Excess fat tissue and skin around the lower eyelids can create a puffy, tired look that some people find unattractive. If you’re bothered by your under-eye bags, then a blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, may be what you need for a more refreshed look. This procedure is quite common and straightforward to perform. Nevertheless, for the best results, choose a surgeon who is experienced and properly trained to carry it out to the highest standard. Medbelle surgeons are some of the best in the country and experienced at providing patients with the smooth, more “awake” eye look they desire.
Eyelid Surgery (Upper) in London
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Choose Medbelle for Your Eyelid Surgery in London
Without a doubt, Medbelle surgeons are simply your best choice for your blepharoplasty or eyelid reduction in London. Your safety, comfort, and satisfaction are paramount when it comes to cosmetic procedures, which is why Medbelle surgeons take such great pains to offer you service of the highest standard. You can be assured that you’re receiving sound, state-of-the-art medical treatment and expertise from some of the most highly respected consultants in the country.
Our Eyelid Surgery (Upper) surgeons in London
- Expert in the minimisation of scarring when treating patients
- Published 16+ research papers in highly-regarded medical journals
"Richard Baker is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery, correction of abnormalities in children and cosmetic surgery."
- Holds positions on multiple plastic surgery training committees and sits on the GMC appeal panel
- Has held training positions at many of the famous plastic surgery units in London
"He has appeared frequently in the media as a plastic surgery expert, including: GMTV, London Tonight, The Gloria Hunniford Show, The Mail on Sunday and many others."
Medbelle Locations for London Blepharoplasty
London is an excellent city to choose for your eyelid reduction surgery. No matter which one of our lovely locations you opt for, you can be guaranteed an unparalleled patient experience, from day one. Modern, award-winning facilities are dedicated to your comfort and convenience. Eyelid reduction surgery in London is a fairly common procedure, and your Medbelle surgeon will be specially trained and experienced in providing the very best techniques and after-care for your surgery. No matter what your goals are, your expert surgeon will be with you to advise the best way forward, so you can enjoy outstanding results.
Featured Medbelle Locations in London
One Hatfield Hospital is a renowned location with a reputation for providing world-class treatments, all the latest technology, and modern, ultra-comfortable facilities. One Hatfield staff are experts at nurturing trust and providing full patient satisfaction.
Highgate Hospital is one of the best London locations for your cosmetic procedure. Friendly, welcoming staff and skilled consultants work hard to create the very best environment for you to heal and recover well.
The London Wellbeck Hospital is hands-down one of the finest clinics in London’s medical district and has long been home to some of the country’s most prominent and skilled surgeons. Together with attentive staff and stylish facilities, your stay there will exceed your expectations.
Your Blepharoplasty in London
Eyelid surgery effectively removes excessive tissue from under the eyelids to give the face a more youthful, refreshed look. Droopy-looking eyes or heavy bags under the eyes can be gently treated to improve your overall appearance.
You’ll be put under general or local anaesthetic, and your surgeon will then make small, careful incisions on either the upper or lower eyelids, or both, depending on your needs and desired result. Upper blepharoplasty requires a cut in the natural crease of the eyelid, and so any scarring here is naturally hidden when the eye is open. Lower blepharoplasty entails an incision just below the lower lashes.
After making incisions, deposits of fat or extra skin can be removed to tighten and lift the area. Careful discussion with your Medbelle surgeon beforehand will ensure that you get the treatment that’s tailored to the finished look you’re attempting to achieve.
After closing the incisions, you’ll recover for a few hours or overnight in the ward, before returning home to follow your surgeon’s after-care instructions.
London Blepharoplasty: Frequently Asked Questions
It’s normal to have questions or concerns about eyelid surgery. To help you better understand what to expect, we’ve compiled a short list of commonly asked questions that many patients have about this procedure.
Will I be able to wear makeup after my eyelid surgery?
The incision sites will be very tender and swollen while you recover, which may take 6 to 8 weeks. During this time, to avoid infection or complications, your surgeon will ask that you refrain from applying makeup. Once your surgeon has given you the go-ahead, however, you should be able to wear makeup as normal.
Can I get my eyelid surgery through the NHS?
Typically, no. Purely cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty are not covered by the NHS. However, if droopy eyelids are actively interfering with your ability to see properly, you may be able to discuss NHS options with your GP.
Will I need to cover my eyes while I’m healing from eyelid surgery?
For best results, it’s always advised to keep the area clean and protected as you recover. A good idea is to wear dark glasses for the 6 to 8 week recovery period. Sunglasses will keep wind, dust, and sunlight from irritating the area, as well as provide you with a degree of discretion and privacy as you wait for the swelling to subside.
Will eyelid surgery reduce my dark under-eye circles and wrinkles?
Blepharoplasty primarily treats bulging, sagging or drooping around the eyes by removing excess tissue. Though some smoothing of the area may be noticed afterwards, eyelid surgery does not typically alter the colour of the skin around the eyes, and will not significantly reduce wrinkles or crow’s feet.