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Blepharoplasty

If you have upper or lower eyebags and are looking to correct them permanently, Dr Medispa offers eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to restore a youthful and wide-awake look to your eyes.

Blepharoplasty surgery can transform the face by reducing eye bags and removing excess skin or fat. Hooded eyelids can also be corrected during this simple procedure.

What causes eyebags?

Hooded eyelids, upper and lower eyebags can be a sign of ageing, or they may be hereditary. Eyebags may indicate an underlying medical issue or simply show that we are tired and run down.

As we age, our delicate eyelid skin stretches, and the muscles holding them weaken, leading to sagging. Certain lifestyle choices such as excessive sun exposure and smoking can also have a significant effect on the skin around our eyes, as well as lymphatic issues.

What is blepharoplasty?

When the eyelids stretch due to the ageing process, the muscles that support them can weaken. As a result, excess fat can be seen above and below the eyelids, causing a heavy, tired look. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure which repairs droopy eyelids by removing excess fat, skin and muscle in this area and tightening the complexion surrounding the eyes.

Blepharoplasty FAQs

Am I a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

If you have sagging skin and puffy upper and lower eyebags and are otherwise fit and healthy, you are probably suitable for blepharoplasty. However, it’s essential to make the necessary health checks and discuss the process beforehand so that you can make an informed choice. Therefore we ask that you attend a pre-treatment consultation with the surgeon before any procedure, here at Dr MediSpa, so that we can ensure your safety and that blepharoplasty will indeed benefit you.

What happens during eyelid surgery?

Depending on your requirements and the best course of treatment that your surgeon decides upon, you may have your blepharoplasty procedure under general or local anaesthetic. You will know which type of anaesthetic you are going to have, in your consultation so that you can make the necessary arrangements for travel and your recovery.

During the surgery, incisions which follow the natural lines of your eyelids will be made, within the creases of the upper lids and just below the lashes in the lower lids, extending into the crow’s feet or laughter lines at the corner of the eyes. It is through these incisions that surplus fat and excess skin can be removed, and lax muscles can be tightened. If you have pockets of fat beneath your lower eyelids without surplus skin, these may be removed through the inside of your lower eyelids.

What happens after my blepharoplasty surgery?

Once you have left the clinic, you will need to rest for a few days. It is best to keep your head elevated whilst you sleep, for a few nights, to reduce any swelling and drain any excess lymphatic fluid away from the area. You will experience some swelling, bruising and a little discomfort, so using a cold compress can alleviate this. Your surgeon will usually apply some suture or steri-stips as a support for your eyelids, following surgery. If these become encrusted, they can be replaced here at the clinic.

After 3 to 5 days, your sutures can be removed, and you will be able to wear light make-up. You may be advised, however, to use the suture or steri-strips to support your lower eyelids for a week or so. Your eyes will probably feel tighter as they close, as some of the skin has been removed. This is quite normal and will subside naturally.

An ointment to aid faster healing may be given to you. You may also find that your eyes are more watery than usual after your blepharoplasty, as the tear ducts will be slightly swollen. This is also normal and will subside within a few weeks. The pinkish scars will fade over the course of a few months and will eventually become almost invisible.

When will I see the results of my blepharoplasty?

As soon as your bandages are removed, you will see your results immediately. Your eyes will appear more open, awake and youthful and will be rejuvenated. It may take a month or two for all the swelling to subside, but you’ll notice a huge difference in your facial appearance after a week or so. Your surgeon will advise you on the best skincare and healthy lifestyle regime to preserve your beautiful results for as long as possible, such as applying an SPF sunscreen and using sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.

Individual results with blepharoplasty may vary, as we are all unique.

Dr Frati at Dr Medispa

Dr Riccardo Frati works alongside us here at Dr MediSpa to offer surgical and reconstructive procedures, such as upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty.

An internationally renowned plastic surgeon, Dr Frati graduated from the University of Rome with honours and received world-class mentoring and is continually developing his practices and techniques.

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