At A Glance


From £3250

Expected Results:

Refreshed appearance

Length of Surgery:

60 mins




Usual activities by 1 week

What is this?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Also known as eyelid surgery, it involves the removal and/or rearrangement of excess skin, fat and sometimes muscle of the eyelids.

The main goals of blepharoplasty are to:

1. Reduce drooping or sagging eyelid skin: As we age, the skin around the eyes may become loose and start to droop, which can make a person appear tired or older than they actually are. Blepharoplasty can remove the excess skin, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

2. Eliminate puffiness or bags under the eyes: Some individuals develop fatty deposits or bags under their eyes, giving them a tired or puffy look. These can be addressed during lower eyelid blepharoplasty, where the excess fat is removed or repositioned to create a smoother under-eye contour.

3. Improve vision: In some cases, sagging upper eyelid skin can obstruct the field of vision, impairing eyesight. Blepharoplasty can remove the excess skin, allowing for improved peripheral vision and a clearer line of sight.

Blepharoplasty can provide long-lasting results, but it does not stop the natural aging process. However, the procedure can significantly rejuvenate the appearance of the eyelids and improve self-confidence.

The Consultation


During the consultation Mr Abood will discuss issues that the patient would like to discuss about their eyelids. Although the focus of the consultation will be on the eyelids, he will also need to find out about the patient’s general medical health as this can have an impact upon appropriateness for surgery and recovery. This will include questions about any previous surgeries which they may have had or any medications which they currently take. Mr Abood will also need to ask about activities or ‘lifestyle factors’ so that the recovery period can be properly planned for.

Mr Abood will undertake a comprehensive examination of the patient’s eyes and eyelids and will ask to take medical photographs which will be stored confidentially in the patient’s medical records. These photos are used to help plan surgery and used to monitor the impact of the surgery carried out.

During the consultation Mr Abood will also discuss the potential limitations, side-effects and complications which can occur with any type of surgery so that you able to make an informed decision with regards to having eyelid surgery or not.

The Procedure


Blepharoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. When carried out on it’s own, upper eyelid blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia, although general anesthesia may be used in certain cases or if the patient prefers. Local anaesthesia, is where the patient remaons fully awake but the eyelids are made numb through an injection.

Where lower eyelid blepharoplasty is carried out or where both lower and upper eyelid blepharoplasty are carried out together, a general anaesthetic is usually used as this is more comfortable for patients.

During blepharoplasty surgery the surgeon will make incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids to minimize visible scarring. They will then remove or reposition the necessary tissues, such as excess skin, fat, and muscle, before closing the incisions with sutures. The aim of surgery is to restore a more youthful and less tired looking appearance.

Aftercare & Results


Recovery from blepharoplasty usually takes around one to two weeks. Patients may experience temporary swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. It’s important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your plastic surgeon to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.

After your procedure, you will be given personalised aftercare guidance from your plastic surgeon. This will vary depending upon the exact procedure you’ve had. It is very important that you follow the aftercare advice to achieve the optimum results.

If a dressing has been applied after the procedure you will be given instructions on how to look after the area and when to remove the dressing. During your procedure stitches will have been used and your plastic surgeon will inform you if they absorbable or not. If not, they usually will be removed back at The Day Clinic five to 7 days after your surgery.

You may wish to manage any pain or discomfort you feel with painkillers such as paracetamol. If your pain is not manageable or you have any concerns, we can advise you how best to proceed.

Your plastic surgeon will want you to attend a follow-up appointment to monitor the healing process and see how your recovery is going. This follow-up appointment is usually put in place before you leave The Day Clinic.

What our clients think

tonia george
tonia george
9 February 2024
Day into lower eye blep lift. Staff were great all the way through procedure. Everything went smoothly. Lovely cup of tea and brownie after. Looking forward to seeing results. Would recommend .
Kimba DanceFit
Kimba DanceFit
8 February 2024
I am full of praise for Mr Abood, his team and his clinic. It is a friendly, welcoming environment with ample (and free!) parking. The staff are caring and empathetic, the procedure was straightforward and I felt as though my wellbeing was prioritised at all times. I cannot recommend them highly enough and would definitely return. The care I received before, during and after the procedure was excellent, and it was an overall positive experience.
James Daniel
James Daniel
26 January 2024
Yesterday, I attended the Day Clinic for the removal of several moles/lesions. I cannot speak highly enough of the treatment I received and the outstanding way in which it was delivered. This is my second visit to Mr Abood's Clinic, so there was no apprehension nor doubt that the experience would again exceed expectation. I found Mr Abood to be highly skilled and knowledgeable, personable and caring. I felt instantly at ease in his care and had absolute confidence in his professionalism and expertise. A special mention to Rachael too, who was equally welcoming, attentive and very kind. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Abood and his superlative Team. With grateful thanks Deborah Daniel.
Anne Cooke
Anne Cooke
1 January 2024
Professional service and clear instructions for after care
Jane Halliday
Jane Halliday
15 December 2023
The website of Mr Abood promises an individual and bespoke approach to care, and this is exactly what was delivered; from contacting Justine initially and then having the procedure with Mr Abood. I cannot recommend highly enough the professionalism, assurance and personalised care that Mr Abood and his Team provide.
Anthony Roberts
Anthony Roberts
14 December 2023
First class surgery and a fantastic warming atmosphere.
Lizz Grimwade
Lizz Grimwade
7 December 2023
Fantastic experience from start to finish. The whole team werr extremely friendly and professional which made the whole process smooth and efficient. I would be more than happy to use the clinic again and would highly recommend them.
James Waters
James Waters
7 December 2023
Very welcoming and friendly. I felt reassured at all times, well briefed before my procedure and given clear guidance post procedure. I would heartily recommend to anyone with any skin lesion. Thankyou to Mr Abood and his colleagues
Carole King
Carole King
30 November 2023
From the moment we walked in I felt comfortable and looked after . The whole experience was kind and caring and I felt very well treated . My questions were answered and explained and my comfort during the procedure was constantly checked . The follow up email to explain what may happen was clear and precise and I feel able to contact the clinic if I have any ongoing problems .

Potential Risks

While Blepharoplasty is generally considered a safe procedure, there are some potential side-effects and risks you should be aware of.  These may include:

Common side effects of blepharoplasty can include:

1. Swelling and bruising: It is normal to experience some swelling and bruising around the eyes after blepharoplasty. This typically resolves within a week or two, but it may take longer for complete resolution.

2. Discomfort or pain: Mild discomfort or pain around the surgical site is common after blepharoplasty. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication or recommend cold compresses to manage any discomfort.

3. Dryness or irritation: After the procedure, you may experience temporary dryness or irritation in the eyes. Your surgeon may recommend lubricating eye drops or ointments to alleviate these symptoms. These effects are usually temporary.

4. Temporary blurry vision: It is not uncommon to experience temporary blurry vision or sensitivity to light immediately after the surgery. This usually resolves within a few days or weeks.

5. Scarring: While efforts are made to minimize visible scarring, it is possible to have some scars along the incision lines. However, these scars are typically well-hidden within the natural creases of the eyelids and tend to fade over time.

6. Temporary changes in eyelid sensation: Some individuals may experience temporary changes in eyelid sensation, such as numbness or tingling. This usually resolves as the healing process progresses.

7. Difficulty closing the eyes completely: In rare cases, there may be temporary difficulty fully closing the eyes after blepharoplasty. This typically resolves on its own as the swelling subsides, but your surgeon may provide guidance on how to protect your eyes during the healing process.

It’s important to note that while many of these side effects are quite common, they are usually temporary and subside as the healing process progresses. It is essential to closely follow the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.

Related FAQs

Who is a candidate for blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty can help people who have droopy or sagging eyelids, excess skin or fat deposits around their eyes, puffy bags under their eyes or vision obstruction due to sagging upper eyelids. If you are struggling with any of these issues, our consultant plastic surgeons would be happy to discuss whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Can blepharoplasty improve vision obstruction?

Yes, in some cases this procedure can improve vision obstruction which is caused by sagging upper eyelids.

Will the results of blepharoplasty be permanent?

The results of blepharoplasty are long-lasting but as the natural ageing process continues, you may find that you develop new signs of ageing around the eyes. However, the improvements made during blepharoplasty procedures are generally considered permanent and can give a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance for many years.

What is the recovery process like?

After the procedure you may have some swelling, bruising and mild discomfort around the treated area.  Your surgeon may recommend using cold compresses and pain medication to help manage these symptoms. Most people can resume normal activities within a week or two. It may take several weeks for the swelling to fully subside.

Should I wait until I’m older for a blepharoplasty?

We perform blepharoplasties on people of all ages, depending upon the extent of the issue and how it is affecting them.

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