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Eyelid Reduction

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery can be performed for various reasons, going beyond restoring function and appearance by potentially improving vision caused by excess skin sagging in front of the eye. Eyelid surgery is most commonly undertaken for cosmetic reasons to improve an aged appearance or hooded heaviness.

By correcting the wrinkles and under-eye bags that can make you look tired, grumpy, and older, blepharoplasty is able to give you a fresh and well-rested look. Areas commonly targeted by this procedure are the upper and lower eyelids, including the hollows beneath the eyes and the tear troughs.

An overview of the procedure

Procedure Time

1 – 2 hours

Full Recovery

2 – 4 weeks

Return to Work

5 – 7 days

Price

£1,900 – £3,700*

Patient Journey

Chloe Elizabeth

Chloe is a popular social media content creator who had been struggling with the bags under her eyes. As a new mother, she felt like the strain of working and looking after her baby was really starting to show. Along with constantly feeling like she needed to edit her photos, Chloe felt that she couldn’t leave the house withhout makeup. She is delighted with the results of her surgery. See Chloe’s journey here:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid reduction surgery, is a kind of cosmetic surgery where excess skin or fat is removed from the eyelids. The skin or fat may be removed from the top, bottom, or both eyelids, depending on the patient.

How much does Blepharoplasty cost?

Prices are £1,900 for upper eyelids, £2,400 for lower eyelids, and £3700 for both, and there is a set fee of £2,500 (Fixed) for Transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty.

How long do the results of Blepharoplasty last?

The results of blepharoplasty last, on average, for at least 5-10 years. This number is influenced by how well you take care of your skin.

Will eyelid surgery fix my peripheral vision?

Eyelid surgery only fixes peripheral vision that is blocked by droopy eyelids. There are many other causes of peripheral vision loss, including glaucoma, occlusions, a detached retina or a compression of the optic nerve. If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, it is important to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor for a thorough examination and diagnosis.

How long will I need to recover?

Blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis. You will be able to go back home soon after your procedure, once your surgeon determines that it is safe for you to return home. As a rule of thumb, your stitches, if not self-dissolving, will be removed after 7 to 10 days. Most patients make a full recovery within one month, although recovery may take longer on occasion.

Am I too young to have lower eyelid surgery?

Bags in the lower or upper eyelids are common characteristics of an ageing face. Some patients have a genetic predisposition to these bags or have excess skin in their eyelids. These can be good candidates for the procedure.