Cosmetic Eye Surgery
We offer a range of cosmetic eye treatments at our London Harley Street and Southampton clinics. If you are looking to restore your eyes to their youthful appearance, you have come to the right place!
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) is a surgical procedure where excess skin, muscle and fat is meticulously removed from the eyelids. We offer treatments on both the upper and lower eyelids. The process usually takes 1-2 hours to perform, depending on what surgery you are having.
- Upper blepharoplasty - If you suffer from puffy or drooping upper eyelids, this eye lift surgery will remove the excess skin and may open your eyes up to look a lot brighter and youthful.
- Lower blepharoplasty - If you are prone to eye bags and puffiness beneath your eyes, then this eye bag removal procedure may be for you! This surgery involves removing the excess skin and fat deposits beneath the eye to give you a less tired appearance.
Performed by our oculoplastic surgeon, Dr Almousa, you are in safe hands for this treatment.
What to expect
The surgeon will begin by administering a local anaesthetic to the area being treated. This is to ensure you won't feel any pain or discomfort throughout the procedure.
Dr Almousa will then proceed with making small incisions along the natural line of your eyelids or just below your eyelashes on your lower lid.
The surgeon will proceed to remove excess skin and fat is from the eye, along with any sagging muscle.
The incisions will then be carefully sealed using thin bandages, which can be removed in several days. Stitches may be required, which will remain in the skin for about a week.
How much does it cost for blepharoplasty surgery?
The blepharoplasty cost will depend on your choice of procedure, but the price will be confirmed once you attend your free consultation with Dr Almousa.
How long does it take to recover from blepharoplasty?
The blepharoplasty procedure usually has a short recovery time. Most of our patients feel comfortable to return to normal activities after 7 to 10 days following blepharoplasty.
The first 48 hours after lid surgery is when the swelling and bruising is most apparent. During this time, we encourage our patients to use cool compresses to reduce the discomfort.
It usually takes 2 weeks after blepharoplasty for the bruising and swelling to resolve.
What is a good age for blepharoplasty?
People can have blepharoplasty in their early 20s. The procedure is mainly intended for those who have loose, baggy skin around the eyes. This usually occurs when the skin loses its elasticity, and gravity causes drooping of the upper and lower eyelids. The average age for skin elasticity to start reducing is in our 30s, and from there on, it progressively worsens.
What is the difference between eyelid surgery and blepharoplasty?
Many people assume eyelid surgery and blepharoplasty are two different types of procedures, but they are actually the same treatment. The only difference in this procedure is which eyelid is being treated - the upper eyelid or the lower eyelid.
What eyelid surgery should I have?
During your consultation, your surgeon will determine the best course of action for you. If you have excess skin on the eyelid's upper area, you will probably benefit from upper blepharoplasty. Alternatively, if you have excess skin under the eyes, creating a baggy effect, then lower blepharoplasty may be the right option to go for.
When can I wear make-up after having eyelid surgery?
We recommend you wait 2 weeks after having eyelid surgery until applying make-up around your eyes. The reason for this is to keep the risk of infection to a minimum.
Can I wear contact lenses after having eyelid surgery?
Once you've attended your blepharoplasty procedure, we recommend you wait 1-2 weeks until going back to wearing your contacts again. The reason for this is to keep the risk of infection to a minimum.
Where can I have eyelid surgery?
Our cosmetic eye surgery clinics are based in London and Southampton:
London Cosmetic Eye Clinic
Ultralase Eye Specialists
15 Harley Street
Southampton Cosmetic Eye Clinic
Optimax Eye Surgery Specialists
16-17 Kings Park Road
Book in for your free* consultation or call us on 0800 988 6390 to speak to one of our customer advisers.
* We do require a £10 holding fee for a weekday consultation or a £30 holding fee for a Saturday, which will be refunded straight back to you after you have attended. There is no obligation to go ahead with treatment once you have had your consultation.