Blepharoplasty is a surgical technique aimed at correcting some of the most frequent originator defects in the eyelids , such as excess of fat bags , excess skin and malposition of them, especially in the lower eyelid, where in a way Frequent there is an excess of flaccidity inevitably associated with age.
The technique is based on the treatment of excess fat and skin, without the need to act on the orbicular muscle of the eyelids, thus maintaining its full function. This technique is always associated with the performance of a canthoplasty that corrects the possibility of malposition of the lower eyelid while correcting the exaggerated laxity and repositioning the external canthus of the eye.
Basically, blepharoplasty is an aesthetic surgery intervention, although it must be emphasized that sometimes it may be necessary for health. When the excess skin on the upper eyelids limits the visual field and when excessive laxity of the lower eyelid makes it difficult to protect the eyeball we should resort to a blepharoplasty for health.
Benefits and risks of blepharoplasty
The benefits of a blepharoplasty of the characteristics that we have described are aesthetic and functional: the palpebral opening is greater and the excess of skin and fat will disappear. At the same time, the eyelids will work better, protecting the eyeball better and keeping it moist.
The intervention is usually performed under local anesthesia and sedation , minimizing anesthetic risks in this way. It requires a meticulous technique to obtain good results.