Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Your eyes say a lot about you. Unfortunately, as time passes and you experience damage from sun exposure and poor lifestyle habits and this can add years to your face! Commonly, men and women develop excess skin on the upper eyelids that can hang over the eye and impede vision or puffy bags beneath the eyes that lead to a fatigued and prematurely aged appearance.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. This procedure revives the eye area by removing sagging skin from the upper eyelids, tightening droopy lower eyelids, and reducing puffy bags from underneath the eyes.
Face the World with Confidence
Eyelid surgery helps rejuvenate your eyes to restore the radiant, youthful person you are inside by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids allowing you to look the age that you feel.
What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?
- Reduce upper-eyelid hooding
- Minimize bags and puffiness beneath the eyes
- Expand your field of vision
- Eliminate fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
- Maintain a natural appearance
Your questions answered
All eyelid reductions are done under local anesthetic and sedation( pain-free). Eyelid reductions could either be done on the upper or lower eyelids only or both. These procedures could be done on their own or in combination with a facelift.
Prior to the surgery, the excess skin is carefully marked, with as much attention paid to the soft tissue remaining as to the soft tissue removed! Components adding to the fullness around the eyes are skin, muscle and fat.
The different anatomic layers add to the fullness around the eyes in a varying manner, influenced by genetic factors. The scars are strategically positioned so as to conceal them. A good surgical outcome may be regarded as a beautiful, natural, refreshed look, without an exaggerated look.
- Upper eyelids only, less than one hour.
- Lower eyelids one hour.
- Upper and lower eyelids, 2 hours.
No overnight stay required.
Eyelid reductions are not regarded as painful procedures, rather more of a discomfort. The expected amount of swelling and bruising differs from patient to patient, with patients in general being so called presentable after 7-10 days following surgery.
Slight camouflage using make up could at times be necessary in the case of a woman. NB do take note not to use any aspirin containing medicine 14 days prior to surgery, which could increase bleeding/bruising! (Also see medications/ substances causing increased bleeding pre operative instructions)