Upper Eyelid Lift Surgery / Upper Blepharoplasty

What is Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery Essex?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid reduction, eye lift or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to remove excess loose skin from the upper eyelid. Blepharoplasty is a highly effective treatment for the signs of aging around the eye area and can improve common complaints of hooded or droopy upper eyelids. The surgery can also help to improve vision, if the upper eyelids are encroaching into the visual fields.

Who Can Benefit From Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery?

The ageing process can cause folds of skin to accumulate in the upper eyelids. The problem can also be inherited and can be exacerbated by smoking. The folds of skin make the eyes look tired and age the face. In severe cases the folds of loose skin can hang over the eyelashes and interfere with vision.

Blepharoplasty is a very common procedure for both men and women looking to achieve a fresher, more youthful and rejuvenated facial appearance. The surgery can also help to improve vision, if the upper eyelids are encroaching into the visual fields.

What Does Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery Involve?

Blepharoplasty is a short and highly effective procedure that can achieve immediate changes with very little downtime, and the treatment can deliver both an improved physical and psychological sense of wellbeing. Upper blepharoplasty surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 1 hour to perform. A strip of loose skin is removed from each upper eyelid, sometimes along with a strip of muscle and any fat that is bulging out. A very fine suture is used to stitch the skin back together and the ends of the suture left long at either end. The scar is dressed with antibacterial ointment. The procedure is done as a daycase and the sutures are removed after 10 days. 

Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery in Essex

There are a number of locations across Essex where Mr Sierakowski will perform upper blepharoplasty surgery, including Wellesley Hospital in Southend, Phoenix Hospital in Chelmsford and Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford. To find out more information about the procedure and book your consultation, get in touch with us, today.

What risks are associated with blepharoplasty surgery?

Blepharoplasty is a safe surgical procedure, however, like any other surgery, blepharoplasty is not entirely without risk.

Common side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising

These usually settle in a few weeks.

If you already suffer from irritated or dry eyes which require regular eye drops, it is quite likely that you will need to use even more eye drops, post-surgery. Watery eyes are temporary and should clear up in a couple of weeks.

An eye lift can very occasionally result in:

  • Temporary blurred or double vision
  • Blood pooling under the skin (haematoma)
  • Asymmetrical eyes

Very rarely, a blepharoplasty may result in more serious problems, such as:

  • Infection
  • Eye muscle injury
  • Drooping of the eyelid

Visual impairment is an extremely rare side effect of blepharoplasty and many people find that their vision improves in the long term.