What is Blepharoplasty?

It is very common that when talking about cosmetic surgery, the word blepharoplasty frequently pops up in conversations between interested people. However, do they really know what a blepharoplasty is?

Today we will discuss blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is the medical term that refers to eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids. Generally, when talking about blepharoplasty, the population has the connotation that the surgical procedure is for cosmetic purposes and that they are on the upper eyelids only. However, blepharoplasty can be carried out for functional or reconstructive reasons and on the lower eyelids as well.

Now that we defined blepharoplasty, what does it consist of? In a simplified form, a blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids is a surgery that an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid is made and excess skin from the upper eyelid is removed. Then, sutures are placed in the constructed surgical wound.

Although it sounds simple, a blepharoplasty is a one of the most delicate and precise surgeries. Remember that the eyelids are essential in the identity of our expression, and more importantly, the eyelids are paramount to our visual health.

Therefore, to have the best cosmetic and functional result when you are considering blepharoplasty, you should go to the eyelid specialist, the oculoplastic surgeon.

In Costa Rica, Dr. Lin Yang is an eyelid surgery specialist with extensive experience in blepharoplasty. You can contact us and schedule your appointment by phone or WhatsApp at +506 6084-3238 / +506 2289-8137 or write to us at info@doctorparpados.com.