Eyelid Reduction Surgery/Blepharoplasty Surgery
At Géniale we provide safe and effective eyelid surgery to our clients. Eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess fatty tissue from the upper and the lower eyelids to improve facial appearance, reduce signs of ageing and sometimes to improve vision. The process can treat:
Sagging skin folds that affect the upper eyelid and may impair vision
Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
Lower eyelid sagging that exposes too much of the eye
Bags under the eyes
Upper eyelid reductions and lower eyelid reductions are the most common plastic surgery operations. They are often done at the same time as other facial surgery procedures.
Modern surgery procedures are very safe but there are always small risks and the possibility of complications do occur. Many of the risks are discussed during consultation and if some risks are high for a client, alternative treatments will be recommended.
However, there are some common risks of lower and upper eyelid reduction surgery:
Bruising, swelling, pain and discomfort will occur but are usually minor
Removal of too much skin may expose the cornea to injury
Asymmetry of the eyelids
Scars are an inevitable part of any invasive surgery—noticeable scarring of the incisions is a risk
Itchiness, watering or dryness of the eyes
Drooping of the lower eyelid after surgery will recover but occasionally may require further surgery
Temporary changes in vision—in rare cases, changes in vision may be long-lasting or permanent
In extremely rare cases, eyelid reduction surgery can lead to blindness—smoking, pre-existing eye disease, straining, lifting and coughing can add to this risk
Eyelid reduction surgery is performed using general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia. While modern anaesthesia is very safe it does have some risks. Your surgeon or the anaesthetist will ask you about medications you have taken and your allergies.
Géniale’s surgeons aim to minimise scarring and to keep your scars as inconspicuous as possible by locating the incisions in easily hidden sites. That way, scars will be along natural skin lines and creases. Scars may fade with time and become barely noticeable. If you are prone to scarring, you should advise your surgeon.
As with all surgical procedures, revisional surgery may be necessary to correct minor irregularities.