Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
The eyes are the window of the face and heavy eyelids hide that window....
David L Martin FRCS Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon
|My mother had really heavy eyelids and I can see myself ending up looking the same....|
A BLEPHAROPLASTY will:
- Reduce the excess skin from upper lids
- Remove the bulge from the inner corner of the upper lids.
- Reduce the bulging "bag" from the lower lids.
- "Open" up the eyes and make you look less tired or unhappy.
- Make your eyes more comfortable.
This type of surgery will be beneficial to you if you have heavy upper eyelids with an excess of skin. The skin in the upper lid may be so excessive that the skin is actually resting on the eyelashes and there is often a bulge in the inner corner of the lid.
It feels like a weight has been lifted off my eyes
In the lower lids the problem is usually bulging of the lower lids, often described as "eye bags" and if these are present they can be removed or repositioned during this type of surgery.
Sometimes the apparent bulge of the lower lid looks worse because there is a loss of tissue in the upper cheek. If this is the case fat Grafting (Micro Fat Restructuring) might be recommended.
When you look at yourself in the mirror:
- Is there a hollow groove along the lower edge of the lid just where it meets the bone of the cheek?
- Does your cheek bone area seem flat as though it has lost its fullness?
If the answer to the questions is "yes", then you may benefit from Fat Grafting in addition to the eyelid surgery. I will discuss this with you if I feel it would be an appropriate option.
You may find that after this operation your eyes feel more comfortable and are less prone to become tired.
The surgery consists of reducing the excess of skin of the upper lids and removing the fat pad that is causing the bulge in the inner corner. This can be done under a local anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic, we can discuss this at the time of consultation. There is also the option of having it as a day case procedure or an inpatient procedure and again this will be discussed during your consultation.
For the lower lid the fat is reduced or redistributed.
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Photographs: I've not included photographs on this website. It is too much to ask any of my patients, even if they were willing to allow me to do so, to put their photographs onto the World Wide Web! I also feel that photographs taken from digital image banks are often not relevant and apart from making the website looked more glitzy, make no contribution. If you come for a consultation I can sometimes show you photographs of patients who I've operated on as they have kindly given me permission to do so in order to help new patients understand what is involved and what can be achieved..