Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Reasons for undergoing a Blepharoplasty

Eyelid skin can become excessive with advancing years. On occasions it can obscure the normal creases of the upper eyelid and form unnatural folds. These alter the appearance of the upper lid significantly giving it an aged appearance and can also feel heavy.

Lower eyelid skin can also develop extra folds and alter the natural contour.

 

Surgery

 Excision of excess tissue and adjustment of deeper fat pockets.

 

Anaesthetic

Upper lids; local or general anaesthetic - day case

Lower lids; general anaesthetic- possibly over night stay

 

Back to work

Usually within two weeks

 

Scars

Aligned in natural creases.

May remain obvious for a number of weeks

Gradually fade and become barely perceptible.

Further information

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (web page)

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (patient information)

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