The skin of the face is quite delicate and is always subject to external factors. The skin around the eyes suffers from it, but it has a remedy, it is called blepharoplasty. (bags and droopy eyelids)
The skin is the largest organ of the human being and, consequently, it is the part of the body that suffers the most from physical aging. As we get older, we age due to genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.
The skin begins to perform its key functions and processes more slowly; This slowdown causes the loss of volume, luminosity, and density, and the appearance of wrinkles.
Facial skin is especially delicate and fine. It acts as a barrier against external agents such as the sun and pollution. That exposure to the elements makes you more vulnerable to aging. The skin around the eyes is even thinner.
Aging of the eyes:
Over the years the eyelids lose elasticity and become flabby, forming folds. The muscles that support them are weakened allowing fat to accumulate both above and below, causing the eyebrows and upper eyelids to appear droopy and bags to develop under the eyes.
All this translates into a tired, sad and aged appearance of the face. In addition to aging the face and eyes, sagging skin around the eyes can reduce side vision.
What is blepharoplasty:
Eyelid surgery, technically known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical technique designed to remove excess skin from the eyelids and eye bags, with the aim of recovering the liveliness of the look and improving the facial appearance, providing it with a more youthful appearance.
And the thing is that the eyes are the mirror of the soul: through the gaze, people can transmit a number of feelings and emotions.
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty can correct problems such as:
• Droopy upper eyelids.
• Excess skin on the upper eyelids that interferes with peripheral vision.
• Lower eyelids drooping.
• Excess skin on the lower eyelids.
• Bags under the eyes.
The intervention is performed under local anesthesia and mild sedation, and hospital admission is not necessary. To remove excess skin from the upper eyelid, an incision is made in the natural fold to calculate the amount of excess skin. Skin and fat are often repositioned to create a more attractive contour.
In the lower eyelid, the incision is made one millimeter below the eyelashes to access the bags of fat that we want to eliminate. After this, the skin is readjusted, eliminating excess fat.
The intervention generally takes less than two hours. The longer or shorter duration of the procedure is determined by the amount and location of the tissue and fat to be removed. Blepharoplasty is often combined with other cosmetic surgeries such as a facelift to remove wrinkles.
After surgery you may experience different temporary side effects, such as: blurred and / or double vision, watery eyes, sensitivity to light, redness, swelling, bruising, numb eyelids … Although recovery does not usually last beyond ten days .
To combat these symptoms, the eyelids should be gently cleaned and eyedrops used, avoid physical exertion, do not smoke or rub the eyes, use glasses to protect the eyes and the skin of the eyelids from the sun and wind, and sleep with the head elevated for a few days. The results are satisfactory and long-lasting.