Ageing can cause your skin to lose elasticity, particularly around the eye. An eye lift can tighten the area by removing excess skin.
What Is Eye Lift Surgery?
The blepharoplasty Manchester clinics offer is designed to improve the appearance of droopy or loose skin around the eyes. Over time, your skin loses elasticity and the soft tissue in your eyelids can be pulled down, giving you eye bags or hooded eyelids in the form of eyelid ptosis.
What Does The Procedure Involve?
Eyelift surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, and often takes one to two hours. The surgeon begins by making an incision in the crease of your upper eyelid, or below your eyelashes depending on what treatment you’re having done. Then, any excess skin or fat is carefully removed before closing the area up with tight stitches.
Arrange for a friend or family member to collect you after the surgery as some patients experienced blurred vision. Avoid driving until you start to heal. It’s also advisable to take at least one week off work for recovery.
Aftercare Eye Lift Surgery
You should be able to go home on the same day post-surgery. Initially, you may experience some pain and discomfort, for which you can be prescribed painkillers. It’s also advised that you:
- Use a cold press to reduce swelling and bruising
- Avoid any vigorous physical activity
- Keep the wound as dry as possible
- Ensure your head is kept upright at all times
- Do not use any eye makeup
At first, your eyes will be black or purple in appearance, but the bruising and swelling should calm down after a few days. After a week or two, they will turn a yellowish colour, which is completely normal. In a few weeks, this should disappear. Your progress will also be reviewed by the surgeon a week after the procedure to check everything is healing well.
The final results of your eye lift surgery may take weeks to appear. Your eyelids should now be tighter and less droopy. If you’ve had the blepharoplasty Manchester clients commonly undergo for eye bags, then these should be dramatically reduced leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
Eye Lift Scars
The scars from eye lift surgery are typically in the crease of the eyelid where the incision was made, or below the eyes for eye bag surgery. These will take several weeks to fade, and may appear red at first.
Risks And Complications
Cosmetic surgery can sometimes go wrong, with each procedure carrying with it its own risks and complications. Although a vast majority of surgery is performed without any issues, there are certain outcomes to consider. During your consultation with one of our experienced UK Aesthetic surgeons, all complications and possible side effects will be discussed.
Who Can Get An Eye Lift?
Anyone who feels self-conscious about their eyelids or eye bags. Those who experience problems with their vision as a result of saggy eyelids.
Who Is It Not Suitable For?
Anyone with unrealistic eye lift surgery expectations, or those who are being influenced by others to have surgery. You should also declare whether you’ve got a history of glaucoma or thyroid disease in your consultation.
How Long Will The Scars Take To Heal?
Scars will take several weeks to fade and will eventually become a thin white line.
How Much Does A Eye Lift Cost?
This depends on what surgery is required, and a quote will be given to you after your consultation which includes all applicable fees.
How Long Does An Eye Lift Last?
Many people are satisfied with their blepharoplasty in Manchester, but there are a few cases where a patient desires a second surgery to provide a better result. It can last up to 5 to 10 years, and in some cases is permanent.
Will Blepharoplasty Affect Vision?
Immediately after surgery you may experience blurred vision. In a few days this should clear.