Look Rejuvenation or Blepharoplasty – Institute Pérez de la Romana
Inherited genetic characteristics, time and our lifestyle (with troubles and care) are determinative factors in the appearance of our eyelids.
Anatomically, eyelids are composed of the external skin and in the below part there is a very thin muscle, (orbicularis oculi) which opens and closes below the eye, and fat. Any anomaly of these three components provokes a strange view of the look in the eyes; it may be the face of “continuous fatigue“, the look of worried face, depressed face or just appearance of aged face.
Correction of these abnormalities is important because it gives to a person a sense of optimism, raises their self-esteem and especially “rejuvenates” and “makes look happy” people’s look.
For such type of treatment it is necessary to make careful analysis of anatomical components to decide which of them has the biggest impact on that deformity.
If it is just fat which expands the eyelid, producing these unaesthetic bags, the treatment will consist only of removing bags of fat from the conjunctiva of the eye without leaving any scar (transconjunctival blepharoplasty). An vice versa, if there is no surplus fat and there are a lot of wrinkles on the eyelid skin or there is excess skin, the treatment is aimed at removing the excess skin and stretch the lower eyelid, which shows more that defect.
The upper eyelid’s deformity usually consists of excess skin and minor fat accumulation, and the treatment removes the skin that falls on the eyelashes, annoying and partially altering the vision. This type of surgery is called blepharoplasty and can be done separately in the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.
In Institute Perez de la Romana this procedure is performed under local anesthesia and sedation and on an outpatient treatment. The patient can come back home in few hours.
The recovery period lasts few days, and a person can begin to work in one week. This type of operation is very popular among women and men. Although the most common age for this procedure is about 40 years, is also widely-spread among younger people who have these deformities and always produces very good results because it helps to “rejuvenate the look“.