Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is an intervention that eliminates excess skin and reduces fat pockets, making the upper and lower eyelids smoother, contributing to a more youthful appearance.

Common Questions


Did you know that eyelid surgery - blepharoplasty - is one of the most accomplished aesthetic surgeries in the world?

The most advanced ages and the eastern population have the highest rates of this surgery. In Asia the variant of blepharoplasty for oriental eyes is the best known. It is important to understand that excess skin on the eyelid is one of the earliest signs of aging and close to the 40's these changes are already evident.


What are the main reasons for doing blepharoplasty?

The skin hangs and will cover the natural fold of the eyelid, giving the look a tired look.
There may be interference with vision when excess skin prevents the eyelid from rising fully.
Outstanding fat bags


Is blepharoplasty performed under local anesthesia?

There is usually no need for general anesthesia for this surgery. The most common is to be performed under local anesthesia with mild sedation.


Are the risks of a blepharoplasty low?

Blepharoplasty is considered a safe procedure, it is a minor surgery, without great risk of complications. Potential risks include: a reaction to the anesthetic, a collection of blood under the skin (hematoma), infection, irregular scars. The risks are further minimized when the procedure is performed by qualified and experienced professionals.


Are the results long lasting?

Yes, the results will persist over time and will make aging work more lightly. It is a procedure with a very high satisfaction rate.


Is recovery short?

Think that within a week or so, you can be back to work and after 10 days, you can resume your normal life. There is no need for postoperative analgesia and some bruises that appear can be disguised with makeup!


Are scars "invisible"?

The scars are there but barely notice. When they are well positioned, it is not possible to detect them with the eye open. As time passes they become practically imperceptible.


Any surgery should be preceded by a thorough study. It is important to inform Dr. Ana Silva Guerra of your medical history. You must inform Dr. Ana Silva Guerra of any interventions you have made as well as any previous follow-up that has already been done and clinical attitudes that have been taken.


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