Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)

About blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is surgical rejuvenation of the eyelids where patients may have excess skin, muscle, and fat around the eye..

The surgery is performed to improve the overall appearance of the upper or lower eyelid to achieve a more youthful look.

Double eyelid surgery is when both upper and lower eyelids are corrected at the same time which is common practice.

Blepharoplasty surgery or eye bag removal is only suitable to patients who:

  • Are healthy with no serious health conditions
  • Don’t smoke; and
  • Have no eye problems

Eyelid surgery can be done in conjunction with:

As with any cosmetic surgery, it is important to ask multiple questions.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for peace of mind on upper or double eyelid surgery.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, call us 07425 162493 to book a confidential consultation with our surgeon or fill in our contact form.

Case 1 post-op

Case 1 pre-op

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is a common surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin.

This type of blepharoplasty surgery is suitable when:

  • There is excess fat on the upper eyelid and creates a “puffy” look; or
  • The skin underneath the eye brow is very loose and hangs over the upper eyelid, affecting vision.

During upper eyelid surgery local anesthesia is used and the procedure is normally treated as a day case.

The incision lies on the crease of the upper eyelid concealing the scar when the eyes are open. Stitches are removed five to seven days after surgery.

Double Eyelid Surgery

Double eyelid surgery is when both upper and lower blepharoplasty is performed.

Lower eyelid surgery or eye bag removal is commonly done for cosmetic reasons to reduce the baggy appearance of eyes. The incisions lie below and close to the eyelashes on the “eyeliner line”. Stitches are usually removed five to seven days after surgery.

Lower eyelid surgery is suitable when:

  • Bags underneath the eyes become a constant problem and affects your self-esteem; or
  • Excess skin in the lower eyelid causes the eyes to droop permanently.

During double eyelid surgery the use of general anesthesia is required.

This dual eyelid reduction surgery lasts for approximately 90 minutes and you will remain in hospital for one night.

Every operation has limitations and carries a risk of complications. Your surgeon will discuss these in detail during your consultation.

After Upper, Lower or Double Eyelid Surgery

After eyelid surgery you will most likely experience some bruising and swelling, as can be expected from most surgical procedures.

Ice packs will be provided but is important to continue to apply them for three to four days. The majority of the swelling will likely subside within two weeks although some residual swelling and pinkness of the scars may persist for several weeks.

Make-up can be worn after ten days to disguise the pinkness of scars.

After blepharoplasty surgery you will most likely be able to return to work within two weeks.

Nonetheless, it is important that you avoid any strenuous activity and lifting for approximately four to five weeks.

Not allowing enough recovery time after your blepharoplasty procedure may delay healing and compromise the final result.

You will only be able to notice the absolute final result of your eyelid surgery once the swelling has subsided completely and this may take three to four months.

Read what others have to say about their surgery results.

Case 2 pre-op

Case 2 post-op

 

 

 

 

 

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, call us 07425 162493 to book a confidential consultation with our surgeon or fill in our contact form.