Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as upper blepharoplasty, offers a surgical solution to correct drooping eyelids which can appear very ageing.
Patients with heavy eyelids, excess layers of skin and deep wrinkles above the eye can often look tired and would therefore benefit from this type of cosmetic surgery.
During the eyelid surgery procedure the excess skin above the eye is removed, resulting in the eyes looking wider, brighter and more youthful.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
A curved incision is made across the natural crease of the skin and excess fat and tissue is removed to lift and open up the eye area.
Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure
Upper eyelid surgery involves a curved incision across the natural crease of the skin and removal of excess fat and skin.
The incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eye, revealing brighter, more “awake” eyes.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What happens during eyelid surgery?
Cosmetic surgery to correct heavy, saggy or tired-looking eyelids is called upper blepharoplasty. The procedure removes excess skin and fat in the eyelids to provide tauter skin and a fresher looking eye area.
After the procedure, this patient’s eyes and face look much brighter and more youthful without the eye lids. This patient had both upper and lower blepharoplasty (i.e. eyelids and eyebag removal).
Q: Will the wrinkles return after eyelid surgery?
During your medical consultation your surgeon will point out that the skin will continue to age. It is important that you understand that the ageing process will not stop after eyelid surgery.
Q: Who is the best patient for eyelid surgery?
The most suitable candidate for eyelid surgery is someone who has wrinkles and/or drooping layers of skin on the eyelids.
Q: Could I have facial rejuvenation and eyelid surgery together?
It depends on your individual requirements. If you would benefit from both procudres, the best results are achieved when the two procedures are combined resulting in a dramatic overall improvement.
Q: Will there be scarring after facial rejuvenation?
In the case of eye rejuvenation an incision is made close to the natural crease of the eyelid. During a facelift, incisions are made in the natural crease lines. In both procedures post operative scarring will fade over time and become virtually undetectable.
If you would like to learn more regarding this cosmetic surgery procedure then why not book a free, no obligation consultation with a GMC registered cosmetic surgeon and dedicated patient care co-ordinator.
At your consultation you will be able to discuss the procedure in detail and ask any questions you may have. Many of our patient care co-ordinators have in fact had a procedure themselves so can share their experience with you first hand.