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blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty

Do peri-ocular wrinkles (crow's feet) go away with surgery?

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, corrects and improves your eyes general aspect, mainly upper eyelid flaccidness, as well as wrinkles and lower eyelid swelling. That is why it DOESN’T correct crow's feet, which can be enhanced by other methods (purified botulinum toxin, among others)

Why are those bags under my eyes formed?

Due to weakening of the structures (fascia, producing a herniation.) that hide these little bags of fat that are in our eyes, becoming more prominent day by day over the years.

Should I stop taking my medications for high blood pressure, thyroid, before my surgery?

No, it is very important to always talk with your surgeon about the medications you are taking, as simple as you think it is. Having your pressure, glycemia (sugar) and hormones (thyroid) controlled, would help to make the procedure successful.

Can I take vitamin E, aspirin or smoke before surgery?

NO, when patients take vitamins or aspirin tend to bleed a lot after surgery, and for smokers the vessels tend to constrict leading to a flaps suffering due to a vessels narrowing. That is why it is recommended to stop drinking or smoking 15 or 30 days prior to surgery

Can I have surgery if I have any eye disease?

It is very important to know if you have had surgery on your eyes, if you could not wear contact lenses, if your eyes tear up much, if you have dry eye or any degenerative disease because some patients may need to be examined by an ophthalmologist before surgery. Therefore always inform your surgeon well.

Can I bloat, will I get bruises?

It is normal that this occurs in some patients more than in others, is part of the normal body response. It disappear between 7 to 10 days. Ice, cold chamomile, arnica and others, are always indicated to decrease swelling and bruises, within the 72 hours after surgery, to prevent their formation and achieve a faster recovery.

Can there be tearing after surgery?

Tearing is the normal response of the eye, under any external factor. Sometimes, while the eye accommodates to the changes occurred in surgery, it may produce more tears or redness out of normal. This is temporary and it is usually associated with edema / local inflammation.

Can there be infection or ulcer?

It is not normal to happen but if it occurs you should visit your doctor to take the necessary steps so the results can be satisfactory.

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