The sagging and loss of laxity around the eyes due to the natural ageing process is often a common concern. It can also result in an angry or sad expression. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids to give a more refreshed appearance to the eyes. We find the results can often achieve dramatic results.
When performing eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, we remove skin and a small amount of muscle to reduce hooding in the upper eyelid. In some patients, a small amount of fat is also removed. For lower eyelid surgery the incisions can be made either inside the eyelid or just below the lower lash line. Skin and soft tissue in the lower eyelids is repositioned to correct under-eye bags or sagging.
Swelling and bruising usually subsides after around two weeks to reveal a smoother, better defined eye region and a more alert and rejuvenated appearance. Results of blepharoplasty procedures typically last around seven to 10 years. You may wish to combine this procedure with a facelift or brow lift to maximise the rejuvenating results.