What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, sometimes simply called an ‘eyelid lift’, is a surgical operation that aims to correct droopy eyelids. It does this by potentially removing any excess skin, muscle, and fat that might be present. As people get older, the skin on their eyelids can become more stretchy, and there can be a loss of muscle. This combination can lead to an accumulation of fat both above and below the eyelids. This might manifest as droopy eyebrows, eyelids that sag on the upper part, and even puffy bags appearing beneath the eyes.
This sagging skin and the build-up of fat around the eyes can give an older, tired appearance. Additionally, the drooping skin can sometimes affect one’s vision, especially the vision on the sides, known as peripheral vision. This typically affects the upper and outer areas of what you can see. Undergoing a blepharoplasty can help to reduce or even get rid of these problems, leading to a refreshed, younger-looking appearance and potentially clearer vision.
If you’re thinking of having this surgery in London, Centre for Surgery is a top-rated plastic surgery clinic. We have a team of highly skilled eyelid surgeons who are experts in various blepharoplasty procedures.
Am I suitable for eyelid surgery?
If you’re considering a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, you might be a suitable candidate if you notice any of the following issues:
- Drooping Skin: This can be on both the upper and lower eyelids. In some cases, there’s not just sagging skin but also an accumulation of excess fat.
- Vision Obstruction: Sometimes, the skin on the upper eyelid droops so much that it starts to hood over the eye, potentially blocking some of your vision.
- Undereye Bags: These puffy bags under the eyes can make you look tired or aged, and they’re often formed by pockets of fat that accumulate there.
- Eyebrow Position Changes: Over time, you might notice that the position of your eyebrows has shifted. This can lead to an overhanging look of the upper eyelids, making the eyes appear more enclosed or hooded.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it might be worth considering a consultation with a specialist at Centre for Surgery to discuss whether blepharoplasty is the right option for you.
What is a non-surgical blepharoplasty, and how does it work?
As we grow older, our forehead, which provides support to our upper face, faces a challenge. The skin around our temples begins to lose its strength and support because of the reduction in vital proteins and tissues, like collagen. This often results in our eyebrows drooping down, giving our eyelids a ‘hooded’ appearance. However, by lifting or tightening the forehead area, it’s possible to make the eyes appear more ‘open’ and decrease the hooded look of the eyelids.
One method to achieve this is through the SmoothEye treatment. SmoothEye uses an advanced laser technology designed specifically to target and stimulate the production and regrowth of collagen and elastin in deeper layers of the skin. By doing this, it helps lift those drooping eyelids and gives the eyebrow area a firmer, uplifted look. This essentially combats the hooded appearance of the eyelids.
Another innovative option available is the AccuTite brow lift. This method focuses on lifting the eyebrow region using cutting-edge, non-invasive Radio Frequency (RF) technology. The AccuTite technique is particularly efficient at lifting and tightening sagging skin around the temple and upper brow areas. What’s notable about this method is how it can delicately elevate the upper eyelid to its ideal position, ensuring the result looks both natural and subtle. If you’re keen to find out more about AccuTite and the non-surgical approaches to refreshing the brow and eye area, there’s additional information available – just follow the link provided.
What can you expect during a blepharoplasty surgery?
Before the procedure:
Blepharoplasty is generally carried out as a day procedure, meaning you won’t typically need to stay overnight at the hospital. To begin with, an anaesthetic will be injected into your eyelids. This is to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort during the surgery. Alongside this, you’ll receive medication via an intravenous line, which will help you feel more relaxed.
During the procedure:
- Upper Eyelid Surgery: The surgeon will start by making an incision along the natural fold of your upper eyelid. After that, they’ll remove any excess skin, muscle, and possibly fat. Once they’ve reshaped the eyelid, they will stitch the incision closed.
- Lower Eyelid Surgery: The surgeon will make a cut just below the eyelashes or within the inside of the lower lid. They’ll then remove or rearrange excess fat, muscle, and any sagging skin. The wound will then be closed with stitches.
- Additional Procedures: If the upper eyelid sags notably close to your eye, the surgeon might decide to combine the blepharoplasty with a ptosis procedure. This involves adding extra support to the eyebrow muscle to rectify the drooping.
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After the procedure – Blepharoplasty Results & Recovery:
Most people are really happy with the results from their blepharoplasty. Not only do they look more alert and refreshed, but they also often feel a boost in self-esteem. For some, the positive changes from the surgery can last a lifetime, while others might find their eyelids start to droop again over time.
After the surgery, it’s common to experience some bruising and swelling, but this typically eases within 10 to 14 days. By this point, most patients feel confident enough to venture out in public. Although the procedure does leave scars, they are very discreet. The scar from the upper eyelid surgery hides within the natural fold or crease of the eyelid. As for the lower eyelid surgery, any scarring is concealed within the lower eyelid, making it almost imperceptible. Before you leave the hospital, your plastic surgeon will go over any aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
If you want to learn more about reducing the appearance of the upper eyelids or removing lower eye bags, there’s more information available – just follow the provided link.
Choosing the Best Blepharoplasty Surgeon in London
Living in or around London provides a plethora of options when it comes to medical specialists, and particularly in the realm of cosmetic procedures like blepharoplasty. With so many choices available, it can indeed be a bit overwhelming to narrow down the best fit for your needs.
The Centre for Surgery in London stands out as an esteemed institution, offering some of the most skilled blepharoplasty surgeons in the region. Our surgeons not only possess a wealth of experience but also have consistently demonstrated excellent results.
Why consider Centre for Surgery for your blepharoplasty procedure?
- Renowned Surgeons: Our clinic boasts surgeons who are not only respected within the UK but also have made their mark internationally. Their impressive patient satisfaction records and the natural-looking results they achieve speak volumes of their expertise.
- Accreditation: At the Centre for Surgery, we take pride in collaborating exclusively with senior plastic surgeons who hold comprehensive accreditation. This assures our patients of the high standard of care and proficiency they can expect.
- Specialised Interests: Our surgeons possess a keen interest in cosmetic procedures, specifically in blepharoplasty. This specialisation ensures that they are up-to-date with the latest techniques and advancements in the field. Moreover, they are adept at both surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation methods, allowing for a more comprehensive approach to patient care.
By choosing the Centre for Surgery for your blepharoplasty, you are placing yourself in the hands of dedicated professionals who are passionate about delivering outstanding results. Whether it’s surgical interventions or non-invasive treatments, our team ensures a holistic approach to enhancing your appearance.
If you’re interested in booking a consultation for blepharoplasty or seeking more information, here are the contact details for Centre for Surgery:
Phone: 0207 993 4849
Feel free to reach out to us directly to discuss your requirements and set up an appointment. We will be more than happy to guide you through the process and provide any additional information you might need.