Experiencing droopy or hooded eyelids?
Upper eyelid muscles can become weak and loosen as we age which causes them to droop or sag. Additionally, when the lower eyelid weakens, deep wrinkles in the skin can appear (these are known as ‘crow feet’). This is due to gravity and loss of muscle tissue.
A blepharoplasty commonly known as ‘Eyelid Surgery’ is the procedures carried out to remove excess skin or fat from the eyelids.
To help combat issues involving eyelids, we offer a range of blepharoplasty surgeries in order to remove excess skin, fat and muscle tissue. Our surgeries are sure to reduce creases, bagginess, and a variety of other concerns to help give your eyes a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery:
Aesthetically pleasing eyes (Youthful-looking eyes)
Reduced fat and excess skin
Boost of Confidence (You’ll feel fab)
What happens before blepharoplasty?
Before the treatment is carried out, you will have a consultation with your surgeon to discuss and plan your procedure. During this consultation, your doctor will provide you with all the necessary information about the surgical technique, as well as any effects medication, smoking, and alcohol can have on your surgery.
What should patients avoid after blepharoplasty?
Once the surgery is completed, eye patches will be placed over your eyelids. However, these patches will not obstruct your vision. Cold compresses will also be applied to prevent oedema, swelling, and bruising, however, if this does occur, it will usually fade within the first three days following the surgery. We recommend elevating your head with additional pillows to reduce oedema further. Patches and stitches will be removed between seven and ten days after the surgery, and any residual bruising can be covered with cosmetic products.
Additionally, we also recommend avoiding compelling physical exercise, visiting tanning booths and saunas, and sunbathing for at least six weeks following the treatment.
Which anaesthetic method is used for blepharoplasty?
For procedures on the upper eyelid, a local anaesthetic will be used, while general anaesthetic is used in lower eyelid treatments.
Will there be any permanent scarring after this operation?
A thin pink line may be visible on the curve of the upper eyelid, and under the lashes of the lower eyelid, however, these will fade away after a few months.