Blepharoplasty (Eye Surgery)

 

Fresh, lively looking eyes reflect your youthful attitude. However, as we age, the expressiveness of our eyes is often eclipsed by drooping eyelids, puffy bags under our eyes, and heavy brows. Loss of fat in the face and sagging cheeks can result in creasing and dark shadows under your eyes, leaving them looking sunken and hollow. Other people experience heavy bags under their eyes because of a pronounced fat pocket that develops under each eye.

 

If you are experiencing any of these signs of aging, we may be able to create a treatment plan to restore your youthful appearance.

 

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

 

An upper lid blepharoplasty rejuvenates your upper eyelids to provide a more open appearance. During the procedure, your surgeon will:

 

  • Make an incision that will be concealed in the natural crease of your upper lid
  • Remove excess skin from your upper lid
  • Create natural looking contours with your lid
  • Close the incision

 

This procedure leads to minimal discomfort in most patients and often results in only minor bruising and swelling during recovery.

 

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

 

Lower lid blepharoplasty reduces the appearance of bags under your eyes. During this procedure, the surgeon will:

 

  • Create a small incision inside the eyelid
  • Remove fat from the fat pocket or “bag” under the eye
  • In some cases, tighten the skin with a laser or remove unwanted skin
  • Close the incision that is discreetly hidden on the inside of your eyelid

 

Most patients experience a small amount of swelling and bruising and can return to work within a week.

 

Surgical Recovery

 

Surgeries are performed in an Edinburgh based private hospital, and patients can return home the same day.

 

As you recover, you can expect mild to moderate swelling and bruising in the surgical areas. Pain and discomfort are minimal. Many patients do not even take the prescribed pain medication. You can expect to return to work and most normal activities in about a week. You should avoid strenuous activities for a couple of weeks.

 

You will need to see your surgeon for a follow-up visit after your surgery to ensure that you are healing well and your results are as expected.

 

To arrange your appointment at our Glasgow or Edinburgh clinics contact our team today.