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Almond eye surgery is a form of surgery used to tighten the lower eyelid. This corrects lower lid sag (otherwise known as “almond eyes”). If you are considering almond eye surgery, it’s important you understand the procedure thoroughly. With that in mind, here is a simple guide to what you need to know.
Why people have almond eyes
There are a variety of reasons why people have almond eyes. Most of them, however, can be grouped into one or both of two categories, genetics and medical conditions.
In some cases, these medical conditions can be temporary (burns) or controllable (e.g. dermatitis). In other cases, they may be chronic. For example, one common cause of almond eyes is myopia (short-sightedness).
It’s important to understand the cause of almond eyes as it can determine the best way of addressing them. Sometimes medical professionals may recommend addressing the cause of the almond eye. Sometimes they may recommend almond eye surgery. Sometimes they may recommend a combination of both.
Who is almond eye surgery suitable for?
In short, almond eye surgery is likely to be suitable for most people. There are, however, a couple of possible exceptions. One is people with certain medical conditions. This has to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. In some cases, however, there is too high a risk of complications.
The other is people with prominent eyes. These people may lack the necessary muscle strength to support a new eye shape. Again, this needs to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
The basics of almond eye surgery
Almond eye surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis. It can be under local or general anaesthetic.
From a patient’s perspective, a key point to note is that almond eye surgery is usually performed from within the eyelid. This means that it is highly unlikely that there will be visible surgical scars. It is, however, very common for there to be temporary swelling and bruising. This typically disappears within 7-10 days.
You can expect to need to take particular care of your eyes for 2-3 weeks after almond eye surgery. Your surgeon will give you specific aftercare advice. In general, you can expect to have to refrain from strenuous activity. You may also need to take medication (such as antibiotics) and/or to wear special contact lenses.
Almond eye surgery vs tear trough surgery
Tear trough surgery is used to correct deep tear troughs (eye bags). The same is true of tear trough filler. Both procedures improve the overall appearance of the eye area. They do not, however, change the shape of the eye itself. Almond eye surgery, by contrast, does exactly that.
Why have almond eye surgery in London
Almond eye surgery is a medical procedure with aesthetic benefits. This is significantly different to an aesthetic procedure such as dermal fillers or botox. Any form of surgery should only be carried out by a suitably qualified medical professional.
By choosing to have almond eye surgery in London, you are guaranteeing that your surgeon will meet the highest standards. You will also have full protection and support in the event of any post-surgical complications. Visit our clinic or contact us