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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

 Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

 What is a Blepharoplasty?

 An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove skin and sometimes muscle and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids.
Upper lid blepharoplasty is performed through an incision in the upper eyelid crease. Excess skin, muscle and fat are removed as required and then a fine suture is used to close the skin and removed at 5 days.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed either through a skin incision just below the eyelashes or through an incision on the inside of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach). The type of approach depends on the individual patient.

 Why is Blepharoplasy performed?

 Blepharoplasty is performed to improve the appearance of ‘baggy’ eyes that have excess skin and a heavy appearance. It can be performed as a cosmetic procedure to improve someone’s appearance.
Sometimes a person has so much excess skin that it hangs over the eyes and impairs the vision. In this case it may be possible to have the surgery paid for by your insurance provider.

What does the procedure involve?

Blepharoplasty is often performed under local anaesthetic with sedation. In some cases it is performed under general anaesthetic.
The amount of bruising can vary following the surgery but you should expect some bruising, which could last for approximately 10 days.
The doctor will give you a detailed explanation of what to expect after the surgery.

 
Keywords: eyelid surgery, eyelid lift, baggy eyelids

 

 

 

 

 

 


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