The concern of excessive skin in the upper eyelids affects both women and men. It contributes to giving your overall facial appearance a tired look and may even cause impaired vision due to the excess skin folding over your eyelashes possibly also contributing to headaches.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that alters the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. The aim is to improve the appearance of the area surrounding the eyes and to improve vision obscured by drooping eyelids. This is achieved by a small incision to the upper eyelids to remove excess skin and possibly a small amount of fat restoring your eyelids to a more youthful appearance. The incision is hidden in the upper eyelid crease and once healed not noticeable.
Sometimes descending eyebrows can lead to sagging eyelids. This can also contribute to an aged appearance of the upper eyelids. Our doctor may recommend a brow lift for further rejuvenation of the eyelid area.
What happens during and after the appointment
On procedure day the assisting nurse will go through the consent form, prepare you for the procedure and discuss any concerns you may have. Clients will be made comfortable during the procedure using anaesthetic administered by the Doctor. The clinic asks that all patients organise a reliable driver to pick them up after the procedure.
Results will be seen immediately post treatment, but will progressively improve over the following 6 weeks- 6 months. The result time will vary from client to client depending on your health, lifestyle and skincare regime.
Post procedure you can expect some downtime and some discomfort after the surgery. This however will vary depending on the patient as everyone heals differently. For the first week you may
experience swelling and mild bruising to area. Some patients may have dressing applied post treatment which will be left on until your post procedure check up. We recommend that clients do not book any special occasions/functions in for 2 weeks post procedure.
Possible side effects post treatment?
- Swelling/bruising for a few weeks
- Skin discoloration
- Mild Pain or discomfort
- Possible Bruising on the whites of the eyes
- Irritated eyes
The benefits of this procedure really gives patience a positive outcome on their appearance and can correct certain conditions permanently, however patients still experience the signs of aging.
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