Would you like to rectify the puffy bags around your eyes, remove the saggy upper eyelid skin and improve the fine wrinkles making you look aged and tired? Several treatment options are available, one of them being eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty.
London and Hertfordshire locals seeking this type of procedure can contact Mr Ridha, lead surgeon at HR Plastic Surgery, a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon, who has completed hundreds of successful eyelid surgeries.
What is blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is an aesthetic procedure performed on eyelids, that removes excess skin, muscle, and fat that may be causing sagging of the upper and/or lower eyelids.
Ageing causes eyelids to stretch, and the muscles supporting them 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 visual issues.
Blepharoplasty surgery can assist with a more youthful appearance,
improved visual fields and a more comfortable feeling around the eye.
Benefits of blepharoplasty
There are several benefits to having eyelid surgery which include:
- Looking younger & less tired
- Improving overall appearance
- Improve visual obstruction
- Boost confidence and self-esteem
Risks of blepharoplasty surgery
Blepharoplasty is typically a safe and common procedure, with approximately 1600 surgeries being completed in the UK in 2021, according to BAAPS. However, there are always possible risks of which to be aware. These include:
Other risks associated with blepharoplasty include:
- Over correction resulting in difficulty closing the eyes
- Under correction
- Dry eyes
- Watery eyes
These complications are usually temporary and can be treated with artificial tears or ointments.
Eyelid surgery can also help patients feel
more confident and improve self-esteem.
How is blepharoplasty surgery performed?
Blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anaesthesia, meaning patients are awake during the surgery but are pain-free due to the anaesthetic which numbs the eyelids.
The surgery takes about one to two hours to complete both the upper and lower eyelids.
Upper blepharoplasty: with upper eyelid surgery incisions will be made in the natural crease in the upper eyelids.
Lower blepharoplasty: lower eyelid surgery incision will be made below your lower lashes and/or on the inner surface of the eyelid.
The surgeon will then remove excess skin and fat; through these incisions, and the muscles and tissues around your eye will be repositioned.
After the surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area, where you will be closely monitored.
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 from blepharoplasty.
Wearing makeup and contact lenses during this time should be avoided, as well as strenuous activity, saunas and steam rooms.
Most people see a noticeable difference in their appearance after recovery from a blepharoplasty. The surgical results are long-lasting, ranging from seven to ten years. This is because the surgery results are usually lasting anywhere from five to seven years.
Before and After images
View some of the results experienced by our blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery patients.
Do these photos remind you of your case?
You can get similar results or better.
Upper blepharoplasty & lower 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 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.
Eyelid surgery can be done with a local anaesthetic or IV sedation.
Why choose us?
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, our main aim is to ensure they receive the fresh look they desire.
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.
We are conveniently located in four hospitals throughout London. Find us here:
Hatfield Business Park,
Hatfield AL10 9UA
One Medical House,
Hemel Hempstead HP2 7YU
Hitchin SG4 9QZ
Harpenden AL5 4BP
Below you can find the questions we get most frequently asked about our upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery:
A Blepharoplasty procedure usually takes about one to two hours to complete. If both upper and lower lids are being done it will take up to two hours.
There is no best age, it is very much an individual choice and decision depending on the degree of excess skin and how it affects them.
Recent satisfaction studies show that up to 95% of patients have rated this procedure as being a ‘worth it’ procedure.
Pain is typically mild to moderate with this type of procedure and may last for 3-4 days. Pain medications are generally prescribed to assist with any discomfort.
Yes, upper eyelid surgery is also referred to as upper blepharoplasty surgery.
Results for this procedure generally last from 7-10 years. The natural ageing process will affect the results over time and a second procedure may be required in the future.
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.