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Blepharoplasty: will I have scars?

Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery concerning the most important and characteristic part of our face: the eyes.

It’s then normal that one of the most frequently asked questions by our patients concerns scars.

Here are the answers to the most common questions about scars.

Will I have scars after blepharoplasty?

In a blepharoplasty surgery, incisions are made in the eyelid fold (upper blepharoplasty) and along the edge of the eye, just below the lashes (lower blepharoplasty). There, a scari s formed, as for any skin lesion.

Nevertheless, we’re talking about of extremely thin signs, in hidden areas, nearly invisible after a while.

How long are they visible?

It depends on the patient. Size and duration in fact are related to several factors:

  • Age
  • Skin characteristics and healing properties
  • Ongoing pathologies
  • Lifestyle
  • Suture technique
  • Post-op wound care and development of infections

Generally, the thin skin around the eyes heals more easily and faster then other face and body areas. In most cases, scars become nearly invisible after a few months. But even after a few days from the removal of stitches, they are barely visible, disguised and you can easily camouflage them with glasses first and a light make-up after a few days.

What do scars look like?

After the removal of stitches, you can see a thin red line that gradually fades within 3-5 months on average.

What can I do to reduce the signs?

You should carefully follow the following indications:

  • Take care of the eyes area, according to your surgeon instructions
  • Always protect the scars from the sun with a total sunscreen, especially during the first months, to avoid that they become dark
  • Use specific cosmetic products for scars to speed up healing and reduce the risk of hypertrophic tissue


Clinica del Viso is a medical clinic, specialized exclusively in face surgery and face esthetic medicine– notably, in blepharoplasty – thanks to:

– a specialist plastic surgeon (Dr. Christophe Buratto, 500+ blepharoplasty surgeries experience)

– a surgery room specifically designed for face/blepharoplasty and with the most advanced equipment

– a qualified, consolidated and empathetic surgical and assistance staff.


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