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Eye Surgery Blepharoplasty
Eye Surgery Blepharoplasty
Eye Surgery Blepharoplasty
Eye Surgery Blepharoplasty
Eye Surgery Blepharoplasty

Cosmetic Eye Surgery Blepharoplasty

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Duration Duration
30 mins upper, 40 mins lower
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
General anaesthetic
Hospital stay Hospital Stay
Day case
Downtime Downtime
1 - 2 weeks
Results Final Result
6 - 9 months
Suitable for Addresses
Eyelid puffiness / hooding
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Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or a brow lift.

An incision is made on the upper eyelid in the natural crease. This may extend into the laughter line (crows feet) area. The excess skin muscle and any fat are trimmed and the incision is closed with fine sutures.

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Am I Suitable for Eyelid / Eyebag Surgery?
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The best patients are those who are healthy, psychologically stable and well-motivated. Most are 35 or older, but if puffy, baggy or hooded eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age. During your consultation Mr. Karidis will ask you about your general medical history to identify any medical conditions that may increase the risk to blepharoplasty surgery such as thyroid disease, high blood or eye pressure, bleeding disorders, or tear production disturbances such as watery or dry eyes.

What Does Blepharoplasty Address?
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Blepharoplasty surgery usually addresses any overt hooding or puffiness of the tissues around the eye. It can effectively reduce or remove any bagginess or looseness in the eyelid region. It can also help dark circles in situations where these are caused by shadowing due to excess fat in the eyelids. Moreover it will also help to increase the amount of eyelid showing in the upper eyelid region where this has been reduced due to excess skin folds. It won’t however remove or reduce crow’s feet or laughter lines at the side of the eyes or change the position of your eyebrows. Furthermore it will not improve any puffiness or bagginess on the cheek or cheekbone area(called Malar bags).

What Does The Surgery Involve?
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The most important aim in this surgery is to leave the patient looking as natural as possible and not overdone. On the upper eyelids, the incision is carried out in the natural crease line that occurs approximately 1 cm above the eyelashes. The incisions sometimes may extend into the crow's feet or laughter line area at the outer corners of your eyes. Surgery here is designed to correct both the excess skin and the excess fat. After making the incisions, the excess skin and muscle is trimmed from the upper eyelids together with any fat, which is usually present on the area adjacent to the sides of the nose. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures. It is important to remember that you cannot remove all skin in this region because some skin always need to remain behind after this surgery in order to allow good closure of the eyelids! On the lower eyelids, the technique very much depends on the patient's individual circumstance and requirements. Therefore if the problem is mainly prominent lower bags without excessively loose skin, you may have what is termed as a transconjuctival blepharoplasty. In this procedure the incision is made inside your lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. In this instance excess fat is carefully removed. Alternatively, when loose skin needs to be trimmed, the incision starts underneath the eyelashes and extends 1 cm or so outwards into the crow's feet area. The skin is then lifted upwards and outwards, gently tensioning the area and overlapping skin removed. Before suturing, any bleeding points are meticulously stopped.

Can I Combine Other Procedures With This Surgery?
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Indeed you can combine other procedures with a blepharoplasty. As the ageing process usually affects the entire face, many patients opt to have their face, neck or brow lifted at the same time as well. This way you will be able to make a more efficient use of your recovery period by recovering from a number of procedures at the same time.

Will Eyelid Surgery Be Enough To Give Me What I Want?
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Many patients come to the clinic requesting upper eyelid surgery to improve the contour and appearance of hooded skin they see and perceive in the upper eyelid region. The majority of these patients certainly do benefit from upper eyelid surgery. However there are a proportion of patients who experience heavy upper eyelids as a result of drooping eyebrows. As a result of the close proximity of the eyebrows to the upper eyelids, any sagging eyebrow skin can in fact make your upper eyelid skin also look heavier or sag. If this is the case then this will be pointed out to you at the consultation. In these patients either a brow lift on its own or a combination of upper eyelid and brow lift surgery will be required to make the appropriate improvement. This of course will be discussed at surgery.

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Tips from the Top

  • Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    "Use ice packs frequently for the first week following surgery. It will really help with the bruising and soothe the eyes."

    Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    Use ice packs frequently for the first week following surgery. It will really help with the bruising and soothe the eyes.

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation "

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal

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