Oculoplastic Surgery/Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty boosts confidence and gives a younger appearance

Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, can create a natural, rejuvenated appearance so you look and feel better. The cosmetic surgery removes excess eyelid skin around tired and run-down looking eyes to make you feel refreshed and improve symmetry in your eyes.  

A blepharoplasty surgery can also improve sight by clearing the field of vision so you can carry out day-to-day activities normally. 

As a result, a blepharoplasty removes deep lines and wrinkles in the forehead caused by having to lift the eyebrows to see. Those who have the eyelid surgery blepharoplasty are boosted in confidence and often look five to ten years younger without changing the shape or overall character of the face. 

Excess skin removal 

Eyelid ageing is usually due to loosening of the skin and bulging of fat. In the upper eyelids, this often causes a hooded appearance. Eyelid bags often appear in the lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty is an aesthetic treatment which can remove excess skin and excess fat surrounding the eyes improving the appearance of the eyes and the surrounding areas.  

At 152 Harley Street, a Blepharoplasty is carried out under local anaesthetic and sedation in our state-of-the-art day case theatre. You can leave the clinic shortly after the procedure, but still receive the same thorough and excellent aftercare that you would expect with a general anaesthetic. Schedule your appointment in our clinics.

By having a blepharoplasty, the aim is to improve hooded or drooping eyelids or eyebags. The results are a more youthful appearance, a clearer field of vision, and a reduction of wrinkles on the forehead.

Blepharoplasty is performed on both upper and lower eyelids, depending on the case. During a blepharoplasty on upper eyelids, an incision is usually made in the natural crease line above the eyelashes in the upper eyelid. The incision is usually extended into one of the natural laughter lines. The excess skin and fat in the upper lid are then removed and a fine suture is passed between the skin edges to close the wound. The stitches generally run beneath the skin so that there are no external stitch marks. During a blepharoplasty on the lower eyelids, an incision is made just below the lower eyelids. The fat here is then either removed due to excess or is repositioned and the incision is then closed.

A thick antibiotic ointment is prescribed to be applied for one-week post-surgery to ensure the area does not become dry. Patients should avoid strenuous activity for at least 7 days to allow the eyes to heal properly. Patients should wear dark sunglasses for the first couple of weeks post treatment to avoid irritation by the sun and wind.

During the blepharoplasty procedure, patients are under deep sedation and therefore no pain or discomfort is felt during the procedure. They may experience slight pain and discomfort post-surgery, but this can be managed with prescribed painkillers.

Procedure Overview

  • Cosmetic surgical procedure to eliminate ‘heaviness’ around the eyes leading to a ‘tired’ look and also to improve symmetry in eyes 
  • Functional surgical procedure to remove obstruction created by saggy upper eyelid skin leading to improved vision in patients  
  • Loose skin and fat are removed to improve the appearance of the eyes or remove visual obstructions 
  • Typical procedure takes between 1 to 2 hours  
  • Patients should be healed after around 2 weeks if aftercare is followed correctly to ensure effective recovery 
  • Medication and ointments will be prescribed to help with recovery and alleviate pain 
  • You will have an initial consultation with an expert specialist in this area
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Blepharoplasty usually is completely healed after around two weeks.

A blepharoplasty can take between 1 to 2 hours.

Blepharoplasty results usually last for 5 to 7 years. After this time most patients undergo another treatment, it may take more than one procedure to achieve desired results.

Blepharoplasty can be performed at any age. However, if the main goal of your blepharoplasty is to reverse signs of ageing, the best results are usually obtained after the age of 40.

The price for a blepharoplasty starts from approximately £3,800 which includes both consultant and facility fees. The total cost will be confirmed following the initial consultation.

"I got to the point where I literally hated looking in the mirror. My eyes had gone from being my best feature to being hooded and tired looking, seemingly overnight. My husband and I had divorced 18 months before, and the stress was really affecting my appearance and how I felt about myself. Having the counselling sessions alongside my surgery gave me such a boost and a focus about what I wanted for the rest of my life, a sense of new direction. It feels like a new start for me."

"If there were 10 stars I would give Daniel Ezra and his team 10! I am blown away by their attention to detail, honesty, professionalism and knowledge. Having just had an upper bleph only a week on from the operation I can already see brilliant results. Karen his PA went above and beyond to fit me in for surgery, nurse Jo was very supportive post surgery and no question was too small or big she was exceptional. It was so important to me to go to the best for my eyes and Daniel and his whole team are at the top of their field for good reason - quite simply they are the best in the business."

"Any anxiety or fear about undertaking the experience of a surgical procedure - in my case blepharoplasty with upper lid and mid face lift - evaporated on meeting Dr Caroline Wilde. It was very clear from our first meeting that a trust was formed as I found her approach, warmth and kindness, expertise and passion for her work completely reassuring. She inspired confidence in how she would enact the procedure to bring the best results and everything was discussed in depth. Aly and the administration and reception team were excellent. On the day of the surgery, Caroline and the team were kind and supportive and I really began to look forward to getting this done finally, it felt like such a huge thing to put myself through. Here my thanks also go out to anaesthetist Dr Miran, who was very considerate and kept me pain free in a beautiful sedation! Nurse Jo who tended to all my needs and kept me laughing. My final expression of gratitude is for the incredible outcome. Caroline has delicately and expertly crafted a fresh and revitalised, natural look for me, that is truly my face; a restoration to myself before grief and sadness made me despair on how I could possibly get some vibrancy back. I am thrilled to have followed my intuition and put in the long hours research that led me to this fantastic clinic and to Dr Caroline and wish all future clients an equally excellent experience."


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