Are you bothered by hooded upper eyelids, sagging skin or excess upper eyelid bags? Possibly, you’re interested in rejuvenating your eye area to achieve a more youthful appearance. In such cases, eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, may be the right solution for you to help the appearance of your peri-orbital area. Blepharoplasty is designed to address concerns related to the upper and lower eyelids, helping individuals regain confidence and a refreshed look.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty benefits also include seeing out better once the hooded skin is removed, and the eyelids will feel less heavy. with reduced weight.
In this blog post, we will explore the ins and outs of blepharoplasty eyelid surgery, its benefits, and what to expect during the process.
Blepharoplasty surgery is a surgical procedure performed on the eyelids, most often the upper eyelids, that involves removing excess skin plus muscle and fat from the eyelids to improve their appearance or functionality. There are various reasons why someone might undergo blepharoplasty for hooded eyelids, including cosmetic and medical purposes.
Whatever the cause, many people over the age of 50 to 55 years, both men and women, request blepharoplasty surgery for functional or aesthetic improvement.
It’s essential to have a detailed discussion with an oculoplastic surgeon to understand the risks, benefits, and expected outcomes of blepharoplasty before making a decision to undergo the procedure. We recommend the patient get more than one opinion, so they are sure about the surgery and surgeon.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic or functional (helps improve vision) procedure aimed at enhancing the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. It can be recommended for medical reasons to help the patient see out better where the upper eyelid lateral hooding either interferes with vision or makes the eyelids very heavy.
It involves removing excess skin predominantly, sometimes the removal of fatty tissue muscle to create a smoother contour and restore a natural crease to the eyelids.
This surgical intervention is often sought to address:
Eyelid surgery can significantly enhance the appearance of the eyes, making them look more youthful and vibrant. By removing excess skin and other tissues, patients achieve a rejuvenated and refreshed look, leading to increased self-confidence.
For individuals with severely sagging upper eyelids, the excess skin can obstruct vision. Eyelid surgery not only addresses cosmetic concerns but can also improve vision by improving the extent of the visual field and overall eye function.
Experienced oculoplastic surgeons perform the procedure with precision, leaving minimal scarring that often fades over time. The aim is a natural rejuvenated periorbital area. The scars are strategically placed within the natural skin folds to ensure they are discreet and blend seamlessly.
The results of blepharoplasty will usually last for many years, providing a lasting improvement in the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids.
During upper eyelid blepharoplasty, an oculoplastic surgeon carefully removes excess skin and other tissues such as fat, and, if necessary, muscle from upper eyelids. The incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimise visible scarring. The surgery can be performed under local anaesthesia, which helps in a quicker recovery with minimal discomfort.
After the surgery, patients may experience some swelling and bruising around the eyes for 5 to 10 days or longer. It’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions and attend follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process. Most patients can return to their regular activities within a week or two, with full recovery typically taking a few weeks.
Before undergoing eyelid surgery, it’s crucial to have an initial consultation with a qualified oculoplastic ophthalmic surgeon.
At Clinica London, Ms Jane Olver is the Oculoplastic Surgeon.
During this consultation, Ms Olver will discuss your medical history, perform a thorough eyelid and eye examination, recommend the best surgery for you, and explain the potential risks and benefits associated with the blepharoplasty surgery. This is an opportunity to ask any questions and address any concerns you may have. A full bespoke report and quote are prepared and then sent to you for consideration, along with detailed information on blepharoplasty and a specimen consent form.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance by addressing concerns related to sagging skin, excess fat, and drooping eyelids. It also improves the extent and quality of your vision.
By consulting with our qualified oculoplastic surgeon, you can learn more about the procedure, its benefits, and how it can enhance your overall facial aesthetic. Regain your confidence and achieve the youthful eye shape you desire through the transformative effects of eyelid surgery.
If you would like advice on facial and periorbital rejuvenation, especially blepharoplasty for hooded upper eyelids, you may book an appointment to see Ms Jane Olver, Clinica London´s Oculoplastic surgeon.