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Welcome to Blepharoplasty.co.uk

Blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery is fast becoming one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery performed in the UK. The aim of this web site is to provide you with a comprehensive range of information about blepharoplasty, which will help you to make an informed decision about this procedure.

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is the medical name for cosmetic eyelid surgery. The procedure involves the removal of excess fat or skin from around the eyes to create a younger, attractive aesthetic. Eyelid surgery can be carried out on both the upper and lower eyelids. It can be effective in reducing swelling and puffiness around the eyes, as well as making the skin look firmer and more youthful.

Why would I consider eyelid surgery?

As you get older your skin loses its natural elasticity, which can cause the emergence of wrinkles and sagging. Subsequent excess skin around the top and bottom eyelids can make it look like the eyes are bulging forward and detract from the natural beauty of the eyes. Blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and fat, restoring the youthfulness of the eyes and the surrounding skin.

If you are constantly drawn to your baggy eyelids or you feel conscious of the skin around your eyes, this can affect the way you feel about your appearance and affect self-esteem. Blepharoplasty can help to boost confidence by providing a marked improvement in aesthetics.

Choosing your clinician

There are many reasons for undergoing blepharoplasty, either medical or cosmetic. Whatever the reason for having this type of cosmetic surgery, it is always wise to check that your surgeon is fully qualified; for example, is listed on the specialist register of Plastic Surgery held by the General Medical Council (GMC) and has performed this procedure before. Ideally, he/she will be a member of a professional organisation, such as the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) or BAPRAS.

When attending a consultation with your chosen cosmetic surgeon, you should ask to see 'Before and After' photographs of the eyelid operations that they have performed.

Advice about blepharoplasty

Having any form of cosmetic surgery is a big decision and it should not be taken lightly. It is advisable to talk to your GP about having cosmetic treatment. They will be able to offer advice about the treatments available and recommend specialists working in your area. When you see your surgeon make sure you raise any concerns and ask questions, and it is important to ensure that your expectations are realistic before treatment. Your cosmetic surgeon should talk you through all aspects of the surgery, which include the benefits, risks and outcome. Make sure you are satisfied with this before making a final decision.

Blepharoplasty involves the following steps:

  • The surgeon will make an incision along the natural line of the eyelid.
  • Excess skin and fat will be removed.
  • The incision will be stitched.
  • A laser may be used to tighten the skin around the eye, which will also reduce scarring.