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Blepharoplasty Toribio, MD

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure used to remove fat usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower lids. Surgery can fix the separation of the upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes of which are traits that can make you look older and more tired than you feel. When significant excess skin on the eyelid occurs, the skin may hang over the eyelashes and cause loss of peripheral vision. The outer and upper parts of the visual field are most commonly affected and the condition may cause difficulty with activities such as driving or reading. In these circumstances, upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to improve peripheral vision. Patients with less severe skin excess amount of a similar process can be performed for cosmetic reasons.

However, this procedure does not eliminate wrinkles or called "crow's feet", hardly eliminate dark circles under the eyes or lift sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as facial lifting or pexia eyebrow (tail lift of the eyebrows).

Blepharoplasty can enhance your appearance and confidence you have in yourself, not necessarily change your looks or can make other people see you or treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your plastic surgeon.

Blepharoplasty is performed through external incisions made along the natural lines of the eyelids and below the lashes in the lower, or the inner surface of the lower eyelid. It is an outpatient surgery (also called day surgery) because it is not necessary for the patient to remain hospitalized. Recovery is rapid. Swelling and bruising initial take a week or two in restored but need several weeks until the final result becomes stable. Depending on the scope of the procedure, the operation takes one to three hours to complete.


Facelift Toribio. MD


Inevitably over time leaves its mark on our face. Prolonged exposure to sun, stress, pollution, etc.. have some undesirable effects on our face. The facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure of facial surgery that can raise the skin, tighten and correct sagging. Acting on the skin of the neck, chin, cheeks, eye and muscle tissue, for a more lasting result. It brings out the rejuvenation, the patient shows a much more youthful appearance and a smooth, wrinkle free face. The operation usually lasts several hours and is done under general anesthesia and requires a hospital stay of about 24 hours.

The incisions necessary to perform a facelift or rhytidectomy is made ​​inside the hairline, around the earlobe and ascend behind it toward the scalp. Thus, the possible scars will be noticeable as "hidden" in the hair and in the folds of the ears. In selected cases only short incision techniques in front of the ear are used without follow back.

Rhytidectomy or facelift can be combined with other surgeries such as blepharoplasty (removal of eye bags) or rhinoplasty (nose correction), depending on the characteristics of the patient and the problem to be solved. In turn, it can all be done in the face, called full facelift, or only in certain areas of the face, a mini facelift, especially against trying or neck, although the effect is more limited.

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