Aging and genetics can create loose skin, wrinkles, and fat deposits around the eyes, making them look puffy or tired. Eyelid surgery, also called “blepharoplasty,” is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the eyes by adjusting the eyelids and surrounding tissues. By removing excess skin and fat and tightening the remaining tissues around the eyes, blepharoplasty helps individuals regain a refreshed appearance.
A More Youthful Appearance
Removing loose skin, reducing excess fat, and tightening the muscles and tissues around the eyes effectively eliminates wrinkles and saggy tissues and restores a more youthful appearance.
A More Awake and Refreshed Look
Tightening the tissues around the eyes and eliminating puffiness beneath the eyes creates a more refreshed and awake look so that you do not look sleepy or tired all the time.
Correction of Vision Impairment
Blepharoplasty can remove excess skin from drooping upper eyelids to eliminate hooding and restore a full range of sight for those with vision impairment caused by sagging upper eyelid skin.
Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery will meet the following criteria:
- Overall good health
- Realistic expectations about the results
- Signs of aging around the eyes, such as sagging eyelids, wrinkles, and puffiness
- Signs of aging around the eyes that create an angry, sad, or tired appearance
- Vision impairment caused by excess skin in the upper eyelids
- No significant eye conditions
Mr Gwanmesia can perform upper and/or lower blepharoplasty to rejuvenate your eyes.
For upper blepharoplasty, Mr Gwanmesia will make a small incision hidden along the crease of the upper eyelid. Through this incision, he will remove excess skin and fat and tighten the tissues to improve your appearance and restore full sight lines.
For lower blepharoplasty, Mr Gwanmesia will make a small incision either on the inner lining of the lower eyelid (also known as the conjunctiva) or just below the lash line. Through this incision, he will remove excess skin and fat to reduce puffiness and wrinkles under the eyes.
Recovery and Results
Individuals may experience some swelling and bruising after eyelid surgery. A cold compress will help to reduce swelling and minimize discomfort. Makeup or glasses may be worn to disguise bruising until it subsides within three weeks after your procedure. Saline eyedrops will also be required to help prevent your eyes from feeling dry. Patients are usually able to return to work within seven to ten days. Results will become more noticeable within a few weeks after eyelid surgery. Though the eyes will continue to age naturally, individuals who undergo eyelid surgery can expect long-lasting results that reveal a more rejuvenated, refreshed, and youthful appearance with a full range of vision.
If you are interested in eyelid surgery to rejuvenate your appearance and/or eliminate eyelid hooding, please contact us to schedule your consultation with Mr Ivo Gwanmesia. To book your appointment, call 02074741300 or complete our online contact form at your convenience.
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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) FAQ
For upper eyelid surgery, the incision is placed along the crease of the eyelid so that it will blend in naturally. For lower eyelid surgery, the incision is hidden inside the lower lid or beneath the lash line. In either case, scarring is minimal, highly inconspicuous, and will fade over time.
Your results will become more noticeable as bruising and swelling subside. You will begin to see significant results within a few weeks, and your minor incision lines will refine over the following year.
Results from eyelid surgery are long lasting, though the tissues will continue to age naturally. To maintain the best results, take good care of your skin and protect the area from sun exposure by wearing sunglasses, hats, and/or sunscreen.
While it may be possible for patients with certain eye conditions to undergo eyelid surgery, patients with glaucoma or other serious eye conditions are not good candidates for the procedure. If you have any major eye conditions, you should consult your physician before considering eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty may temporarily affect your eyelids’ natural blinking reflex, which can temporarily worsen dry eyes. Mr Gwanmesia can provide you with eye drops to use every few hours as needed to care for your eyes during recovery.