As we age, our skin starts to become looser, and sagging skin above the eyes can age your appearance drastically. One of the first places men and women notice the signs of ageing is around the eyes, and some patients choose to combine an upper blepharoplasty with other procedures in order to rejuvenate the face as a whole. Whatever you choose to do, it’s important to understand what an upper blepharoplasty can offer you over non-surgical solutions.
A drooping eyelid can alter the expression of a person by making them appear tired, moody or sad. The upper eyes can start to appear hooded as the ageing process continues, and surgery with Mr. Ahmed can reduce the skin laxity; improving the overall look of the face. An increasingly popular form of facial rejuvenation surgery, an upper blepharoplasty can open up the eyes, leaving patients with a wide-eyed appearance that in turn creates a more youthful look.
Upper blepharoplasty is mainly performed to correct drooping eyelids. Often referred to as ‘eyelid rejuvenation’, this surgical procedure can improve the look of hooded eyes and reduce wrinkles, giving a more youthful overall appearance. Tightening the skin above the eyes
To perform an upper blepharoplasty, a cut is made in the natural crease of the eyelid and in the crepe-like folds at the corners of your eyes, meaning the scars will sit on the natural lines of your eyes, which helps to hide them. Upper blepharoplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and involves creating an incision within the natural crease of the eye to the outer corners of the eyes. This is so there will not be a stark contrast between the eyelid and the surrounding skin and so ageing elements such as crows feet can also be tackled within the procedure to help reinforce a younger appearance around the eyes.
Once the incision is made the surgeon will then begin the remove any excess skin and build-up of fatty tissues within the eyelids and surrounding skin. Once the surgeon is happy the new more toned lid is created and the incision is stitched up.
Blepharoplasty surgery (both upper and lower) is normally recommended for men and women aged over 35, but eye bags can also be attributable to genetics and lifestyle, so you may still be a good candidate even if you are younger. Booking a full consultation with Mr. Ahmed is the best way to discover what upper blepharoplasty – and the other facial rejuvenation treatments available at the clinic – can offer you.
Like all cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, upper blepharoplasty comes with its own set of pros and cons that should be understood and carefully considered in order to make an informed division whether upper blepharoplasty treatment is right for you.
Upper blepharoplasty surgery comes with some potential risks that should be understood by anyone considering undergoing the treatment. Possible risks that come with upper blepharoplasty treatment include dryness of the eyes, overly watery eyes, tightening of the eyelids, and possible damage to surrounding facial muscles and nerves. These are, however, very rare. Although there are some risks and side-effect that you could possibly experience as a result of upper blepharoplasty treatment, there are also many positives that can come from this treatment too. For example, patients will see a clear improvement to the look and feel of the upper eyelids and surrounding skin.
Signs of ageing such as hooded lids, sagging and wrinkles can be eradicated or have a dramatic improvement, and patients will feel their youthful self once more. A detailed consultation with Mr. Aftab Ahmed, will reveal whether the upper blepharoplasty is right for you.