Blepharoplasty & Blepharoplasty Plus
BLEPHAROPLASTY & BLEPHAROPLASTY PLUS
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most common requested surgeries done in the world. It means removing excess skin or saggy skin in the upper eyelid. It is commonly required as one is getting older as skin lost elasticity. However, sometimes it may be because of brow droop in the side corner of brow (brow droop). A prolapsed lacrimal gland sometimes can also cause fullness in the lateral part of the eyelid. Droopy eyelid margin or ptosis which was described in other pages may coexist. It is very important to identify all these component before embarking on surgery to avoid disappointing results.
Patients usually complain of extra skin on eyelid or eyelid hooding or fat eyelids. It is important to analyse if the patient is genuinely has extra skin as excess removal of skin will lead one not able to close eye (Lagophthalmos) and dry eyes. In addition, brow position may even go lower which can make the eyelid look even thicker and the person eye appear to be more 'aggressive'.
Whilst there are lots of fad about laser blepharoplasty, the tightening effect of laser is minimal and usually not suitable for aging eyes.
In order to achieve a natural eyelid lift, it is important for the procedure to be performed by experienced oculoplastic surgeon or eyelid surgeon or blepharoplasty specialist who is able to analyse various components and discuss options.
The operation is performed in a day case setting and patient can go home same day, patient will return one week later to have sutures removed and the seeking may take two weeks to settle although it can vary between people.
Pre op: redundant upper eyelid skin for both eyes.
Two weeks post op with visible double eyelid. The patient is thrilled!!
Pre op: This lady has dermatochalasis, ptosis and brow droope. It lead to a perceived 'sad' look.
Post op: After combination of temporal brow lift, bilateral ptoiss repair and blepharoplasty, the patient looks more alert and attentive.