Eyelid surgery is the gold standard to correct eyelid hooding, sagging, bulging and tired-looking eyes. During a short operation (normally between 1 and 3 hours), excess skin and/or fat is removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids to create a fresher and more youthful look. Depending on the surgery, incisions are made along the natural crease of the eyelid or along the lower lash line, so the tiny, discreet scars are not externally visible once fully healed. Aesthetic outcomes can be enhanced when combined with other treatments such as CO2 laser, Morpheus 8 or chemical peels. Intense sun exposure should be avoided one month following treatment.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
By making an incision along the natural skin lines of the eyelid, it is possible to cut away skin and fat tissues and leave only fine, discreet scars along the natural skin crease of the eye. Upper eyelids that have a lot of excess skin can cause functional problems to the eye by causing a loss of peripheral vision, especially in the outer and upper parts of the visual field. Lower eyelid surgery helps diminish those lower eyelid ‘bags’ and excess skin. Depending on the type of surgery, the incision may be along the lower eyelid lash line or from the inside surface of the lower eyelid to avoid leaving an externally visible scar. Initial bruising and swelling resolving in as little as one to two weeks, however, the final outcome of the surgery may not be seen for several weeks.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Blepharoplasty restores your field of vision, as well as the natural beauty of the eye. By removing excess skin and fat, the eyelid will appear smoother and better defined, giving a more youthful appearance while often improving peripheral vision and eye lid fatigue. External skin resurfacing with a chemical peel or laser treatment may be possible at the same time as surgery to increase the rate of healing and improve the appearance of your skin.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty from £5,500
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty from £6,500