Blepharoplasty could be the answer if you’re tired of looking tired!

by | Feb 16, 2024 | Cosmetic Surgery

WHAT IS BLEPHAROPLASTY?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid reduc­tion surgery, is used to reduce the skin around the eyelids. This could be because the normal eyelid crease is obscured, it’s diffi­cult to put makeup in this area, or maybe it even impairs your vision.

You may be consid­ering bleph­aro­plasty if your skin has become loose over time, it can become asym­met­rical, or the loose skin under your eyes may look like bags making you look tired even when you’re not.

Many younger people and celebrities are also having bleph­aro­plasty to solve hooded eyes, this can lift and brighten the face, making a change that really couldn’t be solved with anything non invasive.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY?

Here at Reforme Medical bleph­aro­plasty is performed under local anaes­thetic and takes around 2 hours. The excess skin and fat is removed and the scar that’s left is usually nicely disguised by the natural fold of the lid.

WHAT IS THE COST OF BLEPHAROPLASTY?

The cost for this surgery can depend on the complexity, and which area is being reduced (upper or lower), so it can range from £2500 – £4000.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE?

You may initially have some swelling and bruising, there will be sutures that may need removing after 7–10 days, and the pain can be help off with a couple of painkillers.

All scars evolve over time, from being initially thin and flat, they will go red and bumpy and then slowly flatten, soften, and blend in with the surrounding skin to become less conspicuous, this is called the scar matur­a­tion process. Scars can never be made invis­ible but do fade as they mature. This process can take anywhere from 8 months to 1.5 years. While most patients will be able to appre­ciate the bene­fits of the surgery at 3 – 8 months, you have to gener­ally wait a year to eval­uate the final results.

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO BLEPHAROPLASTY?

If surgery isn’t on the cards for you, there are multiple options that can signi­fic­antly help with the eyelid area. You may also consider having a brow lift, or using Morpheus 8 to help tighten the skin on the lower lids, or dermal fillers to reduce the appear­ance of hollows below the eye.

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