Will there be visible scars left from Eyelid surgery?
The scars from Eyelid surgery usually heal remarkably well. I place them just under the lower Eyelid lashes and then a centimetre or so in one of the laughter lines at the sides of the eyes. In the upper Eyelids the scar is well hidden in the crease of the upper Eyelid and again for a centimetre or so in one of the laughter lines at the outer corner of the eyes. After healing is complete, they should be difficult to detect, and of course we do undertake the procedure in men who cannot cover the scars with makeup confirming that the scars are usually very inconspicuous.
The eyes are usually the first thing you notice about someone and as they often reveal the early signs of ageing, Mr Ahmad sees many men and women seeking treatment to improve the appearance of the eye area. On the upper lid, the issue is folding, creasing and hooding which obscures the natural shape of the eyelid, and on the lower lid, it is usually a case of bagging and pouching as the skin and muscles become more lax. Eyelid surgery, known as a blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can tackle either the upper or lower lid or both, depending on the patient’s individual requirements. There are certain things that eyelid surgery can’t achieve, such as remove dark circles, eradicate crow’s feet around the eyes, or tackle a drooping brow, but Mr Ahmad will explain this all fully at the consultation. There are a number of alternative procedures he can offer aimed at treating these concerns.