Blepharoplasty is a common procedure administered to both men and women, and primarily performed to counteract various signs encountered as a result of aging. Although the ageing process continues, patients are generally happy with their appearance for many years after their eyelid surgery as the removal of excess skin increases the laxity of skin surrounding the eyes.
The benefits from Blepharoplasty include:
Blepharoplasty can be administered on upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both at the same time. During the procedure, incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid, in the crease of the upper eyelid and behind the lower eyelid or just beneath the lashes. This way, incisions are practically unnoticeable after they have had time to heal.
While you are lying down during surgery, Dr Magnusson will make precise markings to designate where excess fat pads and skin need to be excised. Some underlying tissue may also be removed.
These tissues are excised with surgical instruments such as surgical scissors, scalpels, radio-frequency cutting devices and sometimes cutting lasers. Tissue adhesives (glue) or sutures are carefully applied to smooth and reshape areas around the eyelids and eyebrows.
During surgery, Dr Magnusson will determine how much muscle, skin and/or fat need to be removed, based on a preoperative evaluation of factors including your bone structure, the symmetry of your eyebrows and underlying facial muscle structure.
Am I a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery?
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for Blepharoplasty, a consultation with Dr Magnusson is required. During the consultation he will:
If you suffer from any of the following issues, you may be a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery: