choosing the Belvedere for Eye Bag Removal
Also known as lower eyelid surgery, lower blepharoplasty is an operative procedure that rejuvenates the eyes. It is achieved through removal of excess skin and/or muscle and removal or repositioning of excess fat from the lower eyelids.
As with the face and neck lift, the eyes can give away signs of ageing that you might want to avoid. As we get older, bags under the eyes can form as well as hooding of the upper eyelids, which can make us look tired. Many people will combine an eye bag removal with an eyelid surgery, known as a quadrilateral blepharoplasty, to enhance the youthful effect.
Specifically, eye bag surgery can 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.
About the Eye bag Removal Procedure
The lower blepharoplasty at The 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.
Procedure Time: 1-1.5 hours
No of Proc Needed: Varies
Recovery Time: 3-4 weeks
Recovery After Eye Bag Removal Surgery
Five days after your Blepharoplasty procedure you will be asked to return to the clinic to have your sutures removed. You will be required to keep the steri-strips dry and in place for a further 5 days.
You should avoid using cosmetics on your eyes for 10 days and contact lenses can be worn from about 10 days also, depending on how comfortable you feel wearing them. You are advised to wear sunglasses following your procedure and you 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 you should call the clinic.
If you are considering Blepharoplasty (lower eye bag removal), you are likely to have some questions.
These FAQ will help to answer some of the most common questions for those seeking a eye bag removal surgery in the UK.
Most patients experience some level of bruising and swelling after surgery. This can last several weeks, depending on the person. Many patients are presentable and return to work within one to two weeks.
There can be scarring after any surgery involving an incision. However, through the transconjuctival approach, in which the majority of the surgery is done behind the eyelid, the scar is hidden.
After the swelling and bruising has subsided, you will be able to see a definite difference. Because every individual is unique, this time period varies. Most improve within one to two weeks.
The amount of time off following surgery varies from patient to patient.
The type of surgery performed will influence the length of recovery and different patients may heal at different rates following the same type of surgery.
Certain occupations will permit returning to work sooner than other more visually or physically intensive occupations.
Most out-patient surgical procedures require patients to miss at least 3-4 days of work but some surgical procedures and patient occupations may require up to 7-10 days or more away from work.
Your plastic surgeon will try to help you estimate how much time off work will be required.
Although you may feel ready to resume your normal physical activity within days after surgery, you should refrain from exercise for a week after surgery. During the second week after surgery, you can begin to engage in lighter exercises, avoiding prolonged aerobic workouts and heavy lifting. After three weeks, you should be able to safely resume any and all of your usual physical activities.