Plastic Surgery Specialist

Beraja Medical Institute -  - Ophthalmology

Beraja Medical Institute

Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery Center located in Coral Gables, FL

If you have droopy upper and lower eyelids or bags under your eyes, Beraja Medical Institute in Coral Gables, Florida, offer effective solutions. In order to correct droopy eyelid, we utilizes delicate plastic surgery techniques and instrumentation to remove excess tissue, tighten eyelid muscles, and restore your line of vision. Schedule a plastic surgery consultation at Beraja Medical Institute online or over the phone today.

Plastic Surgery Q & A

What is eyelid plastic surgery?

With increasing age, skin loses elasticity and it stretches. This process starts at around age 35. As time goes by, the excess fat and skin gathers weighing down on the eyelid and it can restrict your line of vision. Fortunately, Beraja Medical Institute offers eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, to repair droopy upper and lower eyelids and improve the appearance of bags under your eyes. 


What are the benefits of plastic surgery?

Choosing eyelid surgery with the team at Beraja Medical Institute offers numerous benefits, such as:

  •  Excess tissue removal
  •  Eyelid Lift
  •  Under-eye bag removal
  •  Improvements in your line of vision
  •  A younger-looking appearance
  •  More self-confidence


To find out which type of eyelid surgery is right for you, the team at Beraja Medical Institute reviews your medical history, examines your eyes, takes photographs of your eyelids, tests your vision, and discusses your desired outcome.


How should I prepare for plastic surgery?

To prepare for plastic surgery at Beraja Medical Institute, you should stop taking certain medications that may increase bleeding like aspirin, Advil, ibuprophen and anti-coagulants. Take medicines your doctor approves if you have a medical condition such as high blood pressure. Avoid smoking for 2 few weeks before your scheduled procedure and arrange for someone to drive you home afterward.


What happens during plastic surgery?

A sedative is administered by an anesthesiologist to relax you and ease any anxiety. The surgeon uses local anesthesia to numb the treatment area, so you don’t feel any discomfort. Incisions are placed along your upper eyelid fold to remove excess tissue. 

If you require lower lid surgery, the incisions are placed below the lashes or inside your eyelid to remove tissue. They might perform additional procedures to correct severely drooping eyelids.


What should I expect after eyelid surgery?

After eyelid plastic surgery, you rest in a recovery room so staff can monitor your progress. You might experience temporary vision changes, watery eyes, swollen or bruised eyelids, and tenderness. 

Post-surgical instructions consist of:

  • Keep the head elevated
  • Cold compresses every 4 hours the first 24 hours.
  • Antibiotic ointment to the incisions twice a day and inside the eyes at bedtime.
  • Avoid smoking and strenuous activity
  • Don’t rub your eyes
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses for about 3 weeks
  • Protect your eyes from the sun
  • Avoid certain medications
  • Attending follow-up appointments


If you experience unusual symptoms during your recovery, like worsening pain, long-lasting vision problems, or bleeding call us. Any swelling and bruising should subside within a week or two. 


Don’t live with drooping eyelids or bags under your eyes. Schedule a plastic surgery consultation at Beraja Medical Institute over the phone or online today.