Eyelid Surgery
One of the most common and visible signs of ageing is change to the eyelids. Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) can correct drooping upper lids and the puffy bags under the eyes - features that make you look older and more tired than you feel. The procedure removes excess skin and re-distributes fat from the upper and lower eyelids, giving the eyes a more rested, youthful look with a brighter appearance. Drooping or hooded upper lids are often as a result of decent of the forehead. Therefore, it is often beneficial to combine the upper lid reduction with a brow lift.
Length of surgery: 30 – 75 mins
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic, Local anaesthetic or Local Anaesthetic with sedation
Overnight or Daycase: Either – but always performed in a hospital operating theatre.
Risks / Complications of Surgery:
Frequent: Bruising & swelling for 7 – 10 days, blurred vision for 2-3 days.
Infrequent: Infection, depression of the lower eyelid (ectropion), unsightly scarring, permanent blurred vision, cyst formation, excessive tearing, photosensitivity, itching.

2-3 days reading

5 days removal of sutures

7– 10 days until socialising with close friends and family

2 weeks until return to work and normal social engagements with make up

6 weeks until return to gym and other strenuous activities

3-4 weeks until bruising and swelling disappeared

Duration Of Results: Several years - sometimes permanent.
Plastic Surgery W1 Ltd
Suite 1, 14 Queen Anne Street
London W1G 9LG
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