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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)


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Eyelid Surgery is a procedure that removes excess baggy skin to give a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Many patients choose blepharoplasty because the procedure can really wake up a tired face and create a brighter, happier expression by reducing droopy or hooded eyelids and eliminating bags under the eyes, you can achieve a much younger, fresher appearance.


Introduction Eyelid Surgery

We have had a variety of patients who have undergone Eyelid Surgery. Usually, this is to remove excess or sagging skin above the eyelids. Our surgeons have performed complicated procedures involving reconstruction after cancer resection as well as aesthetic blepharoplasty, so have a full array of skills to safely guide you through the best form of surgery for you.

We have treated over 3250 patients for Blepharoplasty , and also have extensive skills over other pure cosmetic clinics In that we also do reconstruction surgery due to trauma or cancer resection. This includes reconstruction after cancer resection, aesthetic blepharoplasty and lid ptosis. Rest assured, you are in the best hands.

We have over 27 years of experience performing eyelid surgery, our surgical skills and attention to detail translate in incisions that are very small with very fine sutures, to ensure faster and less painful recovery

We are world-renowned in cosmetic and eye surgery, our focus is simply on you and the service we provide you. We back what we say by offering all our work with lifetime support and five years of free aftercare.

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    Introduction to
    Eyelid Surgery

    This procedure is also known as Upper Blepharoplasty. This is an effective treatment to correct sagging or drooping eyelids. Other concerns for patients considering upper eyelid surgery are:

    • Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
    • Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision
    • A puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired
    • Excess skin and fine, “crepe paper type” wrinkles of the lower eyelids
    • Bags and dark circles under the eyes
    • Lower eyelid droopiness
    • Patients who look tired even when they are full of energy

    While most eyelid surgery candidates are older than 35, those who have inherited droopy eyelids sometimes undergo the procedure at an earlier age. The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery is to meet with a qualified plastic surgeon for a consultation. Patients should be in good physical and mental health.

    Why undergo a
    Eyelid Surgery

    For many patients, eyelid plastic surgery can be a means of improving vision obstructed by drooping lids. Those who may not be well suited for blepharoplasty include patients who suffer from insufficient tear production, high blood pressure, diabetes, circulatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, or thyroid disease.

    Your surgeon will advise specifically on the surgery indicated after your consultation. Having undergone upper Blepharoplasty, feedback from our patients includes

    Increased confidence and self-esteem

    • No longer feeling energetic but still looking tired
    • More youthful and rejuvenated
    • Patients end up looking younger, more awake and refreshed.

    At a Glance

    Eyelid Surgery

    At a glance

    • Length of Procedure:

      1 hour

    • Type of Anaesthesia

      General or Local

    • Overnight stay required:

      Same Day Surgery

    • Medical Name

      Upper Blepharoplasty

    • Recovery Time

      7-10 days

    • Common Name

      Eyelid Surgery


    and After


    Eyelid Surgery Cost









    This is an All-Inclusive set price for this surgery and includes the full cost of your procedure including your £100.00 consultation which is credited against the cost of your surgery.


    Consultation Cost:

    Your £100.00 Consultation Is Credited When Booking Your Procedure.

    All-Inclusive Care Included:

    Complimentary Chauffeur Drive Home After Your Surgery Anywhere In London.


    Full Consultation With Your Consultant Plastic Surgeon.

    All Additional Items Included:

    All Medication And Garments Provided To Take Home.

    Pre-Operative Assessment Included:

    All Pre-Operative MRSA Medical Assessments.

    After Care Service Included:

    Online Messaging Service 24 Hours A Day.

    Hospital and Anaesthetic Fees Included:

    Full Procedure And Stay At Our State Of The Art Hospital Included with Private Room.

    Post-Operative Appointments Included:

    7-Day, 12-Week and 6-12 Month Post Operative Appointments.


    We do not provide Cosmetic Financing for this Surgery. When considering this surgery, we like to ensure the cost of your treatment is both transparent and clear to understand. The cost outlined above is fully inclusive of your completed procedure with no hidden costs.


    Eyelid Surgery Consultation

    1. Patient Assessment: Our plastic surgeon will assess your medical history, including any pre-existing medical conditions, past surgeries, medications you’re currently taking, and any allergies you may have. They will also ask about your specific concerns regarding your upper eyelids.

    2. Physical Examination: The surgeon will conduct a physical examination of your upper eyelids, assessing factors such as skin elasticity, the presence of excess skin, fat deposits, muscle tone, and the position of the eyebrows. This examination helps our surgeon determine the most appropriate surgical approach and technique for your individual needs.

    3. Discussion of Expectations: You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. This includes what you hope to achieve in terms of appearance and any concerns you may have. It’s essential to communicate openly and honestly with your surgeon to ensure they have a clear understanding of your desired outcomes.

    4. Explanation of the Procedure: Our surgeon will explain the upper blepharoplasty procedure in detail, including how it’s performed, the type of anaesthesia used, the location of incisions, and the expected recovery process. They may use visual aids such as diagrams or before-and-after photos to help illustrate the procedure.

    5. Risks and Complications: Our surgeon will discuss the potential risks and complications associated with upper blepharoplasty, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, and changes in sensation. They will also explain how these risks are minimized and managed during and after the surgery.

    6. Preoperative Instructions: You’ll receive instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, including guidelines on medications to avoid, fasting requirements before surgery, and any necessary preoperative tests or consultations.

    7. Cost and Financing: The surgeon or their staff will provide you with information about the cost of the procedure, including any associated fees for the surgical facility, anaesthesia, and postoperative care.

    8. Follow-up Care: You’ll learn about what to expect in terms of postoperative care and follow-up appointments. This includes instructions on wound care, activity restrictions, and when to schedule your first follow-up visit after surgery.

    Eyelid Surgery Procedure

    Upper blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle. Here’s an overview of how the surgery is typically performed:

    1. Anaesthesia: The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia, depending on the surgeon’s preference and the patient’s comfort level.

    2. Marking the Incision: Before the surgery begins, the surgeon will carefully mark the natural creases and lines of the upper eyelids where the incisions will be made. This helps ensure that any scarring is well hidden within the natural contours of the eyelids.

    3. Incision: Once the anaesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon will make precise incisions along the previously marked lines. The incisions may extend from the inner corner of the eye outward along the natural crease of the upper eyelid.

    4. Tissue Removal: After making the incisions, the surgeon will carefully remove excess skin, muscle, and fat from the upper eyelids. The amount of tissue removed will vary depending on the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals.

    5. Closure: Once the necessary adjustments have been made to the upper eyelids, the surgeon will close the incisions using fine sutures. These sutures are typically placed in such a way as to minimize scarring and promote optimal healing.

    6. Recovery: After the surgery is complete, the patient will be taken to a recovery area where they can rest and be monitored until they are ready to go home. It’s normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the days following surgery, but these symptoms can usually be managed with pain medication and cold compresses.

    7. Follow-Up: The surgeon will provide postoperative instructions for caring for the incision sites and managing any discomfort. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure that the results are progressing as expected.

    Upper blepharoplasty is typically a relatively straightforward procedure with a relatively short recovery time. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a week or two, although strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for several weeks to allow for optimal healing. The final results of the surgery may take several weeks to fully manifest as swelling subsides and the tissues settle into their new position.

    Eyelid Surgery Aftercare

    Aftercare following upper blepharoplasty is crucial for ensuring optimal healing and achieving the best possible results. Here’s an explanation of the typical aftercare instructions provided to patients:

    1. Rest and Recovery: It’s essential to get plenty of rest in the days following surgery. Plan to take time off from work and avoid strenuous activities, including heavy lifting and vigorous exercise, for at least one to two weeks. Elevating your head while sleeping can help reduce swelling.

    2. Medication Management: Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort or pain after surgery. Take these medications as directed. You may also be prescribed antibiotic ointment or drops to prevent infection and promote healing.

    3. Cold Compresses: Applying cold compresses or ice packs to the eyes can help reduce swelling and bruising. Use gentle pressure and apply the cold compresses for about 15-20 minutes at a time, several times a day, especially during the first 48 hours after surgery.

    4. Eye Care: Keep your eyes clean and avoid rubbing or touching them unnecessarily. Your surgeon may provide specific instructions for cleaning the incision sites and applying any prescribed ointments or drops. You may also need to wear protective eyewear, such as sunglasses, to shield your eyes from sunlight and dust during the healing process.

    5. Follow-Up Appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress and ensure that your healing is proceeding as expected. Your surgeon will remove any stitches or sutures during these appointments and assess the results of the surgery.

    6. Avoiding Certain Activities: During the initial recovery period, it’s essential to avoid activities that could strain or stress the eyes, such as reading, watching TV, or using electronic devices for extended periods. Limit your screen time and take frequent breaks to rest your eyes.

    7. Diet and Hydration: Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated to support the healing process. Eating nutritious foods and drinking plenty of water can help your body recover more quickly and reduce the risk of complications.

    8. Sun Protection: Protect your eyes from sun exposure by wearing sunglasses with UV protection whenever you go outside, especially during the first few weeks after surgery. Sunlight can increase swelling and prolong the healing process.

    9. Patience and Expectations: Understand that it takes time for swelling and bruising to subside and for the final results of the surgery to become apparent. Be patient with the healing process and follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully to optimize your outcomes.

    By following these aftercare instructions diligently and staying in communication with your surgeon, you can help ensure a smooth recovery and achieve the best possible results from your upper blepharoplasty. If you have any concerns or experience unexpected symptoms during the recovery period, don’t hesitate to contact your surgeon for guidance and assistance.

    Risks Associated With Eyelid Surgery

    While it is considered generally safe when performed by a Consultant Plastic surgeon, like any surgery, it does carry certain risks. Some of the risks associated with eyelid surgery include:

    1. Bleeding: Excessive bleeding during or after surgery can occur, leading to complications. Patients are typically advised to avoid blood-thinning medications before surgery to minimize this risk.

    2. Infection: Any surgical procedure carries a risk of infection. Surgeons take precautions to minimize this risk, such as maintaining sterile conditions during the operation and prescribing antibiotics post-surgery if necessary.

    3. Scarring: While efforts are made to minimize scarring, some scarring is inevitable with any surgical procedure. The extent of scarring can vary depending on factors such as the individual’s healing process and the surgical technique used.

    4. Dry eyes: Temporary or permanent dryness of the eyes can occur after eyelid surgery. This is because the surgery can disrupt the natural tear production or distribution mechanism.

    5. Asymmetry: Achieving perfect symmetry in eyelid surgery can be challenging. There is a risk of slight asymmetry between the two eyes after surgery, although our skilled our team of surgeons use advanced techniques to minimise this risk.

    6. Overcorrection or undercorrection: In some cases, the desired outcome may not be achieved due to overcorrection (removing too much tissue) or undercorrection (not removing enough tissue). Revision surgery may be necessary in such cases.

    7. Difficulty closing the eyes completely: In rare cases, eyelid surgery can result in difficulty fully closing the eyes, which can lead to dryness, irritation, and exposure keratitis (inflammation of the cornea due to inadequate eye closure).

    8. Changes in vision: Temporary changes in vision, such as blurred vision or double vision, may occur following eyelid surgery. These typically resolve as the eyes heal, but patients should report any persistent or concerning vision changes to their surgeon.

    9. Numbness or altered sensation: It’s common to experience numbness or altered sensation around the surgical site after eyelid surgery. This usually resolves over time but can persist in some cases.

    10. Anaesthesia risks: General anaesthesia or sedation, which are often used during eyelid surgery, carry their own set of risks, including allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and complications related to medication administration.

    It’s important for individuals considering eyelid surgery to thoroughly discuss these risks with our plastic surgeon to understand how we minimise risks associated with upper blepharoplasty surgery, and to always follow all pre- and post-operative instructions to optimise the aesthetic outcome of the procedure.

    Sanjay Rai

    Award winning clinic

    Berkeley Square Medical
    • World Renowned Medical District

      Located on Harley Street, London. Considered one of the top medical districts worldwide.

    • Regulated By the Care Quality Commission

      Fully accredited hospital regulated by the UK Care Quality Commission UK (CQC).

    • Award-Winning Hospital

      Winners of "Best Private Hospital London" at the Medical Aesthetic Awards.

    • Consultant Led Practitioners

      All practitioners are GMC Consultants in their respective specialisations of practice.




    • Where are the incisions made for eyelid surgery?

      In upper eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, the incisions are typically made in discreet locations to minimize visible scarring and achieve natural-looking results. The specific placement of the incisions may vary depending on the individual's anatomy and the goals of the surgery. Here are the common locations for incisions in upper eyelid surgery:

      Upper Eyelid Crease: The most common location for incisions in upper blepharoplasty is within the natural crease of the upper eyelid. This location allows the surgeon to access the underlying tissues, remove excess skin, fat, and muscle, and make adjustments while minimizing visible scarring. Once healed, the incision typically blends seamlessly into the natural crease of the eyelid, making it barely noticeable.

      Transconjunctival Approach: In some cases, particularly when addressing excess fat deposits in the upper eyelids without removing skin, the incision may be made on the inside of the upper eyelid (the conjunctiva). This approach, known as a transconjunctival incision, leaves no visible external scars as the incision is hidden inside the eyelid. It's often used when the primary goal is to address puffiness or bulging caused by fat pads rather than excess skin.

      Lateral or Medial Canthus: In certain cases where additional access is needed or when combining upper blepharoplasty with other procedures such as a brow lift or ptosis repair, incisions may be made at the outer (lateral) or inner (medial) corners of the eyes. These incisions are strategically placed to minimize visibility and are typically well-concealed within the natural contours of the eye area.

      Fine-Tuning Incisions: In some instances, additional fine-tuning incisions may be made along the upper eyelid margin to address specific concerns such as eyelid drooping (ptosis) or asymmetry. These incisions are typically very small and carefully placed to achieve precise results with minimal scarring.

      The choice of incision location depends on various factors, including the patient's anatomy, the specific issues being addressed, and the surgeon's preferred technique. During the consultation, your surgeon will discuss the most appropriate incision placement for your individual needs and aesthetic goals, taking into account factors such as scarring, healing, and desired outcomes.

    • Are there scars that result from eyelid surgery?

      Yes, there can be scars resulting from eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), but the extent and visibility of the scars can vary depending on factors such as the surgical technique used, the skill of the surgeon, and the individual's healing process. However, our surgeons minimise scarring and place incisions in discreet locations to achieve the most natural-looking results possible. Here's what you need to know about scars from eyelid surgery:

      Incision Placement: Surgeons typically place incisions for upper eyelid surgery within the natural creases of the eyelids or along the lash line to make them as inconspicuous as possible. This placement helps to camouflage the scars and allows them to blend in with the surrounding skin texture.

      Suture Technique: Surgeons use fine sutures to close the incisions carefully, which helps to promote optimal healing and minimize scar formation. Dissolvable sutures may be used, eliminating the need for suture removal and reducing the risk of visible stitch marks.

      Scar Maturation: After surgery, scars go through a maturation process during which they may appear red, raised, or slightly lumpy. Over time, scars typically fade and flatten, becoming less noticeable. This process can take several months to a year or more, and the final appearance of the scars varies from person to person.

      Scar Care: Proper scar care can help minimise the visibility of scars and promote optimal healing. Your surgeon may recommend using silicone-based scar gel or sheets, avoiding sun exposure, and practicing gentle massage techniques to soften and flatten the scars.

      Individual Variability: Everyone's skin heals differently, and some individuals may be more prone to developing visible scars than others. Factors such as skin type, genetics, and overall health can influence how scars form and heal.

      While scars are an inevitable part of any surgical procedure, most patients find that the benefits of eyelid surgery in improving their appearance outweigh concerns about scarring. Additionally, advancements in surgical techniques and scar management strategies have helped to minimise the visibility of scars and improve overall aesthetic outcomes


      During your consultation with our plastic surgeon, we will discuss the potential for scarring, the placement of incisions, and strategies for scar management to ensure you have realistic expectations and understand how scars may affect your results. With proper care and attention, scars from eyelid surgery can often be discreet and well-concealed within the natural contours of the eyelids.

    • Is eyelid surgery a painful procedure?

      While eyelid surgery may involve some degree of mild discomfort during the recovery period, most patients find that the benefits of the procedure in improving the appearance of their eyelids outweigh any temporary discomfort experienced.

      It's essential to follow our surgeon's postoperative instructions carefully and take any prescribed pain medication as directed to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery process.

      If you have concerns about pain management or discomfort during or after eyelid surgery, discuss them with our surgeon during the consultation process. They can provide personalised recommendations and address any questions or concerns you may have.

    • When will I be able to return to work after my eyelid surgery procedure?

      The timing for returning to work after eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can vary depending on factors such as the extent of the surgery, individual healing patterns, and the type of work you do.

      In general, most patients can expect to take about 1 to 2 weeks off from work following eyelid surgery. Here's a general guideline for returning to work after eyelid surgery:

      First Few Days: Immediately following eyelid surgery, it's common to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the eyes. During the first few days after surgery, it's essential to rest and allow your body to heal. You may want to take this time off from work to focus on recovery.

      1 Week Mark: By the end of the first week after surgery, many patients start to see a significant improvement in swelling and bruising. At this point, you may feel comfortable returning to work if your job does not involve strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting. However, some residual swelling and bruising may still be present, so you may choose to wait another few days if you prefer.

      2 Weeks Mark: By the end of the second week after surgery, most patients have experienced a substantial reduction in swelling and bruising, and the initial discomfort has subsided significantly. At this point, many patients feel comfortable returning to work, even if their job involves more physically demanding tasks. However, it's essential to listen to your body and avoid overexertion during this time.

      Follow-Up Visits: Our surgeon will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure that your healing is proceeding as expected. They can provide personalised recommendations for when it's safe for you to return to work based on your individual recovery timeline and the nature of your job.

      It's important to note that everyone's recovery experience is unique, and some individuals may require more or less time off from work depending on their specific circumstances. If you have any concerns about returning to work after eyelid surgery or if your job involves physical exertion or other factors that may impact your recovery, discuss them with your surgeon during the consultation process. They can provide guidance tailored to your individual needs and help you plan for a smooth and comfortable recovery period.

    Sanjay Rai

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