This is the standard operation for tired looking eyes and involves removing any excess fat and skin under the eyes using a small incision beneath the eyelashes.) The scar is then hidden in a skin crease and usually fades over a few weeks. Sometimes the scar can be hidden inside the eyelid using a, particularly in the younger patient. The operation can be done under local anaesthetic as a day case so there is usually no need to stay in hospital.
Modern eyelid surgery tries to be more conservative and rather than take fat out from under the skin it is repositioned to improve the contour of the eyelid and this is especially helpful in treating the hollowing and dark circles that appear under the eyes as we get older.
As people get older they commonly complain that the upper eyes become hooded and heavy looking. They start to lose their upper eyelids as they disappear beneath a fold of skin. This can be caused by fat under the skin bulging forwards, loss of elasticity and thinning of the skin and also by descent of the eyebrows. Eyelid surgery commonly is done through an incision in the crease of the upper eyelid, removes any excess skin and fat so that the youth full shape of the upper eyelid is restored. If there is significant brow ptosis then a browlift can be done at the same time.
The upper and lower eyelids are commonly treated at the same time.
"The appearance of my eyes is much improved and its only 3 weeks after surgery!"
March 2014 Aged 67
“ I was very impressed with the level of knowledge and information provided by Eileen, Mr Musgrove’s secretary, when I made my initial enquiry and all my questions were answered fully. The consultation with Mr Musgrove made me aware of the surgery process and I was very happy with it. I was able to make a fully informed decision and when I attended for my operation, I was very happy with the staff and care at Spire Regency Hospital. The nurses removed my stitches with care and I am extremely happy with the result, feel more confident with my appearance and would not hesitate to recommend Mr Musgrove. He was recommended to me by another patient of his who had this surgery.”