Blepharoplasty

What is a Blepharoplasty: A Blepharoplasty, also known as Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both.

Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Preparation before surgery: The doctor will review the patient’s medical history and analyze your predicted outcome of the procedure. The doctor also will test the patient's vision and his or her ability to produce tears. Prior to the procedure, patients should: Avoid smoking. Avoid medications, food and beverages indicated by the doctor. Arrange for transportation home following the procedure.

Estimated Recovery Time: 1 week

Estimated Hospital Stay: No hospitalization necessary

What to do after surgery: You can usually go home the same day of surgery. Arrange ahead of time for an adult to drive you home. Before you leave, the doctor or nurse will cover your eyes and eyelids with ointment and a bandage. Your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the numbing medicine wears off. The discomfort is easily controlled with pain medicine. Keep your head raised as much as possible for several days. Place cold packs over the area to reduce swelling and bruising. Wrap the cold pack in a towel before applying. This helps prevent cold injury of the eyes and skin. Your doctor may recommend eye drops to reduce burning or itching. You should be able to see well after 2 to 3 days. Do not wear contact lenses for at least 2 weeks. Keep activities to a minimum for 3 to 5 days, and avoid strenuous activities that raise the blood pressure for about 3 weeks. This includes lifting, bending, and rigorous sports.


Meet your doctor(s)

English Speaking: Fluent English, Basic Portuguese and Polish

Years of Experience: 11 years

Qualifications: General Surgery at the Universidad Estatal of Cuenca

Plastic Surgery at Universidad Estatal of Guayaquil

Plastic Surgery at Hospital Mater Dei, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Cost of procedure in Ecuador:  $500+

Estimated savings:  78%

 

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