Eye Bag Removal - Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is the removal of skin around the eyelid area. Hooding, saggy skin or droopy eyes and excess skin around the eye can be extremely aging, impair your vision and make your eye feels heavy and tired. A Blepharoplasty procedure can address these concern, leaving you looking refreshed and more youthful. The procedure is suitable for both men and women alike for both functional and cosmetic reasons.
How does it work?
The objective of an Upper Blepharoplasty is to surgically remove loose skin from the upper lid opening up the eyes and leaving the skin more taut and smooth.
For minimal loose skin under the eye a Diamond Cut procedure can remove a small area of skin at the outer corner of the lower lid helping to tighten and smooth the under eye area.
Both the Upper Blepharoplasty and Diamond Cut procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic.
For heavy/bulging lower eye bags, removal is more complex and a general anaesthetic is usually required.
What can I expect?
Following surgery you will experience some tenderness, swelling and bruising. Any discomfort can be treated with analgesics for a few days post surgery. You will not be able to drive immediately after surgery; we advise you do not resume driving until your vision has fully cleared.
Stitches are removed at one week post surgery.
It’s also common for the eyes to feel slightly dry, sensitive to light or watery initially, this eases over the weeks following surgery. Full aftercare guidance will be provided
Blepharoplasty provides significant improvement to the eye area, opening up the eye area for a more rested, youthful appearance.
The first review of the procedure is at 6 weeks, once everything has settled. It’s important to remember that the final results will not be fully realised until 3-6 months
Mr Wilson does not operate on active smokers – for the best possible surgical outcome patients need to be in a good state of health and commit to not smoking post surgery for a minimum of 6 weeks.