Do people frequently ask you if you’re tired? Or maybe your upper eyelids are droopy and hindering your eyesight. Whether you were born with puffy under eyes or have noticed your upper eyelids sag over time, these developments greatly impact the way you appear.
Eyelid surgery will reverse these imperfections and help you appear alert and well-rested!
- 1 About Eyelid Surgery
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Candidates
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 Eyelid Surgery Cost
- 10 FAQs
About Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, technically known as the blepharoplasty, is often both a cosmetic and practical surgery.
The muscles in the upper eyelids weaken as we age. A loss of elasticity and droopy skin will make the upper eyelid’s movement more difficult. Loose upper eyelids can affect peripheral vision and make you appear older than you truly are. An overhanging eyelid can be a sign of ptosis, a condition in which the eyelid droops over the eye. This condition can develop at any age and may be asymmetrical. Ptosis surgery will allow your surgeon to tighten the eyelid muscle and return symmetry to the face. Hooded eye surgery will correct overhanging eyelids and help your eyes appear bright and attentive. Eyelid surgery is a versatile procedure that can address a variety of aging symptoms of the eyelids.
Upper eyelid surgery
Often performed on people in their fifties to sixties, this surgery reduces excess skin and tissue in the upper eyelids. Incisions are often made along the natural contour of the eye. The underlying muscles of the eye will be tightened and the skin reconnected to tighten the upper eyelid’s appearance.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
Lower eyelid surgery is frequently performed to reduce localized areas of fat under the eyes often referred to as “bags.” These bags make individuals appear constantly tired. Removing these bags improves the whole face, smoothing out your contours and helping you appear healthy and well-rested. A lower eyelid procedure may also be performed to reduce excess, wrinkled skin below the eyelids. In the procedure, an incision is made along the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin will be removed and fat will be redistributed.
Don’t settle for droopy, fat eyelids that detract from your attractive features. An eye lift will help transform the way you appear after one surgery!
Your eyes are a powerful part of your first impression.
There are many advantages to eyelid surgery, the primary benefit is that the surgery will immediately impact your face. These results of eyelid surgery will have benefits for your entire appearance. Smoother, taut skin around your eyes will help you appear younger and attentive. Not only will this surgery dramatically impact your face, it often improves our patient’s confidence. Your eyes communicate how you feel, and after an eyelift surgery, they will communicate that you are healthy and engaged!
After surgery, makeup will be easier to apply and you won’t be bothered with comments about how tired you appear!
If you find that your eyelids are hindering your eyesight or you are frustrated with the bags under your eyes, eyelid surgery may be your ideal solution. Men and women who are healthy and have a realistic understanding of the outcomes eyelid surgery will provide should schedule a consultation with one of our highly accredited team members. This procedure will significantly improve your face and we will help you get the results you want!
We encourage our patients to ask lots of questions.
During your private consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and explain how you would like a blepharoplasty to change your eyes. Dr. Hamlet and his team will listen carefully to your goals and examine your eyelids. They will ask about your health, taking note of any pre-existing health conditions, allergies, medications, and previous treatments. If eyelid surgery is deemed a healthy procedure for you, the surgeon will move onto explaining the details of the surgery, potential risks, and recovery period.
We want our patients to be well-educated on their upcoming procedure so they can be confident in our abilities and excited for their outcome.
Some questions to help jump-start the process may include:
- Are there before-and-after photos of previous eyelid surgeries?
- Do any of those eyelid surgeries seem similar to my current situation?
- What can I do to ensure a healthy surgery and recovery?
- How many days should I ask off from work?
- Will my eyesight be impaired for a few days after the surgery?
These questions should help you develop some of your own and learn more about what an eyelid surgery entails. The surgeon will instruct you how to prepare for the surgery and, together, you and the surgeon will schedule a date for the procedure.
We take your health and comfort seriously at The Grant Center and encourage you to pick up any prescriptions with plenty of time before the surgery date.
- Smoking habits will need to be paused and you will not be able to take blood-thinning medications for a few weeks.
- Arrange rides to and from your appointment.
- Having a friend or family around for the first twenty-four hours of your recovery will help you greatly. You may need assistance moving around and since your eyes will be swollen, having someone around will bring peace-of-mind.
- The morning of your surgery, dress in comfy clothes and arrive a few minutes early.
Following our recommended steps for preparation will ensure you have the best experience and results possible.
When you arrive at your procedure, your eyes will be cleaned and prepared for surgery. The predetermined anesthetic will be administered and once you are comfortable, the surgeon will begin. Incisions will be delicately applied. Excess tissue will be removed and fat artfully distributed to enhance the balance of your face.
Once completed, the incisions will be closed and bandaged.
You will have a follow-up appointment a few days after your surgery.
Following the surgery, your eyes will be swollen and sensitive. Pain medication will help you remain comfortable. It is important to get lots of rest during the first week of recovery. Brief walks will improve circulation and elevating your head will help diminish swelling. You will need to sleep on your back for a while as the incisions heal. An extra pillow should help make the sleeping position more relaxing.
During your follow-up appointments, stitches will be removed and your eyelids will be examined to ensure they are healing properly.
At any time during your treatment experience, our friendly and knowledgable staff are happy to answer any questions you have and inform you of when to return to common activities.
You will immediately notice an improvement in your eyes. As the swelling and bruising decreases, you will see your masterful results set in.
At The Hamlet Clinic, we want our patients to receive their best outcome and have those results for years to come!
With a healthy lifestyle and healthy skin care routine, you will have young, bright eyes for many years.
Eyelid Surgery Cost
Blepharoplasty costs will differ between each patient because your surgeon will take your unique anatomy and desired outcomes into account. The pricing of eyelid surgery will also depend on the techniques implemented in the procedure. Our surgeons strive to develop a relationship with each of their patients so they can better understand the patient’s ideal aesthetic. With our attention to detail and focus on getting to know you, you will feel safe and cared for at The Hamlet Clinic.
To learn more about eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with us today at 0207-127-4377.
Is eyelid surgery painful?
No. The procedure implements anesthetic to keep you comfortable and safe during surgery. If you experience discomfort during your recovery, don’t worry! Your surgeon and you will have discussed pain medications in your consultation. Any discomfort experienced can be alleviated with the medication provided.
How dangerous is eyelid surgery?
This procedure is not considered dangerous because your surgeon will have reviewed your health and eyes before the procedure. You will need to inform the surgeon of any pre-existing health conditions so that he can alter the eye surgery if necessary.
Can eyelid surgery be covered by insurance?
Sometimes. Eyelid surgery may be covered by your insurance, but the best way to check is to give your provider a call.
Are you awake during eyelid surgery?
Whether you are awake will depend on the anesthetic used. The surgeon and you will discuss your options and preferences before your appointment.
How long does it take for eyelid surgery to heal?
A few weeks. Stitches will be removed within a few days of surgery and you will want to take about a week off from work to ensure you get plenty of rest. The timeline of each individual’s recovery period will depend on their health and the techniques used in surgery.