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Eyelid Hooding and Eye Bag Surgery (Blepharoplasty, Canthoplasty)
Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes, some of which are so severe they can affect the vision. There is often a strong hereditary link, particularly with regard to eye bags in men. However, ageing can also be the cause, and ageing around the eyes is associated with the formation of excess folds and eye bags. Lost skin elasticity mainly affects the upper eyelids. With age, the brow shifts downwards and the eyebrows come to lie below their usual boney ridge, exaggerating the effect.
This surgery reduces excess skin and flattens eye bags. It is designed to banish a permanently tired look and give a fresher appearance. This is often the first cosmetic surgery which people consider.
NB This procedure doesn't deal with dark circles under the eye - that's a circulatory problem. We can advise you on Vitamin K creams to improve this condition.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
These operations are popular with men and women in their thirties, who have either droopy eyelids or excessive skin on the lower lids. The procedure is usually more suitable for younger patients with thicker and more elastic skin.
What can I expect?
An incision line is made in the crease of the eye for the upper eyelids, where it is inconspicuous. If you need to have skin removed from the lower lids, a small incision is made close to the lower lids' eyelashes, extending out to the natural crinkles at the corner of your eye.
Eyelid surgery can be performed alone or combined with other facial surgery procedures like face and brow lifts. Surgery normally takes between one and two hours, depending on whether both the upper and lower lids are being corrected.
This is a highly successful procedure for men and women from 30 onwards. The results of this procedure can last for as long as 10 years.
Impartial and informative consultation
It is very important to discuss your goals and expectations before making a decision, and we want you to be fully and properly prepared. Our consultations are held at our Brighton clinic. They are totally confidential and there is no obligation to proceed. To book a consultation, call on 01273 604444, email us or fill in our contact form.