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Face Surgery

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid Surgery is a procedure that removes excess baggy skin to give a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Many patients choose blepharoplasty because the procedure 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, you can achieve a much younger, fresher appearance.

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Why Choose us for Eyelid Surgery

We have had a variety of patients who have undergone Eyelid Surgery. Usually this is to remove excess or sagging skin above the eyelids. 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 eyelid 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 you.  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 Surgeon to further your understanding of your procedure and begin the journey towards a successful surgery.

Introduction Eyelid Surgery

This procedure is also known as Upper Blepharoplasty. This is an effective treatment to correct sagging or drooping eyelids. Other concerns for patients considering upper eyelid surgery are:

  • Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision
  • A puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired
  • Excess skin and fine, “crepe paper type” wrinkles of the lower eyelids
  • Bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Lower eyelid droopiness
  • Patients who look tired even when they are full of energy

While most eyelid surgery candidates are older than 35, those who have inherited droopy eyelids sometimes undergo the procedure at an earlier age. The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery is to meet with a qualified plastic surgeon for a consultation. Patients should be in good physical and mental health.

Why have Eyelid Surgery

For many patients, eyelid plastic surgery can be a means of improving vision obstructed by drooping lids. Those who may not be well suited for blepharoplasty include patients who suffer from insufficient tear production, high blood pressure, diabetes, circulatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, or thyroid disease.

Your surgeon will advise specifically on the surgery indicated after your consultation. Having undergone upper Blepharoplasty, feedback from our patients includes:

  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • No longer feeling energetic but still looking tired
  • More youthful and rejuvenated
  • Patients end up looking younger, more awake and refreshed!

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. High blood pressure, thyroid problems, diabetes, etc. should be reviewed as these medical conditions may increase some risks associated with eyelid surgery.

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. Please click on the FAQ’s menu to find answers to a list of very frequently asked questions by patients before and after their procedures were carried out.

Procedure

Before undergoing eylid 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 eyelid surgery that will help make for as comfortable and successful a procedure as possible.

For eyelid surgery, generally the incision is hidden within the natural crease of the upper eyelid and extends slightly beyond the outside corner. Through this incision, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. Because the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it usually is inconspicuous.

Fine sutures are used by the surgeon to close the incisions. These will dissolve and any scarring will be hidden in the natural crease of the eyelid.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long is the surgical time for eyelid surgery?

Our surgeon performs the eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) in approximately one hour.

Where are the incisions made for eyelid surgery?
The incision for the upper blepharoplasty is made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. This incision heals well.

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

Is eyelid surgery a painful procedure?
The blepharoplasty procedure is not painful. Patients typically complain of a burning sensation in the eyelids one hour after the procedure. The discomfort will generally last about one hour.

What is the recovery like after eyelid 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 eyelid surgery 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 0207 887 7607.

 

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