A blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove some of the excess skin from your eyelids. This surgery can be carried out on the NHS if the excess skin is affecting your vision. It cannot be done on the NHS if it is solely a cosmetic problem. Excess skin can cause hoods over the upper lids or prominent folds in the lower lids. Excess fat can also give the appearance of puffiness and bags. Unflattering light casts shadows giving the appearance of dark rings. All these factors can make you look tired, older, stern and less approachable.
When these problems are corrected by a ‘blepharoplasty’ or eye-lid reduction surgery, the results can be dramatic. However, it is usual for others not to notice that you have had an operation. More commonly they will comment on how well you look. The normal ageing process includes stretching of the eyelid skin, which in this area is very thin. Fine lines and creases develop due to the activity of facial muscles in smiling and squinting. Exposure to sunlight and smoking are other factors in premature ageing and some people have an inherited tendency for their skin to age more quickly than others. Excess fat deposits around the eyes are another inherited characteristic and with age, these move forward and drop downwards to become more obvious.
As a world-class hospital of excellence for eye surgery, we focus entirely on the treatment and care of patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions that require treatment not available elsewhere in the UK. Our ophthalmic surgeons are renowned throughout the UK and worldwide for their expertise, knowledge and experience. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for eye-lid reduction surgery (blepharoplasty) on the upper eyelids (both sides) starting from £2605 (terms and conditions apply). For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling