Eyelid Surgery Upper & Lower (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid Surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelid by removing excess or loose skin to leaver a fresher and more youthful appearance of the eyes.

Duration 1 - 2 hours
Anaesthesia Local anaesthetic
Hospital Stay None
Recovery 1 week
Addresses Droopy eyelid and bags under the eyes

Is this right for me?

  • Puffy areas or "bags" under the eyes?
  • Excessive skin or sagging of your upper eyelids?
  • Excessive skin on your lower eyelids?
  • Loss of your natural upper eyelid crease?

If you suffer from any of these issues then eyelid surgery can be the safe and effective method to help you look and feel great.

If you look tired when you're not, and can’t put eye shadow or mascara due to excess skin covering your eyelids, then you can benefit from upper eyelid lift or Upper Blepharoplasty.

If you have bags under your eyes aging the way you look, then a lower eyelid surgery or lower Blepharoplasty can make you look fresher and more youthful. Our Plastic surgeon can advise you on what’s best for you to achieve the look you are after.

Sometimes excess skin of the upper eyelid will hang over the eyelashes and will block your vision. In those cases it is not only of a cosmetic benefit to have them removed but more importantly it’s a functional improvement of your vision and it’s necessary to carry out upper eyelid surgery.

What does this involve?

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper lid blepharoplasty is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK. Many patients feel the extra skin makes them look tired and older than they are/ feel. Therefore, the aim of eyelid surgery is to remove excess skin and/or fat deposits to leave the upper lid skin tighter and fresher in appearance. We will discuss the pros and cons of eyelid surgery for you and the likely outcomes at consultation.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery aims to address the bags under the eyes. Excess skin and removal or reshaping of the fat therefore smooth’s the contour between the lower eyelid and the cheeks.  We use local anaesthetic (LA), LA and sedation or a general anaesthetic. For this surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will discuss the suitability of the procedure and anaesthetic with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery like?

Scars fade very quickly to become invisible within a few weeks. For an upper lid blepharoplasty, your cosmetic surgeon will place the upper eyelid scar in the fold of skin. For the lower eyelid, the scar is placed just under your lower eyelashes. Your plastic surgeon will decide if you need absorbable or non-absorbable sutures, which can be removed at your next appointment in 5 to 7 days time.

Swelling and bruising can generally last about 5 to 7 days after surgery. Your plastic surgeon will advise you on the aftercare and will carry out a review in approximately one week.

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At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.

Eyelid Surgery (Upper)
Eyelid Surgery (Lower)
Eyelid Surgery (Lower – General Anaesthetic)
Eyelid Surgery (Upper & Lower)
Eyelid Surgery (Fat Removal)
£200 applicable cost for both upper and lower eyelids
Eyelid Surgery (Muscle Refinement)
£100 applicable cost for both upper and lower eyelids
Eyelid Surgery (Revision Surgery)
£500 applicable cost for both upper and lower eyelids
Eyelid Surgery (Canthopexy)
£250 applicable cost for both upper and lower eyelids

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You can download information on this page as handy info sheets to refer to whenever you like.

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Eyelid Surgery Information Procedure Information
Eyelid Surgery Information Procedure Information
Eyelid Surgery Pre & Aftercare Pre & Aftercare Information
Lower Eyelid Consent Consent Form
Upper Eyelid Consent Consent Form