Eye lift surgery or blepharoplasty is designed to remove excess skin in the upper and/or lower eyelids. At times, this excess skin is also accompanied by the presence of fat pads or fat pockets which are typically under the lower eyelashes. Alternatively, there are cases where there are only fat pockets and no excess skin.
This surgery performed by Dr. Nashielli is performed to correct any or all of the above conditions in the upper and lower eyelids, including the drooping that can make people look tired or sad. This will ultimately give an overall more youthful result to the entire face making the eyes more open and rejuvenated. Nashielli Plastic Surgery will help you achieve the results you are looking for.
Eye Lids Needed Lifting
“Definitely needed to have my upper eye lids lifted. An assessment appointment with Dr. Nashielle was easily arranged and a surgical date was set up at that time. Dr. Nashielle is very pleasant and approachable and very professional. You can ask as many questions as you need to make you comfortable with the procedure and she thoroughly explains. Surgery at her Guadelajara hospital is very efficient, all are professional and the post op is excellent. Follow-up is also excellent. A wonderful experience. Would definitely go back to her and her teamfor anything else I needed.”
As with any surgery, there are risks which will be evaluated and discussed in the consultation, as some of them will depend on your own personal medical history.
Some possible complications could be droopy lower lids (which resolve with time), asymmetry of scars, eyelid swelling, temporary double or blurred vision and/or wound opening (extremely rare).
Recovery is generally very fast! Typically, if post-op instructions are followed, most bruising and swelling will be gone in less than two weeks. During the first few days it is necessary to limit your physical activity to avoid increased inflammation. By the third week, you will have a much more natural look because most of the swelling will be gone. We recommend taking Arnica 3-5 days prior to surgery and continue with the Arnica for at least one week after. It is important to stay cool and rest, use ice to reduce swelling every couple of hours on your eyes and sleep propped up. You will be given detailed instructions for your particular procedure by Dr. Nashielli. After one or two weeks your results will already be very noticeable; however, it will take several months for the healing process to be completed. You will see your final results in about 6 months.
The surgery for both upper and lower lids will typically take 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Dr. Nashielli uses a light IV sedation typically known as “twilight” sedation. Following the IV sedation, local injections of anesthesia are used around the eyes. After the surgery, you will go into the recovery room where you will stay around 1 hour before you will be ready to return to where you are staying as this is an ambulatory procedure. Before leaving, you will be given instructions on after care as well as any prescriptions you may need. In addition, your first follow up appointment will be scheduled between 5-7 days after surgery to remove the stitches.
The incisions for the upper eyes are done in the crease of the upper lid and the incisions for the lower eyes are done just below the lash line. Initially, the incision areas will be red and inflamed. As time passes, they will turn pink and eventually fade to a fine, white line. Again, following the proper aftercare instructions is imperative to get the best results. Sunglasses and a hat are recommended to protect your eyes if you are going outside during the day.
Mexico has long been a popular destination for face lift surgery for Americans, Canadians and people from all over the world who want to receive the finest care, competitive prices and treatment-vacation combination options. The fact is the results, care, facilities and attention to detail are unprecedented! Our medical team works around the clock to plan your stay and treatment to make your experience a pleasant one. Once you make initiate an inquiry with us, an English or Spanish speaking coordinator will contact you and guide you through every step of the process. At Nashielli Plastic Surgery, we are here to help guide you from the beginning to the end of your recovery!
* Individual results may vary.
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