Look Alert and Rested with Eyelid Surgery
As you get older, the skin around your eyes may lose elasticity and begin to sag, contributing to the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, puffiness, and bags under your eyes. Your upper eyelids may even begin to obstruct your vision. Aesthetic surgeon Dr. Rodolfo Castillo offers Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery at his Tijuana clinic to correct these issues by tightening loose skin, trimming excess tissue, and removing fat deposits from around the eyes. In one short, low-risk procedure, Dr. Castillo can help you achieve a more fresh, cheerful look and can eliminate the practical problems associated with drooping eyelids. Please contact us today to learn more.
Consultation and Procedure
Before undergoing a blepharoplasty, you will undergo an in-depth examination and discussion with Dr. Castillo. He offers extremely personalized service, so you should be as detailed as possible as you explain your goals for the procedure. Together, you can discuss a treatment plan that will target your specific concerns.
Dr. Castillo will perform this outpatient procedure at a local hospital, where he works with a registered anesthesiologist. Anesthesia in blepharoplasty is different for each patient, and the exact steps of the procedure vary, depending on whether the doctor is treating your upper or lower eyelids, or both, even in combination with other procedures like facelift and rhinoplasty.
In the upper eyelid, Dr. Castillo will create a tiny incision hidden in the crease of your eyelid. Because of the careful placement, scarring will be virtually undetectable. Through this incision, he will tighten and remove excess skin, and sometimes eliminate pockets of fat. If necessary, the doctor may also tighten the upper eyelid muscle. If necessary, the doctor may also tighten the upper eyelid muscle.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is primarily designed to remove and recontour fat deposits under the eyes. To perform lower eyelid surgery, he will create an incision just under the lash line. Again, the precise placement of this incision makes scarring nearly invisible.
Depending on your treatment goals, Dr. Castillo can perform upper and lower blepharoplasty at the same time. If you are looking to completely rejuvenate your look, he may also combine it with another aesthetic procedures.
Recovery and the Effects of Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery does not require a hospital stay, and the recovery time is minimal. You will experience mild swelling and bruising, which can be treated with cold compresses and mild oral medication. You should also sleep with your head elevated for two to three days following surgery. Your vision could be slightly blurry, and Dr. Castillo may prescribe eye drops to relive any minor dryness. Though a follow up appointment is ideal, the doctor uses dissolvable sutures to close the incisions, so a return visit is not necessarily required.
As you heal, the results of your eyelid surgery will become more apparent. Puffiness and bags will be greatly reduced or eliminated, and you will look younger and more alert than you have in years. Though your face may change shape as you continue to age, the results of blepharoplasty are long-lasting, and you will enjoy your more youthful appearance for years to come.
Call Dr. Castillo
If you feel self-conscious about the wrinkles around your eyes, or a constant sleepy look, it’s time for a change. Contact Dr. Rodolfo Castillo to learn more about how blepharoplasty can benefit you.