Upper Eye Lid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty)
Upper Eye Lid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty) is cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the upper eye lid. The aim is to remove hooded or drooping eyelids.
As the ageing process occurs, naturally the loss of elasticity in the skin falls, and the skin and muscles weaken and stretch. This gives the appearance of dropping, over hanging skin and fat around the upper eye lid. Meaning for ladies it is very difficult to apply eye shadow, upper eye liner and even mascara. It can even obstruct vision in extreme cases. The result of the procedure is a less tired, more open eye area and a more youthful appearance.
Upper Blepharoplasty is the cosmetic procedure used to re contour the eye lid. The procedure involves making a cut in the natural skin crease of the upper eye lid. Then, excess skin and fat will be removed and the wound closed using very fine stitches. The procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic and takes approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.
Swelling and bruising to the area will occur following the procedure. You will be given detailed after care to follow post surgery.
Other symptoms that you may experience are dry or itchy eyes, temporary sensitivity to light and wind, watery eyes and blurred vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear. After 3-5 days you will return to have any stitches removed
It is very important to rest and follow the after care given following surgery. Keep your head upright for a few days. Do not bend over and avoid exercise. Use extra pillows to sleep upright. This is to ensure that your blood pressure remains stable and reducing further swelling and bruising and chances of bleeding.
Do not use eye makeup until advised to do so.
Bruising and swelling can look worse during the first couple of days after surgery. However the bruising and swelling begin to disappear rapidly after this with the bruising turning yellowish in colour after ten to fourteen days.
Most people feel ok to return to normal day to day activities after about 10-20 days. Impact exercise is best to be avoided for the first month.
Contact lenses should not be worn for up to 2 weeks after surgery.
For further information and to book at consultation with Consultant Plastic Surgeon Philip Lim call 01904 848312
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