Eye Lift

At our clinic, we believe that our eye lift surgery goes beyond just improving your physical appearance. Our goal is to help you regain a youthful vitality and rejuvenate your overall look. We understand the importance of every detail when it comes to your eyes, and we approach blepharoplasty with the utmost care. Rest assured, your eyes are in good hands with us.

What does it entail?

An eye lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed to improve the appearance, and often times the function, of the eyelids. It is commonly done to address sagging or drooping eyelids, puffy bags under the eyes, and excess skin and wrinkles around the eyes.

During the surgery, Dr. Carlos Centeno, M.D. or Dr. Madelein Centeno, M.D. will make small and precise incisions along the natural creases and folds of the eyelids. Then, they’ll remove any excess skin, fat, and tissue, and tighten the remaining skin to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. In some cases, your surgeon may also reposition or tighten the underlying muscles and tissues.

Eye lift surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, or just one of them, depending on your specific needs. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, and it usually takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete.

After the surgery, you may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the eyes. It is important to follow the post-operative care instructions provided to you to ensure proper healing. The results of an eye lift surgery are long-lasting and some changes may occur over time.

Before and After • Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty Before Blepharoplasty After
Blepharoplasty 2 Before Blepharoplasty 2 After

FAQs about Blepharoplasty at Universal Plastic Surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can greatly enhance your appearance by addressing common aesthetic concerns such as sagging or drooping eyelids, puffy bags under the eyes, and wrinkles around the eyes. By removing excess skin, fat, and tissue, the surgery can create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, making you look more alert and vibrant. The emotional connection we have with our eyes and the surrounding area makes blepharoplasty a transformative procedure that can truly boost your self-confidence.

Yes! If heavy or hooded upper eyelids are obstructing your vision, eyelid surgery can provide both functional and aesthetic benefits. By removing the excess skin and tissue, the procedure can lift the drooping eyelids, allowing for better peripheral vision and a clearer line of sight. Not only will this improve your daily activities and quality of life, but it will also enhance your overall appearance.

The recovery process after eyelid surgery will vary from person to person, but most patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the first few days. We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions tailored to your specific needs to ensure a smooth recovery. It is important to rest, take the appropriate pain management medications, and give your body time to heal during this period. The majority of patients experience a significant improvement in the appearance of their eyelids within a week or two, and any residual swelling or bruising will gradually subside over the following weeks.

The results of eyelid surgery are long-lasting. While the natural aging process will continue, the improvements made during the surgery will generally remain. You can expect a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance that lasts for many years. However, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and take good care of your skin to optimize the longevity of the results. Proper sun protection, skincare, and regular follow-up appointments with our experienced plastic surgeons will help you maintain the best possible results for years to come.

At Universal Plastic Surgery, we understand the emotional and transformative journey of undergoing blepharoplasty. Our skilled plastic surgeons, Dr. Carlos Centeno, M.D. and Dr. Madelein Centeno, M.D. are committed to providing personalized care to help you achieve your desired look and boost your self-confidence.

If you have any more questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our team is here to support you every step of the way.

Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica