The signs of aging caused by the passing of the years impart an appearance of tiredness that affects the entire face. The appearance of bags under the eyes can occur in both early and advanced ages, although as the tissues of that area relax, the bags become more pronounced and more excess skin is produced on the upper eyelid.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove fat and excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. This technique can also be performed in combination with other cosmetic surgeries of the face designed to eliminate facial wrinkles or sagging face.
If blepharoplasty is upper and lower, it is usually performed under general anesthesia, although sometimes local anesthesia plus sedation is chosen. Normally, it is not necessary to stay in the hospitalfor more than a few hours after surgery.
Our center has Hilotherapy. It is a cold-water treatment that favors the recovery of body tissues, reducing pain and the need for analgesic medication. In this way, we offer our patients a faster and more comfortable recovery after surgery.
One of our concerns is to minimize edema and, as far as possible, to avoid the bruising caused by surgery, and thus decrease the time to return to work for our patients. Still, you may have slight swelling the first few days.
What does the treatment consist of?
Water circulates through a mask in a closed circuit and at a constant temperature. The technique requires a very precise technology that controls the temperature of the water precisely within a range of 10 to 35 degrees. A long treatment relaxes the muscles, improves mobility, and reduces blood flow and local metabolism.
Hilotherapy is a safe and easy method without adverse events.