Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Why are my baggy eyelids making me look 10 years older than I am?
The eyes are the first facial feature people observe and unfortunately, they are also one of the first to show the signs of ageing. Ageing is an irreversible, relentless process of tissue degeneration resulting in loss of elasticity and stretching of skin.
Whilst the eyes themselves are expressionless, the eyelids are very important indicators of our emotions. When heavy and baggy they portray a tired look; if hooded with loose skin, an aged look; if elongated and almond shaped with a smooth contour, a fresh youthful look.
How can correct my baggy eyelids and look my age?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to treat puffy eyes, bags under the eyes, excess fat and skin, and a drooping lower lid. This procedure helps to enhance the appearance of the eyelids and provide a more rejuvenated appearance.
What are the other uses of blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty can be used for the functional or cosmetic correction of the upper and lower eyelid in the following cases:
- Disturbed natural shape of the upper eyelid
- Impaired vision
- To remove lesions
- Correct certain conditions where the lid margin turns outward (ectropion) or inward (entropian)
- Correction of fine wrinkles
How is blepharoplasty performed?
Blepharoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthesia. Your surgeon will make an incision along the natural fold of skin above your eye lid so that the scars are concealed. For the lower eyelid, your surgeon will make an incision just below the eyelashes. Following this, the fat deposits may be repositioned, muscles and tissues tightened, and excess skin will be removed. The cut will then be closed with fine sutures.
I am worried about scars formed from the surgical incisions.
Your surgeon will make an incision along the natural fold of skin above your eye lid or just below the eyelashes so that the scars are concealed.