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Face Surgery

Eye Bag Removal ( Lower Blepharoplasty)

Eye bag Surgery is a procedure that removes excess baggy skin or fat deposits under the eyes to give a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

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Why Choose us for Eye Bag Removal Surgery

Many patients come to us for blepharoplasty because the procedure we offer can really wake up a tired face and create a brighter, happier expression by reducing droopy or hooded eyelids and eliminating bags under the eyes.  Our surgeons have performed complicated procedures involving reconstruction after cancer resection as well as aesthetic blepharoplasty, so have a full array of skills to safely guide you through the best form of surgery for you.

We have treated around 250 patients for Blepharoplasty , and also have extensive skills over other pure cosmetic clinics In that we also do reconstruction surgery due to trauma or cancer resection. This includes reconstruction after cancer resection, aesthetic blepharoplasty and lid ptosis. Rest assured, you are in the best hands.

We have over 20 years of experience performing eye bag surgery, our surgical skills and attention to detail translate in incisions that are very small with very fine sutures, to ensure faster and less painful recovery.

We are world-renowned in cosmetic and eye surgery, our focus is simply on you and the service we provide. We back what we say by offering all our work with lifetime support and five years of free aftercare.

Our services, care and performance remain unrivalled, so book an appointment with our lead Plastic Surgeons to further your understanding of your procedure and begin the journey towards a successful surgery.

Introduction to Eye bag Removal Surgery

Tired looking eyes can make us appear older than we actually are, and often getting plenty of sleep and a good skincare routine doesn’t help. Puffy bags under the eyes are caused by excess fluid and fat collecting around the loose skin. Eye bag removal (lower Blepharoplasty or also known as eye lift surgery) has becoming increasing popular over recent years as patients look to achieving a fresher more awake look.

While eye bag removal surgery primarily involves the removal of sagging skin, lower blepharoplasty surgery also involves the removal of fat deposits, which are more prevalent under the eye. Removing these deposits in conjunction with the sagging skin leaves a smooth, firm, younger-looking surface above the cheek. In addition, lower eye bag surgery allows the surgeon to transfer fat or dermal fillers to hollowed areas under the eye, leading to plump, healthy-looking skin where the face may have previously looked sunken in.

Eye bag removal surgery is typically performed using a general anaesthetic, some surgeons opt to carry out the procedure using a local anaesthetic. The surgeon will always explain every detail of the surgery in your pre-operative consultation. Your surgeon will advise specifically on the surgery indicated after your consultation.

Why have the Eye bag Removal Surgery

The surgery is for both young and old. While older patients may look to lower blepharoplasty surgery to rejuvenate the eyes, younger patients choose the surgery to eliminate puffiness of the eyes from congenital excess fatty tissue. Eye bag removal surgery involves removing excess loose, baggy skin, the eyes appear younger and rejuvenated.

Having undergone lower Blepharoplasty, feedback from our patients includes:

  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • No longer the appearance of still looking tired
  • More youthful and rejuvenated

Consultation

During the initial consultation, you will be asked to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved. This will help our plastic surgeon to understand your expectations and determine how they can realistically be achieved.

You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history including previous surgeries, past and present medical conditions and current medications. It is important for you to provide complete information.

It will be necessary for your surgeon to know if you were ever told by an ophthalmologist that you have a condition called “dry eye” or if you have any other problems with your eyes.

Remember that your consultation is the perfect opportunity to discuss with our surgeons everything about this procedure.

Procedure

Before undergoing eye bag removal surgery (blepharoplasty), or any other surgical procedure for that matter, you may experience a certain level of nervousness. This is a perfectly normal way to feel leading up to a surgery. There are, however, ways to physically and emotionally prepare for eye bag surgery that will help make for as comfortable and successful a procedure as possible.

The procedure involves making an incision directly underneath the eyelashes, along the eye. It typically extends for a short distance out from the eye bag, along one of the wrinkle lines next to the eye. This means that it is much less obvious, mimicking a wrinkle rather than looking like a true scar. When the Mid-Face procedure is performed, the scar is a little longer, normally up to 15mm in length.

Once the incisions have been made, the skin is separated from the underlying muscles. The fatty deposits and excess skin and muscle are then removed. In some cases the fat is redistributed to minimise puffiness and uneven swelling and leave a firmer complexion. The incisions are then closed with sutures, hiding the scar behind the lashes. Although very little fat is removed during the operation, the difference is remarkable.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the surgical time for eye bag removal surgery (blepharoplasty)?
Our Surgeon performs the surgery in approximately one hour.

Where are the incisions made for eye bag removal surgery?
The incision for the lower blepharoplasty is made in the natural crease of the lower eye bag. This incision heals well.

Are there scars that result from eye bag removal surgery ?
The skin around the eye bag is the thinnest skin in the body. The incisions, when placed well, will heal well and be imperceptible.

Is eye bag removal surgery (blepharoplasty) a painful procedure?
The blepharoplasty procedure is not painful. Patients typically complain of a burning sensation in the eye bags one hour after the procedure. The discomfort will generally last about one hour.

What is the recovery like after eye bag removal surgery?
The recovery for blepharoplasty is rather mild. The surgery is ambulatory, meaning that the patient is allowed to return home the same day of the surgery. The patient returns to see us after 7 days. At that time, the sutures are painlessly removed. From that point on, any bruising will start to quickly subside. Women can wear make-up after the sutures are removed. About 70% of the swelling resolves in the first 2 weeks. The remainder takes about 2 months to resolve. However, this is mild swelling that is not perceptible. Most patients are well enough to return to work by the seventh post-operative day.

When will I be able to return to work after my eye bag removal procedure?
Patients are generally able to return to work about one week after the blepharoplasty procedure.

Before And After Photos

To see a selection of our before and after photos, please click the main photo at the top of the page. Remember at your consultation your surgeon will take you through even more photos to find what is more suitable to your goals.

 

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email one of our patient coordinators at info@berkeleysquaremedical.com or call us on +44 (0) 207 887 7607.

 

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