What is eye lid surgery?
Eye lid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic or medical procedure which is undergone to remove excess skin in the upper eyelids and decrease bagginess in the lower eyelids.
Why choose Robert Warr?
Robert Warr, the leading consultant and surgeon, is an expert in eye lid surgery. Robert has built a reputation for delivering an outstanding service, as evidenced by the 96 per cent share of patients who say that they would recommend Robert Warr to a family member or friend.
With Robert Warr, patients enjoy the advantages of only the best operation facilities in the leading hospitals, with access to the latest advanced treatments and state-of-the-art equipment.
Book a consultation
"My eyes now look and feel much much fresher. The bags have gone"
Eyelid surgery FAQs
In some cases, eye lid surgery can be necessary to remedy the problem of obstructed vision when the eye lid droops into the eye line.
Eye lid surgery can be suitable for people who wish to enhance their appearance and improve their confidence. Goals must be discussed with a surgeon by way of a consultation in which the best options for an individual can be talked through.
Eye lid surgery, when focused on both the lower and upper eyelids, normally takes around two hours. The surgeon typically cuts along the natural lines of the eyelids, separating the tissue from the skin and removing excess fat. After this part of the procedure, the cuts are closed with small stitches which can stay in place for up to six days.
Sometimes the lower lids do not require stitches. An alternative method involves a cut along the margin of the eyelash. Laser resurfacing can be a treatment which can follow eye lid surgery.
Robert Warr provides entirely bespoke eye lid surgery which includes a full consultancy. Typically, local rather than general anaesthetic is used, and patients will discuss the mode of anaesthesia with an anaesthetist. Normally patients will not eat or drink for a window of several hours prior to eye lid surgery.
Most eye lid surgery patients are able to return home on the same day. Typically people don’t drive for several days following surgery, and take around a week off work. Strenuous exercise is normally avoided for a few days.
Common side effects include numb or puffy eyelids, bruising which is similar to a black eye, and watery eyes that can last for a few weeks. Eye lid surgery carries the risk of complications including asymmetrical appearance of the eyes, blurred vision and haematomas.