Beautiful eyes are the key to the face. Having smooth, full and fresh eyes gives an appearance of youth and vitality. Signs of ageing around the eyes are a common concern and generally first appear as we enter our forties. 

Many different factors attribute to ageing around the eyes, such as genetics, sun exposure and lifestyle factors. Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is a cosmetic surgical operation to improve the appearance of the eyes. Blepharoplasty refreshes the eyes, by reducing loose skin, fatty bulges (bags) and tightening the muscles around the eye, making your eyes look fresher and less tired. If you have either drooping eyelids or bags under your eyes, we can enhance your appearance and give your face a more youthful appearance with an upper, lower or combined eyelid lift.

To achieve the best overall facial rejuvenation result and a look that is uniform, each patient is assessed based on individual needs and desires. It is not uncommon for patients seeking eyelid surgery to have other facial rejuvenation procedures performed at the same time, or later, including skin resurfacing and often even injectable fillers or anti-wrinkle injections.

How is the procedure performed?

Eyelid surgery and other facial rejuvenation procedures are all performed in our fully licenced and accredited Day Stay surgical facility located in Remuera. Dr McKerrow will make tiny incisions along the crease of the upper eyelid and all excess skin is removed, along with any bulging fat. Enough skin must remain so you can close your eye. This approach allows for the scar to be hidden in the crease.

In the lower eyelid, an incision is made either on the inside (called transconjunctival) or on the outside just below the eyelashes. The transconjunctival approach is usually used, which is inside the eye, resulting in no visible scarring. There will be some situations which require CO2 fractional laser treatment on the skin to smooth and tighten the wrinkles, and this is only done in association with the transconjunctival approach on the lower eyelids.

How can this procedure help me?

Blepharoplasty rejuvenates the appearance of the eye area.  The extent of improvement will depend on whether an upper, lower or combined blepharoplasty occurs. The benefits of blepharoplasty include:

  • Improved vision when overlying, sagging skin is impairing vision.
  • Reduction of wrinkles around the eye area.
  • Improved appearance of the eye area, reducing that tired look.
  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem.

What’s the next step?

If you already have an appointment booked at The Skin Specialist Centre, you can easily add an this treatment/consultation to your booking by calling our friendly team on (09) 524 5011. If you have never been to The Skin Specialist Centre, you can either give us a call on (09) 524 5011 or make an enquiry by clicking on the Enquire Now option below.

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