What is a Blepharoplasty?
The Upper Lid Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift is a procedure to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids that causes a hooded or tired looking appearance. An upper lid blepharoplasty is also known as an eyelid lift. This is a surgical procedure to remove excess or loose skin from the upper eyelids. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity and the skin becomes loose in the upper eyelid. This drooping skin can hang over the eyelid itself and interfere with the vision and cause a tired look. The medical term for loose upper eyelid skin is dermatochalasis. Alternative procedures that may help improve the appearance of skin laxity around the eyes include Morpheus8 Prime or CO2 lasers.
How is an upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) performed?
The blepharoplasty or eyelift lift is performed under a local anaesthetic in our clinic as a day case procedure. We provide the upper eyelid lift in Cheshire at our Knutsford clinic, CLNQ. You will have an initial consultation with the surgeon who will take a full history and perform examination of the area. You will discuss the possible treatment options for your specific concerns and highlight the risks and benefits of these options. If you are suitable for a blepharoplasty, a suitable appointment can be made for the procedure. Before the procedure, the surgeon will assess the amount of excess skin and fat in the eyelid. They will then mark the amount of skin to be removed from the eyelid. The surgeon will then use some local anaesthetic eyedrops and injections to numb the area. The skin is then removed along with any excess fat or muscle if required. The skin is then sutured using stitches to close the wound and dressings applied.
What are the risks of blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is usually performed under a local anaesthetic as a day case procedure. With all procedures there may be associated risks or complications. The potential risks and complications of blepharoplasty include:
Blepharoplasty Before and Afters
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