Surgery Explained

The surgery may be done under local anaesthetic although it is sometimes better to use general anaesthesia. Whether you are awake or asleep, the surgery should be pain free so you can remain relaxed and comfortable.

The upper eyelids are marked prior to surgery to make sure that the right amount of skin is removed. It is always better not to remove too much skin and not to try to do too much. This ensures that a natural appearance is maintained.

It is often not necessary to alter the lower eyelids. However if required the 4 eyelids will all be done at the same time.

For eye bags the arcus marginalis release may be performed which is a surgical technique, by which fat is advanced rather than resected to reconstruct the soft tissue of the lower lids. The result is a smooth contour and not the hollowing of the orbit observed with traditional lower blepharoplasty.

The time taken depends on the complexity of the surgery involved. This can be between 1 to 2 hours or sometimes even longer.

The skin is closed with very fine stitches. Mostly one continuous or long stitch is used which is removed after about a week or sometimes sooner.

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