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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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- GMC-registered surgeons
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- Comprehensive aftercare

What is eyelid surgery?


What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?


Are there any risks?


Is it right for me?


What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery could help to address drooping skin and deep wrinkles on the eyelids that can create a tired and aged appearance. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is designed to remove the excess skin from around the eye for a tighter and more youthful look.  

As we age, the muscles around our eyes become weakened and the skin surrounding them loses elasticity. This can make the eyelids look baggiermore wrinkled, and puffy. As well as the natural aging process, dark circles and puffiness around your eyes can be caused by lifestyle choices, a hereditary gene, diet and a poor sleep routine 

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The main objective of eyelid surgery is to get rid of loose excess skin and so tighten up the eye area. Our clinical and surgical teams guide thousands of men and women each year through their cosmetic procedures, including blepharoplasty, so you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you are in expert hands.  

What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

Sometimes, we can look tired due to puffiness under the eyes or hooded upper eyelids. This can be particularly frustrating if you are well rested, yet your eyes’ appearance is not changing. The procedure is designed to reverse this, and make the eyes look more awake and revived.  

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After treatment you should no longer seem tired and any wrinkled skin should be smoother to create a younger appearance. The tighter skin around your eyes may also mean that applying make-up becomes easier and gives a smoother overall look. As a result of blepharoplasty, your self-esteem and confidence is likely to rise.  

Are there any risks?

All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.

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As a guide, risks include dry eye, red eye, optical changes and scarring. 

Is it right for me?

If you’re unhappy that you have heavy eyelids with excess skin and deep wrinkles, you may benefit from eyelid surgery. One of our leading cosmetic surgeons can advise you about tightening the eye area to get the result you want to achieve.

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To qualify for this type of procedure, you should be over 18, have no serious health conditions, be physically and psychologically well, and have a healthy BMI. 


The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you and let you know the cost.

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Fast Facts

Surgery Time: 1 - 3 hours
Time Off Work: 1 - 2 weeks
Hospital Stay: Not required
Full Recovery: From 2 weeks
Exercise: After 2 - 3 weeks
Scarring: Minimal and concealed within the eyelid crease
Final Results: From 6 weeks

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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) FAQs

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Is eyelid surgery right for me?
Eyelid surgery is most suitable for patients who have wrinkles and/or drooping layers of skin on their eyelids.
What happens during eyelid surgery?
The procedure removes excess skin and fat in the eyelids to provide tauter skin, and aims to achieve a fresher-looking eye area.
Will the wrinkles return after eye surgery?
During your consultation, your surgeon will explain that the skin will continue to age. It is important to understand that the ageing process will not stop following eyelid surgery.
Will I have scars following eye surgery?
In the case of eyelid surgery, an incision is made close to the natural crease of the eyelid. During a facelift, incisions are made in the natural crease lines. In both procedures, post-operative scarring should fade over time.
Could I combine facial rejuvenation and eyelid surgery?
This depends on your individual requirements. One of the experienced surgeons we work with can advise you which procedures would be most suitable to achieve the results you are looking for.

Next steps

Your journey step by step

Your first appointment

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.

If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.

Your surgical consultation

During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.

The surgery

You will see your surgeon on the day of your surgery so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole surgical team will be introduced to you before heading into theatre for the procedure.

The specifics of the surgery will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.


The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.

Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.


At The Hospital Group, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them, surgical cover for 2 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.

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