Age, hereditary genetic characteristics and life habits are the fundamental factors that influence some individuals to present an aspect of tiredness in the area of the eyes, wrinkles, drooping upper eyelid and fat bags that protrude outwards and that over the years, due to the loss of elasticity of the skin, they become more and more evident.
The goal of blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is get a rejuvenating effect of the eyes. To do this, remove excess skin and fat found in the upper and lower eyelids.
The correction of the aforementioned defects consists of a simple intervention, the blepharoplasty.
La eyelid surgery can be applied to the eyelid top or less, or it can be done in both together (upper and lower eyelids), with local anesthesia and superficial sedation, which consists of numbing the patient in a very light sleep while the infiltration of the local anesthesia lasts, without perceiving pain.
El Dr. Antonio García He has devoted much of his training to this procedure, since he worked at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital of London, dedicated exclusively to this surgical technique.
Our surgeon usually begins the operation by the upper eyelid, to continue then by the lower one, extracting the compartments of fat.
The incisions are made following natural lines and wrinkles, with which the scars will be practically negligible and, depending on the case, can dry out skin and make small modifications, such as accentuating or diminishing the palpebral folds, making traction of the external canthus (giving an appearance of almond eyes), etc., with the consequent and definitive rejuvenation of this area.
In the words of Dr. Antonio García: "We are facing one of the most rewarding surgeries that exist, because without pain or practically scarring, the patient achieves a rejuvenation of expression and look".
When the eyelid surgery It is done only on the eyelids and upper bags, this takes place on an outpatient basis, allowing the patient to go home after the operation. When operating both the upper and lower eyelids, the patient should stay overnight in the clinic to have a better result and reduce subsequent bruising, which is usually minimal and 4-5 days.