eyelid surgery.
- That the patient does not suffer from exophthalmia. That is, he does not have prominent eyeballs (exophthalmos), what we know as bulging eyes. If the position of the balloon is not correct, it will be necessary to operate to correct it.
- That the patient’s tear duct is not prominent. It is a consequence of age. When it comes to intervening on the eyelids, the surgeon will evaluate whether it is necessary to act on the loss of volume of the tear channel to enhance the rejuvenating effect of blepharoplasty.
Here are some tips that can help you after your surgery:
Once the operation is done, the doctor applies an ophthalmic ointment to the eyes, which for a few hours will remain covered with cold serum dressings, to help remove inflammation in the area and reduce discomfort. Most patients do not feel much pain after undergoing this procedure. Of course, it is important that some recommendations are followed during the first days:
- Maintain relative rest for the first three days, without making physical efforts to avoid a rise in blood pressure and possible bleeding. It is also not recommended not to cook or expose yourself to high temperatures.
- Sleep in a supine position (face up) and with the head slightly elevated with respect to the body.
- Do not exercise during the first week.
- Carry out washes with physiological saline and apply ice to the area. It is also good to make an infusion of chamomile and store it in the refrigerator, to apply it little by little using soaked gauze.
- Take pain relievers if you feel eye strain.
- Don’t panic if the first few days you can’t fully close your eyes when you go to bed. This occurs as a result of postoperative swelling and disappears as the days go by. Applying cold compresses to the area will relieve the sensation.
- Apply specific eye drops and ointments, always under medical indication, to reduce the sensation of burning, itching, dry eyes, blurred vision or hypersensitivity to light. The use of large dark sunglasses is recommended for the first few weeks.
- Although you may have blurred vision, you can read, watch television or work on the computer, always in moderation.
- After a blepharoplasty, the patient can drive a week after the intervention, as long as he does not see blurry.
- Go to a consultation a week after surgery, so that the doctor can remove the stitches and check that the operation has gone as expected.
- Use eye makeup during the first weeks, to cover possible bruises that appear after surgery. They usually don’t go away before 10-15 days.
The recovery time depends on the activity that the person normally develops, although it is usually around 10 or 12 days. Those who work with the computer or sitting down, in less than a week will be ready to return to the routine. The sick leave time is estimated to be about 7 days, after which the patient can resume normal activity.
Take into account the following side effects, if you have any, call your doctor:
Blepharoplasty is an intervention that, well performed, offers optimal results. But there are times when unwanted effects occur.
In the case of upper blepharoplasty, they would be:
- Permanent dryness of the eyes; It is a consequence of the excessive removal of the skin, preventing the upper eyelid from fully covering the eyeball. It can lead to keratoconjunctivitis sicca and, in some cases, affect the epithelium, cause ulcers in the cornea and decrease visual acuity. It can also be due to excess fat removal or poor healing.
- Removal of more or less skin than necessary. To correct it, it is necessary to intervene on the eyelid again, no earlier than four months after the first operation.
- Removal of more or less fat than necessary.
- Damage to the muscles of the eyelid (they occur on rare occasions).
When the intervention is a lower blepharoplasty, the unwanted effects are:
- Retraction of the eyelid, due to excessive removal of the skin or damage to the tendons.
- Visible scarring (not usually common).
- Bleeding when removing fat.
- Double vision.