How big a procedure is eyelid surgery?

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Our eyes give us away. They don’t easily conceal feelings of guilt, irritation or of secret pleasure – and they are quick to let on how tired we feel, or indeed tell our age. So it should come as little surprise that blepharoplasty – eyelid surgery – consistently ranks as one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK.

Why have my eyes changed?

When we get older, our muscles slacken and our skin loses elasticity; this is happening all over our bodies but around our eyes the result is twofold. Firstly, bagginess: the muscles slacken allowing the fat cushioning the eyeballs to protrude forward. Secondly, loose skin gathers, creating drooping folds on the upper lids and deep creases on the lower lids. The overall effect is one of tiredness – often made significantly worse by swelling overnight.

What does eyelid surgery involve?

The purpose of a blepharoplasty is to restore brightness to the eyes, either by removing the surplus skin or the protruding fat from around the eye – or both.

During a consultation with experienced eyelid surgeon Mr Sudip Ghosh at his Milton Keynes clinic, you will discuss your goals and, after a physical examination, Mr Ghosh will tailor a plan to your individual needs.He will explain that he will make incisions following the natural line of your eyelids, through which the surplus fat, sagging muscle and excess skin will be removed. If your lower lid has no surplus skin and therefore no creases, any pocket of fat can be accessed through an incision on the inside of the lid.

Mr Ghosh emphasises to his Milton Keynes patients that any decision to have eyelid surgery should be made when they are in full possession of the facts, they understand the risks and potential complications and that they have realistic expectations of the aesthetic outcome.

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