Blepharoplasty

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What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that removes excess skin from the eyelids. With age, eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess skin and fat can gather above and below your eyelids. This can cause sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under the eyes.
Blepharoplasty – Eyelid surgery is the gold standard to correct eyelid hooding, sagging, bulging and tired-looking eyes.  During a short operation (normally between 1 and 3 hours), excess skin and/or fat is removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids to create a fresher and more youthful look
Blepharoplasty – Older Eye surgery - dr Maeve O'Doherty
Blepharoplasty – Older Eye surgery - dr Maeve O'Doherty

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How do we treat it?

By making an incision along the natural skin lines of the eyelid, it is possible to cut away skin and fat tissues and leave only fine, discreet scars along the natural skin crease of the eye. Upper eyelids that have a lot of excess skin can cause functional problems to the eye by causing a loss of peripheral vision, especially in the outer and upper parts of the visual field. Lower eyelid surgery helps diminish those lower eyelid ‘bags’ and excess skin.

Blepharoplasty restores the natural beauty of the eye, as well as your field of vision. Having excess skin and fat removed will make the eyelid look smoother, more youthful and improve peripheral vision while reducing the fatigue associated with it. During surgery, chemical peels or laser treatments could be used to enhance the healing process and improve the appearance of your skin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Blepharoplasty restores the natural beauty of the eye, as well as your field of vision. Having excess skin and fat removed will make the eyelid look smoother, more youthful and improve peripheral vision while reducing the fatigue associated with it. During surgery, chemical peels or laser treatments could be used to enhance the healing process and improve the appearance of your skin.

Results will typically last anywhere from 5-7 years.

Following blepharoplasty, patients may experience variations in their vision as they recover. As the eye tissues gradually heal, it is not unusual for individuals to encounter temporary blurriness mainly due to dryness on the surface of the eyes.
Surgical procedures are generally irreversible. Nevertheless, in numerous instances, revision surgery can be performed to address any dissatisfying outcomes. However, it is advisable to wait until your eyes have completely healed before contemplating revision surgery.
Blepharoplasty does not help dry eyes. Dry eyes may be temporarily worse post surgery and a conservative approach to skin removal is necessary.
After undergoing a blepharoplasty procedure, certain patients may encounter temporary ptosis. This occurrence is entirely normal and commonly arises due to swelling, bruising, or swelling of the eyelid. In such instances, the drooping effect should resolve within a few weeks.
During the healing process of eye tissues, it is not unusual for vision to temporarily become blurry or disoriented. However, it is important to note that these effects are transitory, and typically, within two or three days, your vision should revert back to normal.
Complications in blepharoplasty are infrequent, and if they do arise, they typically manifest as mild such as dryness or excessive scarring. Some patients are more prone to scarring than others particularly patients of Asian origin.
After the surgery, it is normal for your eyelid to experience swelling and bruising, which may last for a duration of 1 to 2 weeks. The appearance of your eye will likely continue to improve over a period of 1 to 3 months. Typically, individuals feel prepared to resume public activities and return to work within approximately 10 to 14 days. However, the specific timing may vary depending on the nature of your job and your comfort level regarding others being aware of your surgery.
In general, an upper-eyelid blepharoplasty is deemed medically necessary when the skin of the upper eyelid droops to a degree that obstructs vision, particularly within the superior visual fields. You will need a visual field test to determine this problem.
We provide a lower blepharoplasty or eye bag removal surgery for individuals of both genders who have signs of aging around their eyes. The aim of the surgery is mainly to reduce fat pockets under the eyes. If wrinkles are a particular concern then conservative removal of some skin can be done but only a small amount of skin should be removed as too much can cause eyelid retraction.
An eyelid lift can be safely conducted using local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia. At Eyes, lids and Face clinic, we primarily utilize local anesthesia for blepharoplasty procedures. This approach is favored due to its enhanced safety and cost-effectiveness compared to general anesthesia.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes. However, like many medical procedures, it is shrouded in myths and misconceptions. The team at Eyes Lids & Face Clinic in County Clare, is here to address and correct some common myths surrounding blepharoplasty.

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