What is a Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty or ‘eyelid surgery’ is a procedure to remove or reposition fat–usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision.
However, it won’t remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. It can be performed on either the lower or upper eyelids or both depending on the needs of the patient following an assessment by the Facial Surgery UK team.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
For this procedure, the incision is made in the natural skin fold of the upper eye. This procedure removes excess skin improving that tired “saggy” look. This is often the first procedure people need as the signs of aging develop. It is usually performed under local anaesthetic.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
This procedure targets bags under the eyes by removing excess skin and fat. For patients with “bagginess” alone, excess fat can be removed without a visible scar. If skin does need to be removed, the incision is hidden beneath the lash line. General anaesthesia is not usually required.