As we age, our eyes can make us look older than our years. Tired. Stressed. Cranky. Our skin loses elasticity, our muscles become weaker, and fat can accumulate under our eyes. An eyelid lift is a cosmetic procedure (Blepharoplasty) can be performed on either or both of the upper and lower eyelids. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. Blepharoplasty involves carefully removing excess skin, and removal or repositioning of muscle and/or fat. In some patients there may be a need for additional procedures to to optimise the outcome. Some patients choose to have all four eyelids operated on at the same time.
Procedure Length : 1-2 Hours
Recovery Time : 1-2 Weeks
Anesthesia : General
Consultation : Free
What happens after the operation?
After the operation you should be able to go home on the same day and will be advised to sleep using a couple of pillows to keep the head up. In the early stages of the recovery you may need to use eye drops for extra lubrication. You should expect visible bruising and swelling of the eyelids in the days after surgery. Ideally you should aim to take two weeks off work, and can start light exercise after four weeks.