Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper blepharoplasty is an operation which rejuvenates the eye area by removing drooping skin and hooding from above the eyes resulting in a smoother, tighter and refreshed appearance.
Our highly skilled Consultant Plastic Surgeon can:
- Reduce heavy or drooping upper eyelid skin
- Correct asymmetry
- Improve the ‘tired all the time’ look
- Smooth and tighten the skin
How would Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty) benefit me?
Our age, our genes and life experiences all influence how we look. Periods of stress and lack of sleep can effect the aging process which can be particularly noticeable around the eye area. Do your eyelids feel heavy? Is your vision affected by drooping eyelids? Do you think that you look tired and more mature than you feel? Upper eyelid surgery can reduce heaviness, smooth and tighten any wrinkles and give you a fresher and more youthful appearance. The results of eyelid surgery are long lasting so you can enjoy a fresher appearance for years to come.
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Upper Eyelid Consultation
An initial consultation will give you the opportunity to talk to your Consultant Plastic Surgeon about why you want surgery and what result you would like to achieve. Our surgeon will examine your eyes, face and skin carefully and may take some photographs. A full medical history will be taken to assess your suitability for surgery and your options will be discussed.
Upper Eyelid Procedure
Upper Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is usually performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 1 hour.
Rejuvenation of the upper eyelids involves removing skin and small amounts of excess fat from the upper eyelid. Using extreme precision our plastic surgeon will make incisions along the natural folds of your eyes to reduce visible scarring. The skin is then carefully stitched with a non-dissolving stitch which is taped to the nose and temple. Due to the unique properties of the eyelids scars normally heal and settle very well and can be almost unnoticeable.
Upper Eyelid Surgery Recovery and Aftercare
After surgery you can usually go home the same day.
You will be given an eye ointment which should be applied to the wounds morning and night.
A nurse will see you approximately 1 week after surgery to remove your stitches.
It is usually possible to return to work a week or two after surgery. If you work in a dusty environment it would be advised to remain off work until the wounds have completely healed. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least six weeks.
Follow up appointments will be scheduled to check on your progress.
Risks associated with Upper Eyelid Surgery
Like all types of surgery, there are some risks associated with upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
Although the risks are unlikely, it is very important to weigh them up against the benefits of the operation. A consultation with your surgeon will help you to choose the right procedure and discuss any possible complications.
For further information on the procedure please visit the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) website here.