Blepharoplasty at Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery in Cambridge is used to dramatically reduce the appearance of eye bags, fat bulges and drooping skin around the eyes.
It is an unfortunate consequence of living a long life that our skin begins to wrinkle and sag. Sometimes fat builds up in difficult places, as can happen along the eyelids or under the eyes.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that returns the vigour of youth to your face. Dr Abood is known for achieving remarkable results, taking years away from your appearance with this treatment.
Able to be performed in one day, blepharoplasty produces long-lasting results and can greatly boost your self-esteem.
Dr Abood and his small team of support staff and specialist nurses will ensure that you feel comfortable and supported from initial enquiry through to aftercare.
About Dr Ahid Abood
Dr Ahid Abood is a lead consultant for the NHS in the role of Clinical Lead for Major Trauma Reconstruction to the East of England. He is an expert in the fields of reconstructive microsurgery, skin cancer and scar reduction.
Dr Abood received his medical training at the University of Cambridge and St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He went on to complete various distinguished fellowships in the UK and abroad. During this time, he learned advanced techniques in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and trained in sub-specialties, such as skin cancer.
Alongside his responsibilities to the NHS and mentoring medical students at his alma mater, Dr Abood runs two private practices in Cambridge and London. His expertise and skilful results have gained him a world-class reputation among his clients.
Blepharoplasty at AA Plastic Surgery, Cambridge
Blepharoplasty is a type of surgical eye bag removal that can correct the following conditions:
- Droopy upper eyes
- Bags under the lower lids
- Hanging skin on the eyelid that obscures vision
It does this by removing excess skin and bulges of fat from the region around the eyes.
With age, skin can sag down from the upper eyelids, making it difficult to see; fat bulges can form under the skin and eye bags become more pronounced.
Through blepharoplasty, the eye area can be rejuvenated, achieving a youthful appearance.
The consultation process at AA Plastic Surgery Cambridge is conducted in a relaxed manner that allows you to feel comfortable discussing your reasons for seeking blepharoplasty. Dr Abood will ask detailed questions about your medical history, since some medical conditions and allergies may affect the surgery.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids. The consultation phase is the time to decide whether to treat one or the other, or both.
Dr Abood will examine your face and eyes and give his opinion on how he can best achieve your desired results. He will answer any questions you may have and take the time to ensure you fully understand what the surgery entails.
You may request further consultations, if, after reflection, you feel that you need more support in making your decision.
At our Cambridge clinic, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, or a combination of upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, is nearly always performed under a general anaesthetic. Upper eyelid surgery may only require a local anaesthetic, with or without a mild sedative. For this reason, recovery from upper eyelid surgery is usually quicker.
During lower eyelid blepharoplasty, an incision will be made along the lower lash line. Excess skin and fat is removed from the cut. This technique will leave a scar that will fade over time with Dr Abood’s expert scar reduction advice. There is a lower blepharoplasty technique that can avoid external scarring altogether, yet this depends on whether any skin needs to be removed or not.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty involves the removal of skin, some fat and a small strip of muscle. The tissues are tightened before the wound is closed with stitches and dressed.
Aftercare and Results
You will have several follow-up appointments post-surgery that will be spread over different time intervals. These can be arranged before you leave Dr Abood’s Cambridge clinic on the day of the procedure.
For the first days and weeks following the procedure, you may experience dry or ‘gritty’ eyes. Swelling, bruising and tenderness around the treatment area is also common. The tissue around the eyes is very delicate and surgery causes trauma that the body needs time to recover from.
We recommend that you sleep propped on a pillow to remain upright and reduce swelling. Dark glasses can be used to protect sensitive eyes from wind and daylight. Ice packs wrapped in a cloth can help alleviate soreness.
The eyes will need to be kept dry for the first 3 – 4 days, after which any washing of the face and eyes will need to be done very carefully.
Dr Abood believes that aftercare is an essential part of cosmetic surgery and will closely monitor your recovery. If you have any concerns about your progress, Dr Abood and his Cambridge staff will be on hand to offer advice.
The full results of blepharoplasty can usually be seen after several weeks, when the face has healed.
Additional Services at AA Plastic Surgery, Cambridge
- Breast Uplift – Breast uplift surgery can re-proportion the breasts, lifting them higher on the chest and providing a symmetrical appearance
- Breast Reduction – Breast reduction involves the removal of excess tissue from the breasts to reduce their size and weight
- Breast Augmentation – Also known as breast enlargement, this procedure uses silicone implants to increase the size and volume of the breasts
- Liposuction – Fat from beneath the surface of the skin is surgically removed
- Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – This procedure tightens folds of loose skin around the mid-section and contours the abdomen
- Mummy makeover – With this treatment, the breasts are enhanced with fat taken from elsewhere on the body
- Skin Surgery – Dr Abood offers the removal of moles, cysts, lipomas and skin tags. His expertise on skin cancer also qualifies him to treat the condition at his Cambridge practice
To find out whether blepharoplasty is the right choice for you, book a consultation with Dr Abood at his Cambridge clinic. He can advise you on the best course of treatment for your needs and address any concerns you may have. Dr Abood’s expertise in reconstructive microsurgery and scar improvement ensures that he can perform surgeries tailored specifically to the individual.
Opening Hours and Location for Dr Abood’s Cambridge Clinic
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Dr Ahid Abood’s Cambridge clinic can be found at the following address: Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, 30 New Rd, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9EL
From the main railway station in Cambridge, travel north, out of the city centre and across the River Cam. Travel through the districts of Chesterton and King’s Hedges and at the A14 roundabout by Orchard’s Park, take the exit onto Bridge Road. Continue north on Bridge Road; just past Histon Football Club, turn right onto New Road. Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital can be seen on the right, after Histon and Impington Recreation Ground and opposite Histon Police Station.
If you are travelling from Cambridge Airport, go north on the A1134/Barnwell Rd. At the roundabout by McDonald’s Cambridge, take the third exit onto Newmarket Rd. Turn left onto Ditton Lane/B1407. If you pass Cambridge City Cemetery, you have gone too far. Follow the B1407 until it merges with the A14, then travel west on the A14. At the roundabout by Orchard Park, take the third exit onto Bridge Road. After Histon Football Club, turn immediately right onto New Road. Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is located to your right, past Histon and Impington Recreation Ground and opposite Histon Police Station.
About Cambridge city
Cambridge is a university city, home to the iconic University of Cambridge with its stunning architecture, as seen in the renowned Kings College Chapel. Punting along the River Cam is also associated with the city due to its popularity with students.
The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 and has made Cambridge into a centre of academia, advancement and innovation. Football as we know it today was developed by students and university representatives at Parker’s Piece, Cambridge, in 1848. The high-technology Silicon Fen is based in Cambridge and hosts the Cambridge Biomedical Campus; one of the largest biomedical research clusters in the world.