There are many options available for looking your very best. While proper diet, good skin care, and regular exercise can keep you fit, this may not have the effect you’d hope for on facial lines and wrinkles. That’s why countless people have come to our facial plastic surgery centres in London, Brussels, and Paris, which offer numerous anti-aging and wrinkle-reduction options.
When patients face issues with sagging and wrinkles around the eyes, cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is often the answer. Let’s consider the benefits of upper eyelid surgery and how this procedure is performed.
About Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery is a procedure performed to reduce drooping and sagging of the upper eyelids. The surgery is an excellent option for people who would like to look younger simply by addressing a minor cosmetic issue with the eyes. Thanks to upper eyelid surgery, patients can look rejuvenated and refreshed, with results that look natural.
Eyelid surgery can also be performed on the lower eyelids to reduce sagging, bagginess, and puffiness. The procedure for that type of eyelid surgery is much different than the one that concerns us at present.
General Candidacy for Upper Eyelid Surgery
Good candidates for upper eyelid surgery:
- Have cosmetic issues affecting the upper eyelids
- Would like to look years younger
- Potentially suffer from obscured vision due to a sagging upper eyelid
- Are in generally good overall health
- Are unlikely to experience a medical condition by undergoing surgery
- Understand the risks and benefits of surgery
- Have realistic expectations about the surgical process
Upper eyelid surgery can also be performed to create a fold in the upper eyelid when one does not currently exist. This can alter the appearance of the eyes and potentially improve vision in certain cases in which a patient’s eyes are very narrow.
During a consultation at our practice, we can discuss whether or not upper eyelid surgery or another procedure is ideal for you and your needs.
Performing Upper Eyelid Surgery
During upper eyelid surgery, an small incision is made along the fold of the upper eyelid. Through this incision, excess skin can be carefully removed, reducing the sagging of the eyelid in the process. Sutures are used to close the remaining skin, allowing the patient to heal.
When creating the fold along the upper eyelid, surgeons work carefully to ensure precise creation of the eyelid fold so that the results look natural. In either of the two surgeries, the same principles generally apply.
Recovering from Upper Eyelid Surgery
After undergoing upper eyelid surgery, patients will want to get a lot of rest. Discomfort around the eyes as well as bruising and swelling are common. Patients will be given eye drops to address eye irritation as well as ointment or cream for the eyelids to address itchiness and dryness after surgery. Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity and attend all followup visits as scheduled.
Patients will want to consider about two weeks off from work so that major swelling, bruising, and discoloration is given a chance to fade.
Scarring After Upper Eyelid Surgery
Post-surgical scarring from this procedure is hard to notice thanks to the surgical technique. The small incision is made along the fold of the eyelid, meaning that most people will not notice the scar even when you’re blinking.
Learn More About Upper Eyelid Surgery
To learn more about cosmetic eyelid surgery and your many other options for facial rejuvenation, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery centre today. We look forward to your visit and discussing all these matters in greater detail.