Nowhere are the effects of ageing more prominent than around the eyes.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, involves taking one or more actions towards restoring youthfulness around the eyes. These include:
- removing excess skin and fatty tissue to eliminate bags underneath the eye
- doing the same above the eye to remove the hood of skin
- smoothing the crow’s feet wrinkles at the corner of the eye
The effect of one or more of these surgeries is often a remarkably rejuvenated, younger appearance.
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Considering eyelid surgery?
Dr Hunt will discuss your eyelid surgery with you in detail during your personal consultation. However he performs all eyelid surgery under a local or general anaesthetic administered by one of his preferred aneathetists in the hospital of your choice.
Before beginning your surgery, Dr Hunt will mark his intended incision sites, following the natural lines and creases of your upper and lower eyelids. In some instances he may recommend working on your lower eyelid via tiny incision on the inside, which is known as transconjunctival blepharoplasty.
During surgery, Dr Hunt will remove any excess fat, skin and muscle from above and/or below the eye, before gluing the skin.
You can usually go home on the same day as your surgery. You should stay home for the rest of the day, with cold packs over your eyes to reduce any swelling or bruising.When you’re discharged, you’ll be given a prescription for pain medication and for an ointment to keep your eyes moist while you sleep.
You’ll return to see Dr Hunt five days after your surgery, when he’ll remove the very fine sutures in your eyes. You’ll then have another follow-up visit a week later, so Dr Hunt can check on your progress and remove the remainder of your sutures.
You should plan on taking one to two weeks off work. You’ll have blurry vision for around a week after your surgery, and the swelling will usually subside within seven to 10 days.
You’ll be swollen and bruised for between five and 10 days after surgery, and should take it easy and not over exert yourself until you’re fully healed. You’ll need to sleep with your head elevated on two pillows during this time.
It will only take around three weeks to see the final result of your fabulous new eyes.