Eyelid Surgery from £3400

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Olivia, London



from £3400

"I was so comfortable on the day"

Olivia, London

Blepharoplasty in London is also known as eyelid surgery. The procedure aims to rejuvenate the area around the eyes. It involves either the upper eyelid or lower eyelid and treats loose or sagging skin, puffy eyes, bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids and the general signs of ageing around the eyes. A Blepharoplasty is a popular procedure often carried out under local anaesthetic.

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Medically reviewed by Mr Shivram Singh – Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon.

Updated February 2022


WHAT IS A blepharoplasty ?

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping) is a surgical procedure designed to treat the upper and lower eyelids to create a rejuvenated appearance. Often as we age, the eyes begin to show the effects first. It’s often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and the first thing somebody notices on your face. Ageing and wrinkles forming around the eyes is primarily caused by depletion in collagen and elastin as we age. Other factors that affect collagen production include pollution, smoking and stress. As we age muscles supporting the eyelids sag, fat in the lower eyelid moves downward, and gravity generally shifts everything downwards. The skin around the eyes thins too.

Eye lid surgery at our London hospital is low risk and rejuvenates the eye area, visibly restoring a youthful look. This is achieved through the removal of a mild amount of skin and fat. There are several types of Blepharoplasty’s including an upper Blepharoplasty to focus on the upper eyelids and eyebrows to remove excess skin and tighten the area. A lower Blepharoplasty works to selectively remove excess skin or fat from the lower eyelid. Many patients also undergo a combination of the two procedures.

Eyelid correction surgery can correct a number of issues including removing excess fat and skin around the eyes, correct drooping eyelids, removing bags under the eyes, removing loose or sagging skin and treating puffy eyes. The Blepharoplasty restores confidence and is suitable for those who are concerned that their eyes are causing them to look permanently tired. In some cases where patient’s vision is impacted by drooping eyelids, a Blepharoplasty can restore function to the eyes.

Our Eyelid surgeons at The London Private Hospital use their aesthetic and surgical skills to ensure they remove the correct amount of skin from the eyelid area. We also need to ensure that we only remove the necessary fat from around the eye, as this can cause hollowing and contribute towards an aged appearance. Our surgeons aim to maintain the shape and contours of your eyes.

Surgery is normally carried out under local anaesthetic. Your Blepharoplasty procedure will first begin with an expert medical consultation with one of our surgeons. During your appointment, we will discuss your goals and concerns whilst taking a full medical history. Our London private hospital specialises in Blepharoplasty procedures and is home to the very best eyelid correction surgeons.

The procedure is not suitable for everybody and our surgeon will need to assess you during your medical consultation. The results following eyelid surgery can normally be seen quite soon after swelling has gone down.




What happens during EYELID SURGERY?

The eyelid correction procedure lasts for around 2 hours and is carried out under local anaesthetic (depending on your concerns). All procedures are carried out by specialist eyelid surgery consultants.

1 – Surgery on the upper eyelids: If you opt for an upper Blepharoplasty, the incision is made across the crease on the eyelid, so any scars are hidden. We then work to intricately remove any excess fat and skin contributing towards a tired appearance. We then stitch the incision.

2 – Surgery on the lower eyelids: If you opt for a lower Blepharoplasty, the incision is either made inside of the eyelid, or below the lower eye lashes. Excess fat under the eye is then removed. It is important to note that excess skin is usually removed during an upper Blepharoplasty and excess fat is removed during a lower Blepharoplasty.

After the procedure is complete, you will recover in our private facility until you are discharged. Patients are not normally required to stay overnight in hospital. For recovery information, please read our FAQs.


Here are the top questions that patients ask us before undergoing a Blepharoplasty and their answers. If you would like to learn more about eyelid surgery, request a consultation.

A Blepharoplasty procedure is suitable for anybody who is unhappy with the signs of ageing around their eyes. Ideal patients will have unwanted excess skin and fat around their upper and lower eyelids. Patients will be healthy.

As with most cosmetic procedures, results are not instant. The final result of the blepharoplasty is usually seen after approximately 6 weeks. There will be some swelling following the procedure.

Pain after a Blepharoplasty can be managed with painkillers. It’s very normal to experience swelling and a burning sensation. Please discuss your concerns with our surgeon.

Results following a Blepharoplasty are permanent, however you should consider that further ageing in the years following the procedure may cause further sagging. It’s not uncommon for the longevity of results to vary slightly between patients.

Depending on the complexity of the surgery and your concerns, the eyelid correction surgery at our London hospital will take approximately 1-2 hours.

After your procedure, you will recover in our hospital for the time suggested by your surgeon. Patients can normally return home the same day, with few having to stay overnight. Once we are satisfied, you will be discharged from hospital and must follow the aftercare advice provided by our team.

The speed and level of ageing around the eyes varies from patient to patient. Those who are experiencing sagging and loose skin around the eyes are probably suitable, regardless of age.

You will experience some swelling post-surgery, but this will subside after 2-4 weeks.

Patients can normally return to work after 1 week.

Risks and complications can be minimised by choosing a reputable Blepharoplasty surgeon. If you are concerned, please get in touch with our hospital. Here are some of the possible risks and side effects.

  • Numbing of the eyelids is very common after surgery
  • You will have sensitive eyes for around 1-3 weeks post procedure
  • Bruising is common
  • In the weeks after your procedure, scars may appear more noticeable. These will fade over time.
  • Temporary blurred vision
  • Eyes that look asymmetrical
  • Haematoma – a collection of blood underneath the skin
  • Noticeable scars
  • Eye muscle injury
  • Ectropion – whereby the lower eyelid can droop outwards away from the eye
  • Blindness (extremely rare)

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Blepharoplasty SURGEON

Mr Shivram Singh

Mr Singh is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. His NHS practice includes major reconstruction following Skin and Breast cancer surgeries and trauma. He is a well established microsurgeon and regularly performs microvascular reconstruction.


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