Cosmetic blepharoplasty can help restore a more youthful and rested appearance.
Blepharoplasty is the plastic surgery operation for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids; and for aesthetically modifying the eye region of the face.
The procedure will be performed at Norwood Day Surgery’s clinic and will involve removing excess skin to correct drooping of the upper lids and excess fat and/or skin to remove the “bags”.
Many people in their early to mid-thirties begin to notice a tired appearance around their eyes. This is most commonly attributed to a fullness or puffiness of their lids, caused by the accumulation of excess skin and/or fat. This fat is independent of body weight. It is originally under or behind the eye and migrates forward with the aging of the eyelid tissues. This condition can be remedied with cosmetic blepharoplasty. There are other conditions, however, such as allergy, fluid retention and thyroid disease which must be ruled out before surgery because blepharoplasty will not substantially improve these situations.
Ideally, candidates for blepharoplasty should experience any of the following conditions which can inhibit daily function or simply make looking in the mirror a taxing task.
You will be an ideal candidate for blepharoplasty if you experience:
- Drooping lower eyelids which can pull down on the lower part of the eye
- Puffy upper eyelids which can make you appear haggard
- Excess skin on the lower or upper lids which can inhibit sight significantly
- Fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid which can make you look older than you are
- Dark circles, bags or puffy skin
Most people who receive blepharoplasty are over 30 as this is when the symptoms of wrinkles start to become apparent. This is also usually when the renewal system in the skin begins to slow down which means that your skin may not be repairing as quickly as it’s being damaged. Some individuals also are just born with dark circles or bags which can all be treated here at Norwood Day Surgery by our surgeons.
After your surgery
Your surgeon at Norwood Day Surgery will make the effort to perform this procedure delicately, with great care and attention to detail. This will ensure that your recovery process is a little bit easier although you can still follow a few simple guides to help keep yourself comfortable during this time of rest.
- Keeping your head up to reduce swelling
- Using ice-packs to keep the area numb and reduce swelling
- Use eye drops if any discomfort is felt
- Wear sunglasses for a fortnight after your surgery to prevent irritation
If you have any other questions regarding your procedure please do not hesitate to ask the Norwood Day Surgery team. We’re here to make your surgical journey easier and are happy to help you through this process.