Eyelids

    With the step of the years, the skin of the eyelids becomes limp,
 which produces that it is hung giving the aspect of sad or tired sight.

    The surgery to correct this process is called
BLEFAROPLASTIA, its
 target is to eliminate this excessive skin as well as the bags of fat that
 are formed in the eyelids, returning the freshness and joviality in the
 look, frequently it combines with surgery of facial rejuvenation
.


BEFORE THE SURGERY

    Your surgeon will realize a preoperative evaluation to determine conditions of the tissues for the surgery as well as
 the general conditions, will request a series of examinations to value your general state and knows if you are in
 conditions to surrender to this surgery.

    It is recommended to abstain from smoking at least two weeks before the procedure, as well as to avoid to take
 anticoagulative medication or for circulation for two weeks and anti-inflamatoarios as aspirin, Naxen, Ibuprofeno at
 least one week before the surgery.

    Probably your surgeon will recommend you a facial treatment to prepare the facial tissues for the surgery.

ANESTHESIA

    This procedure can ralizar under local anesthesia with or without
 sedation, nevertheless if it combines with other procedures, it is
 recommended to do it under general anesthesia, surgeon will determine the
 best option for your personal case.

THE SURGERY

    The procedure consists of realizing an incision along the plait or fold of
 the top eyelid and other one immediately under the eyelashes of the low
 eyelid, eliminating the excess of skin and the oily bags, in some very
 special cases an incision is realized only by the internal face of the eyelid
 with what the scar remains secret and is not visible.



 

BLEPHAROPLASTY
 ANESTHESIA Local
 DURATION OF
 OPERATION
2 hrs.
 STAY HOSPITAL Ambulatory
 STAY MONTERREY 7 days
 WITHDRAW OF
 SUTURES
4 - 6 days
 WITHDRAW OF
 DRAINAGES
2 - 4 days
 BANDAGES no
 DAILY ACTIVITIES no
 LABOUR ACTIVITIES 10 days
 EXERCISE 1 month
 DEFINITIVE
 RESULTS
2 months

RECOVERY

    The surgery is ambulatory, that implies that you don´t need from hospitalization when it is realized as the only
 surgery, after a few hours of recovery, after the surgery the surgeon will decide your discharge if you are in
 condiciónes of continuing your recovery in house, your first visit of review, will be to the 4 to 6 days, time for which it
 will value the retirement of sutures.
 

 

    The following visit will be two weeks to evaluate the evolution and
 to do the pertinent recommendations as for the care of the scar,
 later the reviews will be every two weeks still to completing three
 months of the surgery.

    The time of recovery to do daily activities in house will be seven
 days, for labour activities it will be ten to twelve days and to do
 exercise and activities more extenuantes will be until the month.

    The time to evaluate the final score without information of
 inflammatory process and with the maturation of the scars it will
 be to the two to three months.

CARES

    We will recommend you a series of cares after the surgery, certainly there is recommended a diet without irritants
 and high in proteins and fiber, care of the wounds is recommended, in some occasions it is recommended the use of
 frozen promotions or cold compresses, as well as to take anti-inflammatory medicines, we will indicate you take care
 of the skin and the scars by means of massages and special creams for it. It is recommended to avoid the horizontal
 position for two weeks, for what he will have to sleep with pillows in such a way that the face is always at level higher
 that the rest of the body, as well as to avoid exhibition prolonged to the Sun by four weeks.

COMPLICATIONS

    The surgical and anaesthetic risks always exist, the possibility of incidents during the surgery depends on diverse
 factors, like age, general state of health, presence of chronic - degenerative illnesses as diabetes, hypertension,
 cardiac illnesses, anemia, etc; duration of the surgery, and factors as ingestion of medicines earlier mentioned or
 nicotinism; we determine these risks in the evaluation pre-operative and with the analyses and pre-operative studies,
 if we detect some anomaly that increases these risks one will inform you, as well as the possibility of not doing the
 surgery if these risks are very high.

    The most frequent complications are: Haematoma, abnormal Cicatrizacion, red Eyes or sensation of ocular
 annoyance, Withdrawal of the eyelids, your surgeon will explain you and will clarify any doubt with regard to these
 possible complications.

    The anaesthetic complications are slightly possible in healthy persons, the incidence of complications is minor
 with the local anesthesia that with the general anesthesia and they are in direct relation with the time of anesthesia,
 for what the risks increase lightly if the time of surgery increases on having done several surgeries in the same
 procedure, these complications can be from reaction anafiláctica, shock up to hipoxia cerebral and death,
 nevertheless the above mentioned present to themselves with very small frequency from 1 to 2 of every 2000
 surgeries of this type. therefore you have to know the risks that you traverse with this surgery, thanks to the
 preoperative suitable evaluation, the possibility of satisfaction is with much, bigger than the risks.

This information DOES NOT REPLACE the personal information of his surgeon,
after evaluating your case
.
 



 

 


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