The eyelid and other areas around the eye are delicate structures that need special understanding and care. Very often the problem at issue is not just cosmetic but it also interferes with visual function, comfort and well-being of the eyes. It therefore makes sense to entrust such work to a specialist who has completed years of additional training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and their surrounding facial structures.
In recent years, many more people have become aware of the need for cosmetic eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. This procedure re-contours the upper and lower eyelids by removing obvious signs of sagging and ageing. An increasing number of patients consider blepharoplasty before considering a full face-lift. Blepharoplasty is a less invasive procedure and has many positive and long-lasting results. Many discerning people now recognize the benefits of seeking the skills of the oculoplastic surgeon for this surgery. An oculoplastic surgeon can examine the eyes properly preoperatively and postoperatively, recognise any preoperative eye problems e.g. a dry eye problem, and such a surgeon is best placed to prevent and manage any complications. Virtually every complication of such surgery affects the eyes, visual function and eye comfort.