The skin, muscle and fat of the eyelids change with ageing, just like soft tissue elsewhere in the body

Sometimes the eyelid tissues become too loose because of loss of elasticity and simply the effect of gravity. This results in drooping of the upper lid skin and sometimes the appearance of bags particularly at the inner corner of the eye.

In the lower lid a loss of elasticity of the lid may cause it to droop. Bags may also appear in the lower lid.

If any of the above is of main concern to you then you are potentially a good candidate for blepharoplasty.

Consultation with your surgeon

Your surgeon will make sure that cosmetic eyelid surgery is the correct procedure for you after having examined your eyelids and discussed with you all options including non-surgical treatments.

On occasion, achieving the desired result will involve procedures that do not directly involve the eye area. For example, upper eyelids sometimes look droopy because the forehead skin has sagged. If the forehead skin has dropped, a brow lift might be required to achieve a desired result. This can be done surgically or sometimes simply by using a Botox injection.

Your surgeon will offer advice and guidance to help you make the right decision about the surgery that best meets your particular needs and expectations. Photographs of your face and eyes will be taken to show the way your eyelids look. The photos also will be kept as a record to compare the way you look before and after surgery.

You will be advised about pre-operative preparation, which will include no smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery, reducing your alcohol intake and not taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication that can cause bleeding.

Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our specialist doctors who will be happy to discuss eyelid surgery with you, as well as answer any questions you may have.


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