Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery or "blepharoplasty" can correct sagging eyelids, remove fatty pouches or bags beneath the eyes and remove excess skin from the upper eyelids that can result in a tired or sad looking face. The result is a brighter, more alert and rested appearance.

This procedure is performed to correct problems that are the result of aging as well as inherited traits that cause patients to seek treatment as early as their 20s or 30s.

The upper eyelids are corrected with fine incisions in the creases above each eye. Excess skin, fatty tissue and muscle are removed through these incisions. The incisions are closed with very fine sutures. Because the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it will be well camouflaged when healed.

Lower eyelid surgery is performed to remove excess skin, muscle and fatty tissue. To remove fatty deposits beneath the eyes the incisions are placed just inside the lower eyelid. After the fat is removed, the incisions may be closed with absorbable sutures or be left to heal naturally.

When excess skin and muscle need to be removed from the lower lids, the incisions are placed in the natural crease below the lashline.

Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjuction with other cosmetic procedures such as: facelift, forehead lift, tummy tuck or breast surgery.

Length of procedure: 2 hours
Type of anesthesia: Local anesthesia and sedation
Hospital stay: 6-8 hours
Post-operatory stay in Costa Rica: 7 days

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