Eyelid concerns

Blepharoplasty has become a popular choice for patients in recent years. This precise procedure can enhance not only the appearance of the eyelids, but also improve their function.

From smoothing wrinkles and removing excess skin, to improving vision, blepharoplasty offers a multitude of benefits. In this blog we will look at some of the top eyelid concerns that the procedure can fix, and why it’s important to choose a skilled surgeon.

What eyelid concerns can blepharoplasty fix?

Blepharoplasty can fix a wide range of eye-related issues. Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular problems the procedure can address…

Droopy eyelid concerns

One of the main goals of eyelid surgery is to correct droopy eyelids. Not only can droopy eyelids cause you to look older, but they can also cause issues with your range of vision. The procedure helps to correct the problem by eliminating excess skin and fat that is gathered in the upper or lower eyelid.

Persistent eye bags

If you have persistent eye bags that aren’t caused by a lack of sleep, blepharoplasty may help. It achieves a more youthful appearance, giving the eyes a brighter, wider effect. To eliminate puffy or visible bags, the surgeon focuses on fixing the lower eyelid area.

Wrinkles and fine lines

The eyes are often one of the first places to develop fine lines and wrinkles. This is down to how thin and sensitive the skin is in that area. Having blepharoplasty can help to smoothen out the entire area around the eyes, successfully eliminating lines and wrinkles.

These are just a few of the most common problems the procedure can fix. It can also work just as effectively as a facelift for helping you to look younger.

The importance of choosing a skilled surgeon

While there are clear benefits of undergoing blepharoplasty and it is a common procedure, the surgery itself is quite complex. There are many things that can go wrong, particularly if you choose an inexperienced surgeon. Just some of the potential problems you might face include:

  • Not being able to close your eyes properly after the surgery
  • The surgeon has removed too much fat
  • Your lower lid is left in the wrong place
  • Your eyes look uneven

If you want to achieve the best results and minimise the risk of complications, always choose a skilled and experienced surgeon.

My Nigel Horlock has carried out hundreds of blepharoplasty procedures. He will be able to advise you of the risks, and help you get the best results from the surgery. When done correctly, eyelid surgery can help you to regain your confidence, and achieve a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing look.