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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery and Eye Bag Removal) in Hull, York, Grimsby, Lincoln & London

Introduction

Eye bag and eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a popular and commonly undertaken procedure that can lift droopy upper lids and reduce puffiness of bags under the eyes by removing excess skin and improving smoothness and contours.

Why choose eye bag removal treatment?

Your eyes are probably the most important part of your face. Over the course of your life, many factors can contribute to the condition of your eyes, eye bag or eye lid. Ageing, gravity, sun damage, muscle weakening and stress can result in puffiness, bags and folds, and wrinkles. These effects can often cause an unnaturally tired appearance, or make you look older than you are. This can lead to a loss of confidence and embarrassment.

Is blepharoplasty right for me?

We will evaluate your needs and formulate an achievable and realistic goals with you using the most suitable technique for your individual need.

It's now possible to lift and support the lateral part of the eyebrow using an upper eyelid procedure, combining a forehead lift and an upper lid blepharoplasty in a smaller procedure.

What does eyelid surgery involve?

Upper eyelid surgery involves an incision made roughly one centimetre above your eyelash in the natural crease line, and extending out to the crow's feet area, excess skin and unwanted fat are removed before closing the area with fine sutures.

Lower lid surgery involves an incision below the eyelashes and out to the laughter lines or crow's feet. The skin is elevated and any excess fat or tissue is removed or redraped, and the cheek is often carefully lifted for optimal results. The skin is then lifted upwards and outwards to make sure there is sufficient tension in the area before the incisions are sewn.

What happens after eyelid surgery?

You may experience various forms of discomfort after surgery. There may be swelling or bruising, but this should go within 2 weeks. Painkillers can be prescribed to manage symptoms. Sometimes patients experience abnormal skin pigmentation on the eyelid or excess tears, but these are normally temporary.

You may experience difficulties in closing your eyes, but this is normally temporary and can be managed with eye drops.

Large sunglasses should be worn after your procedure, and contact lenses are prohibited for some time. It's beneficial to avoid stooping or doing strenuous activity for five days as this reduces the risk of bleeding.

Are this any complications or risks?

No surgery is completely safe, and eye bag removal for upper and lower lids can result in certain complications. Infection and bleeding can sometimes occur, and these can usually be dealt with by using antibiotics and drains. Other complications include:

  • Corneal abrasion. This is a scratch on the eyeball's surface leading to a gritty sensation. It can be treated with eyedrops.
  • Double vision. Occurs in less than 1% of cases.
  • Milia. These are small cysts that sometimes form along the scar lines. They may disappear of their own accord, but sometimes require surgery.
  • Dry Eye Syndrome. This can potentially cause damage to the cornea and lead to impairment of vision, but is very rare and should be treatable with eye drops.
  • Retrobulbar haematoma. An extremely rare complication where a blood clot forms behind the eyeball, requiring further surgery. If this complication isn't treated it can threaten your sight.
  • Blindness. Permanent blindness following surgery is extremely rare: less than 1 incident in 10, 000 cases. The common cause is bleeding following fat removal from the eyelid. Blurred vision is seen in less than 1% of cases and is usually a temporary problem.
Procedure

SCARS
Within eye lid creases

LENGTH OF ADMISSION
0 - 1 days

RECOVERY
2 - 4 weeks

Post-Op &
Discharge
  • Analgesic: Simple
  • Outpatients Clinic: 7 - 10 days
  • Makeup: 2 weeks