Upper Blepharoplasty – Get the Facts
As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, Blepharoplasty, or more commonly known as eyelid surgery or eye lift, can help with a range of problems.
As the age old saying goes, your eyes are the window to your soul. Yet many people suffer from heavily hooded eyelids which can affect not only the physical appearance of their eyes, but also their ability to see properly. We’ve decided to put together a list of facts about upper Blepharoplasty so that you can arm yourself with knowledge before deciding on the procedure. At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine in Liverpool, we are skilled at performing Blepharoplasty and have a long list of patients who are happy with their new appearance.
What is upper Blepharoplasty?
Upper Blepharoplasty is more commonly known as an eyelift or eyelid surgery, and involves removing the excess tissue (skin, muscle and/or fat) from the upper eyelid area. The incisions that are made are mostly hidden in the eyelid crease and you won’t have any visible scars in the long run. Treatment is often performed on patients who are suffering sagging skin above the eyelids because of age, or have inherited hooded eyelids and seek to improve their appearance. Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular treatments worldwide.
What can it help to correct?
Upper Blepharoplasty is effective in helping to treat sagging eyelids or heavily hooded eyelids. It can improve the appearance of hooded eyelids and can also help with peripheral vision issues due to excess tissue hanging over the eye.
What can it not correct
Upper Blepharoplasty cannot correct sagging eyebrows. We have a number of other treatments that can help to improve the appearance of sagging eyebrows; you can discuss this with your doctor during your consultation. Blepharoplasty is often combined with other treatments such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections to help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and dark circles under the eyes.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
- Brighter and fresher looking eyes
- Non-visible scars
- Immediate change in appearance
- Relatively quick treatment time
- Rapid healing time – usually no more than two weeks
Although rare, in some cases the surgery may need to be performed again. The most common reason is that the same causative factors that resulted in drooping eyelids in the first place have caused it again. Upper Blepharoplasty has an extremely high success rate, but it cannot mitigate the ageing process or genetic disposition.
The procedure can be performed either under twilight sedation or local anaesthesia – this will affect the amount of time you will need to spend recovering in our practice. Your stitches will be removed after 4-7 days. We generally suggest that you take approximately 1 week off work due to post-operative swelling and bruising.
If you are considering Blepharoplasty, contact us to arrange a consultation and we’ll assess the state of your eyelids and determine if the procedure is right for you.