Corrective Eyelid Surgery


1. Overview

Corrective eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is surgery that is frequently carried out to improve the appearance of the eyelids. With ageing upper eyelids can become droopy with an excess of skin obliterating the natural eyelid creases. Lower eyelids can develop bags of fat and skin leading to an aged and tired look. Eyelid surgery is intended to correct the skin and fat problems within the eyelids and produce a natural more youthful appearance.

2. What Does The Surgery Involve?

Eyelid surgery is normally performed under a general anaesthetic and excess fat and skin is removed through cosmetically positioned incisions around the eyelids.

3. How Long Am I In Hospital?

Eyelid surgery is generally performed as a day case procedure.

4. What Is The Down-Time?

Some bruising and swelling around the eyes is normal. The stitches used are of the dissolving type and will fall out by themselves at around two weeks. Most patients can begin to use eye make-up within two weeks.

5. What Are The Risks And Complications?

Mr Jones will discuss the risks and complications associated with eyelid surgery.

In general complications are unusual but include bleeding and distortion of the position of the eyelids.