Blepharoplasty is often carried out as a day case procedure, where upon the upper and lower lids can be treated together or separately.
The treatment for lower eyebag surgery or lower eyelid surgery consists of a fine incision being made below the eyelash, allowing the Doctor to remove any excess fat and trim loose skin. The upper eyelids are corrected by removing a strip of skin and any excess fat in the crease of the eyelid.
The surgery can be carried out using either a general anaesthetic or in some cases a local anaesthetic may be all that is required prior to treatment.
The eyes have it!
It’s a well known fact , that first signs of age always show most in the eyes. As we grow older, it’s not uncommon to develop upper and lower eye bags. Thanks to Blepharoplasty you can now regain that youthful appearance.
What happens before treatment?
You may be asked to undergo an eye test should you have any concerns about the health issue of your eyes. If you are a smoker, or regularly take aspirin, the surgeon will be able to advise you, when you are to cease these activities.
Now what should I do?
Now you’ve read the information of Blepharoplasty, you should make an appointment with the Doctor to confirm your suitability and ask any questions you might have regarding expectations as to what can be achieved.
What causes Eye Bags?
Eye bags are caused by loose skin and relaxed muscles in the eyelids, usually a sign of age creeping upon us. Also surplus fatty tissue can cause the upper eyelid to become hooded.
What happens after treatment?
The Doctor will advise you how long to stay off work depending on the extent of your treatment. You will need to take rest and avoid bending over. An eye ointment may be given to you, which you will need to use as recommended by your Doctor. It’s also important to keep the eyes dry and clean, until the stitches are removed. Resting your head in an elevated position on pillows for 4 nights will help reduce swelling and speed the recovery. Try to avoid rubbing your eyes with a towel after washing. If you wear contact lenses you will not be able to wear them for at least 12 days.
What are the long term benefits?
Not only will you look and feel younger, but your overall confidence and self esteem will improve with a more youthful wide-awake appearance.
- Increased self confidence
- No more tired looks
- Easier to apply make up
- Correct premature ageing
- Improve overall appearance by looking younger
Is Eyebag Removal the right treatment for me?
As with any form of treatment, it’s only after discussing your requirements with a Doctor, can you determine on what course of action should be taken. Below is a list of reasons why people choose Blepharoplasty:
- Affect vision through over hanging upper eyelids.
- Looking very tired
- Difficulty in applying make-up
- Hereditary factors causing premature ageing
- Looking older than they are
Qualified doctors will discuss the procedure before any treatment, explaining any possible side effects.
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