Blepharoplasty, a surgery

Written by: Dr. Óscar Villafañe
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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 aesthetic

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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Óscar Villafañe
Plastic surgery

Dr. Óscar Villafañe is a renowned expert in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Formed in leading centers of the World, such as the Canniesburn Hospital (United Kingdom) or the Chan Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. In addition to his extensive experience in cosmetic surgery, he has extensive training in hand surgery and microsurgery. He is a pioneer in the use of endoscope and video camera to perform microsurgery and was selected by CV from the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow to work in the Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit of Taiwan, the unit with the most experience in Microsurgery in the world. . Currently he is working in two cities: Pamplona and San Sebastián, keeping in constant evolution and training, performing advanced techniques such as otoplasties with suture threads that entails millimeter scars.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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