What does eyelid surgery treat?
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a procedure designed to correct drooping upper eyelids and remove puffy bags below the eyes, which can make people look older and more tired than they feel, and may even interfere with vision. However, it won’t remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty can also be performed in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, or Botox® injection.
Preparing for eyelid surgery
During your initial consultation your surgeon will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Incision techniques
- Potential risks and complications
What to expect with eyelid surgery
Your plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and fat through incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids. Following the natural contour of the eyelid and the lash line will ensure that the incisions are well camouflaged. The procedure takes about two to four hours to perform under local or general anaesthesia in our private operating room, and you will be able to recuperate at home afterward.
Eyelid surgery results
As people age, the eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and fat accumulates around the eyes, causing “bags” above and below. After surgery, the upper eyelids no longer droop and the skin under the eyes is smooth and firm. The eyes will look softer, more refreshed, and rejuvenated. The skin surrounding the eye will look and feel firmer and smoother. The new, more alert, and youthful appearance should last for years.