Face With Upper Eyes
To achieve a balanced look it is often very effective to perform a facelift in conjunction with other surgeries, particular the eye area, which can display prominent tell-tale signs of ageing.
A facelift or ‘rhytidectomy’ is very effective in reversing the signs of ageing. Surgery has moved on considerably from the taught, ‘stretched’ look, and most modern facelifts now carefully manipulate the deeper facial tissues and re-drape the skin to produce a fresher, natural, more youthful appearance.
The classical facelift targets the lower part of the face and the neck, visibly improving the appearance of a slack, loose jaw line, reducing the deposits or folds of fat around the neckline and successfully minimising deep creases between the nose and mouth.
As you age, folds of skin often develop in the upper eye region. These can become loose and baggy, resting on the eyelashes or hanging over the eye affecting vision. A droopy look, with excess skin, can also occur due to the descent of the eyebrow and forehead. If the eyebrow is in a normal position, upper blepharoplasty surgery can be very effective in correcting these problems.
This relatively straightforward procedure can be carried out independent of any other eye surgery. After making the incisions, your surgeon will remove excess fat from the upper eye area and trim any sagging skin and muscle. The wound will be closed with very fine stitches in the natural fold or crease of the skin to keep scarring to the bare minimum.
Surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic as an outpatient or under general anaesthetic with an overnight stay.