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Eyelid surgery

Excess skin on the lids and eyeballs can make one look tired or older than one actually is. Mr Yii performs both upper and lower eyelid surgery commonly known as a blepharoplasty. Upper eyelid surgery will lift drooping skin over the eyes and lower eyelid surgery will remove the fatty pockets under the eyes that gives you the appearance of eye bags.

A thorough consultation is very important as eyelid surgery can not tackle dark circles under the eyes or the crows feet around the eyes, both of which may benefit from non-surgical procedures. If you suffer from sagging brows then you will be a more suitable candidate for a brow lift rather than eyelid surgery.

In an upper eyelid procedure, Mr Yii will make an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid and then he will remove any excess fat and skin and tighten the drooping muscles before stitching into place. In a lower eyelid surgical procedure the incision is made either through the inside of the eyelid, which will leave no scars, or just below the lash line and any excess fat is removed and the skin tightened if necessary.

Eyelid surgery can be performed under either local or general anaesthetic and you will probably be treated as a day case. Mr Yii uses dissolvable stitches which will disappear over a period of a few weeks.

Although there will be initial bruising and swelling this should improve with time and most patients are ready to face the world in a week or two. As the skin is so thin in this area it actually means that any scars heal very well and Mr Yii will site the incisions as discreetly as possible.

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and potential side effects to eyelid surgery and Mr Yii will discuss them in full with you before you go ahead with the procedure.