Cosmetic Surgery



As aging progresses, there is progressive stretching of the skin of the upper and lower lids, along with the loss of muscle tone and bulging of eyelid fat pads. Not only does this make you look tired and older, but it can progress­ively affect your peri­pheral, and upper vision. This sagging and drooping of upper and lower eyelids or brows can be corrected by Blepharoplasty leaving you looking fresh, alert and young.

There are three compon­ents of this oper­a­tion, which are gener­ally used together or some­times separ­ately as needed.If you have exper­i­enced a lowering and heav­i­ness of the eyebrow, then you need a Brow Lift. This can be done either through the eyelid crease or through the hair­line of the forehead.

Upper Lid Blepharoplasty consists of taking out all the excess skin that droops and also removing any excess fatty bumps from the upper eyelid.

Lower Lid Lift (Blepharoplasty), this oper­a­tion can be done either through a transcon­junctival approach (scar­less tech­nique) or through a hidden crease incision at the top of the lower lid. The oper­a­tion consists of read­justing, removing or repos­i­tioning of the fat pads and if required removal of the excess skin along with tight­ening of the lower eyelid.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the eyelid surgery performed?

It can be done under local or general anaes­thesia. The oper­a­tion is done through natural skin creases on the lids, which will leave an almost invis­ible scar. Excess skin, muscle or fat might be removed during the procedure, in the lower lid, the excess or sagging fat might be redis­trib­uted to cover the tear trough cheek hollow.

What are the side effects of eyelid surgery?

Though the side effects are gener­ally rare and mild, the following have been reported in the literature:

  • swelling in the corners of the eyes.
  • irrit­ated and dry eyes.
  • infec­tion.
  • inflam­ma­tion.
  • reac­tions to anaesthesia.
  • diffi­culty in the closing of the eyes.
  • bleeding.
  • numb­ness.
  • blurry vision.
  • discol­our­a­tion of the skin.

There are other side effects which are detailed in our consent form, which we will provide you with, well before your operation.

What are the guidelines to follow before surgery?

You would be asked to do the following before surgery, stop drinking alcohol and smoking about a month before the surgery, avoid certain vitamins and blood thin­ning medicines.

What are the guidelines to be followed after the surgery?

  • avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunglasses up to a month after the surgery
  • refraining from rubbing the eyes
  • using cold compresses to reduce the swelling on the eyelids
  • cleaning the eyelids using the prescribed oint­ment or eye drops
  • avoiding washing the face or hair for about 3–4 days after the surgery
  • avoiding all forms of rigorous exer­cise for a month
  • avoiding sexual activity for 2 weeks

How long would it take to get back into shape?

The period of recovery varies depends on the patient and the procedure performed. However, it would take 2 weeks, in general, to recover from blepharoplasty.

How would you know if you are ideal for the surgery?

You would be a good candidate if you have a good mental and phys­ical health. Also, there should be fat deposits under the eyelids, giving them a puffy look. If the excess skin makes your eyelids sag or droop, the doctor might also recom­mend the surgery.

Real Results

Lower lid blepharoplasty 1 (before)Lower lid blepharoplasty 1 (after)

Approximate Costs

An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consulta­tion with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consulta­tion with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treat­ment you go on to have at our clinic.

On average an upper bleph­aro­plasty quote starts from £2500, Lower Lid Blepharoplasty from £3000