The look is conditioned by the elements that surround the pupil , something that influences to make it more expressive. The prestigious Dr. Rodríguez Rodríguez, who has more than 35 years of experience, explains in this article the technique of Blepharoplasty to change these elements.
I think that the elements that surround the pupil, and depending on what they are, can give a serene and sweet look or a fierce and scary look, like the beauty and the beast.
The eyebrows, the eyelids and the eyelashes give the look a very special peculiarity; for example, the eye of a sea bream does not say anything, it is anodyne, buying it with Cleo, the fish of Pinocchio; his eyelashes and the fall of his eyelids make him a lovely fish.
Another case is the Bambi, whose fall of eyebrows and eyelid movements say it all, however: in a deer of the field his look is totally anodyne.
The blepharoplasty, as the name suggests is an intervention (plasty) of the eyelids (blepharo) both upper and lower.
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is an intervention that can be performed under general or local anesthesia and sedation, always in a hospital operating room.
The incisions necessary for the treatment are made to coincide with the natural folds of the upper eyelids, through which the skin, orbicular muscle and fat of the internal pouch are removed.
In the case of the lower eyelid, the incision may be at the edge of the eyelashes or inside the eyelash, which is called transconjunctival incision. Through these incisions the excess fat of the three bags is resected, or the fat is repositioned.
The sutures that are used for the closure are as thin as a hair.
Who can undergo a blepharoplasty?
The best candidates to undergo a blepharoplasty are healthy men or women, psychically stable and with realistic expectations, most of them over the age of 35 although some cases of younger patients may occur.
Preparations for blepharoplasty
Before the intervention, the patient must be evaluated with the antecedents, including consultation with ophthalmology. In the same way, you have to know if there are thyroid problems, Dry Eye Syndrome or shortage of tears, diabetes, high blood pressure or other cardiocirculatory disorders. It is also important that ophthalmological problems such as glaucoma or retinal detachment are well evaluated.
Postoperative and complications in blepharoplasty
In the immediate postoperative period of the blepharoplasty an antiseptic ointment is supplied, as well as compresses of cold water or ice to avoid bruising. It is possible that there is some discomfort in the form of stinging or slight pain, but that they are reduced with analgesics. The use of dark glasses is advised to disguise the possible bruise.
Usually, after seven days all the sutures are removed and you can start applying makeup to hide the redness of the scars, which will disappear in a few months.
The possible complications of this intervention are usually scarce, but the most frequent are: allergic reactions, infection, bruising, abnormal scar asymmetry. Perhaps the most important complication is ectropion, that is, the lower eyelid turns outwards and the white of the eyes is seen. This can be prevented, as well as correct with a second intervention.