This week’s focus is on the forehead region where we showcase brow-lift (foreheadplasty) surgery and the region where ageing signs first appear, the eyes, the procedure being eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty).
This surgical procedure is designed to remove fat, excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. This is not just a cosmetic procedure; it is often used to treat conditions such as dermatochalasis & eyelid ptosis (severely drooping eyelids) which are medical conditions recognised by Medical Insurance Carriers.
Eyelid Surgery can correct droopy upper eyelids and puffy bags underneath your eyes, the results are long lasting and surgery is performed with a minimum of intervention.
In upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon first marks the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made, and excess fat is removed or repositioned, and then the loose muscle and skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimising the visibility of any scar.
In lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes the incision in an inconspicuous site along the lash line and smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are then trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures.
Eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and help build your confidence. The best candidates for an eye lift are people who are in good health and who have realistic expectations. Most are 35 years or older, but if baggy eyelids or droopy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have the surgery done sooner.