Eye Lid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
What is a Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, involves the removal, relocation and smoothing of excess skin and fat above the eyelid and below the eye where bags often appear.
The types of blepharoplasty include upper blepharoplasty that treats sagging upper eyelids, lower blepharoplasty that removes eye bags and a combination of the two known as upper and lower blepharoplasty.
What are the benefits of a blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a common cosmetic procedure that can help men and women of all ages achieve a more youthful appearance, removing that ‘tired’ look. It can help overcome signs of ageing around the eyes making the surrounding eye firmer and fresher.
The cosmetic changes in appearance of a blepharoplasty can help create a more positive self-image and improve self-confidence.
This procedure can also improve vision for some patients and make it easier to apply make-up.
Who might benefit from a blepharoplasty?
Patients who want to reverse some of the impact of ageing, have genetic reasons or have had too much sun exposure may choose to have a blepharoplasty.
People who have loose or hanging skin on the upper lid area and a full, heavy creased appearance below the eyebrow margin may choose an upper blepharoplasty. Some patients have trouble seeing properly due to the sagging skin on their upper eye lid and an upper blepharoplasty can help rectify this.
Patients with a tired eye appearance caused by localised areas of lined skin, excess fat and puffiness beneath the eye area itself may benefit from a lower blepharoplasty procedure.