Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a simple procedure which dramatically improves a patient’s eyesight and appearance. To eliminate sagging upper eyelids, swollen lower eyelids, dark circles, and other obstructive areas, it corrects and removes excess skin and fat pockets around the eye. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), nearly 143,200 (#1 in the world) eyelid procedures were performed in Brazil in 2015. Rio de Janeiro is responsible for a significant amount of Brazil’s plastic surgery operations. Since Dr. Alexandre Charão regularly performs eyelid operations, receiving a blepharoplasty under his care is very safe. He has a proven high success rate among patients and works hard to understand each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.

Rejuvenate Your Eyes

Over time, the skin surrounding your eyes will loosen and form fat pockets. This part of the natural aging process often makes people look sad and tired. Dr. Alexandre Charão’s eyelid procedures rejuvenate and restore the eyelid area. For baggy, puffy eyes, natural fat is removed and repositioned to pockets formed around the eye. Crevices are permanently filled to create a smooth, youthful appearance. If extra skin is cut away, the incision line follows a patient’s natural facial lines. Scarring is noninvasive and hidden from sight. In some instances, the incision is created inside the problem area – making it completely invisible. The possibilities are almost limitless. Eyelid surgery is often combined with a mini or full facelift. This is a great way to dramatically enhance results.

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Your Initial Consultation

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

As you are researching eyelid surgery procedures, it is important for you to define your expectations. During your initial consultation, you can discuss various options which will work for your goals and current situation. To help give Dr. Alexandre Charão a clear idea of your desired results, you should send him photos of how you would like your face to look.

Hospitalization Time and Information

Not including preparation and recovery time, this quick procedure takes roughly 90 minutes to complete. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Alexandre Charão can safely discharge patients on the same day. Local anesthesia is commonly used for eyelid procedures. There is no need for general anesthesia, except when other procedures are performed. If eyelid surgery is performed with other procedures, like a facelift, the length of hospitalization time increases.

Postoperative Recovery

Your eyelids will temporarily be bruised and swollen following the procedure. To reduce this, a cold compress should be applied. Additionally, lymphatic drainage is performed to quickly reduce swelling and bruising. It is highly advised to avoid heat exposure from activities such as bathing, cooking, and direct sunlight. If instructions are carefully followed, final results usually appear within 3 months. However, some patients notice significant improvements in 2-3 weeks.

Total Cost and Before & After Photos

Congratulations, if you have read this far, then you are really committed to receiving an eyelid procedure. Your next step should be to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Alexandre Charão. During this 1 hour meeting, he will disclose further details, including total cost. Most international patients can save 50-70% by traveling to Brazil for surgery.

If you would like to see how your face can improve with this procedure, Dr. Alexandre Charão is happy to send you past patient before and after photos via e-mail. You can contact him at alex@plasticrio.com.

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