Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
Eyelid Reduction Surgery
As we age our bodies change and our skin in particular slackens as it loses its elasticity. This coalescing with a degenerative loosening of the muscles means that certain parts of our bodies start to sag and in the case of the eyelids, additional folds and lines form. The upper lids often accumulate folds of loose skin and the lower lids develop deep creases. A further bagginess and tired appearance often occurs because the muscle slackens and the fat which sits below the eye socket protrudes and can make you feel self-conscious.
While this kind of issue is often something that occurs with age, a tendency for eye bags and deepening creases can be genetic and appear much earlier than you would expect. It is also exacerbated by stress and lack of sleep and can look worst in the morning. As we age we may also notice a drooping of the eyelids which further aggravates the collection of lose skin and for many people, this can be distressing, damage their confidence and lead to unhappiness with their appearance and even depression.
Considering Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious about eye bags, lines and skin folds around your eyes then considering surgery is a good option. An eyelid reduction or blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower lids. The procedure works by removing both the surplus skin and the protruding fat we’ve mentioned which reduces the morning swelling, bagginess and takes away some of that overtired look.
Upper blepharoplasty is a simpler procedure than lower blepharoplasty but both can deliver the results you’re looking for and often patients do choose to have both to ensure the best possible results.
For most people it is the ageing process which results in changes to the eyelid’s elasticity and appearance but for some people, eye bags and sagging skin around the eye has always been a problem. In both instances you can be considered for surgery and you could discuss your requirements with us. Many of our patients opt for upper and lower blepharoplasty alongside other surgeries and it can reinvigorate and revitalise your eyes, helping rebuild some of the confidence you may have lost.
Preparing for Blepharoplasty
Most candidates for upper blepharoplasty surgery are treated as day cases and the procedure can be carried out under local anaesthetic. Lower blepharoplasty is carried out under general anaesthetic often as a day case or with an overnight in hospital stay. This will depend on your individual circumstances and any other surgeries you have organised or are considering. You would be strongly advised to discontinue any blood thinning medications including any herbal or natural medicines a week before the procedure. The recovery process is fairly quick but be prepared for some bruising and swelling and keep in mind it differs from patient to patient.
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