Opthamology & Oculoplastics
Wrinkles and bags under the eyes are some of the most visible indicators of age; they can make people look much older than they are, causing them to lose confidence and feel unhappy about the way they look.
Commonly known by a variety of names from eyebag surgery to eyelid lift, there are a number of ways in which the skin around your eyes
can be improved.
Dr Kathleeya Stang-Veldhouse is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been performing opthamology surgery at Clinic 42 for several years and depending on your desired results, can guide you through the options. But to give you an idea of whats available here are some of Dr Kathleeya’s most commonly performed procedures:
Blepharoplasty – forming of the eyelids
This procedure allows removal of unwanted excess skin and fat from the area surrounding the eyes. As we age the supporting structures of our skin can loosen and weaken, causing eye bags, excess wrinkling or drooping of the eyelids. Careful surgical repair can significantly improve both function and appearance with immediate results.
During a blepharoplasty procedure on the top eyelid, an incision will be made in the creases on the eyelid and any excess fat, muscle and skin are taken out.
For surgery on the lower eyelid, the surgeon will make an incision in the creases underneath the eyelashes and at the corner of the eyes; any excess tissue will then be removed and the cut will be closed up using stitches
How many treatments are needed?
Many people treated with Belkyra see visible improvements in the appearance of their chin profile after 2 to 4 treatments. Sessions are spaced usually about 8 weeks apart and a maximum of 6 treatments may be given. Fat dissolving takes time – it is a marathon, not a sprint – and it’s important to understand Belkyra treatment is not a one-off treatment.
Once the desired results are achieved, re-treatment is not expected as results are maintained long-term.
Upper Lid Ptosis
An upper lid ptosis repair involves tightening or shortening the eyelid muscle so that it can once again lift and open the upper eyelid.
Brow Ptosis Repair
Normally our eyebrows sit on or above our orbital rim, with mens brows tending to be lower and flatter. However as we age and with the loss of and deflation of periorbital soft tissue and the soft tissue of the face the corners of our brows typically descend
During a brow ptosis repair a small incision is made and a permanent suture is placed internally to create the desired lift.
This is a procedure to correct an eyelid that turns in or turns out. This is more recognisable in lower lids that turn out where the lashline is not up against the eye and you may be able to see the exposed inside of the eye socket.
Discuss your options with Dr Kathleeya
There are several different options depending on your desired results, some patients are concerned with the undereye area while others literally struggle to keep their eyes open from the increased hooding of the upper lid.
Many of our patients find they benefit from both upper and lower lid correction, giving them a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
If you are concerned about the appearance of the skin around your eyes contact Clinic 42 to arrange a consultation with Dr Kathleeya to discuss your options.