Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery
As the eyelid is a thin fold of skin it is particularly susceptible to the effects of ageing. Tiny changes to the skin on or around either eye can be quite noticeable and can give the face an unbalanced look. Eyelid surgery, also known as ‘Eyelid rejuvenation’ or ‘Blepharoplasty surgery’, is the best way of combating this.
Over time the eyelid can sag and become ‘hooded’. It can restrict vision and can effect confidence. A tried and tested procedure, Blepharoplasty surgery can rectify this by removing excess tissue. The consultant will cut along the fold of eyelid to remove excess skin, muscle and fat before closing the incision. The incisions are performed along the natural contours of the eyelids and into the laughter lines at the corner of the eyes. Patients can normally leave shortly after the operation and recuperate at home but will need a period of rest and to avoid any strenuous work or sporting activity until the swelling subsides and the stitches have been removed, usually about seven days later.
Laser eyelid procedures are also available to perform the same rejuvenation process as traditional surgery while also helping promote a refreshed look and enhanced contouring around the eye. Both are accepted techniques and consultations will help you decide which is the best for your particular condition and appearance.