Requires just


incision in the lower lid






most requested aesthetic facial surgery procedure after rhinoplasty

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is the most common type of aesthetic eyelid surgery. It is performed to correct bags and remove excess skin from the lower and upper eyelids.

When is it performed?

The majority of blepharoplasties are performed to remove bags from under the eyes, which usually appear with age, due to congenital causes or are associated with renal or cardiac diseases. In this process, the skin around the eyes is stretched, the muscles are relaxed and the fat is removed from the orbit.

It is the relaxation of the skin and the eyelid muscles, together with the orbital fat and, in some cases, the presence of fluid, which makes the face look aged and tired; this is corrected, generally, for cosmetic purposes. Drooping of the upper eyelids can also interfere with vision. In this case, a blepharoplasty can be performed to improve the patient’s peripheral vision.

How is it performed?

The surgery acts on the eyelids to free and remove the excess skin and tighten the orbicularis muscle, as well as removing the excess fat, if necessary, and removing the eyelid bags.

At the IMO, we perform laser-assisted blepharoplasties, which eliminate the need for visible cuts in the skin, leave less haematoma, reduce inflammation and enable faster recovery.


Blepharoplasty is a complex surgery that must be performed by expert hands. In this context, the choice of a specialist with knowledge on the eye and periocular area is essential to guarantee good post-operative results, as well as to minimize the associated risks

In terms of the lower eyelid, the main complication associated with this procedure is retraction, which can occur in 20% of cases, when inappropriate techniques are used. This complication results in the lower eyelid staying too low, leaving the eye wide open. As well as being unsightly, it causes an additional problem relating to ocular dryness, due to the eyelid not closing adequately.

After the surgery

At the IMO, when the lower eyelid is operated on, a blepharoplasty is performed using a transconjunctival laser. The incision is not visible and retraction is avoided.

This procedure is usually combined with other skin treatments, such as chemical peeling or laser resurfacing. In such cases, the patient is advised to avoid exposure to the sun and to continuously moisturise the affected area.

Experts performing this treatment

IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”


Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+376) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa


Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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