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Eye Lid Correction (Blepharoplasty)

Patients with excess skin and bulging fat in the eye lid can benefit greatly from this procedure. upper and lower lid can normally be treated at the same time though, occasionally, only upper or lower lids need correcting. The treatment will give a much more fresh and youthful appearance.

The procedure By local or general anaesthetic.
If the patient chooses general anaesthesia 1 night stay at the hospital may be required. Your anaesthetist will monitor your progress until you regain consciousness. After your procedure you will be taken into your room where you will start recovering.

Upper eye lids
The incision is made in the natural crease line of the upper lid and the excess skin is removed. Very fine stitches are used and removed 5-7 days later. Small supportive tapes are also applied. Swelling and bruising is common and ice packs help to minimise this problem.

Lower eye lids
The incision is made just beneath the eye lash line and the excess fat is removed. A small excess of skin is also removed. As with the upper lids fine stitches are used and removed 5-7 days later. Small supportive tapes are also applied. Swelling and bruising is common and ice packs as well as sleeping in a sitting up position help to minimise this problem.

What are the advantages?
Eye lid surgery is a minor procedure and may be carried out at the same time as face lift and laser skin resurfacing.

Are there any associated risks?
Complications are rare but can occur even with the most carefully performed surgery if the skin and muscle tone is particularly lax. One possible complication that can occur is the removal of too much fat or skin causing a starring wide-eyed or a hollow-eyed appearance.

There are inherent risks with eye lid operation as there are with any surgery. Our plastic surgeons are, however, highly qualified and complications are rare and usually only minor. The complications that may occur are a reaction to the anaesthesia, infections or poor healing of resultants scars. You should discuss any concerns you might have with your surgeon before your surgery is performed.

After surgery
Your eyes will look swollen and bruised for 7-15 days. Your vision may be blurred immediately after the procedure due to the antibiotic cream used by your surgeon. You should wear sunglasses for the first week and you can wear make up after the 4th day expect for eye liner.

In the initial consultation free?
Yes, it is free of charge. Simply call 0870 043 3859

Most frequently asked questions

Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery for both men and women. It corrects unwanted excess skin and fat from both upper and lower lids, thus rejuvenating the eye area. It can be performed together with face lift of laser resurfacing.

Is eye lid correction for me?
The typical patient is someone with bags under the eyes which give a permanently tired or sad appearance. This can be caused by aging or it can simply be a family inheritance. Since the eyes are the first thing we notice on a person, having cosmetic surgery to correct this problem will brighten up the all face and give you an overall rejuvenating appearance.

There is no age limit for this procedure and it is widely chosen by men and women, men account for up to 40% of all patients. The hooding of the upper eye lid and the wrinkle fatty pouches in the lower eye lid, can make the face appear tired and weary which no amount of sleep or expensive creams can correct.

What is your surgeons’ experience?
All surgeons introduced to you by Continental Medical Services Ltd are fully registered with the General Medical Council and are NHS trained and approved. They operate in fully registered private hospitals. Their qualifications can be viewed on request at consultation.

Would I have any scars?
Since this technique utilises the natural crease line area immediately under the lash line, there is no visible scarring.

How long does it take to recover?
Bruising and swelling varies from patient to patient. However, it can last up to 2-3 weeks. You may wish to wear sun glasses for a couple of weeks. You may expect to see the final result within 6 months.

Can I wear contact lenses?
They should be worn after a week or until you find it comfortable to do so.

Is the initial consultation free?
Yes it is free of charge. Simply call 0870 043 3859