Considering a cosmetic procedure on your face, but don’t know where to start? Instead of creating a checklist of every part of your face you want to revitalise, maybe you should zone in one section where the treatment is going to be simple, safe and incredibly effective – the eye area.
Blepharoplasty – known to the layperson as an eyelid lift – is the little procedure that more than punches its weight, and for good reason: after all, when you look at someone’s face for the first time, the eyes are almost always the first place you zone in on, as this medical report points out. In actual fact, a slight tweak to the skin above and/or below the eyes can make your entire face appear younger.
Above or below?
The two main procedures are known as ‘upper blepharoplasty’ and ‘lower blepharoplasty’, and they do two separate jobs. The upper version is designed to correct the drooping effect of an eyelid, and removes any eyelid overhang and restores the prominence of the eyes, while also softening frown lines and getting rid of crow’s feet.
The lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, is geared towards the removal of bags and puffiness under the eyes, smoothing out the area and restoring ocular vitality – as well as making the deep hollows under the eyes known as ‘tear troughs’ disappear.
Simple, safe, effective
Both upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures are performed under local anaesthesia – with or without sedation. Upper eyelid work usually involves a hidden incision inside the natural crease of the eye, which extends slightly beyond the outside corner, and allows the surgeon to take away excess skin and fatty tissue. Even better, the incision will be completely hidden from view once healed.
In the case of a lower blepharoplasty, the incision is made below the lower lashes, allowing the practitioner to remove excess skin, muscle and fat. Sometimes the fat can be repositioned to smooth out the appearance.
Click here for eyelid lift Before and After photos taken at our clinic. , plus more information on how an eyelid lift can make a positive difference. For a minimally invasive but highly effective alternative to conventional cosmetic surgery, we also offer the Plexr Soft Surgery eyelid lift.