Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is the surgical procedure used to eliminate the fat deposits and the excess skin and muscle around the eyelids that make you look older and more tired than you really are. Open your eyes to Blepharoplasty and renew your look. What does Blepharoplasty do? It refreshes and rejuvenates the look by eliminating certain features that contribute to make one look older and tired, such as the ‘bags’ beneath the eyes and the excess skin in the ‘drooping’ upper eyelids. It eliminates lumps generated by the accumulation of fat inside the eyelids. It improves the sight by reducing the upper eyelids when they droop too much and interfere with the vision. It brightens the look and is often performed together with a temporal face lift. What does Blepharoplasty NOT do? It does not eliminate crow’s feet. It does not eliminate dark circles under the eyes. It does not lift the eyebrows nor does it change their shape. If you think your eyebrows are too low or too straight, please read the information on brow lift surgery that we provide. How is Blepharoplasty performed? The surgeon makes the incisions along the natural folds of the eyelids so that the resulting scars will be disguised. On the upper eyelids, the incision is done along the natural folds and, on the lower eyelids, it is done just below the eyelashes. In some cases, the incisions extend some millimeters beyond the corners of the eyes. Working through these incisions, the surgeon removes the excess fat that accumulates beneath the skin (two lumps in each upper eyelid and three in each lower eyelid). Apart from this, he trims the excess skin of the bags that give the eyes the appearance of being ‘hanging’. After that, the incisions are closed with very fine sutures. If you have fat lumps but you do not need to have any excess skin removed, your surgeon may perform a transconjunctival Blepharoplasty. In this procedure, the incisions are made inside of the eyelids and they leave no visible scars but, it is necessary for the skin to be thick, firm and elastic, that is why it is generally indicated for young patients Anesthesia Local anesthesia and complementary sedation. Length of surgery One to three hours, according to the complexity of the case. Hospitalization There is no need to be hospitalized; it is done on an outpatient basis. The Results The scars heal very quickly and become almost invisible after a few months. But even before that happens, after only 2 or 6 weeks, the results of the Blepharoplasty will be evident. You will have a more relaxed and youthful look for a long time. In many people, the results are permanent.