Blepharoplasty surgery is designed to address the signs of aging around the eyes by removing excess skin and fat deposits.
Factors such as over-exposure to the sun, stress, smoking and the natural aging process can contribute to deep wrinkles, puffiness and drooping eyelids. Puffiness to the lower eyelids can make patients look sad or sleepy, while drooping upper eyelids give the impression of permanent fatigue. Blepharoplasty is mostly performed for cosmetic reasons. However it can be medically indicated in cases where the vision is restricted due to heavy, drooping upper eyelids. This procedure may be performed alone or combined with other aesthetic facial procedures for optimal results.
Before and After Photos
Before you consider undergoing an eyelid surgery, a physical examination and consultation will take place with our surgical expert. Because each patient is unique, both physically and with regards to aesthetic desires, an individually tailored treatment plan is formulated based on detailed discussions of the most up to date surgical options available. Photographs are taken and diagrams used to explain the eyelid lift procedure in a step-by-step manner including limitations and possible risks. The main goal of eyelid surgery is to remove excess bulging fat and droopy skin to improve the tired look and to restore a more youthful appearance of the eyes.
We employ the most up to date concepts in our surgical techniques. Blepharoplasty can be performed either under local or general anaesthesia. In cases where both, the upper and lower eyelids are treated, or if other facial procedures are planned in addition, it may be more comfortable for the patient to receive general anaesthesia. The technique applied is based on detailed analysis of the eyelids during the consultation. Accurate preoperative planning is made to suit each individual patient targeting the area that needs to be addressed. In the upper eyelid, the incision is made in the upper lid crease to remove herniated fat and excess skin. This will help to open the eyes wider and to give a refreshed appearance.
In the lower eyelid, the incision is made along the lower eyelash line. Excess fat and skin is removed from the lower lid. This eliminates the bags under the eyes restoring the youthful contour of the lower eyelid and cheek. In addition, fat can be injected into the face to restore volume or to treat wrinkles as needed. Meticulous attention to detail is applied to ensure the best possible aesthetic result.
Post Operative Care
The wounds are covered with small plasters. The area around the eyes will be swollen for a number of days after eyelid surgery and cooling with ice packs is recommended. Stitches are removed within 5-7 days. Return to normal activities can be expected within 1 week. Patients are advised to avoid direct sun exposure or extreme heat and sport during the first 2-3 weeks.
FAQ: Eyelid Surgery
Can eyelid surgery be performed more than once?
Cosmetic surgery does not stop the natural aging process of the body. In principle, a blepharoplasty procedure can be performed more than once, especially many years after the first operation. However, this may not always be possible depending on the type and extent of the previous blepharoplasty, eye health and general condition of the patient.