A blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that aims to restore the youthful and attractive appearance of the eyes

What is blepharoplasty treatment?

With ageing, the skin at the eyelids and the underlying soft tissues around the midface start to sag, creating excess skin to droop from the upper eyelids and bags to appear at the lower eyelids. To that extend, a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that aims to restore the youthful and attractive appearance of the eyes. The excess skin is removed, and in some cases, a small amount of fatty tissues behind the eyelids is removed or repositioned.

In some patients, a blepharoplasty may be done at the same time as a brow lift.

Am I a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

During the consultation, Mr Chummun will take a full medical history and assess if you are suitable for this type of surgery. He will discuss the type of surgery that is most appropriate for you and the risks that are involved.

It is important for you to disclose if you suffer from dry eyes, have any visual impairment or have had any corneal injury or ulceration in the past.

During the surgery

Surgery for lower eyelids or both eyelids are carried out under general anaesthetic, and you will normally spend one night in hospital. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be carried out under local anaesthetic as a day case procedure.

For upper eyelid surgery, a cut is made in the crease of the lid, which extends towards the end of the eyebrow.  For the lower lid, an incision is made just below the lashes in the natural crease of the eye, or alternatively, inside the lower lid. Excess skin and fat are then removed before the incision is closed. Paper tapes are then applied over the sutures to protect the wounds.

Recovery from blepharoplasty

Following surgery, it is common to have a degree of swelling and bruising, which one would anticipate to settle over a few days.
Regular cool packs on your eyes and the use of eye ointment will help with any minor discomfort. Cleaning your eyelids gently using prescribed eyedrops or cooled boiled water is another important part of recovery.  You will be advised to avoid any bending forward or performing any strenuous excises for 6 weeks in order to minimise the risk of bleeding. Your sutures will be removed by the surgeon after a week.

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