Blepharoplasty Surgery

Although sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and under eye pouches are all natural signs of the ageing face, these features can make an energetic person appear continually tired. The eyes, and the structures around them, contribute a great deal to the expression in our faces. With the passage of time, the eyelid skin stretches; fat bulges and muscles weaken regardless of the condition of the rest of our bodies. Today, new techniques and advances in eyelid surgery offer a fresher, more alert look and quicker recovery.

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Introduction to Blepharoplasty Surgery

Eyelid cosmetic surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes, which are features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. However, blepharoplasty won’t remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles; it won’t eliminate dark circles under your eyes or lift sagging eyebrows. While blepharoplasty can add an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes, it will not erase evidence of your ethnic or racial heritage.

Blepharoplasty is a procedure used to add or remove fat and skin form the eyelid. This can sometimes be referred to as an “eyelid lift”, however this term is a misconception as the eyelid is not lifted at any point during surgery.

As we age, our eyelids stretch and our muscles that support them are weakened. This is the reason that excess fat may appear both above and below the eyelids, therefore creating sagging eyebrows, bags under your eyes and sometimes droopy upper-lids.

Mr Andrea Marando does not just perform blepharoplasty for aesthetic purposes but also for medical reasons. The sagging skin around a patient’s eyes can also reduce peripheral vision; eyelid surgery can eliminate these vision issues (as well as bringing the cosmetic benefits it is known for by creating a more alert and youthful appearance).

Consultation

Blepharoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have cosmetic surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Manchester and London surgeon, Mr Marando.

Your initial consultation will probably be at The Star Clinic in Manchester or at Phi Clinic, London. During this consultation process your suitability for blepharoplasty will be assessed, and it is important that you are open and honest with Mr Marando when talking about your health, lifestyle and expectations.
Your initial consultation will probably be at The Star Clinic in Manchester or at Phi Clinic, London. During this consultation process your suitability for blepharoplasty will be assessed, and it is important that you are open and honest with Mr Marando when talking about your health, lifestyle and expectations.A few medical conditions make blepharoplasty more risky. They include:
  • Thyroid problems
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Grave’s disease
  • Dry eye
  • Lack of sufficient tears
  • High blood pressure
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Detached retina or glaucoma (very rare but please check with you ophthalmologist before surgery)

Mr Marando will explain the procedure in detail, advise you and guide you in order to make the right choice.

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If you decide to go ahead and proceed with the procedure, you will always be invited to come back for a second consultation with Mr Marando, closer to the date of surgery.

Who is the best candidate for the Blepharoplasty procedure?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Most are 35 or older, but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.

The Procedure

Blepharoplasty (eye lift) is a procedure to correct drooping upper eyelids and reduce puffy bags below your eyes. Mr Marando will make small incisions which are hidden in the natural lines of the eyelids. Sagging skin and muscle will be trimmed away and any excess fat will be removed. Sometimes the incisions can be made on the inside of the eyelid, so as to conceal the scars more easily; this is known as the “transconjunctival approach”. This technique is often combined with other treatments such as laser resurfacing, to tackle the signs of ageing.

Length of the operation – The length of blepharoplasty with Mr Marando is usually 1 to 2 hours.

Anesthesia – Blepharoplasty with Mr Marando is usually performed under local anesthetic with sedation.

Hospital stay – You can expect to usually be just a day-surgery case when undergoing blepharoplasty with Mr Marando, but in some cases patients will have an overnight stay.

Possible side effects – The possible side effects of blepharoplasty are: temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling, bruising, temporary dryness, burning, itching of eyes, excessive tearing, and sensitivity to light for first few weeks.

Risks – Every procedure carries some uncertainty and risks. Occasionally the following may occur: temporary blurred or double vision, infection, bleeding, swelling at the corners of the eyelids, dry eyes, slight asymmetry in healing or scarring, or difficulty in closing eyes completely.

In the hands of a competent surgeon such as Mr Marando, the risks can be greatly minimized.

Recovery

Reading – Patients should be able to read again within 2 to 3 days.

Back to work – After blepharoplasty, Mr Marando’s patients usually return to work within 7 to 10 days.

Physical exercise – Patients can exercise their lower body within 2 weeks, but wait 4 weeks before exercising the upper body.

Fading of scars – The fading of scars after blepharoplasty is the longest part of the recovery process, and can take weeks to months.

If you are interested in blepharoplasty and want to talk in further detail about the procedure, the next step will be to contact Mr Marando’s office on 0371 705 4565 to arrange your consultation in Manchester, Liverpool, London or Gisburn.

Alternatively you can email our office (info@andreamarando.com) with your questions.

We make every effort to ensure that the information contained on this site is accurate. However, all information is subject to alteration from time to time. The information on this website therefore serves as a guide only to help you and prepare you for your consultation with Mr Marando, your cosmetic surgeon in Manchester.

Why Choose Us

  • Mr. Andrea Marando qualified in Medicine from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome in 1991.
  • He then completed the accreditation process and became Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1997
  • Mr. Marando is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the North West, keenly aware of the importance of minimal or no scars and highly dedicated to a natural look.
  • GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery, he is member of the Independent Doctors Forum, of the Italian Association of Plastic Surgeons (equivalent of the BAAPS), and a Diplomat of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery.

What Clients Say

“Mr Marando is a very professional and highly respected plastic surgeon and I can’t thank him enough…”

About Mr Andrea Marando

Cosmetic surgery is a huge decision to make and one that isn’t easy. Mr Marando has many years experience.

Consultation

Read more about Star Clinic’s Medical Director Mr Andrea Marando. Read More..

Our Philosophy

Different procedures fall under facial rejuvenation, such as the ‘MACS lift’, ‘Mini Facelift’, ‘Quick Lift’or ‘Full Facelift’.

Patient Care

Our goal is to understand the needs of every patient and and to meet or exceed expectations without exception.

Location

Star Clinic is located in Manchester and Mr Marando performs surgery in locations all over the UK

Cosmetic treatments in the North of England