As we age, the skin loses its elasticity and gravity pulls the soft tissues of the eyelids downwards, thus creating extra creases and folds. Small fat pockets appear underneath our eyes, making them look tired and swollen. The excess skin from the upper eyelid may sometimes hang so low that it obstructs our vision and makes us look older.
Blepharoplasty is an operation for the removal of the excess skin and fat from the upper and / or the lower eyelids, while it also helps tighten the skin and the soft tissues around the eyes. A successful surgery will leave your face looking younger and brighter, while if the upper lid obstructs your visual field, your vision will also be improved.
Most people who undergo a blepharoplasty feel more confident with their looks.
Blepharoplasty is usually performed using a local anesthetic that is injected to the eyelid. A bilateral surgery usually lasts about an hour. Routine activity can be resumed quite quickly and the surgery does not cause any strains. The stitches used are removed within 2 weeks and the incisions are not visible as they are hidden in a natural crease of the eyelid.