Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) – would you make a good candidate?

If you look in the mirror and think that your face looks tired, there’s a good chance that it’s the area around your eyes that’s making you feel that way.

Excess skin in the upper eyelids can give your eyes a hooded, droopy appearance that makes you look permanently sleepy. And having excess skin in your lower eyelids can make your eyes look puffy and less “open”, which also gives the eyes a tired look.

This phenomenon can be caused by the ageing process, but it is not always the case. Some people are simply genetically predisposed to having more skin and tissue in one or both eyelids.

If you think that this sounds like you, and you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids, you may be a good candidate for a blepharoplasty.

What does Blepharoplasty involve?

Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the lower and upper eyelids. It involves removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the eyelid, via an incision which is carefully concealed in the natural folds of the eye. The wound is then carefully sutured to allow it to heal.

After a Blepharoplasty

After having a blepharoplasty, you will sometimes be required to stay in hospital for one night, in order to minimise swelling and bruising.

After this, you are free to return home, but will need to come back to hospital approximately 5 days after surgery to have your stitches removed. You can expect to resume normal activities within 7-10 days after surgery.

The scars will initially be reddish pink in colour, before fading to silvery white in time – though the surgeon will position the incisions to make sure any scarring is usually well hidden anyway. You can also expect some swelling, which can take a while before it settles completely to give you your final result.

If you are interested in finding out more about what blepharoplasty could do for you, watch our eyelid surgery videos, request an eyelid surgery information CD or speak to our friendly team on 01324 578290 or email mailto:info@aurora-clinics.local.

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