blepharoplasty - eyelid surgery - eyelid lift - Dr Mark Magnusson


Blepharoplasty Results

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:

  • Droopy brow correction
  • Restoring youthful definition to your eyelid
  • Removing excess skin and fat
  • Eliminating lines and wrinkles under and around the eyes

The Procedure

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:

  • Evaluate your general health and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Discuss your eyelid surgery options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss likely outcomes and any potential risks
  • Discuss the type of anaesthesia that will be used

If you suffer from any of the following issues, you may be a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery:

  • Droopy eyelids or visible eye bags that make you look older than you are
  • Fatty facial deposits that cause puffy eyelids and make you look tired
  • Excess saggy skin and fine wrinkles below the eyes that make it difficult to apply makeup
  • Difficulty seeing clearly due to sagging upper eyelids
  • A general ageing appearance around the eye area

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