reduction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for men
and women. As we age, the skin above and underneath our eyelids
loses its elasticity and the muscles slacken. This results in the
accumulation of folds in the upper lids and deep creases in the
lower lids. As a result of the ageing process, the fat that cushions
the eyes in their sockets protrudes forward, giving the appearance
of bagginess. Occasionally there is an inherited tendency for bags
to develop during early adulthood before any muscle and skin changes.
Cutting away the excess skin and fat from above and underneath the
eyelids can give the eyes a fresher and younger look.
operation is performed in a private hospital under local or general
anaesthetic, depending on the patient's preference. Incisions are
made following the natural lines of the eyelid just below the lashes
in the lower lids and in the crease of the upper lid. The excess
fat, skin and muscle are removed. In some patients, where there
is a pocket of fat without excess skin, the fat may be removed through
the lower eyelid without an external incision line.
the operation there is a substantial amount of bruising, and most
patients stay in hospital for a day. The stitches are usually removed
after three to five days and you will be able to return to normal
duties two weeks after the operation.