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Get the best blepharoplasty surgery with renowned Oculoplastic Surgeon Mr S Yadav

Blepharoplasty surgery involves removal of excess skin and muscle from the eyelids. It is the most effective surgical procedure for achieving a more youthful look. 

Blepharoplasty

As we age, the skin loses its natural elasticity and develops a sagging appearance due to effects of gravity. This is most striking around the eyes giving a tired appearance. A blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess skin (dermatochalasis) and muscle from the eyelids. It may also involve removal or repositioning of fat. It is one of the best ways restore a more youthful appearance to the face. In certain cases this procedure is also performed to improve the visual field. In the right hands blepharoplasty is very safe and effective.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty, lower eyelid blepharoplasty or a combination of both may be performed depending on what is required to achieve the best cosmetic and functional result for you. Mr Yadav is an oculoplastic (eyelid plastic) surgeon and blepharoplasty specialist. He will discuss your options after carefully examining your eyes. 

Below are pictures from real patients Mr Yadav has operated on who have kindly agreed to share their results. No filters or additional make-up have been applied to any of the images presented. 
 

Why settle for a general plastic surgeon when you can have an expert Oculoplastic Surgeon?

What is blepharoplasty?
 

Blepharoplasty is surgery to remove excess skin (and occasionally muscle and fat) from the eyelids to restore a more youthful appearance. It can also be performed to improve your visual field in the case of upper eyelid surgery. 

What are the causes of excess lid skin?

Excess skin is often due to ageing and sun damage which causes a loss of elasticity. The connective tissue in the eyelids also weakens with age allowing fat to bulge forward. Occasionally genetics and family characteristics mean that the eyelids can have a baggy appearance even at a young age.

 

Should I have my blepharoplasty with an oculoplastic or plastic surgeon?

An Oculoplastic surgeon is also a fully trained ophthalmologist (eye doctor) who is able to fully assess your eye and surrounding area. The eye examination with proper equipment including a slit lamp is essential for planning eyelid surgery. Surgery of the eyelids should only be carried out by an oculoplastic surgeon. In fact, all functional eyelid surgery in every hospital in the UK is only carried out by oculoplastic surgeons, not general plastic surgeons. Plastic surgeons have no training in ophthalmology and cannot examine the eye or identify eye problems. This could lead to an incorrect surgical plan and potentially devastating complications. 

 

 

What does the blepharoplasty operation involve? 

Surgery is usually performed under local anaesthetic so you are awake during the procedure. Mr Yadav will carefully mark your eyelid skin with a surgical pen to identify the tissue that needs to be removed. Anaesthetic drops will be put in your eyes and local anaesthetic will be injected underneath the eyelid skin to numb it. Your face will be cleaned with antiseptic solution and sterile drapes will be placed around your face. The excess skin (and if required muscle and fat) is cut away. The skin wounds are then closed with sutures. If dissolvable sutures are used, they will fall out in 4-8 weeks. Otherwise they have to be removed 7 days later. At the end of the surgery, ointment is put on the wounds and eye pads applied to the lids. If you have both eyes done then one of the eye pads will be removed after about an hour.

 

What happens after the operation?

 

If possible, it is better to leave the eye pads on overnight to help minimise bruising and swelling. Do not worry if there is some blood on the eye pad when you remove it. Clean the eyelids gently with cotton wool pads soaked in cooled, boiled water. If your eye feels sore when the anaesthetic wears off, take simple painkillers like Paracetamol. Normally, the discomfort will settle within a day or two. It is normal for the eyelids to appear swollen and bruised for some time after this operation and there may be a little bleeding from the eyelids for the first day. Most forms of light exercise and a normal work pattern may be resumed within a few days of surgery. Eyelid makeup can be worn from about two weeks after surgery. Eyelids have a very good blood supply and normally heal very well. The wound is hidden in the natural skin crease of the eyelid. The swelling will usually subside within 2 weeks but this can be variable. Mr Yadav will advise you on how to care for your eyelids so you achieve the best cosmetic result.

Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure is typically performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids, giving the eyes a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, and can be done for cosmetic purposes or to address functional issues such as sagging skin that impairs vision. The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia, although some patients may opt for intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia.

The procedure involves making small incisions along the natural folds of the eyelids, through which excess skin and fat can be removed. In some cases, the underlying muscles and tissues may also be repositioned to create a more youthful appearance.

Before undergoing blepharoplasty, it is important for patients to have a thorough consultation with a qualified oculoplastic surgeon to discuss their goals and expectations for the procedure. The surgeon will evaluate the patient's facial anatomy, skin quality, and muscle structure to determine the best approach for the procedure. It is also important for patients to be honest about their medical history and any medications or supplements they are taking, as these can affect the outcome of the surgery.

The recovery time for blepharoplasty varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual's healing process, but most patients can return to their normal activities within a week or two. There may be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort following the procedure, which can be managed with medications prescribed by the surgeon. It is important for patients to follow their surgeon's instructions for post-operative care, including keeping the incision sites clean and dry, using prescribed eye drops or ointments, and avoiding strenuous activity or exposure to the sun.

As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications associated with blepharoplasty. These can include infection, scarring, dry eye syndrome, and changes in vision. It is important for patients to carefully consider these risks and discuss them with their surgeon before making a decision to undergo the procedure.

Overall, blepharoplasty can be a very effective way to improve the appearance of the eyes and achieve a more youthful and refreshed look. The procedure can help to restore a more alert and rested appearance to the face, and can also help to improve self-confidence and self-esteem. It is important, however, for patients to have realistic expectations and to understand that the procedure will not stop the aging process or completely change their appearance.

If you are considering blepharoplasty, it is important to choose a qualified oculoplastic surgeon who is experienced in performing the procedure. The surgeon should be able to provide you with before-and-after photos of previous patients, as well as references, so that you can get a sense of their work and determine if they are the right fit for you. With the right surgeon and proper care following the procedure, blepharoplasty can be a safe and effective way to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes.

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