Over the years, the anatomy and, therefore, the appearance of the eyelids tend to change. In the upper eyelids there is often an excessive accumulation of skin due to loss of tone of the underlying tissues. Other factors, such as genetic susceptibility and sun exposure, can also contribute to an older and tired look.
Blepharoplasty corrects excess skin, fat and muscle flaccidity in the eyelid territory, improving not only the aesthetic aspect but also the functional aspect. Surgery can be directed at the upper eyelid (upper blepharoplasty), the lower eyelid (lower blepharoplasty) or both.
In upper blepharoplasty, a horizontal fold of skin is removed from the center of each upper eyelid, so that the scar runs along a natural crease.
In lower blepharoplasty, the incision is made below the eyelashes, so that the scar remains in the shadow area of the eyelashes and extends obliquely, so as to look like a wrinkle of expression.
Recovery time: 10 days
Surgery time: 1 to 2 hours
Local or general anesthesia