Do you suffer from tired eyes? Perhaps you have noticed a build-up of excess skin under your eyes that makes you look older than you feel? If so, then it might time for you to consider blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, which is sometimes referred to as eye bag or eyelid surgery, is the branch of cosmetic surgery dedicated to achieving a more youthful, alert look around your eyes.
What is Blepharoplasty?
The most common signs of whether a patient should consider blepharoplasty are having a sleepy eye look in the morning, particularly if it continues on into the day and unwanted puffiness around the eyes. Younger patients can experience swelling that gives their eyes a dull appearance and can indicate premature aging. For older patients they may struggle with eye bags (excess fat deposits), sagging skin and folds present around the eyes, commonly referred to as ‘crow’s feet’. It is extremely common for women of a certain age to complain about issues with applying make up to areas with saggy skin or eyelids with excess fat deposits that could be resolved seamlessly with blepharoplasty. By removing excess fat or skin and tightening the muscles, the overall appearance of the eyes is more youthful and engaging.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on either, or both, the upper or lower eyelids. As expected from one of the world’s most accomplished facial cosmetic surgeons, Dr Bizrah’s focus is on achieving the best results with the least amount of scarring and the most efficient recovery times. In fact, Dr Bizrah is one of the very few surgeons who performs a transconjunctival blepharoplasty where hidden incisions are made behind the eyelid to avoid visible scarring. Both upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty involves the excision or excess skin and fat deposits which will provide a more youthful appearance. With his decades of experience, Dr Bizrah is able to perform both lower and upper eyelid procedures during the same surgery and under local anaesthesia, which reduces the stress for the patient and aids in recovery. Blepharoplasty surgery can also be performed alongside other procedures including a nose job, mini or full facelift depending on the needs of the patient.
Results and Recovery
Blepharoplasty can be a relatively simple procedure, but it is crucial that patients receive an expert, bespoke consultation to ensure they understand every element of the procedure and that the outcome will protect and enhance their facial aesthetic. The recovery time for blepharoplasty surgery is around a week, at which time patients will be able to return to work, as long as they have followed their post-procedure care instructions. The final results of the blepharoplasty, as is the case with most cosmetic surgeries, will take between 1-3 months to be fully visible, but patients can expect to see a more alert look with slightly larger appearing eyes and a more youthful expression with significant reduction in creases and lines. Dr Bizrah is committed to making sure that all of his blepharoplasty patients feel at ease and confident in his ability to give them the outcomes they want. He also provides expert post-operative care and check-ups to ensure recovery is on track, as well as follow up consultations for any patients who may want to pursue secondary procedures.