Make your first cosmetic procedure an eyelift

Considering a facial cosmetic procedure, but don’t know where to start? When we consult clients who want to take advantage of aesthetic surgery, we suggest they should zone in one section where the treatment is going to be simple, safe and incredibly effective – the eye area.

Blepharoplasty – known to the layperson as an eyelift – is the procedure that creates massive impact, and for good reason: after all, when you look at someone’s face for the first time, the eyes are almost always the first place you notice. We find that a slight tweak to the skin above and/or below the eyes can make your entire face appear younger.

Upper vs lower eyelid lift

The two main procedures are called ‘upper blepharoplasty’ and ‘lower blepharoplasty’. The upper version is designed to correct the drooping effect of an eyelid, and removes any eyelid overhang and restores the prominence of the eyes, while also softening frown lines and getting rid of crow’s feet.

The lower blepharoplasty is geared towards the removal of bags and puffiness under the eyes, smoothing out the area and restoring ocular vitality – as well as making the deep hollows under the eyes known as ‘tear troughs’ disappear.

Quick, easy, safe

Both upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures are performed under local anaesthesia – with or without sedation. Upper eyelid work usually involves a hidden incision inside the natural crease of the eye, which extends slightly beyond the outside corner, and allows the surgeon to take away excess skin and fatty tissue. Even better, the incision will be completely hidden from view once healed.

In the case of a lower blepharoplasty, the incision is made below the lower lashes, allowing the practitioner to remove excess skin, muscle and fat. Sometimes the fat can be repositioned to smooth out the appearance.

For more information on how an eyelift can make a positive difference, click here.

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