What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

With the passing of time, wrinkles and imperfections appear on the skin of the eyelids. Facial ageing in the area around the eyes give the individual a sad, tired and dull look, and in some cases it may even interfere with vision.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a facial cosmetic procedure aimed at removing the excess skin and repositioning the herniated fat of the upper and lower eyelids.

It is important to bear in mind that blepharoplasty does not eliminate the "crow's feet" or other wrinkles, nor droopy eyebrows, aspects that can be combated with treatments such as facelifts or Botox injections.


Through this intervention, we can achieve:

  • An immediate lifting effect: wrinkles and imperfections such as “bags” disappear, leaving the skin smooth and soft.
  • The dark circles under the bottom eyelids are minimised.
  • The look is rejuvenated.


The traditional profile of a blepharoplasty patient is people older than 35 years who begin to have sagging skin, although in some cases younger candidates whose family tendency makes them prone to have bags under the eyes may opt for this intervention too. As lons as the patient's expectations are realistic, age does not represent any inconvenience.

It is necessary to know the medical history of the patient since there are some medical conditions that can cause more risks when performing a blepharoplasty:

  • Thyroid problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma

In these cases, the specialist will advise you about the convenience of having the procedure done.

The Maxillofacial Institute and Blepharoplasty

The facial aesthetics experts at the Maxillofacial Institute always consider these two rules:

  • That the aesthetic results after eyelid surgery respect the naturalness and expression of the other facial features. The effect of blepharoplasty is very similar to that of facial lifting. It is therefore essential to have an experienced professional who respects the patient’s facial expression in the final results.
  • Blepharoplasty is carried out in a way that is minimally invasive, always with outpatient sedation and without the need for a hospital stay.