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What Is Blepharoplasty Surgery?

Body confidence can be hard to maintain, especially in a world dominated by social media and image-perfect influencers - there is a lot of additional pressure on both men and women to look a certain way.

As you age, the elasticity of the thin skin around your eyes reduces, and gravity pulls down on the skin, giving the appearance of bags and wrinkles on the eyelids. Issues such as these can be disheartening, but treatments such as blepharoplasty surgery can be undertaken to remove the bags, giving you back smooth, revitalised skin, and an all-important confidence boost too.

Blepharoplasty surgery is becoming more and more common – if you’re considering this treatment, here’s what you need to know.

What is blepharoplasty surgery?

A type of eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is a surgery that improves hooded, droopy eyelids by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids, ultimately reducing the signs of ageing. Done under either local or general anaesthetic, the surgery involves a small incision in the natural crease of your upper eyelid or else below the lash line.

Excess skin and fat are carefully removed from beneath the incision line, and the incision closed using subtle stitches. Such a surgery can provide a natural yet significant change in your appearance.

Depending on the anaesthesia used, your surgery is likely not to involve an overnight stay – those who have the procedure carried out under local anaesthetic are usually discharged a few hours after the operation has been completed. If you have the surgery under general anaesthetic, then you will be likely asked to stay at the hospital until the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off and surgeons are happy that you are not suffering from any side effects.

Choosing the right surgeon for your blepharoplasty surgery is important and increases the likelihood that your cosmetic surgery will satisfy your requirements. Ensuring that you speak closely with your surgeon to highlight your wishes is important for both surgeon and patient – firstly, to ensure that the desired results are realistic and secondly to ensure that you are happy with the surgery that you are going to receive.

Experienced surgeons such as Mr James Murphy and Mr Adam Goodwin here at Manchester Plastic Surgery have an extensive portfolio of successful surgeries under their belt and will be more than happy to provide you with examples of the work that they have carried out. Consulting with our surgeons will also ensure that you are fully aware of the risks attached to the surgery and any aftercare you may need to consider.

How much does it cost?

Treatments costs can differ, depending on the results that you are looking for. If you decide that you want to undergo blepharoplasty surgery, you can find out more about treatment costs here.

What to do next.

The first step in your journey to revitalised eyes is to attend an initial consultation at Manchester Plastic Surgery. Please get in touch.