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Blepharoplasty in Miami (Eyelid Surgery)

This surgery is usually performed to ‘open up’ droopy eyelids, and/or remove fat bags from underneath the eyes.


On your upper lid, Dr. Spera will decide and mark the proper location of your new crease and the amount of skin that needs to be removed. After excising the skin, two fat bags are removed and the skin sutured together. On your lower eyelid, the fat will be removed from the inside (transconjuntival incision). Then, the excess of skin is “pinched” from the outside and removed leaving an inconspicuous scar right below your eyelashes. Some of the fat can be “repositioned” if needed to camouflage your orbital rim or to correct your tear trough deformity.


The area around the eyes will be bruised and swollen for about four days. Sutures will be removed in four days. Patients are instructed to keep head elevated and apply cold packs intermittently. The hairline scars will heal and fade within 2 months. Following surgery, patients look refreshed.

What is a blepharoplasty in Miami

The eyes are a central part of the face, not only because of their location but also because it is where we look when we talk to someone. For this reason, the eyes say a lot about people and form an approximation to the image that person gives us of himself. This is why many people decide to give their face a more youthful appearance through the eyes, particularly intervening on the eyelids. A blepharoplasty in Miami can help give that rejuvenating effect on the eyes.

This surgery can be performed on both the lower and upper eyelids. In the case of the lower ones, the formation of bags over time is common; while the superior ones can suffer a fall due to muscular weakening. These issues are a natural consequence of aging, but can be mitigated or even reversed with surgical procedures. Blepharoplasty in Miami can also be combined with other interventions such as brow lift, seeking a similar but more noticeable effect. 

Reasons to do a blepharoplasty

There are several reasons that can lead a patient to decide on a blepharoplasty in Miami. In general, there is an aesthetic motivation to improve the image that one gives of oneself to the naked eye. It is undeniable that the eyes are part of a focus of attention of others, and this can be very important to make a good impression. With this intervention, the eyelids will gain a more youthful and fresh tone, which extends from the eyes to the entire face. This can mean a gain in the confidence that the person feels about her own body image.</ Span>

But this is not the only possible reason for carrying out this intervention. In many cases, it is a medical recommendation that a blepharoplasty in Miami can solve a problem. The drooping of the eyelids can generate in some patients a difficulty to open and close the eyes, and therefore to see clearly. An eyelid repair surgery that removes excess skin can generate great benefits in this regard. Of course, this decision must be accompanied by the supervision of a medical specialist who indicates it as valid.

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Preparation for blepharoplasty in Miami

The first step to undergo a blepharoplasty in Miami, like any other intervention of this type, is to make an appointment with our team led by Carlos Spera. Through medical exams and consultations with the patient, professionals will evaluate the elasticity of the eyelids to determine the best treatment options. In addition, a review of the patient’s medical history is necessary to ensure that he is a candidate for this intervention.

From there, the preparation for a blepharoplasty in Miami is similar to that of any other intervention of the same type. The patient should stop smoking, if he does, and eat a healthy diet with plenty of hydration. Contraindicated medications should be discontinued during the days prior to surgery. Any other indication will be prescribed by the professionals of our clinic at the time of making the appointment.

Who should avoid this surgery

In general, blepharoplasty in Miami is suitable for a wide spectrum of patients, both men and women, who want to improve their facial image. Particularly, it is indicated for patients in their forties, the age at which the passage of time begins to be more noticeably perceived in the eyelids. In any case, a medical examination with our professionals can give you a better overview of the alternatives and define if you are a candidate for this intervention.

Regarding contraindications, there are a series of antecedents that can make this intervention something not recommended. They have to do with serious eye problems, such as glaucoma, retinal detachment or severe dry eyes. Apart from these issues, it is a requirement of any surgery to have a good general state of health and realistic expectations about the results of the operation.

How long the results last

Blepharoplasty in Miami has an effect that is considered permanent, so the results are not lost over time. For this reason, it is important to consider the effects well, since your image will be modified in the future. However, it should be clarified that the aging process is not stopped by the intervention. For this reason, the eyelids and the face in general will continue to age and change the appearance, which can mitigate the effects of surgery after a few years.

After a surgery of this type, it is advisable to rest for a while. Most patients manage to return to their activities after about 10 days. During recovery, the eyes may be swollen and bruised. It is recommended to reduce sun exposure as much as possible, using dark glasses. After a few weeks, the first results of the operation can be seen. As for the incision lines, they can take several months to completely disappear.

How much does a blepharoplasty cost in Miami

The cost of a blepharoplasty in Miami varies according to the characteristics of the patient. The intervention can be on the lower or upper eyelids or both. In addition, each patient may require more or less surgery time, depending on the amount of tissue that must be removed, among other issues. Therefore, it is difficult to estimate a price that is not personalized for each patient after a medical consultation.

In addition, it should be noted that it is common to carry out this intervention in conjunction with others. In this way, an attempt is made to give a more comprehensive image to the entire face, generating a more complete rejuvenation. Therefore, we recommend that you make an appointment at our clinic so that the professionals can evaluate your case accordingly. They will be able to solve all your doubts about blepharoplasty in Miami and about other procedures, and we will be able to advise you on  the best options to improve your image.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure designed to correct sagging, puffiness, and wrinkles in the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Carlos Spera offers this transformative surgery to individuals seeking to refresh and revitalize the appearance of their eyes, ensuring a more alert and youthful look.

If you’re bothered by droopy eyelids, under-eye bags, or excess skin around the eyes that gives a tired appearance, Blepharoplasty might be the solution for you. It’s essential to be in good health, have realistic expectations, and be free from certain eye conditions. A consultation with Dr. Spera will provide a detailed assessment.

Dr. Spera employs precise surgical techniques tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Incisions are made within the natural creases of the eyelids or inside the lower eyelid, ensuring minimal visible scarring. Excess skin and fat are then removed or repositioned to achieve a refreshed appearance.

Post-surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the eyes. Cold compresses can help reduce swelling, and any discomfort can be managed with prescribed medications. Most individuals can return to daily activities within a week, though strenuous activities and exposure to direct sunlight should be limited for a few weeks. Dr. Spera will provide comprehensive post-operative care instructions.

Dr. Spera’s meticulous techniques ensure that incisions are strategically placed within the natural creases of the eyelids or inside the lower eyelid, making them virtually invisible once healed. With proper care, any scars will fade over time and become barely noticeable.

Blepharoplasty offers long-lasting results. While the procedure effectively turns back the clock on aging around the eyes, the natural aging process will continue. However, the benefits of the surgery can last for many years, with patients enjoying a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

With over 30 years of expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Carlos Spera is a trusted name in Miami. His dedication to achieving natural-looking results, combined with a patient-centric approach, ensures that those seeking Blepharoplasty receive top-tier care, guidance, and transformative outcomes.

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