What is Blepharoplasty Surgery?

What blepharoplasty surgery can do for you

As we age the skin around the eyes begins to change. Blepharoplasty surgery can be an option for those unhappy with the appearance of the skin around the eyes.

Ageing symptoms commonly associated with the eye area can include sagging skin, hooded eyelids or drooping skin below the eyes. There are different types of blepharoplasty surgery depending on which concern you have.

What types of eye rejuvenation surgery are there?

In most instances one of two eyelid rejuvenation procedures are offered: upper blepharoplasty surgery and lower blepharoplasty surgery.

As the names suggest, upper blepharoplasty surgery procedures are designed to improve the eyelids, whereas lower blepharoplasty surgery reduces eye bags.

It is not uncommon for patients to undergo both upper blepharoplasty surgery and lower blepharoplasty surgery at the same time. This helps to rejuvenate the whole eye area, and opens up the upper face.

Who is blepharoplasty surgery suitable for?

Blepharoplasty surgery is designed for people who wish to rejuvenate the upper face. It’s more common in older patients who are unhappy with the physical effects of ageing around the eyes.

It’s not designed to treat wrinkles, but can be combined with dermal filler treatments should this issue need addressing.

What age should you consider blepharoplasty surgery?

Most patients undergoing eye lid rejuvenation procedures are over 40, or those with noticeable skin laxity above or below the eyes.

What happens during eyelid rejuvenation surgery?

Each procedure is different, but the universal goal is to reduce excess skin and creating a smoother appearance. Incisions are made and excess fat or skin is removed before the wound is closed.

You can find out more about the procedures on the blepharoplasty treatment page.

Is eyelid rejuvenation surgery safe?

All cosmetic surgery comes with some risk. Most patients are satisfied with the results of their upper blepharoplasty surgery and/or lower blepharoplasty surgery, but there are risks associated.

Patients will noticed swelling and bruising around the eyes in the days and weeks after surgery. You will be told about any risk or complications during your consultation.

How long does it take to recover from this procedure?

An overnight stay in hospital is likely. You will require some time off work to recover, and should avoid exercise initially.

Your surgeon will give you advice on how best to recover from upper blepharoplasty surgery or lower blepharoplasty surgery.

How do you choose a surgeon for blepharoplasty surgery?

It’s important to do your research and choose a cosmetic surgeon that specialises in your field of treatment. A plastic surgeon has a working knowledge of both the face and body.

Booking a consultation is a good way to get to know your surgeon. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, make sure you’re suitable for the procedure, and meet the clinic staff.

Where can I get more information about this procedure?

You can find more specific information on the blepharoplasty treatment page. There’s lots of handy tips and advice to use as part of your research.

To book a consultation with Mr Ross simply email the clinic team. They will help to guide you and can answer any initial questions you may have.

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