Eyelid Surgery Upper & Lower (Blepharoplasty)
|Duration||1 - 2 hours|
|Addresses||Droopy eyelid and bags under the eyes|
Extra skin and fat on the upper eyelid can cause the eyes to feel and look tired. Taken to the extreme, the extra skin can hang so much that it can hamper your vision and cause discomfort. Eyelid surgery combined with Eyebag Removal can effectively reduce the excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids to leave you with wider more youthful looking eyes.
What does it look like?
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Is this right for me?
If you look tired when you're not, and can’t put eye shadow or mascara due to excess skin covering your eyelids, then you can benefit from upper eyelid lift or Upper Blepharoplasty.
If you have bags under your eyes aging the way you look, then a lower eyelid surgery or lower Blepharoplasty can make you look fresher and more youthful. Our Plastic surgeon can advise you on what’s best for you to achieve the look you are after.
Sometimes excess skin of the upper eyelid will hang over the eyelashes and will block your vision. In those cases it is not only of a cosmetic benefit to have them removed but more importantly it’s a functional improvement of your vision and it’s necessary to carry out upper eyelid surgery.
What the procedure involves
If you are fit and healthy and have a normal diet then healing should be swift following surgery.
Please start taking Arnica tablets 24 hours before surgery, this will help reduce bruising and swelling. You will also need extra pillows to be propped up in bed with after surgery. We recommend a cool pack in your fridge to apply to the eyes in the first 24 hours after surgery to reduce bruising and swelling. (Frozen Peas in a clean food bag can also work well).
Have a ready supply of Paracetamol and Ibuprofen available. They can be taken in combination if necessary – please observe the maximum dosage on the instructions.
Ensure that you have a driver to collect you after your surgery, as your insurance company will not cover you for driving for 24 hours after surgery. Please check with your policy for specific details.
Your cosmetic surgeon will assess your suitability for either general or local anaesthetic blepharoplasty. Scars are placed in natural creases of the upper eyelid and just under the eyelashes of the lower eyelids. Within weeks they fade and are hardly visible.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long before I return to normal activities?
I have a condition – is eyelid surgery safe?
I have an eye condition, is eye lid surgery safe?
I have had this surgery before, can it be repeated?
Is local or general anaesthetic best for me?
- Puffy areas or “bags” under the eyes?
- Excessive skin or sagging of your upper eyelids?
- Excessive skin on your lower eyelids?
- Loss of your natural upper eyelid crease?
If you suffer from any of these issues then eyelid surgery can be the safe and effective method to help you look and feel great.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper lid blepharoplasty is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK. The aim of eyelid surgery is to remove excess skin and/or fat deposits to leave the upper lid skin tighter and fresher in appearance. We will discuss the pros and cons of eyelid surgery for you and the likely outcomes at consultation.
Lower Eyelid Surgery and Eyebag Removal
Lower eyelid surgery aims to address the bags under the eyes. Excess skin and removal or reshaping of the fat smooth’s the contour between the lower eyelid and the cheeks. Your cosmetic surgeon will assess if the procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic.
Eyelid Surgery and Eyebag Removal Recovery
Scars fade very quickly to become invisible within a few weeks. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will place the upper eyelid scar in the fold of skin and the lower eyelid scar just under your lower eyelashes. Your plastic surgeon will decide if you need absorbable or non-absorbable sutures, which can be removed at your next appointment in 5 to 7 days time.
Swelling and bruising can generally last about 5 to 7 days after surgery. Your Plastic Surgeon will advise you on the aftercare and will carry out a review in approximately one week.
If you are looking for an effective anti-ageing solution then Eyelid Surgery is for you. Eyelid surgery can be combined with a variety of other cosmetic surgery procedures such as the Concept™ Facelift to leave your face looking and feeling completely rejuvenated.
I appreciated the fact that he did not, at any stage, try to persuade me to have more done than I wanted
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