Eyelid Reduction Blepharoplasty

Eyelid reduction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for men and women. As we age, the skin above and underneath our eyelids loses its elasticity and the muscles slacken. This results in the accumulation of folds in the upper lids and deep creases in the lower lids. As a result of the ageing process, the fat that cushions the eyes in their sockets protrudes forward, giving the appearance of bagginess. Occasionally there is an inherited tendency for bags to develop during early adulthood before any muscle and skin changes. Cutting away the excess skin and fat from above and underneath the eyelids can give the eyes a fresher and younger look.

This operation is performed in a private hospital under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the patient's preference. Incisions are made following the natural lines of the eyelid just below the lashes in the lower lids and in the crease of the upper lid. The excess fat, skin and muscle are removed. In some patients, where there is a pocket of fat without excess skin, the fat may be removed through the lower eyelid without an external incision line.

Following the operation there is a substantial amount of bruising, and most patients stay in hospital for a day. The stitches are usually removed after three to five days and you will be able to return to normal duties two weeks after the operation.


please note :
All surgical procedures carry certain risks and complications. These will be discussed with your surgeon prior to any procedure. Cosmetic surgery involves skilled procedures. We advise you to choose a surgeon who has had comprehensive training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgery. The names of these surgeons will be on the Specialist Register in Plastic surgery at the General Medical Council. We also strongly recommend that you speak to your General Practitioner before undertaking any surgical procedures.