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Frequently Asked Questions about Blepharoplasty -FAQS

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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, operated eyes?

If it is true that we can see people with badly operated eyes and that it is noticed that they have been operated and the aspect changes to worse, but this is not the normal thing. In addition, if a person has suffered a complication and have not left the eyes to their liking can always be rectified.

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