All you need to know about eye bag removal
Facial surgery is a very popular area for people to address, and if you are one of the thousands of people who are bogged down by the image of heavy bags under your eyes, then we have a solution for you. Referred to as both lower eyelid surgery and/or lower blepharoplasty, this simple procedure is an operative cosmetic surgery that acts to rejuvenate the eyes. Our team of experts achieve the desired look through removal of excess skin and/or muscle and removal or repositioning of excess fat from the lower eyelids.
Similarly, to our face and neck, the eye area can display clear signs of aging, sometimes prematurely, that you might not want to have on show. As we get older bags under the eyes can form as well as hooding of the upper eyelids, which can make us look tired, even when we’re not!
We often have patients who will opt to combine an eye bag removal with an eyelid removal, known as a quadrilateral blepharoplasty, in order to further enhance the youthful effect the surgery provides.
What can eye bag surgery treat?
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
The lower blepharoplasty procedure here at Belvedere Clinic involves a small incision just below the eyelash line. Excess skin and fat is removed and the skin is straightened out to remove the wrinkles and drooping bag look.
How long will the procedure take?
This type of surgery lasts for between an hour and an hour and a half.
How many procedures will I need?
The number of procedures vary between patients, and this is something that our staff will discuss with you.
How long will the recovery time be?
Recovery time is approximately 3-4 weeks, but again, this depends on each individual patient.
Five days after your Blepharoplasty procedure you will be asked to return to the clinic to have your sutures removed. You will then be required to keep your steri-strips dry and in place for a further five days. You should avoid using cosmetics on the eyes for 10 days and contact lenses can be worn from about 10 days after, depending on how uncomfortable it is for you to wear them. You are advised to wear sunglasses following your procedure and will be given an ointment to be applied to both eyes at night. Your surgeon will discuss this in detail with you. However, if you have any queries feel free to call us on the number below.
All of our plastic surgeons can be found on the specialist’s register and have a wealth of experience which enables us to offer our clients beautiful eyes with a natural appearance. Here at The Belvedere Clinic we carry out all cosmetic procedures in our own private hospital.
Call us now to book a consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons. Alternatively, you can call 020 8311 4464 where a member of our dedicated staff will be happy to help.