Blepharoplasty / Eye Bag Removal
Eyelid rejuvenation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures to improve the appearance of the face. Formally known as Blepharoplasty, eye bag removal is a plastic surgical procedure to refresh the eyes by removing excess skin in the upper and lower eyelids. Eye bags caused by drooping fat can also be corrected either by excision of excess fat or repositioning the fat. The aim of surgery is to achieve a natural, fresh and youthful appearance.
Eye bag removal (Blepharoplasty) surgery – Benefits
- Increased overall self-confidence and self-esteem
- Take away that ‘tired look’
- Easier application of make up
- Correct premature ageing
- Improved appearance/Look younger
- Improved vision in some cases
The procedure for eye bag removal
Eye bag removal surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure which involves removing excess skin from the upper and or lower eyelids. At the same time, fat behind the eyelids may be removed or re-positioned to enhance the overall appearance. Frequently it is carried out under local anaesthetic but some patients prefer a short general anaesthetic. This means that the recovery period is usually quite short.
Upper eyelid surgery
For some patients, upper eyelid surgery only requires the use of a local anaesthetic and a mild sedative, meaning the recovery time should be quicker than if a general anaesthetic is used. Your surgeon will begin by making small incisions along the natural crease of the upper eye lid (approximately 1cm above the lash line). He or she will then very carefully separate the skin from the underlying tissue before removing or repositioning the fatty tissue and tightening the muscles. Before stitching or gluing the incision using surgical glue, the skin will be stretched to ensure that the end result is smooth and free from lines and wrinkles.
Lower eyelid surgery
If you opt for lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of upper and lower eyelid surgery, this will almost always be performed under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will make an incision along the lower lash line before removing any excess fat (often known as eye bags) and stretching the skin to ensure a smooth finish. Once the incision has been stitched, any excess skin will be removed and you will be left with smoother, younger looking skin underneath the eyes.
Eye bag removal prices
Prices start from £2,790, but there is no set price for eye bag removal surgery as every single patient is different and treated on an entirely individual, case-by-case basis. In order to get a quote that is specific to you, find your nearest clinic and please book in for your free consultation with one of our nurses to discuss your requirements in complete confidence. The price you are given will include everything from the procedure itself, to the cost of your overnight stay and after care appointments – there are no hidden costs
Recovery from eye bag removal
The incisions very carefully positioned along the lash line and in the natural creases of the eye to ensure that any minimal scarring will be hidden. It is completely normal to experience some swelling and bruising afterwards but this tends to settle within the first few days following surgery