Eyelid surgery

If you have drooping upper eyelids or puffy eyebags, it can cause you to look tired. Eyelid surgery can freshen up your eyes, giving you a more youthful look

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery – also called Blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids and tightens lax muscle. It can improve drooping upper lids and puffy eye-bags in the lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be performed alone, or as a combined procedure with a facelift, brow lift or fat transfer.

How blepharoplasty is performed

Upper lid surgery is usually performed under local anaesthetic, as a day case procedure. Lower eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anaesthetic and sedation, for greater comfort.

With upper lid surgery, an incision is made that follows the natural lines of the eyelid skin, extending into the crow’s feet or laughter lines, at the outer corner of the eyes. Excess skin is removed and the upper eyelid tightened.

Lower lid surgery involves making a small incision either below the eyelid or inside the lower eyelid where it can be hidden. Excess fat that is causing the lower eyelids to bulge is removed and, if necessary, the muscles are tightened. The skin is then repositioned over the lid and any extra skin removed.

Some patients have very little lower lid skin excess and the main issue is an excess of fat. In these cases the procedure may be carried out via an incision on the inside of the eyelid, which leaves no visible scar.

What to expect after blepharoplasty surgery

You will be able to go home shortly after surgery. You will need to sleep upright and avoid stooping or straining which can cause further swelling or bleeding. You will be given personalised post-surgical advice to help you make a swift recovery.

You will return to the clinic 1 week after the procedure for wound care, removal of stitches if required and a general check-up from one of our experienced nurses.

To find out more about eyelid surgery in Aberdeen, please contact our team by email or call 01224 515 646
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