Cosmetic ProceduresA balance between aesthetic and function
Eyes are one of the most expressive facial features. They represent one of our best beauty assets and express moods and emotions.
More and more people are opting to have cosmetic eyelid surgery, however the eyelid represents more than just skin! It protects the eye from injury and excessive light, maintains essential lubrication of the eye, which is vital to its well being and function and assists in the distribution of tears over the surface of the eye.
It is therefore imperative that any surgery carried out on the eyelid ensures that its function is not compromised, and respects the intricate balance between preserving function and achieving aesthetic objectives.
Choosing the right surgeon and clinic is vital and can be difficult unless this choice is informed by balanced advice.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that aims to correct hooded upper eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes.
This is achieved by removing excess skin, and/or muscle and/or fat from the upper eyelid and/or lower eyelid.
Blepharoplasty aims to rejuvenate and provide a more youthful appearance. As ageing is a continuous and progressive process which will continue after surgery, it is important that a long-term, rather than a short-term view of the aesthetic outcome is taken into consideration.
Accordingly, I generally encourage and adopt a conservative approach to this surgery. It is vital to ensure that the primary function of the eyelids as protectors of the eyes is not compromised and that underlying ocular risk factors are identified pre-operatively.
In many cases careful evaluation of the patients reveals that not only do they exhibit hooded upper lids, but they also have a low or droopy upper eyelid (ptosis). This is a different problem to hooded eyelids, and can also be corrected during the blepharoplasty surgery.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on all four lids at the same time. Most cases are carried out under local anaesthesia with sedation, but general anaesthesia can be also used if preferred by the patient.
Like every procedure blepharoplasty also carries risks. These risks can be generally classified into aesthetic or non-aesthetic (functional). On occasions some complications may have aesthetic and functional implications.
Mr Hooman Sherafat has over 20 years experience as an ophthalmologist and treats a wide range of eye conditions.
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Mr Hooman Sherafat has always been actively involved in charity work on an international scale. He has travelled to various developing countries and continues to support charitable eye surgery where he can.