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Eyelid Hooding and Eye Bag Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
This is a popular operation with men and women in their thirties. Designed to banish a permanent tired look and give you a fresher appearance, it delivers long-lasting results.
Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes, which may be so severe that they affect vision. Ageing around the eyes is associated with the formation of excess folds and eye bags. Lost skin elasticity mainly affects the upper eyelids. With age, the brow shifts downwards and your eyebrows come to lie below their usual bony ridge, exaggerating the effect. This surgery removes excess skin and flattens your eye bags.
NB This procedure doesn't deal with dark circles under the eye - that's a circulatory problem. There are Vitamin K creams which can improve this condition.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
People who have either droopy eyelids that are hereditary or have been caused by general ageing, or for those with excessive skin on the lower lids or deposits of fat, creating puffy pads. Lower eyelid surgery is particularly popular with men. This procedure is usually most suitable for younger people in their thirties with thicker and more elastic skin.
What can I expect?
The incision line for the upper eyelids is made in the crease of your eye, where it is inconspicuous. If you need to have skin removed from the lower lids as well, a small incision is made as close to the lower lids' eyelashes as possible, which extends out to the natural crinkles at the corner of your eye. This procedure can be undertaken under local or general anaesthetic, usually as a day case, so there's normally no need for an overnight stay in hospital.
Eyelid surgery can be performed alone or combined with other facial surgery procedures like face and brow lifts. Surgery normally takes between 1 and 2 hours depending on whether or not both the upper and lower lids are being corrected.
This is a highly successful procedure for those aged 30 onwards. The procedure can create a more alert and youthful look, and the results can last for as long as ten years. This procedure is often the first cosmetic surgery which people consider.
Impartial and informative cosmetic surgery consultation
As every person has individual requirements, it is vitally important to discuss your goals and expectations before making a decision. We want you to be fully and properly prepared and we'll answer all your questions and concerns.
Our cosmetic surgery consultations are held at our Brighton clinic. They're totally confidential and there's absolutely no obligation. Contact us today for friendly, helpful advice or to book a consultation: Call on 01273 604444, email us or fill in our contact form.