Blepharoplasty, eyelid or eyebag surgery can help restore a more youthful appearance by tightening droopy or hooded eyelids, restoring the smooth line of the eyelids, and removing or moving fatty pouches beneath the eyes or "bags". It is often our eyelids which show the signs of ageing first which is why this can be the first cosmetic treatment which a man or a woman might choose.
Eyelid surgery is generally performed under a local anaesthetic, but some patients are given sedation via an intravenous drip or a general anaesthetic.
Private costs for blepharoplasty can range from approximately £1,500 - £2,500 for upper lid surgery only, £2,000 - £3,000 for lower lid surgery only, and £3,000 - £4,500 for upper and lower lid combined.
A video showing what's involved with an lower eye lid blepharoplasty cosmetic surgery procedure.
A video showing what's involved with an upper eye lid blepharoplasty cosmetic surgery procedure.
A video outlining a step by step example of an operation for the removal of excess upper eyelid skin.
A description of who might be suitable for upper a blepharoplasty procedure.
Mr Tristan McMullen explains how you should prepare for eyelid surgery
Video explaining the aftercare you should take following eyelid surgery in order to minimise recovery time and maximise results.
This video explains why it is important that surgeons preserve underlying fat during eyelid procedures to avoid later problems with hollowing following eyelid surgery.