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Blepharoplasty – banish those puffy eyes for good!

Posted: Mar 09 2023

Give your face a confidence boost with Blepharoplasty surgery

Are you spending an increasing amount of time in front of the mirror trying to hide the dark and puffy circles under your eyes that just don’t want to disappear? Perhaps you have noticed fatty cells above your eyelid that are giving you the appearance of an angry or sad look, despite your good mood? Luckily, there is a successful and innovative surgical procedure, Blepharoplasty, that can remove these less-than-ideal bags around your eyelids. This month, OCL Vision discusses the benefits of Blepharoplasty, what it is and how you can book your consultation with our Blepharoplasty Elstree surgeon to improve your appearance.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty (Dermatochalasis) is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the upper eyelids. The surgery involves an incision made in the upper lid’s crease to remove excess skin and fat, which helps to create a more youthful or open look. In order for blepharoplasty to be successful, a surgeon will carefully measure and mark out exactly how much skin, muscle and fat need to be removed from the affected area before any actual surgery begins.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty is a procedure used to restore the youthfulness of the eyes. It’s used to reposition or remove excess skin, fat, and weak muscles in the lower eyelid, known as eye bags. Depending on your individual case, two different approaches can be used to achieve this.

For younger individuals with bulging fat under their eyes but minimal wrinkling in their skin, a transconjunctival approach is usually optimal. This technique involves making an incision through the inner surface of the eyelid, which hides any resulting scarring. If, however, there is also loose skin and muscle present that needs to be removed, a small incision can be made just beneath the eyelash line using a transcutaneous approach. This option affords more control over how much of the lid should be tightened, if necessary, once the excision has been completed and closed with sutures or glue.

Is Blepharoplasty the right procedure for you?

As with any procedure, there will be options that are the perfect course for you and some which you may not be eligible for or may not wholly benefit from. Blepharoplasty is the ideal surgical procedure for both men and women who are living with excess skin, fat bulges and weak muscles surrounding the eyelid area.

Those who are not eligible for Blepharoplasty treatment include patients who have severe dry eyes and pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is also advised that if you are not available for post-operative care or you have unrealistic expectations of the procedure and risk of surgery, this course of treatment is not suitable.

Prior to undergoing any surgical procedure, your Blepharoplasty Elstree surgeon will perform a thorough and in-depth consultation, whereby we require a complete medical history, including mental health and drug history, to ensure that you are suitable to have Blepharoplasty surgery. During your consultation, if your surgeon feels you are not suited to this type of treatment, they will discuss this with you and offer alternative solutions.

Understanding the benefits of Blepharoplasty

Before anyone chooses to undergo surgery, it’s important to understand the benefits they can achieve from moving forwards. Take a look below at some of the benefits you will see once you have undergone Blepharoplasty surgery.

Restore your youthful look 

Thanks to the developments in the cosmetic world, blepharoplasty surgery can help people achieve a younger and more rested appearance. This procedure focuses on lifting, sculpting and even fat removal of the upper and lower eyelids. Depending on the treatment plan chosen by both patient and doctor, certain techniques, such as rejuvenation of the periorbital area or adjusting the position of the eyebrows, can be put in place to give maximum effect. For instance, after the procedure, a patient may experience an alert open-eye look due to the eyelid lift, which can provide natural youthfulness.

Improve your field of vision

A droopy upper eyelid can be a serious problem for vision. When the skin of the upper eyelid sags, it reduces peripheral and central vision, making anything in that area of vision difficult or impossible to see. Not only is this frustrating, but it may create other health concerns as well. Aside from the negative visual effects of sagging eyelids, people may also find themselves tipping their heads to see properly. Thankfully, this condition can be corrected with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty procedure.

Minimal scarring

Upper eyelid surgery offers a unique opportunity to improve one’s aesthetics without the unwanted side effect of visible scars. Performed with precision and care, small incisions are made in specific areas that hide within the natural folds of the patient’s eyelid, making them nearly invisible following healing. With this kind of procedure, patients can go about their daily life without anyone knowing about the surgery itself, as it is not visible by just looking at them.

Long-term results

For some people, upper eyelid surgery might be the best option when looking for lasting results. It’s minimally invasive and can produce more significant and longer-lasting results compared to other non-surgical treatments in that area. In many cases, it provides reliable, repeatable outcomes designed specifically to meet individual patient goals. To be sure you’re getting the best and longest-lasting results from any cosmetic treatments, talk with your doctor beforehand so they can weigh out all of your options and discuss what will work best with your unique needs.

Achieve a natural appearance

When most patients come in for Blepharoplasty surgery, they don’t want to appear as though they have had a cosmetic procedure. Eyelid surgery offers the benefit of achieving a natural look whilst banishing those dark and puffy circles below your eyes and the puffiness that may be apparent above your eyelid. Using the most advanced techniques, our Blepharoplasty Elstree surgeons ensure you leave our clinic with a youthful and natural look.

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Book a consultation with our Elstree OCL Vision team today 

Don’t suffer from dark puffy circles under your eyes any longer. If you feel you could benefit from Blepharoplasty surgery, get in touch with our Elstree or London OCL Vision team today and book a consultation with one of our experienced and highly accredited surgeons.

OCL Vision is the only surgeon-owned, comprehensive private eye care group in England. With OCL Vision surgeons operating in dedicated clinics in London and Elstree, Hertfordshire, patients can access world-class eye care closer to home with a specialist consultant who has dedicated their career to a specific branch of Ophthalmology.

With over 180 years of collective experience in eye surgery, OCL Vision is an elite group of eye surgeons who together have performed over 60,000 surgical procedures, published more than 250 research papers, and presented their work both nationally and internationally. Together we provide patients with the highest standards of private eye care.

If you suffer from dark circles or fatty cells around your eyelids and would like to discuss potential treatment options, make an enquiry or call on 0203 993 4268

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