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Specialist in blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery

Dr. Nieto is an expert in blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery. Unlike other surgeons, Dr. Nieto is exclusively dedicated to this type of intervention, at the Corachán Clinic in Barcelona and at the Gabriel Simón Institute in Madrid.

  • Specific training in oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgery.
  • Direct and attentive contact with the patients.
  • Continued post-operative follow-up.
  • Extensive experience in blepharoplasty.
  • Exclusive dedication.

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Blefaroplasty

Blepharoplasty is one of the most demanded aesthetic processes nowadays. It is characterized by being a personalized surgical procedure, since it adjusts to the characteristics of the skin or fat of the lower and upper eyelids depending on each patient.

Currently, there are minimally invasive surgical techniques that allow optimal results with a very short recovery period, with local anesthesia and without visible scars.

One of the most important aspects of blepharoplasty is to achieve natural results, avoiding the “operated on” look. To do so, the surgery must be conservative and use the most modern techniques, which avoid complications such as the appearance of sunken eyelids, open eyes or stretched eyelids.

Blepharoplasty is a type of non-invasive cosmetic intervention that is performed on the upper eyelids and the areas around the eyes in order to provide a rejuvenated image to the face.

With the passage of time, the eyelids lose their elasticity, begin to accumulate skin and excess muscle, and end up looking saggy. In order to rejuvenate the look, micro incisions are made in specific points of the eyelids.

Blepharoplasty is a term that encompasses a series of procedures aimed at the aesthetic and also functional improvement of the eyelids and the periocular region. Within the aesthetic surgeries, it is one of the most demanded since the look is a very important part of our expression and these are little invasive interventions that generally have a short recovery period.

It is very important for us to highlight several aspects of this surgery.

First: Blepharoplasty is a very personalized surgery designed for the individual characteristics of each patient. The same procedure on two different patients can have very different results.

Second: The idea that this surgery is to remove as much fat and skin as possible is not only outdated, but provides bad results for many patients. Some patients require the removal of skin and fat, but many others actually require a redistribution of volumes and even the addition of fatty tissue lost with age through micro-lipofilling techniques.

We have two goals when we think of this surgery: safety and naturalness.

Not taking risks with this surgery is fundamental, since the eyelids fulfill a primary function of eye protection.

Performing this surgery safely and consistently requires a thorough knowledge of the periocular area, specific training and extensive experience not only in blepharoplasty but also in palpebral reconstructive surgery.

Naturalness is achieved by identifying the particular characteristics of each patient, avoiding excessive loss of volume and applying a conservative criterion in the elimination of excess tissue.

In our opinion, the Ophthalmologist with specific training in Oculoplastic Surgery is the ideal professional to perform Blepharoplasty surgeries. Ophthalmological training is absolutely essential to perform surgery in the periocular area. It also provides training in microsurgery which is fundamental in the proper handling of the eyelids. These are delicate tissues that cannot be compared to other areas of the body.

Finally, in any surgical procedure of this type it is essential that the surgeon and the patient establish a relationship of trust. This requires listening to the patient’s concerns, accompanying them throughout the process, providing real and reasonable expectations, and providing close and humane treatment that should be inherent in the medical profession.

Blepharoplasty is a simple outpatient operation with relatively fast recovery. In fact, it is performed only under local anesthesia and sedation. Thanks to this, the patient will not notice anything during the process. On the day of the operation, you must go to the clinic with a companion and half an hour before the surgery, with the documentation – previously requested by the doctor – and the necessary preoperative tests.

In the operating room, the nursing staff will ensure that the patient is comfortable and calm. Then, the anesthesia is applied, the constants are checked and the approval is given to start the intervention.

The simplicity of blepharoplasty makes it a type of outpatient operation, which does not require admission by the patient. A simple blepharoplasty can last between 30 and 45 minutes, but if it is carried out in conjunction with an inferior or superior blepharoplasty, or with a lifting, it can last up to 3 hours.

After the surgery, the patient will wait about an hour for observation, and will be ready to go home.

Before undergoing a blepharoplasty, the patient should explain to the doctor what he or she hopes to accomplish with the surgery. You should also keep in mind that blepharoplasty significantly improves the appearance of the look, but does not offer radical changes. So, doctor and patient should be aware of the expectations.

In the preoperative stage of the blepharoplasty, an ophthalmological examination is carried out to ensure that the patient has good eye health. It should also be known if the patient has any medical problems, drug allergies or if he or she takes medication regularly.

The post-operative period of a blepharoplasty is one of its greatest advantages. Although the intervention is performed in a sensitive area such as the eyes, we can speak of a painless post-operative period -although it is possible to feel certain discomfort-, without scars and with visible results from practically the first moment, although the patient will have to wait a few days for the swelling in the area to go down in order to admire the result. Moreover, it allows you to get back into the groove right away.

One of the contraindications of blepharoplasty is that it is not recommended for people with health problems that may increase the risk of facial surgery. Likewise, it is not recommended for pregnant women and patients with dry eye problems, those with hypertension, diabetes, suffering from retinal detachment, with healing problems, with active infections, or with blood clotting problems.

On the other hand, the doctor also does not recommend it to patients who have too high expectations in the results.

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Dr. Nieto's patients have an opinion:

Consultores en Cirugía Oculoplástica
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" El doctor Nieto me opero de befaroplastia, es un genio lo recomiendo,responsable super atento y amable. El trato y las explicaciones claras. "
Clínica Corachán
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"Resultado genial en una operación de blefaroplastia y de ptosis palpebral de un ojo. Excelente profesional así como trato. ¡Muchas gracias Dr. Nieto!"
Instituto Gabriel Simón
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"Destacó la profesionalidad, discreción, amabilidad del doctor y todo su equipo. Me he operado el 20 de Abril el resultado es perfecto estoy muy contenta."

Dr. Nieto has specific training in this subspecialty that he has obtained thanks to the fellowship program of the American Society of Oculoplastic Surgery (ASOPRS), something that is very difficult for foreign doctors to access and that very few European ophthalmologists have been able to do. In addition, Dr. Nieto has complemented his training with the European references of the specialty. Sub-specialization is the only way to achieve excellence in every branch of medicine. The development of Oculoplastic Surgery as a differentiated subspecialty has allowed a great improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the periocular area, as well as the improvement of blepharoplasty techniques towards a less invasive and safer. No one knows the anatomy of the eyelids better than a specialist in the field.

With the passage of time, the eyelids lose their elasticity, begin to accumulate skin and excess muscle, and end up looking saggy. In order to rejuvenate the look, micro incisions are made in specific points of the eyelids.

Blepharoplasty is a term that encompasses a series of procedures aimed at the aesthetic and also functional improvement of the eyelids and the periocular region. Within the aesthetic surgeries, it is one of the most demanded since the look is a very important part of our expression and these are little invasive interventions that generally have a short recovery period.

It is very important for us to highlight several aspects of this surgery.

First: Blepharoplasty is a very personalized surgery designed for the individual characteristics of each patient. The same procedure on two different patients can have very different results.

Second: The idea that this surgery is to remove as much fat and skin as possible is not only outdated, but provides bad results for many patients. Some patients require the removal of skin and fat, but many others actually require a redistribution of volumes and even the addition of fatty tissue lost with age through micro-lipofilling techniques.

We have two goals when we think of this surgery: safety and naturalness.

Not taking risks with this surgery is fundamental, since the eyelids fulfill a primary function of eye protection.

Performing this surgery safely and consistently requires a thorough knowledge of the periocular area, specific training and extensive experience not only in blepharoplasty but also in palpebral reconstructive surgery.

Naturalness is achieved by identifying the particular characteristics of each patient, avoiding excessive loss of volume and applying a conservative criterion in the elimination of excess tissue.

In our opinion, the Ophthalmologist with specific training in Oculoplastic Surgery is the ideal professional to perform Blepharoplasty surgeries. Ophthalmological training is absolutely essential to perform surgery in the periocular area. It also provides training in microsurgery which is fundamental in the proper handling of the eyelids. These are delicate tissues that cannot be compared to other areas of the body.

Finally, in any surgical procedure of this type it is essential that the surgeon and the patient establish a relationship of trust. This requires listening to the patient’s concerns, accompanying them throughout the process, providing real and reasonable expectations, and providing close and humane treatment that should be inherent in the medical profession.

Thanks to his training as an ophthalmologist, your eye health will be in good hands. We believe that an ophthalmologist is best suited to perform surgery around the eye. Dr. Nieto trained as an ophthalmologist at the largest university hospital in Catalonia, Hospital Vall d’Hebron. This hospital also has a great opthalmologic tradition and has produced great ophthalmologists of world renown.

In the operating room, the nursing staff will ensure that the patient is comfortable and calm. Then, the anesthesia is applied, the constants are checked and the approval is given to start the intervention.

The simplicity of blepharoplasty makes it a type of outpatient operation, which does not require admission by the patient. A simple blepharoplasty can last between 30 and 45 minutes, but if it is carried out in conjunction with an inferior or superior blepharoplasty, or with a lifting, it can last up to 3 hours.

After the surgery, the patient will wait about an hour for observation, and will be ready to go home.

If you are looking for an oculoplastic surgeon, choose one who can prove his training. Dr. Nieto is the first Spanish ophthalmologist to have completed a subspecialty program of the American Society for Oculoplastic Surgery (ASOPRS). He is also a member of the European (ESOPRS) and American societies of oculoplastic surgery. This membership is reserved for experienced and dedicated oculoplastic surgeons. Dr. Nieto is also accredited by the International Council of Ophthalmology and the United States Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. He is also a member of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology and the Barraquer Institute. Choosing a well-trained and accredited surgeon does not guarantee a perfect result, but it does identify one who has met strict training requirements.

In the preoperative stage of the blepharoplasty, an ophthalmological examination is carried out to ensure that the patient has good eye health. It should also be known if the patient has any medical problems, drug allergies or if he or she takes medication regularly.

The cosmetic patient is a healthy person, so the occurrence of complications that can compromise eye health can be especially traumatic for these patients. The best way to avoid complications in a blepharoplasty is to prevent them, and this is achieved through careful planning and attention to small details. Dr. Nieto will always seek the best solution for your case without risking your eye health. If you are not a good candidate for blepharoplasty, Dr. Nieto will recommend you not to operate.
We are located in one of the best clinics in the city of Barcelona, the Clínica Corachán, with easy access by private and public transport. Corachán Clinic was chosen in 2010 as the best private clinic in Catalonia in the Top 20 Awards, which reward medical excellence. We also offer services at a key point in the centre of Madrid: at the Gabriel Simón Ophthalmological Institute, which is an excellent ophthalmological clinic and has been one of the country’s references in ophthalmology for many years. The clinic has five floors and more than 1500 m2 of surface area, including its own operating rooms.

Por otra parte, el médico tampoco lo recomienda a los pacientes que tienen expectativas demasiado altas en los resultados.

Having surgery with Dr. Nieto is not more expensive than in other centers, in fact, it can be even cheaper. We also offer tailor-made financing through La Caixa’s Finconsum so that you can pay for your surgery in convenient instalments.
If you decide to have surgery with us, you will always have the possibility of contacting Dr. Nieto directly if you have any doubts or problems. Dr. Nieto believes that performing a blepharoplasty implies accepting a degree of responsibility that cannot be limited to the act of surgery, so after the intervention he will always be the one who closely controls your evolution.
Dr. Nieto is committed to research and innovation in the treatment of patients in his specialty, both in the cosmetic and re-constructive fields. As a result, his publications and his presentations in courses and congresses.
We receive a large number of patients who want a blepharoplasty, this has allowed us to perfect not only the surgical techniques but also the care process to make it easier and more comfortable for the patient.
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Specialist in Eyelid Surgery

The surgery should ideally be performed by an eyelid surgery specialist (oculoplastic surgeon) who also specializes in blepharoplasty.

The risks of this surgery are extremely low when performed by a specialist. Dr. Nieto is one of the few European ophthalmologists who has completed training in palpebral surgery from the American Society for Oculoplastic Surgery (ASOPRS), and also holds the highest accreditation from the European Society for Oculoplastic Surgery (ESOPRS).

In addition, his training as an ophthalmologist in one of the most renowned university hospitals in Spain ensures maximum eye health care for patients undergoing blepharoplasty. If you’re looking for a place to have upper or lower eyelid surgery, you couldn’t find better hands than Dr. Nieto’s.

We have modern facilities in prestigious clinics in Barcelona and Madrid, and we will facilitate your transfer and stay if you are from another region or country.

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