Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat surrounding the upper and lower eyelids so that the eyes do not appear drooped or hooded.
The results will leave you with a more youthful looking face. If you choose lower lid surgery, an incision is made under the lower lashes or inside the eyelid, where excess tissue is removed. With upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelid where surplus tissue is then taken away.
It's a very common treatment, undertaken by both men and women and is performed under local or general anaesthesia, requiring an overnight stay in hospital. Once the bruising and swelling has reduced, patients normally return to work within 7 to 14 days.
Why should I have upper and lower Blepharoplasty?
Upper and lower Blepharoplasty combined can give you optimum and cost effective and time saving results than if you're thinking about having them the two on separate occasions.
Can Blepharoplasty surgery help peripheral vision in both eyes?
Blepharoplasty can help lift skin surrounding the eyes. Sometimes when the skin droops or overlaps the eye this can result in blurred visibility - but you must always consult with our Plastic Surgeon first to determine if this is the case. You can then follow up a consultation with the Plastic Surgeon to determine if you are suitable for the surgical procedure.
When can I use contact lenses after my blepharoplasty?
For upper blepharoplasty it is best to wait 1 week and for lower 2 weeks before using your contact lenses.
Am I suitable for eyelid surgery?
Candidates for eyelid surgery must be in good health with a positive outlook and specific goals for their surgery. Generally candidates are over 35 years old however in some cases hereditary conditions means that this surgery can be performed at younger ages.