Eyelid surgery is often performed for eyes that look tired, also known as having eye bags. The common complaints are of a hooded upper lid and a baggy lower lid; the desire is often to look more refreshed. The eyebrows also form an integral part of the eyelid appearance, as do the position of the eyelids in relation to the eyes (including the iris) and the bones around the eyes. All these are considered as part of a eyelid surgery, and with so many different types of treatments to the eyelids, the consultation forms an integral part of the planning process for what will be best for you.
Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery and Eye Bag Removal Surgery
Upper Eyelid Surgery and Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Upper eyelid surgery on the lids only, without any need for brow surgery, can be performed as a local anesthetic procedure and takes around 30-45 minutes without the need for any further stay in the hospital. Lower eyelid surgery procedures are best performed under sedation or general anaesthesia.
Our medical team are focused on providing you with the highest level of care and professionalism before, during and after your treatment. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you wish to ensure eyelid or eye bag surgery is right for you. The first step to a new and more confident you is carrying out a full assessment of your current health, medical history and the overall look you want to achieve. Our fully trained and qualified team will talk you through the Rhinoplasty procedure, recovery and
The first step to a new and more confident you is carrying out a full assessment of your current health, medical history and the overall look you want to achieve. Our fully trained and qualified team will talk you through the Blepharoplasty procedure, recovery and on-going aftercare.
Safety and Welfare
Successful eyelid surgery can make a big difference to the appearance of the eyes and surgery is usually very successful. It does, however, require a recovery period of around 1-4 weeks, depending on the exact procedure. Most surgery causes bruising and swelling of the eyelids which settles after a few weeks.
Other risks of the procedure, which are rare but important to be aware of include:
- Blood clots
- Pain in the eye (usually short lived if it does occur)
- Dry eyes (occasionally temporary for a few weeks but more common in people who already have dry eyes to begin with)
- Bloodshot eyes (usually short lived if it does occur)
- Gritty eyes (usually short lived if it does occur)
- Blurred vision (usually short lived if it does occur)
- Abnormal scarring
- Scleral show
- Ectropion, where the lid no longer meets the conjunctiva
- Entropion, where the lashes turn in to meet the eye
- Abnormal curvature of the eyelid, particularly when ptosis surgery is performed to lift the position of the lid in relation to the position of the iris (the coloured part of the eye itself)
- Blindness as a result of not treating a complication appropriately.
Aftercare and Recovery Video
See our short stills-based film showing the recovery period following upper eyelid surgery at La Belle Forme.