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Blepharoplasty in Manchester, UK

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Manchester Cosmetic Centre

Manchester Cosmetic Surgery offers eyelid surgery performed by top plastic surgeon Dr. Abel Mounir, a cosmetic plastic surgeon with 20 years of experience. He performs a range of aesthetic facial rejuvenation procedures to restore the youthful look of the patient. He aims to always produce a natural-looking cosmetic outcome. Effectively if the aging signs start to show and droopy eyelids are detracting from your appearance, you can turn to Dr. Mounir to book your consultation and discuss your cosmetic surgical procedure.

During the aging process, usually, the upper and lower eyelids may become droopy and baggy. These aging signs are often associated with the descent of the eyebrows (ptosis). The skin of the upper and lower eyelids become loose, the muscles lose firmness, and fat tissue bulges and becomes more noticeable. Blepharoplasty or eyelid tuck surgery is then performed to correct these signs and restore a youthful appearance. Generally, patients with droopy upper and puffy lower eyelids do complain about the tired look. They look to upper and lower Blepharoplasty to achieve a more rested and youthful look.

If you are presenting at least two of these symptoms, then you are probably a good candidate for blepharoplasty.

Effectively, when the outer side corner of the eye drops, it causes a colloquially called “hound dog” look. These symptoms are usually seen in the mid to late forties. The midface and eyebrows start to drop, giving a crowded look to the eyes. The Upper Blepharoplasty is designed to restore the youthful look of the eyes.

In this operation performed by Manchester and Liverpool plastic surgeon Dr. Abel Mounir, an incision is made within the skin fold of the upper lid, so the scar is hidden within the crease. Usually, excess skin and fat are removed, and the skin is closed without tension. During the lower Blepharoplasty, a discreet incision is made right under the eyelashes of the lower lid. This would allow the bulging fat to be removed and the septum to be restored to its original position, thus producing a more youthful look. Dr. Mounir almost always removes some excess skin before the wound closure is achieved.

  • Droopy upper eyelids
  • Hooded or crowded eyes
  • Fat bags under the eye
  • Saggy lower eyelids
Manchester Blepharoplasty model smiling

Blepharoplasty Risks And Complications

  • Dryness of the lower eyelid can occur due to lowering and shape irregularity of the lower eyelid following lower blepharoplasty. This can usually be resolved easily. However, some patients may require surgical correction.
  • Some patients experience watering eyes following surgery. While this is usually temporary, it can, in some cases, be long-lasting or permanent.
  • While Dr. Mounir will take every necessary measure to preserve your eyelash hair, hair loss (though rare) is a fairly unpredictable risk associated with lower eyelid surgery and may be temporary or permanent.
  • Though extremely rare (approximately 1:100,000), blindness has resulted from eyelid surgery.

What Is A Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is usually performed through external incisions placed discreetly along the natural lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids. In addition, incisions may be made from the inside surface of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty); this allows removal of lower eyelid fat without an externally-visible scar but does not allow excess skin to be removed.

Manchester Blepharoplasty model with dark hair

What you should expect after Eyelid surgery:

  • Use extra pillows to elevate your head during sleeping.
  • Drink a lot of water and reduce caffeine intake.
  • Use icepacks or cold swabs or gauze to reduce the swelling and inflammation.
  • A slight burning or dry eyes after the surgery is normal.
  • Vision problems such as blurred vision are not unusual.
  • If you do Experience sudden swelling or bleeding, please call Dr. Mounir immediately on his mobile: 0800 228 9227.
  • Please wear your sunglasses when going out to avoid questions about your procedure.
  • Some weeks after blepharoplasty, the formation of small white nodules called milia can occur on the eyelids. These can easily be removed by your doctor during a visit to the practice.
  • If you experience dry eyes, please apply appropriate eye drops.

Blepharoplasty
Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to have local anesthesia?

Dr. Mounir always performs upper lid blepharoplasty under local anesthesia. However, when performing a lower Lid Blepharoplasty, you will need deep sedation. This means that the consultant anesthetist will place an IV perfusion to give you medication to help you sleep during the surgery.

What are the risks?

An inability to close the upper eyelid may occur if too much skin has been removed. Blindness has been also reported. During lower eyelift surgery, complications such as ectropion and conjunctivitis have been described.

How long do I need to stay in the hospital?

The discharge time will depend on the anesthesia used during your surgery, but usually, it’s between one to three hours.

Should I expect pain?

No, not really! But you should expect to experience some discomfort once the local anesthesia wears off.

How long do I wear dressing?

You will need to wear your dressing for five to seven days.

Your uniqueness is beautiful. At Manchester Cosmetic Centre, our goal is to complement and highlight your unique beauty so that you can realize your ideal you.

If you would like to take the first step toward a truly exceptional experience and stunning results, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Abel Mounir today. We offer consultations in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.

61 King St, Manchester M2 4PD