Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Plastic Surgery in Costa Rica

Forehead and Eyelids Surgery

Our outward appearance is not always as good or how we feel physically young. Heredity, skin abuse, overexposure to sun, aging and eventually make the forehead, eyebrows and temporal region is loose and wrinkled. Excess skin on the eyelids and fat deposits which form bumps or protrusions (eyelid bags and dark circles) are the main signs of aging.

The result of these phenomena is a sad look old, tired, which gives sometimes angry appearance. Fortunately, plastic surgery can correct these defects, restoring youthful and fresh look of the person.


The operation that corrects the signs of aging on the eyelids is called blepharoplasty or eyelid plastic surgery. This is done in upper and lower eyelids, removing excess or excess skin and fat bags prominent. The incisions are made on the natural folds, making them almost invisible once healed. Blepharoplasty minimizes the signs of aging in the eyelids have no effect on the forehead and cheeks.

Often the problem of excess skin on the upper eyelids is accentuated by associated eyebrows and forehead wrinkles. In these cases, we recommend, in addition to blepharoplasty operation known as coronal forehead lift or lifting. This operation raises the eyebrows, the forehead, temples and minimizes many of the wrinkles of the forehead. The forehead lift incisions are hidden in the hair of the frontotemporal region, leaving barely visible or hidden by the hair.

Also, it can be done by 3 small incisions in the scalp, separating it with care and repositioning the forehead that was sagging. The hair is collected in bundles with rubber bands and makes three small incisions in the scalp. After separating the forehead of the underlying bone, the skin is repositioned, and three small strips of scalp are removed to produce the desired appearance. After the elevation of the forehead, a dressing is placed around the entire head. Every effort is made to minimize scarring and to hide the scars, the direction of the hair follicles.

These operations, both blepharoplasty and forehead lift can be done separately or in conjunction with a facelift or facelift or other facial surgeries.


The most widely used technique for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and / or forehead lift is local anesthesia combined with a sedative. Thus, the patient is sedated allowing a faster recovery and ambulation. Sometimes, especially when combined with other procedures may be required general anesthesia or if the patient so desired.


Patients are advised to rest as much as possible during a week after surgery.

After the operation it is normal to have swelling and bruising. Much of the inflammation is removed during the first weeks and generally the “bruise” is deleted in a week or two. Keep your head elevated and applying cold compresses to keep swelling minimal. Where necessary they are allowed a bandage to decrease seroma or hematoma formation, for at least seven days.

There may be discomfort or mild pain, but is easily controlled with medication. Severe pain is extremely rare. Sutures are removed during the first week and allow the patient to use makeup a few days later.

With the removal of excess skin and fat around the eyelids and / or elevation of the eyebrows, the patient will have a more youthful look with fresh eyes and rested. The amount of improvement depends on the individual characteristics of each individual and the extent of surgery performed.


The risks in this operation are minimal. But there certainly are inherent in any surgical procedure. Possible risks include bleeding, infection, wound dehiscence, asymmetry of eyelids or forehead, prominent scars, hair loss at the incision site, facial nerve injury and fluid accumulation under the skin, which may need to be drained by aspiration or other surgical procedure

Plastic surgery of the eyelids (blepharoplasty), brow and forehead (frontal lifting) can help improve their image and their self-confidence.