Eye lift (blepharoplasty) surgery, aims to address the following areas:
- loose skin of the upper eyelid
- hooding of the upper eyelid hanging down on the eyelashes
- awareness that vision is being interfered with by hanging loose skin
- looseness and wrinkles of lower eyelids
- tear trough and eye bags of lower eyelids.
What is an Eyelift (blepharoplasty)?
Eyelift (blepharoplasty) surgery to the upper and lower eyelids is a common cosmetic procedure. The lower eyelids with time may develop bulging or bagging and excess skin.
Blepharoplasty is an operation designed to address the appearance of the eyes and eyelids. Eyelift (blepharoplasty) surgery may be sought after due to the effects of sun damage as well as the skin losing its elasticity and tightness. Operative procedures, such as eyelift surgery or blepharoplasty are designed to address these effects.BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Lower lid eyelift (blepharoplasty) surgery addresses the skin under the eye in accordance to the patient’s desired result. The upper eyelids may develop skin excess and looseness with drooping of redundant eyelid skin down onto the eyelashes. This is the result of a combination of upper eyelid excess in combination with descent of the eyebrows/ forehead tissues. Dr Drielsma often addresses upper eyelid ageing will be a combination of upper eyelift surgery (blepharoplasty) with endoscopic brow and forehead lifting.
The asian upper eyelid may lack the “double eyelid” fold or crease. Rounding or occidentalisation of the asian eyelid involves surgically creating a crease or fold of the upper eyelid. This is a day procedure and while can be done either under local or general anaesthetic.BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Eye Lift (Blepharoplasty) Surgery FAQ
How is the operation performed?
How long does the operation take?
Do I have to stay in hospital?
When can I return to activities?
Are there any risks?
As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complication. Surgery and anaesthesia are safe and it is most unlikely you will experience any difficulty. However, there is a chance that a complication such as bleeding or infection may occur.
Scars: Incisions used for blepharoplasty are placed where they blend into the natural lines of the upper and lower lids. For the first few weeks the scars may be pink and slightly thickened. Scarring following surgery may take up to two years to fully mature.
Swelling: Swelling of the eyelids can affect contour for some weeks and during this period of settling, improvement in eyelid contour can be expected. It is likely that close scrutiny of your eyelids following the procedure may reveal some small irregularity in contour or symmetry.
Vision: Some blurring of vision is not uncommon in the early post-operative phase due to swelling.
Anaesthetic: You will be receiving a general anaesthetic and your anaesthetist will be discussing with you possible discomforts following anaesthesia. Any questions you have regarding your anaesthetic would be best answered by your anaesthetist at the time of surgery.
Individual results may vary. All surgery carries risks.
You should get a second opinion from an equally qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon before proceeding with surgery.