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Blepharoplasty / Brow Lift Surgery
Blepharoplasty / Brow Lift Surgery with Mr Hassan Shaaban
Mr. Shaaban worked in the NHS in the field of reconstruction following trauma and cancer surgery. His interest lies in the field of facial, breast and body contouring cosmetic surgery.
Mr Shaaban is a consultant plastic surgeon and is a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).
As we age, the skin on our eyelids often starts to sag and lose its elasticity, creating the illusion of tiredness and making us seem older than we are. Others are born with heavy upper eyelids, which can interfere with daily life.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is designed to reduce the amount of skin on the eyelids, to give a younger appearance.
It is often performed in conjunction with brow lift surgery, which seeks to lift and rejuvenate facial features by pulling back loose, sagging skin. In some cases, patients are better suited to brow lift surgery than blepharoplasty, depending on the indications presented.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery is designed to rejuvenate the eye area by taking away sagging, excess skin. It is usually carried out under general anaesthetic.
What is a brow lift?
Brow lifts are surgical procedures whereby a hairline incision is made to lift and pull back the skin. Excess skin is trimmed away and then the repositioned skin is stitched back in place.
While there are many non-surgical solutions to improve the signs of ageing around the eyes and brow, surgery tends to be longer-lasting and more effective.
Who is suitable for eye and brow lift surgery?
This procedure is an option for those who are unhappy about the appearance of their eyelids and wish to achieve a more youthful look.
Mr Shaaban will only consider performing surgery on those aged 18 years or older.
What types of blepharoplasty and brow lifts are available?
There are two main methods used during brow lift procedures; open eye surgery or endoscopic surgery.
You can learn more about each technique below.
What happens during and after eyelid and brow lift surgery?
Open eye surgery
This technique involves a small incision made in or just behind the hairline. The surgeon will then carefully separate the skin from the underlying tissue on the upper half of the face (above the brow), before working to reduce or tighten the muscle. The skin is then either stretched and stitched into a new position, or clipped in place with the excess skin being trimmed.
A fibre-optic camera is inserted via the hairline incision, enabling the surgeon to work on the underlying muscle and tissue behind the hairline. The brow line is then lifted into place and stitched behind the hairline. Incisions may be clipped or stitched closed.
Blepharoplasty For blepharoplasty, the incision is made along the eyelid crease, with the excess skin being trimmed and the eyelid being stitched into its new position.
What types of incisions are there?
For brow lift surgery, the incision is made along or just behind the hairline, while blepharoplasty involves a cut along the eyelid crease.
Is there any downtime?
The wound is then checked and the sutures are removed around 5-10 days later.
After 6 weeks, the surgeon who carried out your procedure will then see you for a check-up, to ensure the wound is healing.
Every patient is provided with a bespoke treatment plan and post-operative instructions, as well as 24-hour access to our team, should you have any concerns or questions.
Common Q & A on mini face & neck lift surgery
You will have scars post-surgery, but they should mature after 6-12 months.
The reason the incision is made in the hairline for brow lift surgery is to make the scarring as discreet as possible.
Those having eyelid surgery will have more visible scars after surgery.
Common side effects to eyelid surgery and brow lift surgery include swelling and puffiness, bruising, irritated or sensitive eyes, and scarring.
It is highly unlikely, but in some cases you may experience injury to the eye muscle, excessive bleeding, infection or a reaction to the anaesthetic.
Your consultation with Mr Shaaban at ASET Hospital
Consultations are designed not only to go through possible routes of treatment, but also for us to better understand your motivation for surgery and desired result.
After conducting a thorough assessment of your physical and psychological health, we will then go through what surgery is best for you - if any.
You will receive extensive information about the procedure itself and the possible outcomes from surgery, as well as the risks associated with eye and brow lifdt procedures.
Book your consultation today to learn more about the procedure.