What is Eyelid surgery / Blepharoplasty?
As we age, the skin around our eyes loses its elasticity and firmness, which can cause the eyelid to droop or create eye bags, making you look tired and aged.
Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) surgically removes the loose skin, muscle and excess fat tissue around the eye. This procedure involves both the upper and lower parts of the eye for cosmetic and/or functional reasons.
Why consider Eyelid surgery?
Blepharoplasty is a very common surgery in the UK. Besides making you look older, some severely sagging skin may also impair your peripheral vision. Eyelid surgery can reduce these vision problems and make you look younger and more alert. Another popular form of blepharoplasty is performed on the Asian eye in order to open up their eye shape.
Eyelid surgery is a short and effective procedure that can achieve great results with little downtime. All surgeries are one-day procedures. Some smaller procedures can even be done under local anaesthetic.
Our surgeon will discuss the optimal procedure with every patient carefully and may offer alternative procedures, such as fat grafting, if necessary.