Eyelid rejuvenation

Blepharoplasty rejuvenates the upper and lower eyelids through excision of skin and fat, and can be performed with or without scarring.

Excess skin and bulkiness around the eyes give away a tired look and an apparent age higher than the real one. In addition to being a fundamental aesthetic part of the face, the eyes are important in that they convey feelings without having to use words.

For best results, a blepharoplasty can be performed simultaneously with a frontal facelift. Eyelid surgery is a quick surgery, with a quick postoperative and the results are long lasting.

For patients who do not want surgery, Living Clinic offers the alternative of a non-invasive blepharoplasty that is performed with the CO2 laser.

Surgery of the upper eyelids (upper blepharoplasty) consist of removing excess skin, removing fat pads if necessary and restoring muscle tension. A fine suture is then made and removed after 5 days.

In lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty), surgery can be performed in 2 ways:

✔️ Internal route

In cases where there is no need to remove skin, an incision is made inside the eyelid by which all fat is removed and not sutured because this tissue heals very well. This technique does not leave any inferior scarring, and is more common in people under the age of 45 who do not need to remove skin.

✔️ External route

A cut is made immediately next to the eyelashes and the fat pads are removed. The excess skin is removed giving tension and a fine suture is made, which is removed after 5 days.



The surgery takes between 1 -2h depending on whether it is only the upper eyelids or the 4 eyelids.

Surgery can be done with general or local anesthesia. Local anesthesia is currently the most common as it is very well tolerated.

No, a blepharoplasty is always performed on an outpatient basis.

Recovery usually takes a week. For people with a major bleeding tendency, who may suffer  peri-ocular bruises, recovery can go up to 10 days, even though the situation can be completely disguised with make-up.

As soon as the surgery is finished, the patient must rest at least 1 h whilst applying cold pads. In the postoperative period, you will have a mild analgesia, a few drops of antibiotic eye drops several times during the day and an antibiotic ointment at bedtime.

It is advisable to keep your head high and apply cold pads soaked in cold pre-boiled water 6-8 times during the day which will help to decongest the eyelids as well as to clear the secretions.

5 days later remove the stitches and apply healing cream over the surgical wound. At this point start using makeup to hide bruises on the lower eyelid, as only 10 days after the surgery will the dark color disappear.

You will be able to resume work between the 3rd and 5th postoperative day.

Up to 2 months following surgery wear large sunglasses that protect the surgical area laterally.

Scarring is the inevitable result of any surgery. Your plastic surgeon will make every effort to make the final scar as less visible as possible. Scars are purposely placed on the natural skin lines to become less noticeable over time. In the upper eyelid it is hidden in the crease of the eyelid and in the lower one the scar is inside the conjunctiva of the eye.

If scarring is a major concern, the option is to perform the non-invasive blepharoplasty with Living Clinic’s CO2 laser technology.

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