Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery performed to repair drooping eyelids and may involve the removal of excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age, your eyelids stretch and the muscles that support them weaken. The ways to perform blepharoplasty can be with or without surgery, i.e. by laser, but this will depend on the condition of each patient’s eyelid.
This operation focuses mainly on resecting excess skin and fat and then suturing the tissue. Blepharoplasty has become one of the most demanded aesthetic procedures, especially because it is a quick procedure that lasts about half an hour and does not require hospitalization.
In the case of laser blepharoplasty, it does not leave a scar, since only a small incision is made in a discrete area for the insertion of the laser probe. In both conventional and laser surgery, the postoperative period is short and the patient has no visual problems.
Who is the right candidate?
Optimal candidates for blepharoplasty are those who have moderate sagging of the tissues surrounding the eye due to age or gravity. Also good candidates are those who have bags under the lower eyelid and are looking for an improvement in their appearance. It is important to know that this surgery is performed under local anesthesia.
The benefits of blepharoplasty
This simple procedure always gives satisfactory results, especially because it completely eliminates the bags and restores to the face the appearance that is so desired. Other benefits of blepharoplasty are:
- Rejuvenation of the eyes.
- Improves expression and by improving the patient’s expression will make him look younger, generally makes a rejuvenation effect of 10 years less.
- It recovers the look in a normal way, since some patients due to drooping eyelids are unable to see properly.
Despite the many benefits of blepharoplasty, it should also be noted that this is a procedure not indicated for people with health problems, pregnant women or patients with dry eyes. It is also not advisable for diabetic patients, hypertensive patients, patients with scarring problems or retinal detachment.
In any case, it will be the doctor who will be in charge of evaluating the patient and deciding whether or not he/she is a good candidate for the operation.