EYELID CORRECTION (BLEPHAROPLASTY)
Eyelid correction is simply the removal of excess skin, or fat lumps on the eyelids. It’s natural that with age our skin loses elasticity, however, with some patients’ genetics can play a significant role and patients can potentially be as young as 30 years old. The condition can make eyes look sleepy hence, the patient can look permanently tired.
Dealing with this issue is a relatively simple matter. A single short procedure will bring radical and visibly make a significant improvement. The causes may be genetic in some patients; however, visible sagging skin is generally caused by the natural aging of the skin. The reason for the operation is mainly aesthetic but can be medical in some cases. This kind of procedure is mainly carried out with women between age of 25-70. However, if you are worried about the effects of aging on your eyes you can rely on the capable hands of our highly experienced clinicians. You are one outpatient consultation away from the procedure.
The procedure is performed in the outpatient’s department under local anaesthetic, where excessive skin and fat Is removed. The procedure usually takes between 60 to 90 minutes and recovery takes around 7 days. Applying the injection itself can be a little uncomfortable, however, then you feel almost nothing. After the procedure there some swelling as the skin around eye is very sensitive there is some immediate swelling. Skin on the upper lid is the thinnest on the body, hence it’s important to identify the part that will be removed in detail before the procedure.
During the procedure excess skin with slack muscle causing the deterioration in appearance is removed. The ideal shape of the lower lid is an S-shape, which is important to maintain after the procedure. The minor operation results in a few stitches. Its recommended to operate on the upper or lower lid independently. If there is a need for a procedure on both then we recommend a delay between the two.
RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY
After surgery anticipate some possible swelling and bruising, an ice and cold compress must be applied to the eye to reduce swelling and bruising. Exposure to direct sunlight is not recommended, after the procedure it’s probably beneficial to wear sunglasses. A few days after the procedure you will need to come to one more outpatients appointment to remove the stiches. You will then see results for the first time, and since the eyes are the most important part of the face the general results can be spectacularly pleasing.
Blepharoplasty – upper eyelid correction