Many patients become frustrated with sagging eyelids and bags under their eyes, whether caused by genetics or age. The doctors working through Tijuana Bariatrics offer blepharoplasty surgery to address these concerns for patients in Tijuana and Monterrey, Mexico. With surgical safety standards as strict as those in the US, these surgeons can offer procedures that are both safe and cost-effective.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
Like the rest of the body, sagging eyelids are natural consequences of weakened muscles and stretched skin that come with age. In some cases, excessive tissue in the eyelids may be caused by genetics. Many patients are unhappy with how these effects can leave them looking older or more tired than they feel. Also referred to as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty procedures can restore droopy eyelids and reduce bags under the eyes by removing excess skin or fat and tightening muscles. However, the surgery is not always strictly cosmetic. In some cases, the drooping may be severe enough that it reduces your vision and prevents you from opening your eyes fully. By addressing excess or sagging tissue, a blepharoplasty can minimize or even eliminate such vision problems.
What to Expect from Surgery
A blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery that is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. As a result, patients often undergo other facial procedures such as facelifts or brow lifts at the same time. Furthermore, patients do not need to receive full general anesthesia. Instead, you can receive intravenous (IV) sedation to remain comfortable while still able to interact with your doctor, but you should have no memory of the procedure afterward.
If operating on your upper lid, your surgeon can make a small incision along the fold of the eyelid to remove the excess tissue. If operating on the lower lid, the incision is usually made just below the lashes. The entire procedure usually lasts less than two hours, though it may take longer if combined with other treatments.
After surgery, you should be able to return home the same day as your procedure. You will receive instructions for proper aftercare and recovery techniques. You should be aware that you may experience side effects such as:
- Blurred vision from the lubricating ointment applied to the eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Double vision
- Watery eyes
- Swelling and bruising around the eye
- Puffy or numb eyelids
The doctors working through Tijuana Bariatrics hold themselves to rigorous surgical safety standards to ensure quality results for every patient.
However, most of these effects are minor and fade within a few days. To aid the healing process, your surgeon will likely prescribe eye drops or ointments to minimize the risk of infection. You should also avoid rubbing your eyes or wearing contact lenses for at lest two weeks after surgery to avoid irritating the skin. While the healing process can take up to a month, it may take longer for the results to become completely visible. Your surgical incisions will heal into scars and gradually fade over the next six months after surgery.
Reach Out Today
The doctors working through Tijuana Bariatrics hold themselves to rigorous surgical safety standards to ensure quality results for every patient. Contact the network today to learn how you can arrange a consultation as soon as possible.