Face / Blepharoplasty

The cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is an operation that improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower ones or both and gives a youthful appearance around the eyes making you look refreshed and gorgeous.


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Dr. Borra explains blepharoplasty

Heavy eyelids make your eyes look tired? Dr. Borra will explain how to perform a blepharoplasty with a natural result.

What is a blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgery in great demand: it’s the most important surgery to rejuvenate and improve the eyes aesthetics.

Why would you want a blepharoplasty?

Excess skin on the eyelids

The problem may simply interest  the eyelids skin: in this case we proceed  by removing the excess skin. The margins after the removal are approached with very thin sutures.

You look tired and have a sad expression

In patients in whom the presence of bags has caused an excessive relaxation of the muscles of the lower eyelid, we proceed with a small orbicularis muscle lift.


In most cases, bags under the eyes make you look much older. Sometimes young people have this problem too. Dr. Borra will gladly explain what they are and how you can get rid of them.

Problems in the field of view

Some patients have a reduction of the lateral field of vision, cause of  driving problems. In the worst cases you can ask health insurance to pay for your surgery.

What would you like to obtain from a blepharoplasty?

A rested look

Approaching the eyelids and bags, Dr. Borra will grant you a young and refreshed  look. The procedure does not change the shape of the eye and the look, but simply it relieves it.

A safe procedure and an experienced surgeon

Consulting  a specialist plastic surgeon like Dr. Borra means getting  into expert hands.

What can you expect from your first consultation:

If you are considering this procedure, come to Dr. Borra. The consultation may last an hour. In your consultation, Dr. Borra will:

  • listen to what you want after surgery
  • perform a thorough examination
  • tell you exactly what he recommends for you and why
  • answer with simplicity and cordiality,  and will make sure that all your questions, even ones about financial and insurance aspects, have been clearly answered

As part of the consultation, Dr. Borra will give you the opportunity to view photographs of his patients, as they appeared before and after treatment so that you understand how he will perform your treatment. You will speak about your needs and he will describe the results you’ll get from your treatment.  It is very important that you and your surgeon are in agreement on the aesthetic  result in order to achieve  what you desire. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Borra which has more than 3000 patients.

``Blepharoplasty surgery is more customizable than you think: you can raise a little the eyebrow and slightly lift the cheek. You can often achieve much more with additional minor adjustments.``
Dr. Luca Borra

What do you want to know about blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure. After your consultation and  visit to his medical office  in Lugano, Dr. Borra will estimate how long it will take to perform the procedure, it is usually pretty fast. Dr. Borra nevertheless takes the time that’s necessary to be sure to get symmetrical and beautiful eyes.

``Remember, the result is what really counts.``
Dr. Luca Borra

For the best result,  Dr. Borra will choose for you the best possible anesthesia, local or sedation.

Before surgery you will have met Dr. Borra many times, as many as needed to make sure that you understood the operation. Dr. Borra will have examined every detail of your face and will have in mind how to customize blepharoplasty for your case. You’ll have chosen to rejuvenate your face and will  know with certainty you have made the right choice for you.

A complete surgery
Dr. Borra plastic surgeon points out that in order to have a perfect result you should recur to modern techniques and solve all the problems and asymmetries between the eyes. The problem may simply  interest to the eyelids skin : in this case we proceeds by removing the excess skin. In other cases, however, it is good to remove the upper eyelid bags and if necessary the lower eye bags too. Sometimes the eyebrow looks down on the upper eyelid: with no added cuts, we can lift the eyebrow giving a lightening gaze.

Where are the incisions?
Dr. Borra performs the incisions in the crease on the eyelid, to make the scar invisible.

What can you expect after surgery?

The same day

You will be constantly under observation, until you are able to go home. Someone will have to take you home and drive. At home you will need assistance for a day or two. At home it is important to rest with a pillow to raise your head. Remember to buy prescribed medicines before surgery . Please have ice available to put on the eyes.

After four days

A few days after the majority of patients can return to social life with make up on. Usually four days after surgery Dr. Borra removes the stitches and you will see the first results. A bit ‘of swelling is normal during this time.

After six days

After six days, most patients return to work without signs.