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Upper Eyelid Surgery / Lower Blepharoplasty
What are the common types of Upper Eyelid Surgery?
The most common types of upper eyelid surgery are:
- Double eyelid creation
- Rejuvenation of ageing, hooded eyelids
What is the non-incisional / stitch / suture method of Double Eyelid Surgery?
This is a method of double eyelid creation which usually has a faster recovery time as compared to the conventional incisional or “cutting” method. There are several methods of stitch blepharoplasty including the popular Double Strand Twisting technique (DST). Not everyone is suitable for suture blepharoplasty. It is usually more suitable in patients who do not have too much upper eyelid fat or lax skin.
What does Rejuvenation of ageing, hooded eyelids involve?
It usually involves the removal of excess lax skin and stable fixation of the double eyelid. If there is excess fat, it can be removed or redistributed to fill in other hollow areas.
What is Ptosis?
Ptosis describes a condition where the upper eyelid is drooping causing patients to look sleepy or tired. In more severe instances, ptosis can lead to obstruction of vision. It can usually be corrected by shortening the (levator) muscle surgically. As it is a medical condition which causes difficulty with daily activities, part or all of the cost can usually be claimed from Medical Insurance.
How long does the surgery take?
The surgery usually takes 60 to 90 minutes under local anaesthetic and light sedation.
What is the recovery time?
Recovery time varies according to type of eyelid surgery and with different individuals. Most of our patients return to work within a week. However, with more severe ptosis, recovery after correction can take at least two weeks.