Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper Blepharoplasty

What is an upper blepharoplasty?

Upper Blepharoplasty
On the face of it, upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) surgery may seem to be a somewhat simple exercise, however, all is deeper than it seems on first view! Eyelid surgery for the upper and lower eyelids is perhaps the most sought-after set of procedures from Jonathan, based on the detail of his analysis and the expertise of his surgery, which includes craniofacial oculo-plastic reconstruction and restoration in very young children to advanced adulthood.

Upper blepharoplasty is in fact a ‘family’ of related surgical procedures, the aim of which is to create a natural balance between the eyebrow, the orbit, the upper eyelid crease, and the eyelash line – for a youthful and defined upper eyelid ‘shelf show’.

Some upper eyelids lose definition and comfortable function because of an excess of skin and muscle within the eyelid (intrinsic excess), which drops down like a set of ‘Venetian blinds’ over the upper eyelid shelf. In other upper eyelids, there is no skin/muscle excess, just an intrinsic laxity where the skin and muscle drops down over the eyelash line like ‘a loose pair of socks around the ankles’! The solution to this is not the removal of excess skin/muscle, but the elevation, definition, and stability of the restoration of the upper eyelid crease. Indeed, removal of skin/muscle in this situation would create difficulty in eyelid closure – an adverse event to avoid!

Ageing creates a loss of eyelid definition. However, not all loss of eyelid definition is from ageing. The analysis of the upper eyelids matters. A youthful volume above the eyelid crease is a beautiful feature, whereas an excess of tissue below the eyelid crease leads to a loss of comfort and definition in the upper eyelid. Some loss of definition might be related to ethnicity – an Oriental upper eyelid can be re-crafted to feel less heavy by surgery to make a double fold – which creates an upper eyelid shelf that is more associated with a Caucasian upper lid. The upper eyelid blepharoplasty can therefore be used in a very bespoke way to create the desired upper eyelid shape and volume.

Jonathan knows the human face and the detailed impact of the function and shape of the eyelids on your confidence in appearance. Working with you, your photographs from throughout the years, and observing your natural face in conversation, animation, and in different light, he will restore and rejuvenate for you in a bespoke manner. Jonathan will combine his master craftsmanship of surgery with the artistic principles of light and shadow, definition and shape, to deliver comfortable eyelid function with natural beautiful and youthful appearance.

Following two consultations with Mr Britto, I was a very nervous patient, he made me feel at ease by the second consultation & explained the procedure & why my eyes always felt heavy, I looked tired all the time. I had upper blepharoplasty, the results are amazing. I can finally look in the mirror and not feel so disheartened as I was really conscious about my eyelids. I cannot thank Mr Britto enough, his expertise, knowledge & caring nature is second to none. I now have confidence in myself. Thank you so much Mr Britto

Verified Patient (Doctify)

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Why consider upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) surgery?

Upper Blepharoplasty
Patients seek Jonathan’s oculoplastic surgery expertise for a variety of reasons. Some patients feel that their upper eyelid is droopy (ptosis), or heavy (dermatochalasis) and they are seeking greater eyelid comfort, or better function with an improved visual field. Other patients feel that the weight and heaviness in the upper eyelids reduces the upper eyelid definition and makes them feel old and look tired. Often, it is the combination of both appearance and function that leads to the request for upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

Some patients seek to pre-empt the signs of ageing that they see in the senior members of their family, others seek a confidence boost after a midlife challenge or change of circumstance. All our patients have their story to tell – and they come to Jonathan for the appearance they wish to tell that story.

Both men and women consider upper eyelid lift surgery for many different reasons. It may be to correct an hereditary feature, or familial traits that they have become self-conscious about. They hear comments about “looking tired”, “are you unhappy?” that do not reflect their inner confidence and vitality.

The range of surgical and non-surgical techniques that are currently available offer a perplexing minefield of choices. Jonathan and his team will guide you through the options with clarity. What is your desired outcome? What recovery time is available to you? How do you approach matters of cost, and how do you perceive matters of risk? There are many horror stories about both surgical outcomes and non-surgical therapies. Which are true? What is the balance of risk, reward, recovery time and cost? All these questions will be answered by Jonathan with clarity, in plain and simple language, and backed up with a written report.

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Jonathan Britto Clinic
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