How do I guarantee a natural blepharoplasty result?

natural blepharoplasty results

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK and highly effective at rejuvenating the appearance of the eyelids. However, a common concern is whether it will drastically change the shape of their eye or that they will look different post-surgery.

The purpose of an eyelid lift is not to change the eye shape, but the appearance of the eyes can be dramatically enhanced. Sagging skin on the upper lids or bulging bags beneath the eyes can cause the yes to appear smaller and narrower. A blepharoplasty can make the eyes appear wider, more open and alert.

Eyelid surgery can also refine the eye contours of the eyes, as well as correct asymmetry, and restore natural creases.

How to achieve a natural-looking eyelid lift

1. Choose an experienced surgeon

The expertise and experience of your surgeon play a crucial role in achieving natural results. As an oculoplastic surgeon, Dr Nick Koutroumanos completed more extensive training than general plastic surgeons in eyelid surgery. Oculoplastic surgery also takes into account the eye sockets and facial structures around the eye area, combining ophthalmology and plastic surgery. The surgeries are delicate and involve operating on incredibly fine structures.

2. A detailed consultation

A thorough consultation with your surgeon is essential. During this meeting, discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. A good surgeon will assess your facial structure, skin type, and overall health to determine the best approach for your surgery. They should also explain the procedure, risks, and recovery process in detail.

3. A personalised surgical plan

Each patient’s eyes are unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach won’t yield natural results. Dr Nick Koutroumanos will create a customised surgical plan that is tailored to your specific needs and facial anatomy. This plan may include upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or a combination of both. In the lower lid, a transconjunctival approach from the inside avoids the risk of any distortion to the canthus, the junction between the lower and upper eyelid.

4. A conservative approach

A natural blepharoplasty result often comes from a conservative approach. Removing too much skin or fat can lead to an unnatural appearance.

In the upper eyelids, Dr Nick Koutroumanos removes excess skin while preserving the underling structures including the muscle and deep fat layers. In doing so, the volume in the upper lids is preserved while the eyelid is rejuvenated. In lower eyelid surgery, some of the excess fat will be removed but also fat will be repositioned to avoid a hollowed-out appearance, particularly along the lid-cheek junction.

5. Having realistic expectations

Understanding what blepharoplasty can and cannot achieve is essential. While the surgery can significantly improve the appearance of your eyes, it won’t completely halt the ageing process. Having realistic expectations will help you appreciate the results and maintain a positive outlook.

A skilled blepharoplasty surgeon will focus on subtle enhancements, preserving the natural contour and function of the eyelids while addressing the signs of ageing. In fact, Dr Nick Koutroumanos will not take on cases where he does not feel he can guarantee a natural blepharoplasty outcome.

Natural Blepharoplasty Surgery with Dr Nick Koutroumanos

London Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic surgeon Dr Nick Koutroumanos is an expert in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive eyelid surgery including upper and lower blepharoplasty.

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An oculoplastic surgeon is best placed to diagnose and treat eyelid and periocular conditions, focusing on eye function, as well as aesthetics. Book a consultation with Dr Nick Koutroumanos: