As you age, the skin around your eyes naturally loses its elasticity and the muscles become looser. Your skin can develop into loose folds on your upper eyelids and deep creases under your lower lids making you appear tired and more aged depending on the severity.
As the muscles become looser, the fat around your eye may also bulge forward and make your lower eyelids appear baggy. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can remove the excess skin and fat from around your eyes giving you a more youthful appearance.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery (also known as a blepharoplasty) involves removing excess skin or fat from around the eyes to give a more alert and youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery can also help to reduce swelling (puffiness) around the eyes first thing in the morning. The procedure can be done on the upper and lower lids of the eyes.
At Kingsbridge Private Hospital you will meet with one of our expert cosmetic surgeons to discuss all elements of your procedure and aftercare.
At your consultation your surgeon will discuss options available to you which may involve trying alternatives before opting for surgery. If surgery is agreed as the best option of treatment at your appointment, expectations of the surgery will also be discuss in full. Surgery of this kind can’t remove wrinkles at the corners of your eyes (crow's feet) or the dark shadows under your eyes but other forms of treatment will be discussed with you.
What are the alternatives to surgery?
Wrinkles around your eyes can also be reduced by using botulinum A toxin (eg Botox), chemical peels or laser treatments which are non-invasive and usually require little or no recovery time when performed by a specialist.
If you have cosmetic problems with other parts of your face, for example if your eyebrows are also drooping, a forehead or brow lift may be suggested to you instead.