Blepharoplasty is better known as eyelid surgery.It is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to remove excess skin or fat from eyelids.People with eyelids that droop, sag, or appear ‘hooded’ often undergo blepharoplasty. It is a procedure that is performed under general anaesthetic or under local anaesthetic with sedation, depending on the extent of the operation.
Loose skin on the eyelid creates folds that give the impression of heaviness, whereas loose skin under the eye creates bags making one look permanently tired. With blepharoplasty, the eyelid, the eye bag or both, can be operated upon at one time to give more youthful appearance to your eyes. If you are considering eyelid surgery, you can discuss your needs and goals with a professional eye cosmetic surgeon, who will be able to advise what is best for you.
Blepharoplasty is often performed with a scalpel, but can also be carried out with laser technology.Eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid, or both. The ultimate goal with blepharoplasty is to restore the look and function of the eyelid by removing excess skin. The procedure can also smooth out and tighten the lower eyelid, which gives a smoother look between the eyelid and the cheek.
Why Do People Have it?There are a number of reasons why both men and women choose to have eyelid surgery.
Who is Suitable?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals generally 30 years old or older who are in good health and who have no other eye conditions. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
The first step for all of our patients is to meet with the surgeon we feel is best placed to perform your procedure for a consultation.
If your surgeon feels you are a good candidate for surgery, you are then invited to consider whether you would like to proceed for surgery or otherwise following a two-week cooling-off period. Within this period you are welcome to come in and discuss your potential surgery with your surgeon as many times as you like.