Blepharoplasty surgery is available in Chester through renowned cosmetic surgeon Anca Breahna.
The surgery is relatively straightforward and yet makes a profound difference, both in terms of the aesthetics around the eye but also, potentially, where sagging eyelids are impacting vision.
In this page we will outline some key details relating to blepharoplasty procedures and also why Miss Breahna is in demand amongst clients in and around Chester and the north west.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Also called eyelid lift surgery or eye bag surgery, blepharoplasty is a procedure to address sagging eyelids.
The surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids as required, the latter tending to be a more involved procedure that requires general anaesthetic.
There is no singular technique that would be suitable in all instances, instead the skill of the surgeon lies in working out the best course of action to achieve the desired results.
As the eyes are the focal point of the face, blepharoplasty is a procedure that can have a profound impact, both cosmetically but also to a patient’s confidence and self-esteem.
The surgery counteracts natural elements of ageing, with the skin stretching and muscles around the eye losing their ability to support.
Who Is Blepharoplasty Suitable For?
The short answer is that blepharoplasty is suitable for anyone who has concerns over the appearance of their eyes and eyelids and that sagging skin is making them look older and more tired than might be desirable.
Much depends on how the individual perceives their eyes. If someone has signs of ageing but this does not worry them in the slightest or affect their self-esteem then arguably there is lilt point considering cosmetic surgery.
However, for many people this is not the case.
The eyes are what we see when we speak to someone, they are central to our appearance. Any sign of ageing or tiredness is therefore very noticeable. For some, this leads to a lack of confidence, self-esteem, or at least a nagging sense that they are looking far from their best.
Blepharoplasty is therefore a very specific form of surgery to target this one issue.
Post-surgery, the eyes will look more youthful and vibrant and so the whole face also looks younger. This result will look fully natural too, without that obvious look of work having been done.
Blepharoplasty may also be recommended in cases whereby the sagging of the eyelids is impacting vision.
Eyelid Surgery Procedures
There are two distinct forms of the surgery – upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty.
The upper eyelid surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case.
An incision is made in the crease above the eyelashes and excess skin then removed from the upper eyelid.
The fat deposits are repositioned and the muscle tightened.
Surgeon skill is key to achieving the best results, this including factoring in how the eyelid will settle down post treatment as swelling subsides.
Lower blepharoplasty surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic.
An incision is made below the lash line, skin lifted from the lower lid and fat removed or redistributed. Skin is then re-draped and excess removed as required, a tightening of the lower eyelid may also be required, this called a canthopexy.
However, the process really begins with a detailed consultation. This is the opportunity for the prospective patient to talk through their aims for the surgery and the expert to suggest a course of best action.
In some instances, it may be that full cosmetic surgery is not in the patient’s best interests or required at this stage.
Recovery Post Eyelid Surgery
Post blepharoplasty, there will be some swelling and the patient will be advised to sleep on their back initially.
It may also be beneficial to wear sunglasses for a while to help rescue sensitivity to light.
It will take a couple of months for final results to be fully visible and established.
The most common side effects post-surgery are bruising and swelling. As with all surgery, there are infrequent risks of infection and abnormal scarring – among other complications – but blepharoplasty is considered a safe procedure with an excellent safety record.
Cost of Blepharoplasty
The cost will of course vary depending on the precise nature of surgery required.
Miss Breahna is fully open with her prices and would provide a detailed quote at consultation, the prospective patient free to then consider this at their leisure and free of obligation.
At the time of writing, prices start from a little under £2,000.
About Anca Breahna
Miss Breahna is one of a very small number of acclaimed female cosmetic surgeons operating in the Chester region, this gives her unique insight into many procedures and why people opt for cosmetic surgery.
On site, you can read her full biography – please take the time to research any medical expert you may be considering for any cosmetic procedure.
Miss Breahna has a level of experience and training that is truly outstanding.
She holds the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast), the Fellowship European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS), the Post Graduate Diploma for Hand Surgery at the BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand) and a Master of Science Degree at the University of Manchester and she is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.
Miss Breahna is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust. She holds practicing privileges at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester and Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Wirral.
Professional qualifications include being a member of the General Medical Council and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Miss Breahna would welcome the opportunity to hold a detailed consultation with you, this the first step in addressing your cosmetic concerns.
Please contact by calling 07538 012918 or using the Contact Form.
The Grosvenor is located just a couple of miles outside the wonderful walled city of Chester, this a city with renowned Roman architecture.
These Roman walls are themselves a landmark, so too the wonderful Chester Castle, this a fortification built in the time of William the Conqueror. The castle overlooks the River Dee and is truly imposing.
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Then, the Industrial Revolution brought canals, railways and development to the town, and yet it retains its older architecture too – indeed the shopping experience in Chester is an enjoyable mix of modern retail housed within charming older buildings.
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