Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in London & UK

Eyelid surgery to reduce the appearance of droopy aging eyelids and wrinkles, is carried out at clinics in London and throughout the UK. If you would like to know more about the surgery, complete the form on the right and an advisor will contact you in due course.

Our eyes are perhaps our single most closely-observed feature.  We use them to communicate; we watch the eyes of those we are talking to.  We widen them in shock or laughter, narrow them when frowning or smiling; they are, perhaps, the most important aspect of our face.

The skin around your eyes is perhaps some of the finest on your body.  It is especially susceptible to damage from a wide range of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors.  UV light and pollution can lead to the development of fine lines.  Hereditary and genetic factors can influence how resilient your skin is to ageing or damage from daily stresses and strains.  Smoking, diet and exercise will all effect the overall health and look of the skin around your eyes. 

With so many considerations, it is little wonder that many of us feel unhappy with puffiness, wrinkling or sagging of the skin that surrounds our eyes.  It is one of the first and most noticeable signs of visible ageing.  Depending on the extent of the problem, it can have profound effects on an individual’s self-esteem, and undermine their own perception of their appearance and self-image.  Occasionally, it may be even cause medical problems if the loose skin begins to interfere with an individual’s sight.       

There are several routes you can follow to improve these signs of ageing or general skin damage; several of these are covered in later sections of this guide.  However, in terms of a permanent and more pronounced result, this guide will take you through all aspects of a Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. Here you can find advice on initial research and first considerations, preparing for your procedure, funding your surgery, after care, complimentary treatments, what final effects you can expect, and much more. 

Cosmetic Surgery vs Alternative Treatments

While there are other treatments available, such as laser surgery, chemical peels and dermal fillers, only cosmetic surgery will produce a permanent effect when seeking to reverse and improve the signs of ageing or skin damage to the face.  By permanent we mean that it will not fade over the short-term; however, with time, the natural ageing process will lead to the treatment’s effects becoming less noticeable.  However, with diligent after-care the results of a Blepharoplasty can be extremely beneficial and long-lasting.

Introduction to Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat from either the lower or upper eyelids, or both.  It can produce a subtle and effective aesthetic result, leaving the client with firmer, lifted, younger looking eyes. 

Although it is not as widely known in the general public consciousness as, say, more dramatic cosmetic surgery such as full facelifts, or highly publicised treatments such as Botox, Blepharoplasty is a fairly commonly performed procedure.  It does generally require a general anaesthetic, and depending on the extent of the surgery you have done, may require an overnight stay in hospital.  However, it has a comparatively quick recovery time, and the results are usually noticeable fairly soon after the surgery itself.  For these reasons, it can be a good option for individuals considering cosmetic surgery who don’t want to achieve a dramatically altered look.  Blepharoplasty can produce a subtle improvement that won’t interfere hugely with their lives in terms of recovery time.  If this sounds like the kind of result you’re seeking, Blepharoplasty may be right for you.        

The Blepharoplasty Guide

This guide offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Blepharoplasty that you might wish to explore before deciding whether to opt for this particular surgical procedure. 

The purpose of this guide is to allow you to make an informed decision as to whether Blepharoplasty is an appropriate procedure for you and to help you to find clinics in London and the throughout the UK.  You need to be aware of the potential benefits, the possible risks and the likely outcome of your surgery.  To do this you need to be realistic about your personal goals and desired physical and aesthetic results from a Blepharoplasty.  This should be at the crux of your conversations with your surgeon, and you should know exactly what to expect of the procedure itself, as well as the preparatory period and your recovery process afterwards. 

Finally, whatever your final decision, remember that the most important thing is to remain true to what’s right for you.  You have the right to be happy with your appearance, and you shouldn’t compromise or feel pressured into any decisions you make.  On the basis of the information provided in this guide, you should be able to approach the surgery from a knowledgeable perspective, and ensure that you work with your surgeon to achieve the best results possible. 

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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Clinics in London


Fitzroy Square Hospital
14 Fitzroy Square
Tel: 020 7388 4954

The Hospital Group
31 Weymouth Street
Tel: 0845 762 6727

BMI Garden Hospital
46/50 Sunny Gardens Road
Tel: 020 8457 4500

Court House Clinic London
30b Wimpole Street
Tel: 0845 555 50 50

London Bridge Hospital
27 Tooley Street
Greater London
Tel: 0845 602 7906

The Hurlingham Clinic
67 Studdridge Street
Greater London
Tel: 020 7348 6380

London Independent Hospital
1 Beaumont Square
Stepney Green
E1 4NL
Tel: 0207 780 2400

Nightingale House
1-7 Fulham High Street
Tel: 0800 655 6406

BMI City Medical
17 St Helens Place
Tel: 0845 123 5380