What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a highly specialised type of aesthetic eye surgery that focuses on the cosmetic rejuvenation of the upper and lower eyelid and eye areas. Excess skin and fatty tissue around the eye is removed or reshaped to tighten and lift the eyelid and add volume to previously sunken, gaunt eye areas.
Who Will Benefit From Eyelid Surgery?
Men and women who exhibit droopy or sunken eyes will see an improvement in their appearance after a blepharoplasty surgery. Patients experiencing bulging pockets of herniated fat under the eye can also see a significant reduction in their “exhausted” appearance, as bags and prominent dark circles under the eye are removed.
Sagging eyelids can often cover the eyes, impairing vision. It is often not until after successful blepharoplasty is performed, that patients realise just how much their vision was obstructed by their sagging skin. Thyroid eye disease and other disorders affecting the physical appearance of the eyes can also be treated with blepharoplasty.
Will I Experience Visible Scarring From Blepharoplasty Treatment?
When blepharoplasty is performed by a highly skilled surgeon, scarring will be minimal. The eye, and the skin surrounding the eye areas, has a high regenerative capability. Any visible scars that are present will eventually fade over time. The natural creases and folds of the eye are also excellent at hiding scars from surgery. A transconjunctival incision is also an advanced surgical technique for lower eyelid bags performed here at Neo, that results in no visible external scar. With this technique, the incision is made from within the lower eyelid. No suturing takes place on any external skin surface, making a scar-free eye lift a realistic possibility.
What Is The Downtime For Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery?
Recovery from eyelid surgery can take place in the comfort of your own home and patients often leave the surgery the same day or the following morning. Bruising and swelling of the eye area typically subsides within 10 days. During this time, patients usually prefer to take time off work and stay at home. Most patients can return to work 7-10 days after upper eyelid surgery, but we recommend at least 2 weeks off work for surgery to the lower eyelid. There are no restrictions on computer use during the recovery period, so working from home is a suitable option where applicable.
Does Eyelid Surgery Hurt?
Blepharoplasty is typically performed with local anaesthetic, with or without sedation. No pain or sensation is felt during the procedure. Swelling and bruising is typical after treatment, with some degree of tenderness but, following a successfully performed blepharoplasty surgery, patients will only experience a mild level of pain or discomfort. Watery or dry eyes and temporary blurred vision are also to be expected. Most effects of the surgery will usually subside within 10 days of the treatment.
Who Will Perform My Blepharoplasty Procedure?
Eye lift surgery is a very advanced field of medicine, due to the delicate structures within and around the eye. At NEO Health Clinic, our highly skilled surgeons have years of specialised experience and can safely and efficiently perform surgical contouring of the upper and lower eyed. Scars are minimal and hidden within the natural folds and creases of the eyes, and recovery times are minimal.