Age related changes around the eyes include hooded, wrinkled eyelids, drooping eyebrows, frown lines, bulging fat pockets, bags and dark circles, and wrinkles. This may result in developing an angry, sleepy, or tired look. Many patients are surprised as they look into a mirror and realize that they do not feel as tired as they look.
Also known as “blepharoplasty,” eyelid lift surgery can restore a youthful appearance to the eyelids by eliminating sagging skin and excess tissue that exists in the upper and lower eyelid regions. This type of surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures according to statistics of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Is it the right procedure for me?
You may be considered a good candidate for eyelid lift surgery if one or more of the following conditions apply:
- You are in good overall health
- You have no serious eye conditions
- You have trouble with vision due to excess skin or fat
- You have realistic expectations
It is important to know that eyelid surgery will not correct medical diseases like glaucoma, dry eye, or thyroid disorders.
Before Eyelid Surgery
Belgravia Medical Centre believes in transparency and takes your health seriously.
During your initial consultation, our team of plastic surgeons describes in detail and discusses in length the eyelid surgery procedure with you. We listen to your preferences, evaluate them and ensure that your wishes are compatible with your lifestyle and medical history. It goes without saying that during initial consultation our team of experts will answer every question you might have.
Initial consultation includes topics such as discussion on your desires and expectations, medical conditions and allergies, use of medication, alcohol and tobacco and previous surgeries.
Afterwards, your personal plastic surgeon will evaluate your general health status, discuss the options available to you and the likely outcomes and show you before and after photographs of past patients who have undergone the same surgery as the one you want. This way we ensure that you have a complete understanding of the results you will attain. Eyelid surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis and our patients are typically very satisfied with their new youthful appearance to the eyelids.
After the procedure
You are not taking your journey to self confidence, youth and beauty alone. Dr. Lemonas and his team support you 100% before, during and after your procedure. Your preoperative visit takes place one week before surgery and during it we will provide you a handout with specific instructions to follow after the operation. These include postoperative care at home and prescriptions for medications.
Since the healing process is gradual, you should expect to wait at least several weeks to get an accurate picture of the results of your eyelid surgery. Incisions will fade over a number of months usually becoming barely visible. The results of aesthetic eyelid surgery are usually long lasting, but they may be affected by heredity and lifestyle factors. Removal of fat from your eyelids, which is usually the cause of puffiness and bags, is permanent, and these conditions generally will not recur.
It goes without saying that we design a schedule of follow up appointments to closely monitor your progress and make your recovery fast and easy.
Before & After
Talk to the Doctor
If you would like more information on this procedure or you want to schedule a no obligation consultation appointment, the team of Belgravia Medical Centre will be happy to help you. Dr. Lemonas is always eager to ensure that all your questions will be answered and all your concerns addressed.
Your path to natural beauty begins here!