Cosmetic eyelid surgery removes excess skin, fat and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids to rejuvenate your appearance. It is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as browlift.
Blepharoplasty can also be performed on medical grounds if the upper eyelids obstruct vision.
At your first consultation with Dr Moko, she will listen to what you would like changed about your eyelids. She will obtain a thorough medical history and physical examination, paying particular attention to visual problems and any history of thyroid disease. She will give you an honest appraisal of what can be achieved, outlining the details of the procedure and the possible risks.
Photos will be taken before and after to record your results.
Under general anaesthesia the required amount of eyelid skin is removed and the muscle tightened. Fat is conservatively removed, if at all. The scar lies in the upper eyelid crease. In the lower eyelid the scar lies just below the eyelashes. Both extend into the ‘crow’s feet’.
Once the surgery is complete, you will be sitting upright with cold pads covering your eyes to minimize swelling. You will feel some discomfort as the anaesthesia wears off, but this is managed with oral pain relief.
There will be some swelling and bruising, but this usually disappears within ten days. You may also find the need to lubricate your eyes regularly with ointment or drops for the first few weeks.