Eyelid Surgery Durham

Dr. Kim provides a broad spectrum of treatments throughout Durham and the surrounding areas. His expertise includes a complete range of facial surgeries, including oculoplastic eyelid procedures. Getting older can take its toll on your appearance, and the skin around the eyes can be the first visible signs of ageing. As the skin surrounding your eye becomes loose and wrinkled, it can start to sag, making the eyes look fatigued, and adding years to your face.

The eye bag removal surgery that is offered by Dr. Kim can help to restore youthfulness to the face. The surgery itself removes excess skin and fatty tissue from above the eye, removing the hood of the skin that can develop as we get older. Similarly, the eyelid surgery can also be used to remove fatty tissue and excess skin from underneath the eyes, whilst also smoothing the wrinkles that appear in the corner of our eye’s, often known as crow’s feet.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

  • Improved field of vision.
  • Improved appearance/look younger.
  • Correct premature ageing.
  • Easier application of make-up.
  • Take away that ‘tired look’.
  • Increased overall self-confidence and self-esteem.

The Procedure

  • Eye bag removal surgery is also known as blepharoplasty.
  • Straightforward procedure that takes between 1-3 hours while you are awake.
  • Carried out as a day case procedure.
  • The exact length of time that you are in theatre for and your recovery time will depend on the specific surgery that you decide to have (upper lids, lower lids or both).

Upper Eyelid Surgery

To begin the procedure of upper eyelid surgery, a small incision is made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid (approximately 1cm above the lash line). Then the skin is carefully separated from the underlying tissue before removing or repositioning the fatty tissue and tightening the muscles. Before stitching or gluing the incision, using surgical glue, the skin will be stretched to ensure that the end result is smooth and free from lines and wrinkles.

For some patients, upper eyelid surgery only requires the use of a local anaesthetic, meaning that recovery time should be quicker than if a general anaesthetic is used.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

If you opt for lower eyelid surgery, the procedure will be similar to that of upper eyelid surgery. An incision will be made along the lower lash line, before removing any excess fat (eyebags) and then stretching the skin to ensure a smooth finish. Once the incision has been stitched, any excess skin will be removed, and you will be left with smoother, younger looking skin underneath your eyes.

Lower eyelid surgery or a combination of upper and lower eyelid surgery, this will almost always be performed under general anaesthetic.

If you’re based within Durham or the surrounding areas and are interested in eyelid surgery, then feel free to get in touch with Dr. Kim for your initial free 10-minute consultation. Give us a call on 07933239554 or use our simple contact form and we’ll get back in touch with you as soon as possible.