Blepharoplasty – How to Remove the Eye Bags?

What is Blepharoplasty?

It is a surgical procedure with which excess skin is corrected, thus removing the bags of the eyes, both upper and lower. It is a treatment that rejuvenates the eyelids, so you never lose that fresh and young look that you like so much. It is likely that blepharoplasty is performed for reasons of visual health, which is known as a functional blepharoplasty , because in these cases, the skin reduces the visual field and is therefore a nuisance. However, it is usually a purely aesthetic treatment, since with it you can get your eyes back about 10 years or more in time.

The results obtained are usually very positive, since the eyelids and the appearance of the eyes in general are so natural that at no time it will seem that you have undergone this surgery. The scars are not visible and it is quite difficult to see the resulting marks, because nowadays modern surgical methods have allowed to improve this intervention and make it much less invasive and effective. The intervention varies from one person to another, since we do not all have the same factions nor do we need the same changes, but it is important to know that  eye health is respected at all times and is not damaged at all , so in that sense we do not You’ll have to worry. It is not possible to establish an appropriate age range for this intervention, because the eye bags in the lower eyelid or the excess skin in the upper one, is something that nobody can control and that can appear at any age. Therefore, your age is something that does not really affect the treatment, because it is a brief surgery, with a simple postoperative period and long-term results.

Eyelid Surgery:

Of course, before entering the operating room, it will be necessary to make an appointment with the team of medical professionals responsible for carrying it out. The doctor will ask a series of questions such as the reasons that lead you to undergo a blepharoplasty, the eye problems you suffer, if there are any or regarding the production of tears. These appointments are essential, since in them you will be able to meet the plastic surgeon who will be in charge of your intervention and in turn, he will be able to know your particular case better.

“Some diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure or thyroid problems are some of the diseases that may pose a risk in the intervention”.

If you wear contact lenses, glasses, take any medication on a regular basis, have any allergies or smoke, you must notify the surgeon assigned to you, because this way they can better prepare you for the treatment and the results will be optimal. Likewise, the surgeon will provide you with all the necessary data for the preparation of the intervention, since he will be the one who tells you what foods you can eat in a certain period of time, if you can smoke or if you should use makeup or not. These are simple guidelines that will favor treatment and help you recover better.

Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty:

So that you know better what this intervention consists of, we will detail step by step the procedure that is usually followed to return to your eyes that naturalness and youth that you want to achieve. It is necessary that you know that in this surgical technique a small area of ​​skin is removed, because it is precisely that skin that hangs over the eye and bothers the one that will be removed. There are two types of blepharoplasty, the upper one, which, as we have said before, is used in cases where the upper and lower excess skin is removed. In both cases the excess skin is removed and the natural muscle tension is restored. In lower blepharoplasty, in addition to removing excess skin, the fat pockets that form the unsightly eye bags are also removed. In upper blepharoplasty, excess skin is removed and in some cases part of the underlying orbicular muscle is also removed. As we have already mentioned, not everyone acts in the same way, because despite pursuing the same goal in all of them, some require the removal of a part of the internal fatty package. The intervention is performed under the effects of local anesthesia and sedation, since only in a few cases is general anesthesia opted for. To begin, the area on which to intervene is previously marked, highlighting the previously agreed area to be able to current on it. Incisions are made in that area and the excess skin is removed. The incisions that are made coincide with the natural folds of the eyelids, so that the marks that remain after the intervention are imperceptible.

After the three hours that the intervention usually lasts, the patient only needs to remain in the medical facilities for a few hours, since the recovery is very fast. However, it is advisable to have a family member or friend to help you, because during the recovery time you will not be able to do everything yourself. As for lower blepharoplasty , it can be done in two different ways, externally or internally. Externally, a small cut will be applied right in the lower area of ​​the eyelashes, through it the fat bags will be extracted and with a fine suture the cut will be closed, at the same time as the skin is tightened. The other option, internally or also known as transconjunctival, an incision is made in the inner part of the eyelid and through it the excess fat is extracted. If during the operation the four eyelids are intervened, the duration of the same will be longer, while if it is operated only on the lower eyelids, for example, the duration can be half an hour. Well, as you can see, it is a very simple operation and from which incredible results are obtained. If you also want your eyelids to look firm again, do not hesitate and put yourself in the hands of professionals who return that youthful and fresh look in your eyes.


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