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Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids to improve their appearance. The procedure can be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons.Cosmetic eyelid surgery is usually done to correct sagging or drooping eyelids that can give a person a tired or aged appearance. It can also help to remove under-eye bags or dark circles and create a more youthful and refreshed look.

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There are several different types of facelifts and each varies according to what we do with the skin, and what we do with the underlying tissues (mainly the underlying muscles and fat pockets). In addition, the facelifts we do vary in the parts of the face they address – the upper, middle, or lower face (including the neck). At the same time, many people ask for their eyelids to look a little younger too (removing some of the hooding and bagginess), to make the eyes look less tired.

With so many variations and requests available, the consultation is paramount in determining your wishes and relating these to your particular features. At your consultation, we will discuss the right facelift for you and also talk about any additional treatments that will be of help. We will individualise your treatment to your face and your requirements.

From the age of around 40 onwards, the tissues of the face start showing signs of ageing. The main changes that we see in the ageing face can be considered in three main areas – the upper face, the mid face and the lower face. The upper face is located around the eyebrow and forehead region, the mid face around the cheeks, and the lower face around the jawline and neck. The skin also changes and becomes thinner, less elastic, develops age spots and we start to see wrinkles.

There are two types of wrinkles – dynamic and static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles only appear when the facial muscles are being animated and static lines are present even at rest. The appearance of wrinkles first begins with dynamic lines, and these are often treated with botulinum toxins. Static lines, on the other hand, are sometimes best treated with fillers, such as those containing hyaluronic acid. For deep wrinkles that are present all the time, skin and muscle tightening procedures are sometimes the best treatment.

We see ageing changes in all three areas of the face (upper, middle and lower). We see descent of the soft tissues, loss of youthful fat, stretching of skin and the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In the upper face, the signs of ageing are seen with drooping of the eyebrows, the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyebrows and in men there is loss of hair with male pattern baldness developing.

In the mid-face, we see descent of the fat in the upper part of the cheek, loss of some of the youthful fat around the eyes, the appearance of creases between the nose and lips, bulging of fat and stretching of skin around the eyelids. In the lower face, we see the appearance of jowls around the jaw line, the appearance of a double chin, prominent neck lines, fine lines around the mouth, thinner lips and neck muscles that have weakened and stretched. In fact, in all three areas, the muscles weaken and stretch and this is reflected in the overlying skin.

To rejuvenate the face, we need to address all these issues. Because everyone has different degrees of expression of the different effects of ageing, rejuvenating the face is a complex and unique procedure for each person considering it.

 

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If you are looking to change how your eyes look, La Belle Forme is able to offer you a comprehensive service that will be tailored to meet your individual needs. From initial consultations through to surgery and aftercare, you can rest assured that you will receive the very highest standards of care and support. As a leading UK cosmetic surgery group, we offer a full range of facial surgery procedures so rest assured that we will find the best solution to help you achieve your desired image.

While it can be a very exciting time prior to surgery it can also make for an anxious time too, and this is perfectly normal. At La Belle Forme, our surgeons take great care to carefully answer each and every question patients may have. We offer patients consultations from our Glasgow clinic.

The procedure involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids to create a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and the extent of the surgery. The surgeon will make incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids to minimize scarring.

For upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from the eyelid, and may also tighten the underlying muscle. For lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon will either remove or redistribute excess fat and may also remove excess skin.

Once the excess tissue has been removed or repositioned, the surgeon will close the incisions with small sutures or surgical glue. The procedure typically takes about one to three hours to complete.

After the surgery, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with medication and cold compresses. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within one to two weeks.

Eye Surgery Before & After

Eye surgery before - La Bellle Formne at Glasgow Day Surgery Centre Eye surgery after - La Belle Forme at Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

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"I had a wonderful experience with from start to finish. The surgeon listened to my concerns and expectations from my treatment and answered fully any questions that I had. Delighted with the overall result"

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