The eyelids and periorbital area are the first regions of the face to show signs of aging. The look becomes sadder because a skin surplus is formed and fat pockets are accentuated. Also “crow’s feet” are evident..
Excess skin and the appearance of “bags” in the upper and lower eyelids are the most frequent reasons for consultation.
Blepharoplasty can be done by laser (like cutting instrument which does not cause bleeding). It has the advantage of high accuracy and without postoperative bruising since no bleeding.
Lower blepharoplasty, when only accurate reduce bags (in people with no excess skin) is preferably performed through the satellite or transconjunctival approach using laser. It is an excellent technique to remove scar avoiding skin bags in relatively young people in which no excess skin or folds.
If there were serious skin needed a classical incision below the lashes. good healing is expected conducting a meticulous technique.
When there is a decrease in muscle tone in the lower eyelids, we will make a canthopexy, which involves raising the outer corner of the eyelids, rejuvenating the look and strengthen the structures of the eyelid, which weaken with age support.
The intervention is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. Hospitalization is 6 to 24 hours.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid intervention remains the most common facial rejuvenation surgery, due to the importance of the region in the face around the eyes.
It also called periocular surgery when the same intervention have a intergral work consisting of upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, brow lift (by lifting or minilifting eyebrow or by thread lift) and canthopexy or tensing with or without lifting is done outer corner of the eye.
The results of a periocular surgery will be surprising and addressed once all signs of aging eyes. However a higher or lower blepharoplasty isolated also result in a considerable improvement.
The transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty with CO2 Laser is an excellent technique to reduce the bags of the lower eyelids. The bags give an appearance of tiredness and puffiness. In young people can be removed without any external scars, and addressed through the conjunctiva. It is an intervention of 10 minutes for each eyelid and has minimal postoperative.
In older people it will almost always be necessary to remove excess skin and in this case if there will be external scar under the eyelashes but often evolve into a quick difuminamiento.
The different types of blepharoplasty are done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. An upper blepharoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. In these cases it is not necessary hospitalización.Cuando one periocular surgery is performed complete hospitalization will be 6 to 12 hours as general anesthesia is applied (although very light).
Postoperatively is virtually painless when advanced techniques are used. There may be a slight conjunctivitis (in this case an anti-inflammatory eye drops applicable) . It is important to apply cold frequently .
Between 8 and 15 days swelling may rejoin fully to daily activities is reduced.