The skin quality and youthful volume of eyelids change over time with aging. If you feel your eyes have a tired look and you have excess upper eyelid skin, or loose and baggy lower eyelids, then this procedure might be beneficial to you.
The aim of upper eyelid blepharoplasty is to mainly remove the excess skin, hooding, for a more youthful look. The upper eyelid is the best place in the body to put a scar and consequently it tends to heal extremely well, hidden in your natural eyelid creases.
This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a more complex procedure performed under general anaesthetic. It aims to address the slight loss of support and structure of the lower eyelid that develops with aging and some of the excess skin. It is used to remove eyelid bags and to soften the effects of aging for a more youthful and less tired look.
An incision is made just under your eyelid line, extended to one of your natural, crow’s feet, creases on the side. Through this, the deep tissues are tightened to recreate support, excess bulging fat is removed and finally the excess skin is trimmed.