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Upper Eyelid Lift

Upper Eyelid Lift

A Upper Eyelid lift is also known as Upper Blepharoplasty. It is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the upper eyelid area and provide a more youthful appearance. It removes the excess skin from the upper eyelids.

Upper Eyelid surgery can make your eyes appear younger and more alert.

 Why it's done

  • Excess skin on the upper eyelids
  • Bags above your eyes
  • Excess skin of the upper eyelids that interferes with your peripheral vision
  • Droopy upper eyelids

It is also an effective way to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision.

Preparing For Your Upper Eyelid Lift Surgery

The Upper Eyelid lift procedures may be performed under either general or local anaesthetic. Your health is a prime importance and any cosmetic surgery should be postponed if you are unwell for any reason. It is important that if anything changes with your health that you make contact with us. Smoking should be stop 6 weeks prior to surgery. You may need preoperative tests prior to surgery.

Post Operative Activities

  • After Surgery, You will be able to eat, drink and mobilize.
  • You may temporarily experience blurred vision from the lubricating ointment applied to your eyes
  • Apply cool compress to reduce swelling and avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • Self-care at home during the first three weeks will help your recovery and minimize the risk of complications.
From £3,500

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Frequently Asked questions


Patients request this procedure because they are self conscious about wrinkling and drooping of the upper eyelids. Some patients experience difficulty with upward gaze when the excess skin of the upper eyelid blocks their vision.
This condition is the natural consequence of ageing. It results from increasing laxity of upper eyelid skin and from downward descent of the brow.
Correction of upper eyelid excess and fat pads can be carried out under local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic as part of another procedure. Most patients can have this done as a day procedure.
A small dressing is applied to the suture line in the crease underneath the breast. Most patients are able to shower and change the dressing themselves everyday at home. An outpatient appointment is made for removal of sutures approximately one week after surgery. A review appointment is usually offered one to three months after the operation.
Most patients are able to return to work within a week or two of the operation.
Most patients spend one night in hospital after this operation.
Like any other operation this procedure has complications such as bleeding, haematoma (blood clot underneath the skin), infection, visible scar and asymmetry. These are rare occurrences. Occasionally patients require a small secondary revision procedure but this is uncommon (less than 5% of patients).

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