It is the corrective surgery of the eyelids. Indicated when we have an excess of skin on the upper eyelid, or bloating, by the presence of fat bags in both upper and lower eyelids.
The procedure consists of removing, by means of laser or conventional scalpel, the excess skin that is causing a weight on the upper eyelids, or the fat bags that have been protruding over time, causing a look of tiredness or sickness.
It can be performed under local assisted anesthesia or full anesthesia.
The procedure can be done at any age, when the patients considers that she/he has a sad look or there is a great weight on the upper eyelids, or both conditions.
As with any facial surgery, the disability does not depend on the pain (which is usually between moderate and minimal), but on the presence of inflammation or bruising, which vary widely from patient to patient, according to the type of skin. The said disability can be between 3 days and a week.
The first few days after surgery we should apply cold locally (cold gel bags). It greatly reduces inflammation, bruises and pain.
Our biggest enemy in facial surgery, during the postoperative period, is sunlight, and more specifically the sun ultraviolet rays. They can cause dark spots in those areas where were bruises were present, especially in the eye bags’ area. Those eye bags, with their dark tone, can get permanently accentuated.
Usually between the 4th and 6th week, we can go back to "normal life", resume gym routines, go to the pool or the beach. Also, about the same time, we can start watching the procedure’s end result.
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