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What is Blepharoplasty / Eye Bag Surgery?

Breast Cosmetic Blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure, undertaken by both men and women. It involves surgery on either the upper or lower eyelids. In the case of the upper eyelids, this is usually to lift drooping lids, or remove wrinkles. If it is carried out on the lower lids, then it is usually done to reduce the puffiness or 'eye bags' that are commonly seen under the eyes. This procedure can be performed on its own or as part of a facelift. You need to have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of this type of surgery. Most of our patients are happy with the results of this surgery and report that they have experienced an increase in their confidence and well being linked to an improved physical appearance.

why (blepharoplasty)?

Your eyes are your most prominent feature and can give away your age in an instant. When your first meet people making eye contact is one of your first thing you do and they are the feature of our face that get the most focus on. How your eyes look is one of the most important factors in how young and attractive we appear to other people. Blepharoplasty is a term for cosmetic surgery procedure to correct either the upper or the lower eye lids and sometimes both, with the cosmetic surgeon removing excess skin and fatty deposits that causes eyes to look tired and puffy this procedure will reduce your tired appearance and so improve your confidence and self-esteem. Leaving your eyes looking younger and fresher.

Breast Cosmetic Who for blepharoplasty??

If you have realistic expectations regarding this procedure, are healthy and stable, then you could be suitable for Blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is designed to remove the excess fat, skin and wasted muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. In cases where vision is affected, for example, sagging upper lids, or excessive wrinkling on the lower lids then blepharoplasty can rectify these problems. There are several factors to be taken into account when assessing your suitability, which will be carefully discussed in your initial consultation with our surgeon. These include good overall health, ensuring that any pre-existing medical conditions will have been mentioned with your surgeon well in advance. All surgery carries with it a very small risk and so our surgeon needs to be fully informed regarding your physical health so that any potential problems can be dealt with beforehand. Also, if you are fit and well, your recovery will be so much quicker than if you are out of shape.

There are certain medical conditions which can increase the risk of complications from blepharoplasty. These are:

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • 'Dry Eye' or problems with your tear ducts
  • Graves Disease (a thyroid disorder)
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Detached Retina
  • But with our surgeons no problems we can handle all of these complicated cases as our surgeons are expert.
Breast Cosmetic The age limit for this procedure:

is usually 35 years upwards though it is not unusual for younger people to undergo this type of surgery, particularly if they have large bags under the eyes or extreme drooping of the eyelids. Your reasons for wanting blepharoplasty will be discussed with your surgeon with the aim of ensuring that your expectations can be realistically met. Your surgeon will outline the benefits, risks and outcome of this surgery, ensuring that you fully understand what this procedure entails. And in order to determine the best possible outcome for you, your surgeon will give you advice on how to prepare for this procedure.

Recovery &complications from Blepharoplasty:

In the post-operative stage, some bruising and swelling may occur. This is entirely normal and is likely to last for up to two weeks though it usually subsides in the first 10 days. Your surgeon will have lubricated your eyes with ointment after the surgery and he may also a bandage. You may find that your eyelids are dry at first but eye drops can help with this. Sutures will be removed after 5 days. There will be some scarring which will heal quickly though this depends on the individual.

Recovery time varies from one patient to another though in all cases you will be advised to rest and takes things easy in the first week after the surgery. You should be able to return to work after a week to 10 days. Any physical activities should be kept to a minimum and in the case of contact sports, avoided for about 3 weeks. Most patients don't have any problems during the recovery period but in the rare case that you do, contact your surgeon immediately.

What are the alternatives?

Only with cases with only wrinkles around the eyes without fatty bags Botox injection can be reduce it. If you are interested in this kind of treatment please check our website for. Also if you have cosmetic problems with other parts of your face, for example if your eyebrows are also drooping, a forehead or brow lift for sure it will help.