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Yes, however, these scars are concealed within natural folds of the eyelids. Whether in the natural folds of the upper eyelid or inside the eyelid and beneath the lash line of the lower lids.
This is a procedure commonly requested by individuals 35 years and older, however, there have been cases of older and younger clients. If an individual has excess skin, sagging or ‘hooded’ eyes it is a common procedure no matter their age. It is simply that once individuals reach 35 these factors come to play with age.
Risks and complications are minimised by using our highly-skilled, trusted doctors and nurses. However, with every precaution taken complications can still occur. These are rare and few patients experience any issues. If you have any concerns about your procedure and the possible preconditions and risks, discuss them with your doctor and nurses.
Potential risks include:
An incision is made in the natural creases of the eyelids, then fat is removed and any which excess skin is taken away. Blepharoplasty is normally performed under a local anaesthetic or under a general anaesthetic, so you won’t feel a thing.
It is a cosmetic procedure, most commonly known as an eyelift. It is performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids to create a more youthful, awake appearance. A blepharoplasty removes excess fat and skin from around the eyes.
Eyes are often lubricated and covered with bandages after surgery and after a week stitches are removed, however, bruising and swelling will continue to subside for a little longer. After 10 days normal activity can be resumed, but strenuous activity, such as lifting and exercise must wait three weeks. For the first few weeks, sunblock and sunglasses are required.
Pain and discomfort can be managed with oral medications and you will also be prescribed antibiotics to prevent any infection. You will also be given a list of things that you should and shouldn't do following your surgery, such as:
You will not see results instantly, as you need to let the swelling go down. Once this happens, and the bruising fades, you will start to see a difference. Although it can take a week for this to happen. It is also important to understand that when you wake up, your eyes will appear more swollen. This is normal and it will go down as you start to move around, and with time this will stop.
This procedure is not designed to remove wrinkles and crow's feet. It is used to remove excess skin and fat. If you are after treatments to reduce wrinkles, get in touch and we can recommend the best treatment for you.