What’s the best technique for an upper blepharoplasty? Well essentially it depends on your eyelids and can vary significantly so generally surgery is performed under local anaesthetic with you awake and it gives the surgeon the advantage of seeing how your eyelids move so we can actually get you to open and close your eyelids which gives us more exact control on where to site the scar and the best technique to use.
Essentially surgery is performed under local anaesthetic, skin will be removed from your upper eyelid and sometimes if you do have a fatty pad in the inner aspect of your eyebrows which gives you puffiness, that will be removed.
Now the technique itself depends a little bit on how much skin you have, the extent laterally to where your skin goes so it’s really important to discuss with your surgeon the procedure that he’s going to use, the type of stitches he’s going to use, when the stitches need to be removed and how to look after your eyelids afterwards.
So essentially there are slightly different techniques, surgeons may use one rather than the other on you and really important to listen to our information CD on upper eyelid surgery and to discuss with your surgeon why they favour one technique over another.