Eyelid surgery Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery gives your eyes a fresher, younger more relaxed look, by removing excess skin and bags.

You eyes are probably your most important facial feature. People notice the eyes when interacting and it is shown to be the feature we focus on most.

Their appearance and expression plays significant roles in how young, attractive, interesting, alert or energetic we appear to be.

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During the consultation for eyelid surgery, your surgeon will enquire regarding your general medical history, and any previous eye or eyelid surgery.

At the time of the consultation, it is also important to appreciate the facial asymmetry points you may not have noticed, and your surgeon can describe the type of changes you can expect from the surgery as well as the positioning of the scars.

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Eyelid surgery can be carried out either under a local anaesthetic with intravenous sedation or under a general anaesthetic. Small interventions can also be carried out under local anaesthetic alone. The operation can be carried out as a day case procedure, or can be carried out at the same time as a facelift, in which case an overnight stay would be necessary.

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A number of precautions can help speed up recovery after eyelid surgery and reduce the chance of complications.

It is important to avoid vigorous activities or stooping at least for the first five days after the surgery, primarily to avoid bleeding. Bleeding can occur even at an interval after the operation, and because the eyelid surgery is generally pain-free, it can be tempting for people to feel that normal activity levels are safe.

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As with any other type of surgery, there are uncertainties and risks associated also with blepharoplasty. Reporting any suspected problems early to your doctor allows for prompt intervention and speed up recovery.

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Get in touch. Talk to our helpful team or book a consultation with Mr Lucian Ion. Call 0207 486 7757

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