Lower Blepharoplasty, such as ending the eye bags

Written by: Dr. José Ángel Lozano Orella
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Which patient is a candidate to undergo a lower blepharoplasty?

Cosmetic surgery, probably at the most frequent facial level, is blepharoplasty. Why? Because it is a type of surgery applicable to a range of age very varied, people of 20-25 years can be operated on a lower blepharoplasty because they have a hereditary origin of those bags that appear so early. Later, more advanced ages, due to aging and the laxity of the orbital tissues, makes patients candidates for surgery or surgery of a blepharoplasty..  

What does the surgery consist of?

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia or local anesthesia plus sedation in an outpatient setting, that is, the patient does not need a hospital admission. We can briefly say that surgery is carried out transconjunctivally, that is, inside the eye, so that the patient does not have a visible external scar. The post-operative period is quite painless for the patient but it is necessary to warn him that he needs a week or 10 days to resume his daily activity.

What is the main complication that may arise?

To avoid complications in blepharoplasty it is important to put yourself in the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon, an experienced surgeon. Perhaps the most serious complication of this type of surgeries is the excess resection of the skin of the lower eyelid causes it to fall and we can not close the eyelid completely, with which the eye is exposed and we can have conjunctivitis problems, corneal exposures , ulcers, etc.. It is probably due to the inexperience of the surgeon. We must always be very conservative with this type of resection, and saved this is difficult to have a greater degree of problems in this type of surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Ángel Lozano Orella
Plastic surgery

Dr. José Ángel Lozano Orella is a specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery with a long career and care. He combines his private activity with his position as specialist of the Plastic Surgery Service of the Virgen del Camino Hospital in Pamplona. In addition, he develops his teaching activity as Associate Clinical Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Navarra.

He is currently President of the Basque-Navarrese-Riojan-Aragonese Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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