What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the surgical correction of hooding in the upper eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes. It is best performed by eye surgeons who specialise in plastic surgery of the eyes (oculoplastics). The aim is to achieve an excellent aesthetic outcome to the lids whilst performing the safest possible surgery.
Over time, the upper eyelid skin and muscle stretches and sags. Gravity, exposure to sunlight, diet and smoking all contribute to this. The skin can droop over the eyes causing difficulty with vision and it can make you feel tired through effort needed to keep the eyes open.
Upper lid blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fashions the muscle from the upper eyelid. Often the muscle responsible for the development of crows feet are addressed at the same time, possibly reducing their formation. The incision is performed in the natural skin crease of the upper lid resulting in a very natural look.
Stitches may or may not be needed. A fine radiofrequency needle is used to make the precise incision. This also cauterises any blood vessels in the skin resulting in an almost bloodless procedure and reduced bruising.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
- Removes excess skin and muscle from the upper lids
- Improves field of vision
- Reduces effort to open eyes
- Can confer a more relaxed and youthful look
- Can reduce the long term formation of crows feet
Frequently Asked Questions
Complications and problems after blepharoplasty are very rare and as eye surgeons, we are very careful to avoid them. We like you to be fully aware of these before undergoing surgery.
Contact Mr Das-Bhaumik’s team immediately on 07887 387 000 or 020 7127 8100 if excessive swelling, bruising, discomfort occurs or a discharge is seen. Alternatively, Moorfields has a 24-hour A&E where he is an emergency consultant, and they know to contact Mr Das-Bhaumik if any of his patients attend
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