Hooded eyes commonly occur when excess eyelid skin droops downwards from the brow to the margin of the upper eyelid. The ageing process most commonly results in the development of hooded eyes. Hooded eyes are similar to but are not the same as droopy eyes. Droopy eyelids may be linked with several medical conditions and can result in difficulty in keeping the eyes fully open. Hooded eyes are commonly found in many people as part of the normal ageing process, or many people may have them from birth due to genetics.
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What do hooded eyes look like?
Hooded eyes are most commonly found in people with a prominent superior orbital rim or brow bone with well-developed skin creases. People with hooded eyes most commonly have excess skin that descends and covers the eyelid skin crease. The upper eyelids often appear much smaller. An easy way to determine if you have hooded eyes is to visualise the upper eyelid skin crease with your eyes open. If it is not visible, this could mean you have hooded eyelids.
Which celebrities are known to have hooded eyes?
Hooded eyes are not always considered to be undesirable. Many celebrities including Brad Pitt, Charles Bronson, and Tom Cruise, have hooded eyelids. The appearance of hooded eyes has often been described as a particularly attractive physical feature in men hence the common term of ‘come to bed eyes’.
Are hooded eyelids more common in certain ethnic groups?
Hooded eyelids are most commonly found in far eastern ethnic groups, where it is seen as the most common eye shape. People from other parts of the world may also have specific eye shapes which may be associated with eyelid hooding.
What is the best eye lift cream for hooded eyes?
There are many types of skin creams available on the market, which are claimed to produce an upper eye lift and reduce the appearance of hooded eyes. We do not recommend cosmetic skincare products as the sole means of treatment. We recommend a detailed consultation with an expert eyelid surgeon for customised advice and recommendations.
What is the best way to get rid of hooded eyelids?
There are simple, non-invasive techniques to increase the definition of your upper eyelid crease. Many people may resort to using specialised skin glue or adhesive tape to physically create an eyelid skin crease. This, however, is not a permanent method of hooded eyes correction. Skilled make-up artists may apply make-up in certain ways to reduce the appearance of hooded eyes. The best way to reduce hooded eyelids is to have eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty or eyelid reduction.
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Why is eyelid surgery the best treatment for hooded eyes?
Blepharoplasty is designed to surgically remove excess skin found on the eyelids and is considered the best treatment for hooded eyes. Eyelid surgery is commonly performed at Centre for Surgery and is one of our most popular procedures.
Many people are concerned about the appearance of their tired-looking eyes. This straightforward surgical procedure can get rid of loose skin on the eyelids and surgically enhance the shape of the eyelids in a procedure which takes no more than 90 minutes to carry out. Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure as the incisions are made to a superficial level just beneath the skin. Eyelid surgery recovery is very quick and smooth and is not associated with significant pain or discomfort. Over-the-counter painkillers are sufficient to treat any mild to moderate discomfort you may have after the procedure.
In most cases, patients have virtually no requirement for pain relief after eyelid surgery. You may experience mild grittiness after the procedure, but this is easily treated with the topically applied eye ointment that your surgeon will prescribe for you. Most patients return to normal activities within a few days of surgery. Post-operative bruising and swelling can take 10 to 14 days to settle completely.
Getting the best blepharoplasty results means having plenty of rest after the procedure. It would help if you tried to sleep propped up on a couple of pillows at night to accelerate the resolution of swelling and bruising. It is essential to minimise the risk of complications by following your surgeon’s post-operative advice in full. You will be reviewed by a member of our post-operative nursing team for the removal of your stitches after approximately five days. Blepharoplasty surgery is equally suitable for both women and men of all ages.
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Why have blepharoplasty at Centre for Surgery?
Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London. Our surgeons have many years of experience carrying out all types of cosmetic eyelid surgery, including upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, hooded eyelid correction and droopy eyelid correction. Eyelid surgery consultations and procedures take place at our state-of-the-art surgical facility on Baker Street in Marylebone, central London.
If you would like to book a consultation for eyelid surgery, please get in touch with us today on 020 7993 4849 or complete the contact form below and one of our friendly and knowledgeable patient coordinators will contact you.