Blepharoplasty, or, Eyelid Surgery, is used to remove the fat deposits and loose skin that forms on the upper or lower eyelids with age. The excess skin and bulging which occurs, because of age and gravity, causes eyes, and by extension the rest of the face, to look tired. The wrinkles that develop during the natural aging process make the skin around the eyes to become less elastic. Occasionally this can happen at an early age. It is usually easy to correct through a Blepharoplasty procedure. A blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both depending on the need. The right procedure or combination of procedures can only be determined by a careful examination done during the consultation.
Excess skin around the eyelids can make it difficult to keep your eyes open. This excess skin may cause the eyelids to droop, giving a sleepy or disinterested appearance. In severe cases, your upper field of vision may be partially blocked. This may cause brow aches and fatigue. If you are having these symptoms, or simply do not like the way your eyelids appear, you may be a candidate for a blepharoplasty.
What to expect during Eyelid Surgery
During the procedure, the surgeon will mark the areas of the eyelid requiring attention. Excess skin or fat may be removed to improve the appearance and function of the eyelids. In some cases, the muscles controlling the eyelids may be modified to help them function properly.
Preparing For Your Operation
Products that contain Aspirin, Vitamin E, or Evening Primrose oil should be avoided for three weeks before surgery. Alcoholic drinks should be avoided before surgery. You must wash your hair the day before the operation and make up must be thoroughly removed. You must fast (neither eat or drink) for 6 hours before the operation.
Important to note:
Patients should not smoke for at least 2 weeks before surgery and for a few days after surgery. Smoking interferes with the circulation of blood to the skin. If the patient tints, dyes or bleaches his or her hair, this should be done no later than one week before surgery.
BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
We have the following top surgeons performing at American British Surgical & Medical Centre.
Dr Jason Diamond
Dr. Jason Diamond is a Board Certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is also a Board Certified Head & Neck Surgeon, Otolaryngologist, fellow of American College of Surgeons, who received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. After completing his five-year residency, Dr. Diamond chose to hone his skills by learning from top experts in the field. He spent two years seeking out the leading facial plastic surgeons worldwide, studying and operating with them to learn their secrets and perfect his craft.
This self-motivated training enabled Dr. Diamond to master an extensive variety of facial enhancement techniques. His broad base of knowledge, combined with his sense of artistry, allows Dr. Diamond to tailor his approach to each individual patient.
Dr. Diamond has been recognized by multiple sources including Harpers Bazaar, E Entertainment and NBC as being one of the top facial plastic surgeons in his field.
Dr. Diamond has devoted his practice to helping patients achieve an appearance that is youthful and natural. "My patients don't look done," says Dr. Diamond. "They just look great." Dr Diamond exclusively visits ABSAMC in Dubai. Please book your consultation with Dr Diamond.
Dr Laurence Kirwan
Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS, FACS, is a recognised international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help you achieve the improvement you desire.
Professor Kirwan has clinics in Harley Street, London and in New York and Connecticut, USA. He specialises in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the face, breast and body. Laurence Kirwan was born in Liverpool, England. He graduated in Medicine in 1974 from Manchester University, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1979.Kirwan spent over six years training in General Surgery in England, Australia and the United States.
To become a Plastic Surgeon he completed residencies at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado and at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), who also awarded him a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.
Today, Prof. Kirwan is widely regarded as an expert in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body, and has published many original scientific papers. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Professor of Plastic Surgery of the International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the University of Belgrade. Prof. Kirwan believes strongly in sharing his expertise and knowledge in order to raise the general standards of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He teaches at the Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and regularly mentors Plastic Surgeons in training in the UK.
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