Laxity of the upper and lower eyelids may be corrected by performing an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty. This involves removal of the skin, muscle and fat from the upper and lower lids. The procedure usually involves a general anaesthetic and an overnight stay. Upper lid blepharoplasty can be performed under a local anaesthetic on an Outpatient basis.
Eyelid Surgery in Aylesbury
Upper eyelid surgery is often carried out separately from lower eyelid surgery and if this is the case will be carried out under local anaesthetic with sedation. A general anaesthetic may be used particularly if both upper eyelids and lower eyelids are being corrected. In upper eyelid surgery, an incision along the eyelid crease in the natural skin fold of the eyelid and removes unwanted skin, fat and muscle. The incision, is then closed hiding the scar inside the natural fold of the upper eyelid. In lower eyelid surgery, the fat from the eye bags is removed either through an external incision made just below the lower lashes or through an incision made on the inside of the eyelid. A small amount of skin may also be removed, but the orbicularis muscle (the muscle that closes the eyelid) should be preserved. Although eyelid surgery is a fairly comfortable procedure, you will be required to take 5-10 days off work. There will be some expected bruising which should subside quickly. The sutures may be dissolvable or a surgical glue may be used. If the sutures do need to be removed, this will be done between 4 and 7 days.
Many people find that eyelid surgery can make a real difference to their appearance, especially if they had large bags underneath their eyes. The results of lower eyelid surgery through an external cut are likely to be more effective than surgery through a cut made on the inside of the eyelid as the surgeon can tighten the skin and reduce some wrinkling as well. Some techniques of lower eyelid surgery can leave the eyes looking sunken or unnatural because too much fat is removed.
*Results will vary from person to person and a thorough in-depth consultation will first take place.