Eyelid Enhancement Surgery

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin or fat from the eyelids. The aim of the procedure is to improve hooded or drooping eyelids or eye bags and it is often expensive and results are not guaranteed.

If you’ve decided to have eyelid enhancement surgery to help you with drooping eyelids or to remove excess skin and you’ve suffered following the procedure then you’re entitled to claim compensation.

If you have suffered due to negligence and would like to speak to a lawyer about making a claim, get in touch with our medical negligence team by filling out a contact form or by calling us on the number below.

We’ll do all we can to answer your questions and support you with you claim should you decide to move forward.

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What is eyelid enhancement surgery (blepharoplasty)?

Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids and can involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As people age, their eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them get weaker. This can result in excess fat gathering above and below the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under the eyes.

This can have the effect of making people look older. Also, severely sagging skin around the eyes can reduce peripheral vision. Therefore, the benefits of undergoing Blepharoplasty can be cosmetic, as well as to improve vision in certain cases.

Individuals therefore have to weigh up the benefits and risks before undergoing this type of surgery, besides, of course every type of surgery carries a certain amount of risk.

Benefits of Eyelid Enhancement Surgery

Blepharoplasty may be an option if you have:

  • Baggy or droopy upper eyelids;
  • Excess skin of the upper eyelids that interferes with your peripheral vision;
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids;
  • Bags under your eyes.

Potential Risks of Eyelid Enhancement Surgery

Possible risks of eyelid surgery include:

  • Infection and bleeding;
  • Dry, irritated eyes;
  • Difficulty closing your eyes or other eyelid problems;
  • Noticeable scarring;
  • Injury to eye muscles;
  • Skin discolouration;
  • The need for a follow-up surgery;
  • Temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight;
  • Risks associated with surgery in general, including reaction to anaesthesia and blood clots.

Making a claim:

If you have suffered with any of the conditions listed above following your treatment or surgery and you’d like to make a claim then get in contact with our medical negligence lawyers.

They have a wealth of experience in dealing with negligence cases and help hundreds of people to get the most from their claim every single year. Fill our a contact form or give us a call and we’ll answer all your questions and see if you have grounds to make a claim.

No Win No Fee:

Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

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