Many people will develop excess skin under their eyelids or ‘eye-bags’. This can give facial appearance a tired and aged look. When suitable, lower blepharoplasty can help revitalise the eyes and give a refreshed look.
Incisions are made immediately underneath your lower eyelid creases. The lower eyelid skin is dissected and any excess is removed with the underlying (orbicularis) muscle. If you also have fatty bulges under your eyelids, some of this fat may be removed or re-positioned at the same time, to freshen up the appearance of your eyes. The surgery takes about 2 hours. This is performed with you asleep (general anaesthetic) and can be done in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures.
You eyes will be bruised and swollen for up to two weeks. Soothing eye pads will be recommended to apply for up to a week, as well as use of eye drops several times a day and use of sunglasses as your eyes will be sensitive to the light for some weeks. The sutures will be removed one week after surgery.
Lower eyelid surgery is an excellent way to achieve a fresher, more rejuvenated look. However, lower eyelids do tend to take longer to settle compared to upper lids and you should allow about 6 months before you see the final result.
Upper eyelid surgery gives freshness to your appearance that other people may find hard to put their finger on. It is not uncommon for friends and acquaintances to comment on how well you look afterwards. Your eyes will look less tired and have brighter, youthful appearance.
EYELID SURGERY POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS
As with any medical procedure, complications can occur following surgery and patients need to be fully aware of their safety. Plastic Surgeon at Lesprit Medical Clinic does his utmost to minimise the possible complication associated with the procedure. You will be advised during your consultation on the most common complications and possible adverse effects following your procedure.
You eyes will be bruised and swollen for up to two weeks. Cold witch-hazel eye pads will be recommend to apply for up to a week, as well as use of eye drops several times a day and use of sunglasses (your eyes will be sensitive to the light for some weeks). The sutures will be removed one week after surgery in the clinic.
Your recovery period and post-operative care will be explained to you in detail during your consultation. The recommendations will be specifically tailored to your individual case and type of surgery carried out. You will be advised about basic steps to take such as taking or avoiding certain medication, sleeping position, driving, exercise or time off work, make up and other procedure-specific care.
Upper eyelid surgery is an excellent way to achieve a fresher look.
Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Lesprit Medical Clinic strongly advises you stop smoking prior to surgery as smoking can greatly impair your ability to heal and increase complication rates. Nutritional supplements, anticoagulant medication and anti-inflammatory drugs, (like Brufen, Voltaren, etc.), or any other blood thinning drug which increases the bleeding should be stopped prior to surgery unless otherwise instructed.