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Blepharoplasty, eye bags surgery

English subtitled video

Eye bags surgery is an intervention that allows reshaping the periocular tissues. In this section we will talk about the reduction of the excess skin from the eyelids, the eye bags, or both.

Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, Spain, is a center of reference in the treatment of blepharoplasty (eyelids and eyebags surgery).

WHERE DO WE OPERATE?

At Clínica Sanza we rely on the Sagrat Cor Hospital, part of the Quirónsalud group, to perform our surgical procedures.

Its prestige, facilities, medical and healthcare staff, as well as its technology are a guarantee.

PATIENT’S PROFILE

People who want to correct the tiredness of their eyes.

People who suffer from early tiredness or due to genetic reasons, eye-bags can appear at the ages of 18 and 20. However, they usually appear from the age of 40.

Video explaining lower eyelid surgery (English subtitled audio)

Video explaining upper eyelid surgery (English subtitled audio)

PROCEDURE

The bags can be removed or reintroduced as hernias into their original compartments. The surgery can be done from inside the eyelid with no visible scar. When there is skin excess it is performed on the outside in order to dry the remaining skin without the scars being visible.

Removing or treating the eye-bags produced by fat, is very simple and provides very good results as it allows not only to rejuvenate but to improve the field of vision and look healthy, rather than a tired face.

DURATION OF THE SURGERY

  • 1 hour.

PROTOCOL

Pre-surgery

  • Evaluation of the area to determine if the treatment is suitable.
  • Following the correct guidelines that are set by the doctor.
  • Analytics and general testing (cardiac and respiratory diagnostics).

Anesthesia

  • Local and mild sedation if desired.

Hospitalization

  • Ambulatory.

Post-surgery

  • 24 hours of rest and cold on the eyes.
  • Bruising could appear, which can last 5 or 6 days.
  • Medication if required, as it rarely hurts and there is little swelling.
  • Mandatory check-ups after a few days, weeks and months, according to prescription.

Convalescence

  • Normal life, you can start right after the intervention.
  • Avoid sport during 15-20 days after the intervention.
  • Use of sunglasses or base makeup to conceal possible bruises, so we advise to stay two weeks without social commitments.

RESULTS / OUTCOME

  • Correction of tired eyes.
  • Rejuvenated appearance.
  • Very satisfactory and natural results.
  • Improvement of the patient’s psychological profile and self-esteem.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

  • Simple intervention.

LEVEL OF RISK

  • Low.
  • Common risks the intervention could have: bad healing would entail scarring retouch. Sunken eyes if too much fat is taken out of the bags.
  • Risks of all interventions: haemorrhage, infection, scarring alteration.

BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS

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Whatever your case may be, do not hesitate in contacting us.

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Frequently asked questions about blepharoplasty surgery

Is there an ideal age for blepharoplasty?

There is no ideal age for eyelid plastic surgery. This moment will define the appearance of the problem and is when we suggest the repair of it. As we have commented in other sections, at Clinica Sanza we are in favor (when possible) of small corrections in time, more than in radical changes, which translates into more natural results and a more youthful appearance, with simpler and more effective procedures.

Are there any visible scars after blepharoplasty?

No. Fortunately, the characteristics of the thin skin of the eyelids and the situation of the incisions allow the scars to be very discreet. Once the stitches have been removed (usually after 5 to 7 days) the scars can be concealed with colored makeup and after 2 to 3 months they are practically imperceptible.

What anesthesia is used to perform Blepharoplasty?

Usually with local anesthesia and a little sedation on an outpatient basis.

Do the eyes swell a lot, do they appear purple after the Blepharoplasty?

Postoperative edema (swelling) varies with each patient. At Clinica Sanza we perform minimally invasive techniques, making recovery faster. In general terms, there may be some inflammation in the first 3 or 4 days, which later disappears. Purples vary greatly from person to person. With our technique it is rare that they appear, but if they do appear we give a treatment to eliminate them, as soon as possible.

Do I have to be hospitalized, how long does the surgery take?

No, blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, which is performed in an operating room and lasts between 1 to 2 hours, is minimally invasive so, once the operation is over, and after a period of observation, the patient can go home.

When will I be able to wear glasses? And contact lenses?

You will be able to wear glasses just after the operation. Do not try to wear contact lenses during the first days until the doctor authorizes it, to use them normally after 5 to 7 days.

Why are there different methods in lower blepharoplasty?

The transconjunctival method is only effective if the purpose of the intervention is to eliminate fat deposits that have formed unsightly pockets. If, in addition to this, there is an excess of skin that must be removed, this route is not recommended, since it is not possible to tighten the skin through the transconjunctival route. Then, the incision is used under the eyelashes and after cutting the excess skin, it is tightened at that point.

Can the shape of the eye be changed?

If the patient wishes it, yes. There are patients who only want to rejuvenate and not change their look, to be the same, but younger. In these cases we do not change the shape of the eye, we only eliminate the stigmas of aging.

What are the risks with blepharoplasty surgery?

Indeed, it’s true that we can see people with a bad looking blepharoplasty, and that is visible those people underwent a surgery, but it’s not the usual thing. In addition, if at the end those pacients don’t like the results, they can always come back and rectify it.

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