Blepharoplasty is the intervention that addresses the aesthetic problems of the eyelids, upper and lower, such as excess skin on the upper eyelid fat bags or dark circles.
The intervention can be on the upper and lower eyelids.
-In the upper involves removing a small portion of skin eyelid. This incision follows the natural folds of the eyelid so that the scars are barely visible. The stitches are removed after a few days and postoperative is not annoying.
-In the lower intervention is more complex. Access is through the conjunctiva, and thus fat packets bulging appearance giving the ear is reduced.
The type of Local anesthesia is usually for upper eyelids;however, to the lower, general anesthesia is used.
Blepharoplasty is a fundamentally aesthetic intervention, since the problems they look tired. But it can also be a health intervention in cases where excess skin of the upper eyelid to form a curtain to decrease the patient's field of view.
Benefits and risks of blepharoplasty
The most obvious benefits are the aesthetic, it gives patients an aspect more rejuvenated and a happier not having the fallen eyelids and bulging giving the dark circles expression.
Your risks, as in any other intervention, are minimized if patients are properly selected and the surgeon has sufficient training and experience. Complications are rare, except for those patients with pathologies such as hypertension or diabetes, where risks are higher.