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Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Also known as upper eyelid surgery, eyelid surgery or drooping eyelid surgery.

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty (UEL) is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids. It can improve the appearance of the eyes and make them look younger. UEL is often performed on people who have droopy eyelids or bags under their eyes.

OVERVIEW

How much does Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty cost?

Surgical Time

1.5 - 2 hours

Cost

£2,150 to 4,700

Day Case

Yes

Anaesthetic

General or Local Anaesthetic/ Sedation

Time off work

2 weeks

Time before showering

48 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our frequently asked questions

Patients can typically have an Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty performed and go home the same day.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic or sedation (you are asleep but breathe for yourself) or the patient can choose to be asleep with a general anaesthetic.

The incision is done on the upper eyelid in a crease of the lid, extending towards the crow’s feet on the outer side around the eye.

The incision scar once healed is hidden in a crease of the skin.

This allows the muscle and fat below and optimise the result.

The result of upper eyelid surgery can be optimised with fat grafting for patients with hollowness which can be performed at a second stage.

Patients who either do not have or have never had the angle between the jawline and the neck (cervico-mental angle). 

Colloquially, this may be known as a turkey neck. There may be volume from fat under the chin. 

If there is minimal fat, the ageing process may mean that there is loose skin with bands running across the front of the neck, typically from the chin to the collarbones.  

Some patients may have a genetic predisposition to this (Young people with necks) or most commonly, age-related loosening of the skin.

When patients come into the clinic, our UK-trained plastic surgeon, makes a full assessment of the patient.

This includes any relevant history, including reasons for surgery and a thorough examination including the brow and the upper eyelid itself.

Part of this process is explaining to the patients what can be done, why, and what to expect, based on each patients’ anatomy and suitability for each type of Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty.

There are not many options for the treatment of fullness of skin and muscle in the upper eyelid at present apart from surgery.

Patients can check their suitability for an Upper Eyelid blepharoplasty by standing in front of a mirror and while pinching the extra skin on one upper eyelid whilst comfortably close the same eye, that doesn’t result in any pulling sensation.

There are not many options for the treatment of fullness of skin and muscle in the upper eyelid at present apart from surgery.

Patients can check their suitability for an Upper Eyelid blepharoplasty by standing in front of a mirror and while pinching the extra skin on one upper eyelid whilst comfortably close the same eye, that doesn’t result in any pulling sensation.

WHY US

Why Choose Kliniken for Upper Eyelid
Blepharoplasty Surgery

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Simple Process

Simple Process

A quick discussion over the phone, send over photos, questions and discussion, visit the clinic and treatment can be in same day.

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