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Blepharoplasty is a procedure that rejuvenates the eye area by removing excess skin and tissue, and tightening the muscles around the eye.
Considering a blepharoplasty procedure?
Some patients experience heavy drooping eye lids or hooding, whilst others find they have developed eye bags or dark circles under the eyes as they’ve aged. Eye bags and dark circles are caused by muscle laxity which allows the fatty tissues that surround the eyes to protrude or hollow.
These issues can be corrected with a blepharoplasty procedure. There are normally two elements to a blepharoplasty: upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery. These can be performed together, as individual procedures, or even in combination with a facelift to enhance the overall results.
What does a blepharoplasty procedure involve?
With upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the natural skin fold of the eyelid and excess skin, fat and muscle is removed. With lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the lower lash line or just inside the lower eyelid. Fat (and sometimes skin) is then removed or repositioned.
Following a consultation with one of our cosmetic or oculoplastic surgeons, they will be able to advise you as to whether they need to reduce the skin or fat around the eye or reposition the fat. They may also consider transferring fat to the under eye area. They will also assess whether the best outcomes will come from performing surgery on the upper lids, lower lids or both.
Whilst the majority of patients benefit from successful natural results, eyelid surgery does not eradicate every crease or the natural discolouration that some patients may suffer from.
How long will it take to recover after blepharoplasty?
Most patient can expect to see bruising and swelling around the eyes for up to two weeks after surgery. It is advisable to take at least a week off work to allow your eyes time to heal and to prevent any infections.
Do you have any before or after photos?
As everyone’s face is different, it is important to understand that outcomes can vary post-operatively for each individual patient. We do not publish before and after photos of procedures on our website, nor do we distribute them prior to the consultations. Our surgeons will show you some images during the consultation which are relevant to your individual case. They can then talk you through the transformation and why they achieved the result they did.
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