Blepharoplasty: Saying Bye to Saggy Eyes

Feeling tired is one thing. Looking tired all the time as another. Puffy eye bags can have a big effect on how someone looks and feels. When skin is sagging around the eyes it can age the appearance of the face. So how can someone improve the look of tired skin around the eyes? At Snowberry Lane we carry out a lot of blepharoplasty procedures that takes years off the face in a unique and refreshing way.

Blepharoplasty

It can be a bit of a tongue twister to say, but “Ble-phar-o-plasty” isn’t a complicated procedure in the slightest. In this short blog post we’re going to break down the treatment in t some of the most common questions asked when patients come for a consultation.

What is Blepharoplasty?
It is a procedure for removing eye-bags through the use of radio frequency.It works on both the drooping skin you’d expect to find on the upper lid and the creases/fold (crow’s feet) you find on the lower lid.

How does it work?
Excess skin is removed from the area. We avoid leaving any noticeable signs of scarring by working along the lash line were natural lines already exist. Uusally it will last for an hour if we’re treating the upper lid, or one to three if working on both the upper and lower eyelids. We can work out the ins and out of treatment during a consultation were we’ll be able to measure the brows and lids to get a good understanding of what we’re working with.

upper-lid-blepharoplasty-marking

Does it hurt?
No. Blepharoplasty is carried out under Twilight Anaesthetic. This is were a patient is sedated for the procedure, but remains conscious throughout its entirety. You might feel some discomfort for a few weeks after the treatment but this dies down over time and would be expected considering the area being treated.

What happens after?
Because treatment takes place on an area of the face that has a lot of soft skin, you need a little bit of time to let recovery happen. Luckily it is quite simple and all you need to do is aplply some cold packs.

You can read more about blepharoplasty on its treatment page here.

And you can also download a brochure about the procedure right here.