What are the benefits of blepharoplasty?

Commonly known as an eyelid reduction, blepharoplasty is a simple procedure that gives impressive results by removing excess fat or skin from the eyelids with the aim of improving drooping, hooded or misshaped eyelids.

With age, our muscles slacken, and the skin loses its elasticity. For the eyelids, this results in folds in the upper lids and deepening creases in the lower lids which can affect eyesight and change the shape of our eyes. A blepharoplasty is an effective way to restore a youthful appearance around the eye area and can be carried out under local or general anaesthetic on the lower eyelids/eye bags, upper eyelids, or both.

The results of your surgery will be instantly apparent, giving you a fresher, more youthful appearance with minimal scarring. Any visual swelling should go down after a month and you’ll see the final result of the procedure within two to three months.

The main benefits of blepharoplasty include improved vision, a more youthful appearance and reduced eye irritation. 

Improved vision

When skin begins to sag on the eyelids, it can disrupt a person’s vision, as the skin droops over the top portion of the eyelid, causing vision to be partially blocked and for some people, the peripheral vision is also reduced.  

The excess skin can also cause the vision to become blurred, as well as partially blocked. A blepharoplasty can rectify these issues in many cases resulting in a significant positive impact on the patient’s day-to-day life.

A more youthful appearance

For many people, the biggest benefit of excess eyelid skin removal is that it helps to create a more youthful appearance. Skin on the eyelid that has drooped can make the eyes look tired and aged, so an incision is made on the crease of the eyelid and any excess fat, muscle or tissue is removed, before closing the incision resulting in the eye area looking much brighter. 

Some people with particular eye shapes also choose to have excess eyelid skin removal, for example people with heavily hooded eyes. Having excess eyelid skin removal can give patients a new sense of confidence thanks to their new youthful appearance. 

Reduced eye irritation 

Excess, baggy skin not only interrupts vision in some cases, but it can also cause irritation. This can come in many different forms but usually includes itchiness, redness or swelling. Excess skin anywhere on the body can be problematic, yet the sensitive nature of the eye area means that this irritation is much more noticeable for some people. 

Usually, irritation occurs because perspiration can get trapped within the fold of the excess skin, potentially causing the irritation as well as even infections in some cases. 

You can read more about blepharoplasty on our website. To book a free consultation please call us on 0161 394 0045 or use our online booking form. 

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