Sagging or drooping eyelids are a common sign of ageing. The appearance of sagging eyelids can be a big concern with many feeling like they look older than they actually are and it can also make them look sad, angry or tired on a permanent basis. In more severe cases they can also reduce your vision and cause headaches.
There are many causes for sagging eyelids; generally the ageing process plays a big part in the development of these issues which unfortunately can’t be avoided. The levator muscle is responsible for lifting the eyelid as we age this muscle stretches resulting in the skin stretching and fat pockets becoming more prominent causing drooping.
Some people are genetically predisposed to having more skin and tissue in one or both eyelids and in some cases your lifestyle and environmental factors can add to the issue, for example people who have worked outside for many years may experience drooping or sagging of the eyelids
We are the UK’s leading non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic group of clinics and have some of the most experienced cosmetic surgeons in the industry that can advise on the best treatment for your condition. We treat thousands of patients every year and pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise. All of our Clinics are registered with the Care Quality Commission and The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services.
An upper blepharoplasty is an operation of the upper eyelid that remodels the eye by reducing the skin which gives the sagging appearance and the fat pad which gives the puffy appearance all within the inner area of the eyelid.
The procedure can take as little as 30 minutes and can be performed under local anaesthetic. The downtime is minimal with patients returning home shortly after their procedure with an immediate difference to their eyes and overall face.
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