Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery. Although eyelid surgery is most often undertaken for cosmetic reasons, there are conditions where the procedure can become necessary for medical reasons.
It is a common sense precaution to take advice from your usual medical practitioner before committing yourself to surgery.
You should be aware that, as with all types of surgery, there are risks.
These include infection, blindness, dry eyes, blurred vision, swelling, inability to completely close one or both eyes and double vision.
Although these risks are by no means common it is a sensible precaution to check out the reputation and qualifications of your intended surgeon and be sure to ask him to run through the procedure and risks with you before committing yourself to surgery.
What is a Blepharoplasty Procedure?
Why Have Blepharoplasty?
Who can have it?
- The patient is normally administered with a local anaesthetic along with general sedatives.
- A general anaesthetic is also available for patients who prefer to sleep through the operation
- An incision is made following the natural line of the eyelid, in the creases of the upper lids and immediately below the lashes in the lower lids.
- The excess fat is removed and the sagging skin and muscle is often trimmed. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures and a bandage may be applied.