|Eyebrows & Eyelids
When we look at someone's face, we immediately gravitate towards the eyes and the eyelid area. The appearance of this area may affect our overall impression of the face. If the skin of the eyelids is excessively loose or baggy, the appearance is one of fatigue or puffiness rather than a bright energetic look. Bulging or baggy appearance in the upper or lower eyelid may result from both loose and excess skin, as well as from fat deposits bulging forward.
Correction of both upper and lower eyelid deformities involves a very precise removal of appropriate amounts of excess skin and fat. This surgical procedure is called Blepharoplasty.
The surgical correction of eyelid deformities may be performed as an isolated procedure or in conjunction with other facial cosmetic procedures. It can be performed under local or general anaesthesia depending on other procedures being performed at the same time. We prefer to perform blepharoplasty using a light general anaesthetic. By having you totally comfortable and asleep, the level of precision of your operation increases dramatically; you’ll feel absolutely no anxiety, nor pain and will remain extremely still and quiet, so that I may perform your surgery with utmost accuracy.
It is an outpatient surgery and takes 1 to 2 hours to be completed. After surgery, you will experience no pain. Varying degrees of swelling and discoloration occur in the lid area and cheeks, and usually subside within 7 - 10 days. Doing this procedure with extreme care as we do prevents bruising in almost all cases of eyelid surgery patients.
The incision lines are minimally visible in the first few days to weeks after surgery and you will be able to go back to usual activities 6 to 8 days after surgery.