What is a Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It can be performed for cosmetic reasons to address drooping eyelids, puffy bags under the eyes, wrinkles around the eyes, or for functional reasons to improve vision obstructed by excess skin or fat. The procedure can be performed either on its own or in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries, such as a facelift or brow lift.


How Does it Work?

During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids, which helps to hide any scarring. Once the necessary adjustments have been made, the incisions will be closed using small sutures or surgical glue. For the upper eyelids, excess skin, fat, and muscle will be removed to help create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. For the lower eyelids, the fat may be moved or repositioned to reduce the appearance of bags under the eyes, or to tighten the skin which will reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Blepharoplasty is typically performed under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia, and can take anywhere from one to three hours depending on the extent of the surgery.

Why Choose New You at 101 Harley Street

At New You, we understand that the eyes are a central feature of the face, and that sagging or drooping eyelids can make you look tired, aged, or even sad. With state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to patient care, we’re committed to providing personalised and natural-looking results that will make you feel confident and rejuvenated.


Good candidates for blepharoplasty include individuals who have droopy or sagging upper eyelids, puffy bags under their eyes, or wrinkles around their eyes. Patients should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure.

Most patients report mild discomfort and pain after the procedure, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses.

Recovery time varies but generally, patients are able to return to work within a week or two, although strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks. Patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort after the procedure, but these side effects are typically mild and can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses.

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with blepharoplasty, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in vision. However, these risks are rare, and most patients experience a safe and successful procedure.

Incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyelids to help hide any scarring, and the scars are typically very subtle and fade over time.

The results of blepharoplasty are long-lasting, and most patients enjoy the benefits of the procedure for many years. However, the natural ageing process will continue, and some patients may require a touch-up procedure in the future to maintain their results.

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