Blepharoplasty (Eye Bag Removal)
Would you love younger looking eyes?
Eye bags, droopy lids and hooded eyes can really age a face, while surgery can rejuvenate your whole appearance. This procedure helps wake up a tired face and instantly revive your self-esteem. With this procedure the aim is simple. We remove the extra overhanging skin from the upper lids and eye bags from the lower lids, so your eyes are bright, wide and more youthful.
An eye bag removal procedure can take 30 minutes to an hour and you’re often home the same day. You can have surgery on the upper and lower lids together or separately, under a local or general anaesthetic. Your specialist surgeon will take you through the process step by step, explaining every stage and ensuring you’re comfortable with everything from start to finish.
We advise wearing dark glasses outside for the first couple of weeks. It helps protect your eyes from UV rays but also stops you touching them while they’re healing which is really important.
HOW IT'S DONE
Before – excess skin and fat are present on the upper and lower eyelids.
After – skin and fat have been removed and because the incisions are made in the natural crease of the eyelids, they are now unnoticeable.
Bruising and swelling
For around 1 to 3 weeks you can expect a little bruising which is normal, while swelling may last for between 3 to 6 months.
A little discomfort
You may notice a little pain after eye surgery, which should fade after 7 to 14 days. To help, we’ll prescribe and administer pain relief to make you more comfortable.
A change in sensation to the eyes
Some patients have noticed a change in sensitivity around the eyes. This usually goes in a few weeks, in some cases it can last longer and for a very small number it can remain.
We’d advise you not to use make-up, oils or perfumed products on your eyes until you’re fully healed and always wear sunglasses to protect your incisions from the sun.