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Cosmestic Surgery – Upper Blepharoplasty (Hooded Upper Eyelid)

Posted on: 11 Dec 2023

We have come across many patients who reports ‘compromised vision’ because of the redundant excess skin falling on their upper eyelashes and come in their way when driving or when they try seeing upwards and outwards.

In such situations, this operation is performed for functional reasons to improve their vision .

There are incidences that opticians and eye-surgeons would identify the reasons for their ‘visual compromise’ because of lose redundant skin of upper eyelids and refer such patients to our clinic for skin reduction surgery of upper eyelids using blepharoplasty approach.

Frequently asked questions from patients asking for upper eyelid reduction -upper blepharoplasty

  • 1. Why my upper eyelids are hooded ?

There are many reasons for upper eyelid skin loses its tone and sags over the natural crease of the upper eyelid.

The collagen network gets thinner with maturity of age

The lose redundant excess skin of upper eyelid could be hereditary and could run family . Hence , we see few patients reporting ‘hooded’ eyelids at very young age .

Smoking and sun exposure have adverse effect on skin nutrition and cause thinning of skin earlier and quicker.

  • 2. Why women would like upper eyelid surgery done ?

Women reported to us that they could not apply ‘make up’ on the upper eyelids as the lose redundant skin comes in their way while applying ‘make up’ .

The make up particularly mascara gets smudged because lose excess skin.

They receive comments from their friends that they are tired or sleepless.

They report to look older than their age

  • 3. How much time does it take to perform this procedure ?

It takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes to perform this operation . We prefer to use local anaesthetics for this operation as it is safe and the patients can eat and drink just after the operation. We perform this procedure as a day case .