If you’re experiencing sagging eyelids or bags under your eyes, surgery can be a viable option to correct them.
Blepharoplasty, sometimes also known as eyelid lift surgery or eye bag removal, is a simple, safe and quick procedure to remove excess fat and skin from around the eyes.
The treatment is commonly used to correct hooded or drooping eyelids, and can take as little as 30 minutes depending on the complexity of the case.
Consultations for Blepharoplasty procedures are available nationwide in Brighton, Cardiff, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Southampton, Nottingham, Chelmsford, Exeter, York, Milton Keynes and Reading.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a simple procedure to remove or reposition excess skin and tissue around the eyelids. The treatment can be used to reduce drooping, tighten any creases and folds in the upper or lower eyelids, and lift skin surrounding eyes. Eyelid surgery may also benefit you if you suffer from hooded eyelids (when the upper eyelid folds over the eye) or if you want to reduce age-associated puffiness around the eyes such as eye bags, though blepharoplasty isn’t limited to those battling the years. If you’re experiencing sagging eyelids in your 20s and 30s, surgery can be a viable option to correct them.
The procedure’s effectiveness and simplicity are reflected in its popularity. In 2013 the procedure was the second most popular in the UK with a 14% rise from the previous year and 7,808 procedures carried out.
We all have different needs and wants, which is why your eyelid surgery will always be tailored to you. Depending on the nature and severity of your excess eyelid skin, you may need either upper, lower, or combined blepharoplasty, and the procedures differ in terms of their process and recovery.
Upper blepharoplasty is a relatively short procedure that can take as little as 30 minutes. Usually performed under local anaesthetic, an upper blepharoplasty requires minimal downtime and has lessened risks making it one of the safest and most speedy invasive procedures available. Patients can return home swiftly after their procedure with a huge difference to their eyes and face.
More complex than the upper blepharoplasty but still relatively quick, procedures for the lower lids often require general anaesthetic and take between 1-2 hours to perform. Eye Bag Removal can be done as part of a lower or combined blepharoplasty, helping to reduce puffiness, without causing a hollowed out look.
Upper and Lower/ Combined Blepharoplasty
For those with more severe problems, a combination of both upper and lower can take place to restore a youthful and refreshed appearance, but the look you want and the best method to achieve it will always be discussed fully at the consultation stage.
To prevent scarring, these procedures use very fine sutures to close incisions, which are removed after 4-5 days.
Regardless of whether you are having an upper, lower, or combined blepharoplasty, our surgeons always use extreme precision along the natural folds of your eyes to prevent scarring and ensure a recovery that is as quick as possible. The result is a naturally rejuvenated and refreshed face with excess skin and fat from around the eyes removed.
The average price for blepharoplasty surgery for an upper eyelid procedure starts at £2,900 and the cost for a lower eyelid procedure starts at £4,360 . If you require a full blepharoplasty (both upper and lower eyelids), prices start from £4,995. We don’t follow a one-price-fits-all policy and prices are quoted on a case by case basis. You will be given an accurate quote for your requirements following your consultation.
We offer FREE consultations with our highly experienced Patient Advisors who are able to offer you all the information your require prior to meeting a surgeon. Consultations with one of our Senior Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons for Blepharoplasty are £50. Please note that consultations at our Harley Street clinic are with the Surgeons.
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