Dr. Hermes A. Pelayo

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Tijuana, B.C.

Blepharoplasty

Starting Price: $3,300 usd

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WHAT IS A BLEPHAROPLASTY?




An Eyelid Lift, also known as blepharoplasty, is a type of surgery that removes excess skin from the eyelids. It can improve the appearance of the eyes and reduce or eliminate vision problems caused by sagging skin. An eyelid lift can be done on the upper or lower eyelids, or both. The procedure involves making small incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids, removing excess skin and fat, and closing the incisions with stitches or glue. An eyelid lift can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery and the preference of the patient and the surgeon.

ABOUT THE BLEPHAROPLASTY PROCEDURE



Blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia, which means the patient is awake but does not feel any pain. The surgeon makes small incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids, and then removes or repositions the excess skin, muscle, and fat. The incisions are closed with fine sutures, and the patient may have some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days after the surgery.
The results of eyelid surgery are typically long-lasting, but they may be affected by aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle factors. To maintain the results, patients are advised to protect their eyes from the sun, use moisturizers and eye creams, and avoid smoking and alcohol. Eyelid surgery can enhance the appearance and function of the eyes, but it cannot change the shape of the eyes or treat other conditions such as crow’s feet, dark circles, or droopy eyebrows. For these concerns, patients may need additional procedures or treatments, such as Botox, fillers, laser resurfacing, or brow lifts.

BLEPHAROPLASTY RECOVERY



The recovery time after Blepharoplasty surgery varies depending on the type and extent of the procedure, as well as the individual healing process. Generally, most people take about 2 weeks off work to recover from eyelid surgery1, but some may need more or less time depending on their jobs and activities.

You will not be able to drive for several days after the operation, and you will need someone to help you with daily tasks for the first few days. You will also need to avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise, lifting, or bending, for at least 4 weeks after the surgery.

You will have some bruising and swelling around the eyes after the surgery, which may make your vision blurry. This is normal and will subside within 2 to 3 weeks. You can use ice packs, eye drops, and prescription ointment to help reduce the swelling and discomfort. You should also keep your head elevated and avoid rubbing or touching your eyes.

You will have some scars on your eyelids after the surgery, which may be visible and feel tight for a few months. However, the scars will fade over time and become less noticeable. The surgeon will make the incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids or inside the eyelids, so the scars will be hidden as much as possible.

You will see the results of your eyelid lift surgery gradually as the swelling and bruising subside. The final results will emerge within 4 months after the surgery. You will notice that your eyes look more open, alert, and youthful and that your vision is improved if you have droopy eyelids before. The results of eyelid lift surgery are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. Aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle factors may affect the appearance of your eyelids over time.

The final results of rhinoplasty may take up to a year or more to become apparent, as the nose continues to heal and settle into its new shape.

IS A BLEPHAROPLASTY PERMANENT?



The results of a Blepharoplasty typically last for about 10 to 15 years, depending on the individual and the technique used. Some people may need revision surgery after that period to maintain the desired look.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Candidates should be in excellent physical and mental health before undergoing eyelid surgery. Patients should also have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure.

Pregnant women are not advised to undergo a blepharoplasty. You must not have had any recent cosmetic surgery done to your face or neck, as this may interfere with post-operative recovery. You should not be taking blood thinners, suffering from a blood disease, or having an autoimmune disorder. Patients should also be able to take anesthesia without any allergic reactions.

Eyelid Lift surgery is not very painful, as the anesthesia will numb the area during the procedure. After the surgery, the patient may experience some discomfort, swelling, bruising, and sensitivity to light.

These symptoms can be managed with cold compresses, pain medication, and eye drops. The patient should avoid rubbing or touching the eyes, and keep the head elevated to reduce swelling. The patient should also follow the post-operative instructions given by the surgeon.

Eyelid Lift surgery is generally safe and effective, but as with any surgery, there are some potential risks and complications. These include infection, bleeding, dry eyes, and difficulty closing the eyes.

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