Ageing is irreversible, causing loss of elasticity and stretching of skin. When eyelids are heavy and baggy you can look tired; if hooded with loose skin, you’ll appear older; if elongated and almond shaped with a smooth contour, you can look fresh and youthful.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can be done to correct drooping eyelids, enhance the eyesocket, or lift outer corners to improve a ‘sad’ appearance. Eyelid surgery is credited with rejuvenating the surrounding area of your eyes and making you look more rested and alert. Whilst eyelid surgery is often carried out to improve appearance, it can also imrpove day to day functionality by improving peripheral vision, helping with activities such as reading and driving.
During surgery: An incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allows fat to be repositioned or trimmed, muscles and tissue tightened, and excess skin removed. Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line to remove excess skin. Incisions are made so that scars are well concealed within the natural skin crease lines.
After your eyelid surgery is carried out, the incision may be stitched up with dissolvable sutures, or you may need to have them removed about a week after the procedure. This