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Eyelid surgery Colombia

Blepharoplasty Colombia

What is eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty?

It is the surgery of the eyelids or the periorbital region. It is performed in patients who have aged skin with abundant wrinkles in the upper and lower eyelids. It is also performed on patients who have prominent eye fat bags. It is also performed in patients who have fallen eyelids or the lower eyelid exposed.

How is the presurgical chin surgery?

The Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon César Fernández will perform a complete clinical history where he will evaluate his eyelids. The degree of laxity of the eyelid, palpebral ptosis and ectropion will be determined. Photos will be taken later.

Later according to the degree of deformity of your eyelids, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon César Fernández will tell you which surgery is best for you. Diseases such as previous pathologies, surgeries, allergies or taking medications should also be ruled out.

After Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon César Fernández will tell you the value of the surgery, this surgery must be paid in cash in Colombian pesos, euros or dollars. The cost of the surgery must be paid before the surgery to be able to schedule your surgery in the clinic’s operating room.

 

In whom is eyelid surgery indicated?

  • In adults with dermatochalasis of the upper and lower eyelids
  • In patients who have palpebral ptosis of both eyelids.
  • In patients who have ectropion of the lower eyelid.
  • And all patients who want to eliminate the wrinkles of their upper eyelids.

Type of Anesthesia:

Anesthesia is performed with local anesthesia plus sedation or general anesthesia. Sedation and general anesthesia is provided by the anesthesiologist of the surgical team of the plastic surgeon.

How long is the eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty?

From half an hour to 4 hours. This depends on whether you operate only the upper or lower eyelids.

What are the goals of blepharoplasty?

  • Remove wrinkles from the upper and lower eyelid.
  • Remove the fat bags.
  • Remove the weight in the upper eyelids.

How is surgery for blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery?

The upper blepharoplasty is performed through an incision that removes skin and orbicular muscle from the eyes. Through this incision the fatty bags of the upper eyelid are also removed.Care must be taken not to injure the upper eyelid elevation because it could remain with the eyelid drooping. The wound is then sutured through a special technique that leaves an imperceptible scar.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed through an incision in the lower eyelid. The incision is made 3 mm from the edge of the eyelid. Through this incision, the lower palpebral pockets are accessed, which open and resect the amount of fat that Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon César Fernández considers necessary. You must take into account during this procedure not to injure the lower oblique thigh because it could remain with permanent strabismus. Always do this surgery with the plastic surgeon. Then remove excess muscle and skin from your lower eyelid.The skin is sutured through a special technique to leave a very linear scar.

Does eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty require hospitalization?

Does not require hospitalization. It is an ambulatory surgery.

How is the postoperative of blepharoplasty?

  • It is normal to appear swelling, ecchymosis or bruises on the eyelids, headache, itching in the wound. These usually disappear between 2 to 3 weeks.
  • You must rest the first day with the header raised. Sleep on your back. Periodically mobilize the lower limbs while in bed, to stimulate circulation. You should have control of your blood pressure to prevent bleeding from the eyelids.
  • Cold compresses should be used from the first hour of surgery to reduce the edema of the upper eyelids. 6 to 8 times a day.
  • Wash your face with neutral soap 1 time per day.
  • On the third day, he will have to attend a check with César Fernández Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon to assess it. And then after 7 days you will have a control to remove stitches again.

Complications of eyelid surgery:

  • Bleeding, infection, bruising. With the first control, it is discarded that you do not have collections of blood or pus that require drainage.
  • There may be asymmetries of the eyelids, the skin of the asymmetric eyelids that require new surgical intervention. Granuloma may appear on the scar.
  • Abnormal scarring, dark or thickened scars may occur.
  • There may be injury to some vessels of the fatty bags with subsequent formation of retrobulbar hematoma that requires orbital decompression.
  • It can injure the muscles of eye movements.
  • It can make suture dehiscence that requires a second reoperation.
  • The excessive tension of the skin that could lead to a “round eye” or eschleral show. If too much fat bag is removed from the eyelids that could accentuate the concavity of the orbit resulting in a “cadaverous eye”; You can also alter the secretion of tears producing a “dry eye”.

Does blepharoplasty leave a scar?

If it leaves a scar which is hidden in the crease of the upper eyelid. The scar of the lower eyelid is very close to the edge of the eyelid and is hidden in the lashes of the eyelids.

Duration of results:

Approximately 8 to 12 years

When are the blepharoplasty changes seen?

The changes are immediate. When the edema disappears by the third week you will see your most rejuvenated eyelids. The crow’s feet can not be operated, they are treated with Botulinum Toxin every 6 months.

 

 

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