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The Art of Eyelid Rejuvenation

Blepharoplasty in London/Hertfordshire is a highly sought-after cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the eye area by addressing the common signs of ageing. This sophisticated surgical intervention meticulously removes or repositions excess skin, muscle and fat around the upper and lower eyelids, restoring a more youthful and vibrant appearance.

Catered to meet individual aesthetic goals, this procedure not only enhances the visual appeal but can also improve peripheral vision obstructed by sagging eyelids, offering both functional and cosmetic benefits.

What is a blepharoplasty?

Ageing causes the soft tissue of the eyelids to stretch and the muscles supporting them to weaken, which results in excess skin and fat gathering in the upper and lower eyelids. This can cause sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under the eyes. If significantly excessive it can obscure vision. Eyelid surgery can address these changes.

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure performed on the eyelids that removes excess skin, muscle and fat that may be causing sagging of the upper and/or lower eyelids.

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Blepharoplasty London/Hertfordshire – the surgery can assist with a more youthful appearance, improved visual fields and a more comfortable feeling around the eye.

Benefits of blepharoplasty treatment

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the eyelids. It can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. The key benefits include:

  • Enhanced Appearance: Results in a more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes.
  • Improved Vision: For some individuals, removing excess skin can broaden the field of vision that was previously obstructed.
  • Reduced Bags and Under-Eye Circles: Helps in diminishing puffiness and bags under the eyes, contributing to a fresher look.
  • Fine Lines Reduction: May soften fine lines around the lower lid and outer corners of the eyes.
  • Customisable Results: Tailored to meet individual aesthetic goals and needs.
  • Long-Lasting Outcomes: The effects are generally long-lasting, providing satisfaction over an extended period.

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Upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedures address ageing concerns by removing excess skin and fat from both the upper and lower eyelids, rejuvenating the overall appearance of the eyes.


Possible risks of blepharoplasty surgery

Blepharoplasty is typically a safe and common procedure but as with any surgical procedure, there are always possible risks to be aware of. These include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding/bruising
  • Swelling
  • Asymmetry
  • Overcorrection resulting in difficulty closing the eyes
  • Under correction
  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes

These risks are uncommon and in general, blepharoplasty patients achieve excellent results and experience great satisfaction from their surgery. However, it is important to know the potential risks and complications before the procedure. Mr Ridha will discuss these with you in detail before you make any decision to proceed with the surgery.

How is a blepharoplasty surgery performed?

If you decide to have your eyelid surgery with us at HR Plastic Surgery, this is what you can expect:


Your first consultation is a crucial part of your journey and we make it a priority that you feel at ease throughout. Carried out by Mr Ridha personally, he will take time to listen carefully to understand your goals and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

He will then discuss the suitable treatment options available, including the risks and benefits, recovery times and expected outcomes. Mr Ridha is happy for you to attend with a family member or friend should you feel it necessary or for additional support.


During a blepharoplasty, local anaesthesia is administered. Incisions are made along the eyelids’ natural lines to remove or adjust excess fat, skin and muscle. The procedure, taking 1 to 2 hours, concludes with the incisions being sutured to minimise scarring, aiming for an improved eyelid appearance while maintaining eye function.


After surgery, patients will likely experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort. Medication will be prescribed to assist with pain management. Most people take about one week off from work or other activities to recover. Wearing makeup and contact lenses during this time should be avoided, as well as strenuous activity, saunas and steam rooms.


The benefits of the procedure are evident in the immediate postoperative period but the final result will be manifest once the swelling and bruising has subsided over the course of 6 weeks. The surgical results are long-lasting, typically ranging from 7 to 10 years.

Before and After images

View some of the results experienced by our blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery patients.

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How much does blepharoplasty cost in London/Hertfordshire

The total cost depends on whether the upper and/or lower eyelids are addressed and whether the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic. We recommend that you book an initial consultation with Mr Ridha and following his assessment and discussion of your desired outcome, an accurate cost can be provided to achieve your goals.

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Blepharoplasty London/Hertfordshire – at the end of the surgery, the incisions are carefully sutured to reduce scarring, to enhance eyelid aesthetics whilst preserving optimal eye function.

Why choose us for your eyelid surgery?

At HR Plastic Surgery our goal is to ensure each patient receives a high-quality service and individualised care throughout their experience with us. Our patients are our number one priority and our main aim is to ensure they achieve the rejuvenated look they desire.

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Meet Mr Ridha

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Hyder Ridha is a Consultant, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon who read medicine at the prestigious Royal Free and University College London Medical School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology (First-class Honours) and graduated with distinction (MB BS) in 2003.

Mr Ridha is our lead surgeon and is a highly-skilled, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon, with many years of experience in eyelid surgery. He specialises in aesthetic surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation and believes that all types of aesthetic surgery should revitalise patients, leaving them with a natural and fresh look.

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Our Locations

We are conveniently located in four hospitals throughout Hertfordshire.

One Hatfield Hospital – Hatfield Ave, Hatfield AL10 9UA
Pinehill Hospital – Benslow Ln, Hitchin SG4 9QZ

Spire Harpenden Hospital –
Ambrose Ln, Harpenden AL5 4BP

OSD Healthcare –
One Medical House, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 7YU


If you have any more questions about blepharoplasty in London/Hertfordshire, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime see our FAQs that may provide you with the additional information you’re looking for.

A blepharoplasty procedure typically lasts between 1 to 2 hours, depending on whether upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both are being performed. This duration allows your surgeon to meticulously address saggy upper eyelid skin and any concerns with the lower eyelid.

There is no definitive “best” age for blepharoplasty surgery; it’s more about when the signs of ageing or functional issues become bothersome. However, most patients seeking this facial plastic surgery are usually in their 40s or older when these changes become more pronounced.

Opting for a blepharoplasty can be worthwhile, particularly if saggy upper eyelid skin or puffy bags beneath the eyes affect your appearance or vision. This cosmetic eyelid surgery rejuvenates the eye area, offering both aesthetic and practical benefits.

Patients typically report minimal pain during the blepharoplasty procedure, due to local anaesthesia. Post-operative discomfort is usually mild and can be managed with prescribed medication, making the process of getting blepharoplasty more comfortable.

Yes, upper eyelid surgery is synonymous with upper blepharoplasty surgery. This specialised procedure focuses on correcting issues related to the upper eyelids, such as removing excess eyelid skin to achieve a more alert and refreshed appearance.

The results of upper eyelid blepharoplasty can last for many years. While the procedure does not halt the ageing process, it can significantly reduce the appearance of ageing around the eyes, making it a long lasting solution for those concerned with upper eyelid aesthetics.

This article is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a clinical assessment. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

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