Eyelid plastic surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. In this procedure, a specialised eye doctor, an ophthalmologist, removes excess skin together with small deposits of fat from the upper and lower eyelids. The operation corrects the tired, drooping appearance of the patient’s eyes.
Who is the operation for?
Blepharoplasty is for everyone experiencing problems with sagging skin on their upper and lower eyelids, preventing them from easily looking up and to the sides. The operation is also suited for patients who suffer from asymmetry and other defects in the eye region. These problems are most frequent in older patients, but they can appear at any age. A doctor evaluates whether plastic surgery is suitable following a one-on-one consultation with the patient.
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About the procedure
Before any procedure, the doctor carries out a one-on-one consultation. A specialised ophthalmologist evaluates whether the operation is suitable for the patient and determines the extent of the surgical procedure to attain the best possible result. The operation is performed under local anaesthesia, with the surgeon removing excess skin from the eyelids. The patient lies down during the procedure and is discharged to home care one hour after the operation is finished.