Blepharoplasty and Otoplasty

What is Bleparoplasty?

Eyelid Surgery, otherwise known as Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove fat and excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. This can effectively produce a more youthful appearance in the face and is often combined with other cosmetic procedures such as Facelift and Browlift, although it can also be performed alone.

Eyelid puffiness, drooping upper lids or fine wrinkles around the eyelids can make people appear tired, sad, or older than they feel. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids, cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may offer the improvement you seek. Eyelid surgery

can remove drooping skin and excess fat of the upper eyelids, reduce under-eye bags and tighten the lower eyelid skin.

Treatment

These surgeries are daycare procedures performed under local anaesthesia, with intravenous sedation used for lower blepharoplasty. Your eyeball will be protected with a metal shield, and antibiotic ointment will be administered throughout the procedure to avoid infection.

What is Otoplasty?

Deformities of the external ear, or pinna, are extremely common. They may affect one ear or both ears. They take on many forms and have lots of different names such as bat ear or lop ear. They usually describe a failure of the upper portion of the ear to curl correctly in childhood, resulting in a rather prominent appearance to the ears.

As with most surgery the best way of correcting the ears is with a minimally invasive approach, leaving behind as much of the underlying cartilage as possible, and camouflaging the incisions behind the ear. The operation is called an Otoplasty.

Treatment

The whole procedure should take about 120 minutes (less if it’s only one ear needing attention) and is very well-tolerated by patients. Occasionally the ear can unfold when the tension in the cartilage is too great for the repair to be performed – if this complication arises, it can be corrected at a later date.