Blepharoplasty is commonly referred to as eye bag surgery. The procedure involves removing the excess skin and fat from either the upper or lower eye lids, and means that the eyelids are no longer droopy or hooded. The procedure lasts only 1 hour and leaves eyes appearing open, rejuvenated and youthful.
Understanding Blepharoplasty Surgery
The surgery is often carried out as a day case procedure, but this will depend on the individual’s needs. Upper and lower eye bags can be operated on separately or together under general anaesthetic. Patients that choose lower lid surgery will have an incision made under the lower lashes along the lash line or alternatively just inside the eyelid where excess tissue is removed. For those choosing the upper eye bag removal, the incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelid. Any excess tissue is then taken away. See the before and after photos here.
For many people, droopy eyelids or puffiness under the eye is either hereditary or due to ageing. We understand any cosmetic surgery takes a lot of thought and research, which is why MYA and our clinical team always ensure we provide you with all the information you need to come to an informed decision.
After your surgery
It is extremely important to attend your follow up appointments as this gives the nurse the opportunity to monitor healing after your procedure. Any sutures will need to be removed between 7-14 days after the operation. You are also advised to wear dark glasses outside for the first 7-14 days to ensure the area is protected from UV rays and also to prevent you touching the treated area. It is imperative that it is kept clean in the initial period following the surgery.
We offer a 24-hour emergency service line enabling you to speak to one of our highly qualified nurses outside clinic opening hours if you have any medical concerns.
Please note, if you suffer from eye conditions including dry eyes or glaucoma make sure you consult an eye specialist or ophthalmologist before your consultation with a MYA surgeon.
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