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Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty)

As we get older, it is common for the skin around our eyes to stretch, and for the muscles that are supporting them to weaken. This can cause unsightly fat to gather above and below your eyelids, causing the dreaded eye bags. We offer the simple eye lift surgical procedure 'blepharoplasty' in both our Nottingham clinic to help remove the excess fat and skin around your eye area. Find out more about what's involved in the blepharoplasty procedure, the results you can expect and what the relative costs are.

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Ideal for removal of excessive skin around eye area

Popular eye area rejuvenation surgery

Expert surgeons available to offer help and guidance

Available for ages 35 and older, with exceptions

Minimal downtime after surgery

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure which removes excess skin, muscle and fat to improve the appearance of the skin around your eyes in order to create a more youthful appearance. Here at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics, we offer upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty and a combination of both. During your consultation with us in Nottingham, you'll discuss which eye lift option is best suited to you in order to achieve your desired results.

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What Is Eyelid Surgery Used For?

For patients that come to us with complaints of eye bags, saggy/droopy eyes or puffy skin around their eyes, we would recommend this procedure. Not only can excess skin appear unsightly and make you look older, but it can also take its toll on an individual's self-confidence. By removing the problem area, patients are left with a youthful glow that leaves them looking (and feeling) years younger!

As well as being a popular cosmetic procedure, blepharoplasty also has functional applications. The excess and sagging skin around the eye area can impair your peripheral vision, making every day tasks such as driving hazardous - something that no visit no the opticians will fix, unfortunately. By removing this heavy excess skin, you can remove those droopy eyelids, and improve your field of vision.

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Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty Results

Take a look at the results we achieved for patients that have chosen Zenith Cosmetic Clinics to perform their blepharoplasty surgery:

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Who Is Blepharoplasty Suitable For

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy. Most are 35 or older but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age. Or if you find that the sagging skin around your eyes is affecting your vision, you may decide that this eyelid lift is a procedure you are interested in. During your consultation, we can discuss in greater depth whether we recommend an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty or a combination of both.

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Who Is This Eye Bag Removal Surgery Not Suitable For?

• High blood pressure

• Diabetes

• Thyroid problems

• Dry eyes, or tear duct issues

• Glaucoma

• Prone to keloids

Please note, if you are looking to get dark circles, wrinkles or crows feet removed - eyelid surgery is not for you. We offer skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers which can help treat these conditions. Get in touch with us today to discuss your options.

What Happens During Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty is usually performed under general anaesthetic, rather than local anaesthetic, although other anaesthesia options are available. Your surgeon will examine your eyes and take various photographs to begin with so that the results of surgery can be compared with your original appearance.

There are three types of eyelid surgery available:

Upper eyelids (upper blepharoplasty)

Cuts are made into the natural lines and creases in your eyelids, and in the wrinkles (or laughter lines) at the corners of your eyes.

Lower eyelids (lower blepharoplasty)

When it comes to lower blepharoplasty, cuts are made just below your eyelashes. This means your scars will run along the natural folds of your eyes. The benefit of this is that scars are generally hidden, which is a concern for patients.

Combination of both upper and lower eyelids

Cuts are made into the natural line and creases, in addition to below your eyelashes. Once the cuts have been made on all 3 of the above, excess fat, muscle and loose skin are then removed, and the cut is closed using fine stitches.

If only fat is removed and there is no excess skin, the cut may be made inside the lower eyelids, leaving no visible scar. Your surgeon will apply ointment to your eye area to stop it from drying out and use sterile paper tape to support your eyelids.

It is not uncommon for patients to feel anxious about surgery, especially around the eye area. Rest assured our team are here to guide you throughout the process, answer any questions you have and put you completely at ease.

Blepharoplasty Benefits

• There is a relatively short eyelid surgery recovery period

• The procedure only takes 1 - 2 hours

• Reduce signs of ageing, to look and feel years younger - look at our excellent results on the page!

• Improve vision which has been compromised with saggy eyelids

• Feel more confident in your appearance

• Reduce the appearance of puffy eye bags, saggy eyes and wrinkles around the eye area

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Eye Bag Removal Before & Afters

Take a look at some of the eye bag removal before and after shots from patients who have undergone the blepharoplasty procedure in our Nottingham clinic:

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How To Prepare For Your Procedure

You will meet with your surgeon and patient coordinator before your surgery at a consultation to assess your suitability for the procedure and to discuss the possible risks and complications. The surgeon will confirm what is expected and you will then be asked to sign a patient consent form.

You will need to attend a pre-operative assessment between 2-5 weeks prior to your surgery. This is where you will come and meet either our senior nurse or doctor and they will go through your medical history, take your measurements (height, weight, BMI) and perform a blood and MRSA test to ensure you are fit for surgery.

On the day of your surgery, your surgeon may draw around your eyes to confirm the exact size and positioning of any incisions and to guide him during your procedure.

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Eye Bag Removal Cost

The price for blepharoplasty surgery in Nottingham differs between patient requirements. We offer a wide range of payment options to ensure we have a payment plan that suits you. Our patient care is second to none and we pride ourselves on offering the absolute best service.

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Blepharoplasty Review

Check out this amazing video review from one of our patients!

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Book Your Consultation

Did you know that you can book your consultation at our cosmetic clinic in Nottingham? We’re dedicated to providing a high quality, personal and convenient service for each and every one of our patients, making it as easy as possible for you to gain access to our highly skilled practitioners. So why not get started on your journey today? Book in at our Nottingham clinic today, we can’t wait to see you soon.

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Frequently asked questions

Will I be able to use makeup after my eyelid surgery?

This will depend on your own recovery, however generally patients can start wearing makeup 2 weeks post eyelid surgery if they wish to.

Will I be left with scarring after my eyelid surgery?

The size of the scar will depend on which treatment is used and the size of the incision but will be minimal and should heal quickly.

How long does the eyelid surgery take?

Between 1-2 hours, it will depend on whether both eyes are being operated on, and if you're having upper or lower blepharoplasty or a combination of both.

Can I smoke before/after eyelid surgery?

No, it is very important that you stop smoking at least four weeks before your surgery and for four weeks afterwards.

Does the operation hurt?

Most blepharoplasty operations are performed using a general anaesthetic, so you will not feel any pain. Most patients report that after their surgery they have mild to moderate discomfort or soreness which can be alleviated using painkillers.

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Page content reviewed by Dr. Maini

Page last reviewed: 03/01/2019

Next review due: 03/01/2021

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