Upper blepharoplasty, Lower blehparoplasty
Symptoms and Suitability
The upper and lower eyelids are particularly prone to the effects of ageing. The skin around the upper and lower lid can develop wrinkles, sagging and drooping with age.
Excessive loose skin may produce discomfort especially when you are tired at the end of the day/ looking at a screen etc and may even obscure your vision. In addition, fat can produce puffiness and bags which may leave you looking perpetually tired.
This type of surgery can make a dramatic difference to your appearance if excess upper eyelid skin is an issue for you. If you have concerns about your eyelids come and see me and we can decide on a treatment plan for you.
Lower lid issues are generally more to do with the downward shift of fat from the anatomical pockets around your eyes. A lower lid blepharoplasty involves an incision on the inside of your eyelid and removal or repositioning of this migrated fat. your lower lid is also secured back into position to make it tighter, and prevent any laxity from developing in your lower lids.
This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic on the day ward and recovery time is about a week.
The procedure involves removing the excess skin of your upper lid and can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. The scar is hidden into the creases of your upper lid and into the conjunctival (inside) or just under the lashes of your lower lid.
The procedure is performed on the day surgery unit. Your eyes will be iced afterwards with coolpacks (which you continue at home) and the swelling should settle after a few days. A week off work usually suffices for bruising to settle sufficiently.
Sutures are removed after 5 days and I will then advise you on scar treatment.