Everything you need to know about Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

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Under-eye bags can be a frustrating cosmetic concern that affects many individuals. While lifestyle modifications and home remedies help to an extent, some cases may require more advanced interventions. In this article, we will explore the transformative benefits of blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure specifically designed to address under-eye bags and rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes.

What is the cause of eye bags?

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Under-eye bags are caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, ageing, fluid retention, and weakened skin and muscle tissues. As the skin loses elasticity and the muscles surrounding the eyes weaken, the underlying fat may protrude, resulting in a puffy and tired appearance.

While various treatments can provide temporary relief, blepharoplasty offers a long-lasting solution by directly targeting the root cause.

What is Blepharoplasty?

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Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that aims to correct under-eye bags, remove excess skin, and restore a more youthful and rejuvenated look to the eyes. It is a highly effective solution for individuals who have tried non-surgical options without achieving satisfactory results.

How does eyelid surgery work?

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During the blepharoplasty procedure, a skilled surgeon carefully removes excess skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. The incisions are strategically placed within the natural creases of the eyelids to minimise visible scarring. The procedure can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on the specific needs of the patient.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Looking Better

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Blepharoplasty provides a significant improvement in the appearance of under-eye bags, reducing puffiness and restoring a more youthful and rested look to the eyes. It can also make the nasolabial folds less deep.

More Self-Confidence

By addressing a prominent cosmetic concern, blepharoplasty can boost self-esteem and overall confidence. Allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and satisfied with their appearance.

Getting rid of dry eyes

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In some cases, severe under-eye bags with a lax lower lid can cause dry eyes. Tightening the lower lid will correct this problem.

Long term and natural results

Unlike temporary solutions, the results of blepharoplasty are typically long-lasting. Once the excess skin and fat are removed, the rejuvenated appearance can be enjoyed for many years.

What is the aftercare for eyelid surgery?

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After the blepharoplasty, it is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and temporary discomfort. Following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions is crucial for optimal healing. It is recommended to avoid strenuous activities, protect the eyes from sunlight and irritants, and use prescribed medications or eye drops as instructed.

Most patients can resume their regular activities within a couple of weeks, with noticeable improvement in their appearance.

Getting a Blepharoplasty

When considering blepharoplasty, it is essential to choose a highly skilled and experienced surgeon who specialises in eyelid surgery. A qualified surgeon will evaluate your unique situation, discuss the procedure in detail, and provide personalised recommendations tailored to your specific needs.

Blepharoplasty offers a transformative solution for individuals who are bothered with their under-eye bags and seek rejuvenation of their eyes. By removing excess skin and fat, this surgical procedure effectively addresses
the root causes of under-eye bags, and giving them a refreshed and revitalised appearance.

Keen to know more? Schedule a consultation with us today to determine if blepharoplasty is the right option for you.