Wrinkles and sagging skin on the upper eye lid are not just aesthetic issues. They can lead to a reduced field of vision. The upper blepharoplasty is minor outpatient surgery which reduces this excess of skin.
Sagging skin and tear sacks on the lower eye lid can be reduced with a lower blepharoplasty. A tiny almost unnoticeable scar beneath the eyelash or at the back of the eyelid makes possible excision of the excessive skin. In the same surgery skin sticking to the orbital rim can be loosened and the area filled with the body’s own fat tissue in order to smooth overall symmetry.
A blepharoplasty results in a fresher facial appearance. Both surgeries are often combined and performed as an outpatient procedure.
Duration of the surgery:
approximately 30-60 minutes
local anaesthetic with sedation, outpatient procedure
swelling and bruises for 7-10 days, small plasters on the scar for about 1 week
Normally fit for flying after 1 week
Before and after Gallery blepharoplasty