Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
A common sign of ageing in the face is an increase in bagginess of eyelids. This can affect both the upper and lower eyelids and often results in a “tired” look. Blepharoplasty surgery can dramatically improve the appearance of the eyelids by reducing redundant skin and, sometimes fat.
We will see you in the clinic to discuss your options and the potential outcome from surgery. It is important to consider other conditions affecting the eye prior to this type of surgery. We will discuss the risks and benefits with you and the recovery following the procedure.
We ask you to stay for an hour or two after the surgery but you will usually go home on the same day. Upper lid blepharoplasty can sometimes be done awake under a local anaesthetic. The scars are well hidden in a crease on the upper eyelid and just under the eyelashes on the lower eyelid.
Sutures are not usually dissolvable and we will ask you to come back at around one week so we can remove them. We will then see you when everything is fully settled to ensure you are happy with the result.