“I am extremely pleased with the outcome and would recommend having the procedure to anyone.”
Procedure and Recovery
Blepharoplasty may be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. A local or general anaesthetic may be used, depending on the surgery. For upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the fold of skin above the eye. For lower eyelid surgery, the incision is made just under the eyelashes and into the crow’s foot. Both eyelid procedures leave an almost invisible scar. Swelling and bruising are the main complications associated with blepharoplasty, but these are only temporary. Recovery time depends upon the extent of the eyelid surgery, but generally takes approximately two weeks.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty is an operation performed to achieve a rejuvenated, more wide awake look around the eyes. It can be performed on upper and/or lower eyelids.
As we get older, our skin loses some of its shape and tone. This loss of elasticity allows the skin around the eyes to sag and fat around the eye appears to bulge out. In the lower eyelid this causes bags and in the upper eyelid it manifests as a saggy, tired appearance or “hoods”.
What does the surgery involve?
In upper eyelid surgery, small incisions are made within the natural crease of your eyelids. Through the incisions, skin and sometimes fat is removed. The surgeon then closes the incision with fine stitches, hiding the scar in the natural fold of your eyelids.
In lower eyelid surgery, the incision is placed just underneath the eyelashes. The excess skin is excised and the fat can be removed or repositioned as necessary.
Eyelid surgery can be performed either with a general anaesthetic (when you are fully unconscious) or with a local anaesthetic and sedation (you are awake but drowsy).
What are the risks and side effects of surgery?
Having cosmetic surgery can be a very positive experience. Complications are infrequent and usually minor. However, no surgery is without risk and it is important that you fully understand any potential problems. These possible problems will be fully discussed at your consultation.
What is the estimated time for recovery, absence from work and return to usual activities?
After the operation, you will stay at the hospital for a few hours or overnight to recover from the anaesthetic.
Recovery times vary from one person to another. You can return to work from 2 to10 days. Many people can see a dramatic improvement in appearance within the first few weeks. However, the final result should not be judged for about 6 to 12 months.
Blepharoplasty post surgery time line
1 to 3 days
Bruising and swelling get worse the next day or two after surgery – you will have black eyes.
3 to 7 days
Fine stitches are removed. Bruising and swelling on the decline. You can wear your make up from about day 5.
7 – 14 days
Bruising turning yellowish now.
No contact lenses for two weeks.
Back to work from 10 days onwards.
Final result can be seen.
Upper Lid Blepharoplasty
starting from £2995
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
starting from £3595
Upper and Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
starting from £4995
starting from £4495