The surgery of the eyelids, formally known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure to remove fat, excess skin and sometimes muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. The blepharoplasty can correct the laxity of the upper eyelids and bags of the lower, features that can make the eyes look more tired, in some cases the excess skin can interfere with vision. However, blepharoplasty does not eliminate the “crows feet”, other wrinkles or the the eyebrows. Can be done by itself or in conjunction with other aesthetic surgeries of the face, such as a facelift If you are considering the possibility of undergo a blepharoplasty, you will need more than the basic information about the surgery, like when is it indicated, going back to work and your normal life and what results can be expected. so please ask us about the procedure.


The term was used for the first time in 1817 by Karl Ferdinand Von Graefe when he use the skill for repair of deformities caused by cancer in the eyelids. But its history goes back earlier when Aulo Cornelio Celso, Roman doctor of the first century, who described a cut in the skin to relax the eyelids. And there exist Arab histories of the Xth century of forms of cutting the excesses of the skin of the top eyelid that was damaging the vision. Although the evolution of this procedure can be think as slow this one is evolving to a versatile surgery and with great results


Although its main indication is the Ptosis (fall) papalbral, this skill is used daily in the withdrawal of the eyelid the entropion, ectropion, between others. Nevertheless, nowadays it is one of the surgeries more practiced with isolated esthetic ends. Be for facial rejuvenation or with functional ends, this surgery must always be realized on the base of three principles; first and more important not to interfere with the function of opening and suitable enclosure of the eyes, second to maintain symmetry and suitable proportions and third never material in direct contact with the eyeball. There exist very few medical conditions that it represents risks for this procedure, we quote the syndrome of the eye of the dry one, arterial hypertension, end. Of Serious, glaucoma, detachment of the retina, between others. This makes a good evaluation obligatory oftalmológica.


For calmness of many patients, this procedure can be realized in an ambulatory way and with local anesthesia. The use sedation pre-anesthesia facilitates the procedure, as it is understandable alone after the evaluation criteria of your plastic surgeon you will be able to know the need to gain access to the top, low eyelids or both. The skill does not limit itself to the retreat of the leather excess since the skin is grieves one of the elements about the complex palpebral. The retreat of the pillows of fat that surround the eyeball as well as a band of the musculature resources described is and used to fit the anatomy to the needs of the patient.


 The form of collision can be top or low, the place in case of the low one can be transconjuntival (inside the eyelid). At present the procedure can be realized by the use of by installments laser, as well as be accompanied by botox or acid hyaluronic.


The use of frozen compresses pos the surgery are a part of the protocol, the use of sunglasses and antinflamatorios they facilitate the recovery. Since in any surgical procedure a suitable feeding, I rest and to continue the recommendations of its physician they are fundamental. Slightly particularly important in this surgery is the use of moisturizing eyewashes. The comeback to the physical activity must be a custom.

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