Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | January 18th, 2021
One of the most common concerns for patients considering cosmetic surgery is that they might look drastically different afterward. When it comes to blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery, this can be particularly evident, as the eyes are a prominent feature of the face.
However, there are many techniques that can go into eyelid surgery. With a good surgeon, this highly personal surgery can result in a more youthful look, while remaining natural and suited to your unique facial features.
Dr. Julian De Silva is a world-renowned oculo-facial plastic surgeon who also completed ophthalmology specialist training. He has published professional articles in medical journals on eyelid surgery. His focus on the face and eyes combines with an artist’s eye to produce beautiful, natural results for his patients.
Blepharoplasty is surgery of the upper or lower eyelids or both. Dr. De Silva performs eyelid surgery to rectify puffy eyelids, eyelids with excess skin, or loose skin around the eyes. It is an intricate surgery, as even changes of less than one millimeter can be seen – and half a millimeter difference can be discernible between the right and left sides.
Video link describing what is blepharoplasty by Dr Julian De Silva
An expertly performed blepharoplasty should look more youthful and awake, but should not change the shape or appearance of your eyes unless that is your aim. An experienced surgeon will take your facial characteristics, goals, and expectations into account when conducting your surgery, and will use a range of techniques to achieve your desired look.
Some of these techniques involve repositioning or removing excess skin and fat, and hiding scars inside the eyelid or in the natural folds of the eye.
The result will have you looking youthful, more alert and open, and most importantly – still like yourself.
My experience and recovery after blepharoplasty
Are you self-conscious or unhappy about puffy eyelids, or excess skin or fat around your eyes? Do people often ask if you’re tired? Do you have trouble using or wearing makeup because of your eyelids? A blepharoplasty might be the right option for you. The eyes are often the first thing we notice of another person, and self-consciousness in this area can have effects on our personal lives and relationships.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on younger people who are taking preventative measures when it comes to ageing, or because they have a genetic trait that causes puffiness around the eyes. Those who are older may have blepharoplasty because they are not happy with how age has affected their eyelids.
With good surgery and an expert surgeon, your friends and family members will not be able to tell you have had eyelid surgery. Although, they may comment on how much younger, alert or confident you look! Dr. De Silva customises his treatments based on your unique facial characteristics, and even patients who have had a substantial rejuvenation have been surprised that family and friends have not noticed they have had surgery.
If you are considering blepharoplasty, contact Dr. De Silva and the team at London Facial Plastic Surgery on Harley Street. As a cosmetic surgeon specialising in the facial area, Dr. De Silva provides the best in patient care and experience.