eye bag removal
A natural impact of the ageing process can be visible around your eyes and the surrounding area. Eye-Bag Removal surgery can amend this by making the eyes more open and firm, giving our patients a youthful and fresher appearance, creating a brighter and happier expression.
The procedure also called blepharoplasty can combat premature ageing and give you a natural lift, and a more toned facial appearance. Drooping eyelids and softer, thinner skin around the eyes can cause some patients real concern; a straightforward procedure could remove excess skin to tighten and lift the area.
Eye Bag Removal: from £3,000
Consultation location area
Preferred Consultation Clinic
before & after
These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes cosmetic surgery will achieve the same results.
Surgery on the upper eyelid may take around one hour, whereas surgery on the lower lid may take closer to two hours. As always, this depends highly upon the individual and surgeon involved. Most patients will be allowed to go home the same day.
eye bag removal with Red Rose Desire
The surgery can be done under local anaesthetic with sedation or under general anaesthetic. Our surgeon will discuss these options with you and decide which is the best fit for you. Surgery on the upper eyelid would typically consist of making an incision along the crease before removing excess skin, fat or muscle. The cut will then be closed and the scar hidden in the natural skin fold of the eyelid.
Surgery on the lower eyelid would involve an incision just below the lower lashes or on the inside of the eyelid. Excess fat or sometimes a small amount of skin will be removed before closing the cut. Our surgeon will normally apply suture strips to help support the eyelid after surgery to aid healing, these are usually removed up to a week later.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the differences between each area?
A: A blepharoplasty is performed under general anaesthetic and takes up to two hours. Muscle and excess skin and fat is removed from around your eyes. An upper blepharoplasty is carried out for drooping upper eyelids and a lower blepharoplasty will remove eye bags.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Many women in their 40s and 50s have undergone eyelid surgery with good results. Lower lid surgery can last a lifetime and upper lid surgery typically lasts around 5-10 years depending on lifestyle, exposure to sun and smoking.
Q: How long is recovery?
A: This is always dependant on the surgery and the patient, but typically after the first week the swelling has reduced and the results are showing soon after. The area will be delicate and will need to be cared for, however, once the wound has healed and sutures removed, there are generally no obvious traces.