All about cosmetic eyelid surgery (eyelid operation)

A cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a plastic surgery procedure which is performed with the aim of removing excess skin as well as muscle and fatty tissue from the area around the upper and lower eyelids. A cosmetic eyelid surgery minimises the sagging of the upper eyelid and the bags under the eyes – a condition which makes you look older and more tired than you feel.

An upper eyelid procedure involves removing excess skin and the fat deposits that cause bags under the lower eyelids

Those of you considering a cosmetic eyelid operation will find impartial information about cosmetic eyelid surgery. The content is reviewed by Dr. Pelle Sahlin, a plastic surgeon specialist, with vast experience of cosmetic eyelid surgery, active at Art Clinic.

The information is meant to work as a support for your decision surrounding cosmetic eyelid surgery, but should not replace a personal consultation with a doctor.

Here you will find all you need to know about cosmetic eyelid surgery:

  • If you are a suitable candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery and the results you can expect
  • A description of the cosmetic eyelid surgical procedure and what you can expect post surgery
  • The risks associated with a cosmetic eyelid operation and cost
  • Before and after photos of cosmetic eyelid surgery as well as Q&A about the procedure
  • Discussion forum, clinic directory and the possibility to ask an expert about eyelid surgery

How cosmetic eyelid surgery can improve your appearance

The eyes and the surrounding area influence our personal charm and are one of the first things people notice. But it is also an area which is greatly influenced by age and lifestyle.

The musculature around the eyes and the skin of the forehead weakens with time which leads to the skin of the upper eyelids beginning to sag. The fatty tissue surrounding the globe increases, bulges forward causing bagginess around the eyes. A cosmetic eyelid surgery effectively treats both of these conditions. A cosmetic eyelid surgery does not have any effect on dark circles or hollowness under the eyes.

The anatomical changes discussed above in combination with the effects of a cosmetic eyelid operation implies positive results on both the patients self-esteem and appearance and has made cosmetic eyelid surgery one of the most popular procedures in Europe.

Are you are suitable candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery (cosmetic eyelid operation)

The most suitable candidates for a cosmetic eyelid surgery are women or men of good physical condition and mental health with realistic expectations about what a cosmetic eyelid surgery can achieve. Most patients are 35 or older. If sagging, baggy eyelids are in your family then a cosmetic eyelid surgery can be performed at a younger age.

Some medical conditions can make cosmetic eyelid surgery risky and affect the requirements for undergoing the surgery. These conditions include dry eyes, high blood pressure, vascular disorders, diabetes, thyroid problems and certain eye diseases. Make sure you inform the plastic surgeon about your medical background during the consultation.

It is also good to know that a cosmetic eyelid operation does not remove crow feet”, fine lines/wrinkles or dark circles under the eyes. Sagging eyebrow cannot be fixed with cosmetic eyelid surgery, for this you need a brow lift ».

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