Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Cost and Procedure Guide

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Cost and Procedure Guide

Written by Patient Care Team Lead, Jonathan , BN (Hons)

Medical Review by Chief Commercial Officer, Dr. Lizzie Tuckey , MBBS, BA

Eyelid surgery, also known as eyelid reduction, blepharoplasty, or eye bag removal, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelid. Removing this tissue reduces the"droopy" or "baggy" look that may appear on the top or bottom lid. A generally simple procedure that can have a huge impact on appearance, eyelid surgery is growing in popularity.


Procedure time

60 to 120 mins

Overnight stay

Day case


General or local with sedation

Recovery time

3-6 weeks

Overview Lower Eyelid Surgery

Overview Upper Eyelid Surgery

Surgery Goals
The Procedure
The Consultation
Risks & Complications
Preparing for Surgery



We have created a list of common eyelid surgery FAQs which may help answer some of your questions. If you have any other questions which are not listed below, you can ask your surgeon during your consultation or contact one of our Patient Care Advisers.

Do I need a GP referral for eyelid surgery?
What effect does smoking have on eyelid surgery?
Will the NHS pay for my eyelid surgery?
Can I wear makeup after eyelid surgery?
Do I need to wear anything over my eyes after eyelid surgery?

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