Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) means getting rid of excess skin, muscle, fat or combinations of the above around the eyelids, without visible scars. Blepharoplasty is sometime referred to as eyelid surgery, hooded eye surgery or eye hood surgery. It is the most common cosmetic facial surgical procedure.
Upper lid blepharoplasty
Upper lid blepharoplasty, known as an eyelid lift refers to the removal of skin from the upper lids, which often make the eyes feel heavy and give you a tired look. Upper lid blepharoplasty eyelid lift may be enhanced with a brow lift.
Lower lid blepharoplasty
Lower lid blepharoplasty is more complex and can involve simply removing skin or can involve removing fat or bags underneath the eyelids. Lower lid blepharoplasty is designed to address eyelid droop, eyelid bags (fat blepharoplasty) and excess lower eyelid skin. Lower lid blepharoplasty is sometimes combined with cheek lifting or lipofilling.
Blepharoplasty can often be combined with CO2 laser resurfacing, brow lifts and thread lifts and the effect can be enhanced by our collagen tightening treatments (Thermage and PRP). It is invasive surgery that needs to be discussed fully and needs a thorough eye assessment to assess the eye health before being undertaken.
Involved downtime: Downtime after blepharoplasty ranges from one to four weeks. This can be shortened by committing to our “Premium Package” to speed up healing.