Below yes- same lady!
Does makes a very noticeable and positive difference to the way you look.
Blepharoplasty surgery is more generally known as upper eye lid and eye-bag surgery.
It is one of the most common operations in the field of aesthetic and plastic surgery.
Usually apart from younger patients, (age 30-35 ish) it’s generally combined together with facelift surgery.
At our clinic we have available the options of either laser co2 for lower eye bag removal or the classic scalpel method.
It should however be noted if the eye-bags are quite prominent with – considerable fat deposits the laser may not be an option.
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Sometimes these procedure are combined with Forehead lift. Since often the excess skin on the upper eyelids is actually caused by drooping of the upper third of the face, and not the eyelid itself. Therefore t is logical to combine the two procedures.
Lower eye-bag surgery is often done in conjunction with tightening of the mid-face – this technique is called a cheek-lifting (cheek-lift).
Below:Unbelievably the same lady! Look at difference the removal of “hooded eyes” makes. In the first picture they totally overhang the upper eye.
Before and after – eyelid surgery
Excess skin excess tends to be less in the lower eyelids. The operation will remove fat prolapses along the entire width of the lower eyelid maintaining the natural tonus of the lower eyelid skin and preventing the formation of ugly bags below the eye.
It is beneficial to visit a plastic surgeon early rather than later, because eyelid surgery becomes much more difficult when the skin of the lower eyelid has fallen to the border of the face.
Once this happens access to the lower eye bag sits too low for a conventional approach. Instead the surgeon has to adopt a facelift type approach which involves an incision to the front of the ear and rolling the skin back to reach the bag, which is no longer an eye bag anymore.
Eye bag eyelid Surgery – before and after, Lucy from Prague (47)
Obviously and it really goes without saying its imperative to seek out an experienced surgeon ideally with some testimonies to his/her work. Successful blepharoplasty eyelid or eye bag surgery is not just about removing loose skin but in most cases fat deposits which sit below it. Excess skin is generally greater in the upper eyelid than lower eye bags. The excess skin to the upper eyelid is progressive and over time in some cases can actually obscure a persons vision.
Regardless of how sometimes we like to “kid ourselves” late night, overwork, stress etc. the undeniable truth is that its part of the natural aging process.
However there are some contributing factors which sit outside of the aging process: skin type, often there can be temporary eyelid swelling due to allergies, kidney condition, fat prolapses. The so called laughter lines alongside the eye (mimic lines) are a manifestation of the natural use of face muscles and cannot be corrected as part of the blepharoplasty procedure.
However their appearance can be minimised with the use of either botox, collagen or the use of laser.
The Eyebag/eyelid surgery (on it’s own) is done either under a local anaesthetic or sedation with the only exception being if you opt for the laser Co2 lower eye bag technique where a general anaesthetic is essential.
Having said that in most cases the blepharoplasty procedure is performed in combination with a facelift which necessitates a general anaesthetic.
Therefore as you are already fully under the general for the facelift this enables the surgeon to just move on the to blepharoplasty(eye bag eyelid surgery) under the same anaesthetic.