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Eye Bag Removal London - The McIndoe Centre

As of late, many patients travel from London to our centre in West Sussex regarding our renowned surgical consultants. The procedure – its medical term being Blepharoplasty – is becoming increasingly popular due to its high success rate and its exceptional rejuvenation factor.

What is Eye Bag Surgery?

Eye bag surgery is the practice of removing, or tightening the skin around the eyes in order to give your eyes a youthful, healthy appearance. As Mr. Dheansa, internationally renowned surgeon puts it:

"The most common way to perform the procedure is to remove or reposition the fatty tissue under the eyes. Then, a small amount of skin is excised and the lower eyelid tightened or lifted.”  

Common Causes For Eye Bag Surgery

As eye bag surgery is predominantly a cosmetic procedure, the main reason patients desire it is simply to improve their appearance. Eye bags can indicate aging, a natural, yet somewhat daunting prospect. So, more and more people from London are opting for eye bag removal surgery. However, there are other similar reasons why people may opt for surgery:

  • Sight impairment
  • Self-confidence issues
  • Stress of pregnancy (post pregnancy)

There is no specific cause for eye bags aside from aging. Of course, genetics play a part and there are precautions you can take to avoid accelerating their appearance – such as protecting your eyes from the sun.

The Different Types of Eye Bag Removal Procedure

While there are a few different reasons why people may opt for eye bag surgery, there are certain procedures that will be more beneficial for each individual patient. Here at McIndoe, we perform the following eye bag surgeries:

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is generally carried out under a local anaesthetic with local sedation. Sometimes general anaesthetic may be used and this will be delicately injected into your eyelids.

Your surgeon will make a cut on the natural crease above your eyelid and then remove any excess skin or fat that is pushing through the muscle.

The procedure generally has a quick recovery time. Obviously, you will need someone to pick you up after your stay in the clinic, as driving must be avoided straight away.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery procedures involve your surgeon making a small incision along the border of your eye lid, below your lash line to just beyond the outside of your eye. If any excess fat is pushing through the muscle, it will either be removed or distributed elsewhere.

This procedure is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. When this has worn off you may need additional pain relief in the form of a local anaesthetic injection.

Depending on each individual, your surgeon may advise that you stay overnight. However, this will be discussed before your surgery, so there is no need to worry.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

A full blepharoplasty procedure takes between one and two hours. However, the procedure will take less time if you’re only having your upper or lower eyelid done.

Recovery After Eye Bag Surgery

Recovery from eye bag surgery ranges depending on the patient. In most cases, it takes two days to a week for your stitches to be removed, whilst full recovery usually takes several weeks. It is completely normal to expect swelling and redness after your operation but this will fade in time.

Some side effects may include:

  • Temporary sensitivity.
  • Watery eyes and blurred vision.
  • You may need eye pads or ice packs for a couple of days to help swelling or bruising.
  • Bruising may look quite bad at first, but after the second day this disappears quite quickly.

Choosing Your Eye Bag Specialist in London

Choosing a specialist couldn’t be easier at The McIndoe Centre. Our dedicated surgeons offer a 1-to-1 consultation, in which they discuss your medical past, your expectations and the surgical process, alongside aftercare treatment and any other questions or concerns that you may have.

Contact Us Today

If you have any concerns about the surgery, or who will be performing it, you can always call The McIndoe Centre Helpline on 0800 917 4922. Or, if you’d like a consultation with one of our top surgeons, feel free to fill out our contact form and we shall get back to you as soon as possible.

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