Blepharoplasty – Repair droopy eyelids

Written by Kevin Millar

What is Blepharoplasty?

Excess skin on the upper eyelid creates a hooding effect which makes the eyes look tired in spite of having slept well. Sometimes the forehead muscles compensate to lift the brow, this causes transverse wrinkles on the forehead.

This skin can be removed, sometimes with a little fat resulting in a more youthful, invigorated and rejuvenated appearance. This can be done under local anaesthesia with light sedation. Removing this veil of skin creating a hood over the upper eyelid is probably one of the best procedures by plastic surgeons.

If there are bags involving the lower lids they may also be improved by removing the pockets of prolapsed fat and re-draping the skin.

Sutures are removed after 5 – 7 days and the bruising and swelling resolve after 2 weeks.

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