Eyelid rejuvenation surgery (also called blepharoplasty, eyelid lift or eye bag surgery) is a procedure to improve and freshen up the appearance of your eyes. The procedure involves removing excessive sagging skin, fat bulges (‘eye bags’) and also tightening the muscles around your eyes.
Natural-looking eyelid rejuvenation surgery with Dr Kian
The eyes are the focus of attention in our faces and many people seek eyelid rejuvenation surgery to freshen up their appearance, to look less tired and less angry. In some cases, excessive skin in your upper eyelid can cause hooding and impair your vision, making it a medical indication for surgery.
Most people who seek blepharoplasty would like to rejuvenate their eyes by removing excessive skin and addressing fat bulges that may result in ‘eye bags’. This can be a problem that has developed as you aged or there could also be lifestyle or genetic reasons for having this problem in your 20s or 30s. You may feel or receive comments that you are constantly looking tired or angry and this may be affecting your self-confidence.
There are 2 main types of eyelid surgery, however this can be customised based on your individual concerns:
During your consultation with Dr Kian, you will be able to discuss your goals and concerns. Dr Kian will discuss your options including upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty or a combination of treatments. He will also explain what sort of scars to expect and how long it will take to recover from surgery.
Dr Kian has had extensive training using various different techniques and types of eyelid rejuvenation surgery. He will be able to tailor your procedure to ensure that you achieve natural-looking results based on your individual needs and concerns.
Eyelid rejuvenation surgery is suitable for both male and female patients. As discussed above, there are several reasons why you may seek eyelid rejuvenation surgery to freshen up your appearance. You may feel that you have excessive skin or fatty bulges (‘eye bags’). This may have come on as you’ve aged or you may be a younger patient with these problems due to lifestyle or genetic factors. You may also feel that you have a constant tired or angry look. Some people have severe excess skin in the upper eyelids affecting their vision and this is a medical reason to seek eyelid surgery.
If you are over 18, generally healthy, not overweight and a non-smoker, you are suitable for eyelid rejuvenation surgery. Occasionally, some people who seek eyelid rejuvenation surgery may actually not be suitable, and may require a different treatment (including non-surgical rejuvenation procedures). For example, if you require a mild degree of tightening TIXEL skin resurfacing may be more suitable, if fine lines and wrinkles are your main concern then anti-wrinkle injections may be an option and if you have a tear trough problem then dermal fillers may be best for you. During your consultation, you will be advised on whether eyelid rejuvenation surgery is suitable for you.
At your consultation, you will meet Dr Kian, a fully-qualified plastic surgeon who is trained in both surgical and non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation. He will take a full medical history including details of medications, allergies, smoking and eye problems. Dr Kian also always takes time to understand what your goals and concerns are.
During your examination, the following will be assessed systematically and standard clinical photographs will be taken for your medical record:
Dr Kian will then discuss your procedure with you. He will also discuss the incision and scar that you are likely to expect. He will explain the potential risks and complications of surgery so that you make a fully-informed decision. There will be plenty of time to answer any questions that you may have and you can rest assured that Dr Kian will give you his honest, professional advice.
Dr Kian is trained in different eyelid surgery techniques and the incision that you will have will depend on your individual circumstances. Dr Kian will examine your eyelids during your consultation and discuss with you what your goals are before advising on which technique is suitable for you. Below are some of the more popular techniques that Dr Kian uses:
Eyelid rejuvenation surgery will produce immediate results however you will have post-surgical swelling and bruising that will take 2 weeks to subside. Sometimes, bruising can take several weeks to completely disappear. Full results are usually seen after 6 weeks.
You will be able to wear make up 7 days after your surgery. You will not be able to wear contact lenses for at least 2 weeks following eyelid surgery.
Most patients are very satisfied with the results of their eyelid rejuvenation surgery. However, it is important to choose a surgeon who is appropriately trained in blepharoplasty surgery to minimise the risk of complications. During your consultation, Dr Kian will explain the potential risks and complications of your procedure. Some of these include:
Recovery time is very individual, however for most people this will be between 7 to 14 days. We would normally advise to take a 1-2 weeks off work, however you may return to work sooner or later depending on how you recover and the type of work that you do. Full results take at least 6 weeks, however this will vary from person to person.
Dr Kian believes that good aftercare is as important as the surgery itself. You will be given contact details to get in touch should you have any concerns after your surgery. You will be advised to have someone with you for at least the first 24 hours after your surgery. You will have a clinic appointment approximately 5 days after your procedure to remove your sutures. At this time, the wound is inspected to ensure that it is healing well and there is no infection. You will have a full review appointment with Dr Kian at approximately 6 weeks after your surgery to check that you are happy with your results and to give you long-term aftercare instructions.
*Individual results may vary.