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Publication of images is to show a range of possible outcomes from surgery and to help enable future patients in making their own informed decision about whether to consider cosmetic surgery.
“10/10 – It has been a very positive experience I had some bruising which settled quite quickly. I feel less tired and my eyes feel more open”
ME, Age 37, Plymouth, Devon
This 37-year-old patient underwent an upper blepharoplasty under local anaesthetic. The results are shown at six weeks. Sometimes it can take up to three months for all the swelling in the upper lid to disappear. As in this case the results can sometimes be subtle as it is very important not to remove too much skin from the upper eyelid as this will cause problems with lid closure and other problems such as redness and drying of the eyes. Upper blepharoplasty is a relatively straight forward procedure to perform under local aesthetic and is suitable usually from late 30s until much later in life. In the elderly it can still be a very useful operation particularly when the eye lid skin starts to overhang the eyelashes. As with all patients there is usually a degree of brow droop but it is usually more complicated to correct the brow droop. Many patients choose not to have any surgery to the brow but it is always worth considering when discussing upper eyelid surgery.
“I am very happy with the results, it feel different it’s like I’m more awake without the overhanging skin”
EG, Age 56, Torquay, Devon
This 56-year-old patient underwent an upper blepharoplasty to reduce the excess skin on her upper eyelids. The procedure takes approximately 60 minutes and is usually performed under a under a local anaesthetic. Some reduction in the upper eyelid skin excess may reduce the overhang and allow more of the eyelid skin to be visible. The scars generally heal very well and are usually hidden in the fold above the eyelid although they will extend a little to the outer eyelid because the skin access often goes beyond the edge of the eye opening. These results shown are six weeks following surgery.
“Surgery has exceeded my expectations, I didn’t expect it to be as good as it is. I’m very happy with the results”.
KS, Age 45, Totnes, Devon
“I am very pleased. It has given me a lot more confidence and I have cut my fringe. My fiancée proposed to me three days afterwards!”
DC, Age 46, Exeter, Devon
“I am very happy, more confident. I am so pleased I had surgery”
LH, Age 56, Torquay, Devon
“I am very pleased recovery was quicker than I expected.”
AB, Age 61, Torquay, Devon, Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty under local anaesthetic
“I am thrilled with the result, they feel as if a weight has been lifted.”
BM, Age 71, Exeter, Devon, 2 weeks after Upper Blepharoplasties (eyelid reduction of the upper lid)
“The hospital and staff were all excellent. It was a really good experience and has made a huge difference. I can now put make-up on my eyelids now the skin is visible. My headaches are also better.”
TM, Age 43, Torquay, Devon, Upper Blepharoplasty, Mount Stuart Hospital
This lady underwent an upper blepharoplasty under local anaesthetic. A strip of skin was removed from the upper lids along the line of the eyelid fold. A small amount of muscle is usually also removed to enable the lid to crease in its natural position above the eye in what is called the supra-tarsal fold. Some patients will also have some fat that needs to be reduced at the inner aspect of the lid. This can cause bulging of the medial lid in some patients.
Nearly everybody who is considering this operation will have a degree of brow droop as they age, but improving this is a much more complicated than a blepharoplasty and is usually not corrected. The forehead muscle doesn’t have to contract as hard to try to elevate the brow and hence the skin in the upper lid. Sometimes the forehead wrinkles will be less prominent because of this too. Tension headaches are sometimes related to the muscle tone and tension over the front and back of the head and for this patient the procedure helped with her headaches.
“I had very little discomfort. I went back to work 5 days later with some make up on. It’s nice to be able to see the eyelid and much easier to put make-up on now.”
MP, age 40, Exeter, Devon, Upper Blepharoplasty
This lady underwent an upper blepharoplasty. This involves a local anaesthetic and takes about 45 minutes. A small strip of the excess skin is removed from the upper lid. The suture remains for 1 week and is then simply pulled out. The results at two months are shown.
DY, Age 51,Torquay, Devon, Upper blepharoplasty