At A Glance

Price:

From £3250

Expected Results:

Younger looking eyes

Length of Surgery:

60 – 90 minutes

Anaesthesia:

General or local anaesthetic

Recovery:

2 -6 weeks

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What is this?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and / or fat from around the eyes and can be used to address the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both.

The aim of blepharoplasty is to rejuvenate the eye area and create a younger, fresher look to the face. As the face ages, the delicate skin around the eyes can start to hang down. In some cases, this not only causes cosmetic issues but can actually interfere with your vision. The aim of surgery is to correct the skin excess and address any unsightly bulges or bags, which can be a result of bulging fat.

The aim of surgery is to achieve a natural, fresh and youthful appearance to the upper face. Common complaints of people requesting blepharoplasty surgery includes:

  • Droopy upper eyelids
  • Bags under the lower eyelids
  • Difficulty with vision if the excess eyelid skin hangs down.

The Consultation

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Your Consultation

During a thorough consultation you will be asked about your reasons for requesting blepharoplasty surgery and this  will also include taking a detailed medical history from you. Other medical conditions or allergies can affect the eyes and recovery from surgery so I will need to find this out from you. Your face and eyes will be examined and your concerns will be assessed, before discussing your aims and expectations.

After this initial part of the consultation I will give you my opinion on how I might be able to help achieve your desired outcome. I will be able to show you a portfolio of previous patients that have had blepharoplasty surgery and the range of outcomes that can be achieved.

Together, we can decide if the operation needs to address either the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or a combination of both and I will explain how the intended procedure is carried out. There will be a lot of information to take in and consider, so I often recommend taking some time to reflect on the consultation and ensure that you understand what’s involved and that you are sure this is the right decision for you.

The Procedure

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Procedure

For some patients, upper eyelid surgery only requires the use of a local anaesthetic, with or without a mild sedative, meaning the recovery time should be quicker than if a general anaesthetic is used. During upper eyelid blepharoplasty, skin and a small strip of muscle is usually removed, along with a variable amount of fat. The tissues are then carefully tightened before the wound is finally closed with stitches. A discreet dressing is placed on the incision before you are then able to go home.

Lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of upper and lower eyelid surgery is nearly always performed under a general anaesthetic, meaning you are fully asleep. For the lower eyelids, an incision is usually made along the lower lash line before carefully removing any excess skin and / or fat. Lower lid surgery can also be carried out with no external scar, but this will depend on whether any skin needs to be removed in order to rejuvenate the eyelids.

Aftercare & Results

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Aftercare

Before you leave the hospital a follow-up appointment will be arranged with you and further appointments will enable the recovery process to be closely monitored. It can take many weeks for the final results to be achieved, which will hopefully produce a refreshed and rejuvenated look to the upper face.

The skin and tissues around the eyes are delicate and it is common for there to be swelling and bruising which will improve in the days and weeks after surgery. It is usually the case that the eyes themselves may feel dry and ‘gritty’ after surgery, but this will usually quickly improve. You may need to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from the glare of daylight and also to shield them from the effects of wind. Cool packs may help to soothe the eyes and you will need to stay upright, sleeping propped up on pillows, which will help reduce the build-up of fluid that results in swelling. The eyes will need to be kept dry for the first 3 – 4 days, after which washing the face and eyes will need to be done very carefully.

What our patients think

Lisa Buchan
Lisa Buchan
17 April 2023
Dr Abood and his team are amazing, having gone through a breast reduction recently I could not recommend him enough. Not only am I very happy with the results but the aftercare has been amazing. The team are always available to answer questions, help and provide advice. I have already recommended him to several people, if you are considering this surgery I would see him for a consultation.
RC Keay
RC Keay
11 March 2023
I visited Dr Ahid Abood and his team to have a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my nose which was followed by a skin graft. I was quite anxious about this procedure, especially as it involved a prominent part of my face. Dr Abood explained the process, possible side effects and outcome in a calm and informative way. After the procedure l felt relieved, relaxed and very glad to have met Dr Abood and his lovely team. Thank you!
Helen Roberts
Helen Roberts
7 March 2023
The care I had was excellent. All the staff were very good, Claire the nurse was so reassuring. His secretary Justine was so friendly and helpful when I had a query. Mr Abood was superb. He explained what was happening and the work he did was brilliant. I have a really neat scar which has healed well. Thank you one and all.
Deborah Chamberlain-King
Deborah Chamberlain-King
18 February 2023
From the moment I met Mr Abood I was certain that he was the Surgeon I wanted to perform my upper and lower Blepharoplasty operation due to his kind, calm and informative approach. Mr Abood explained the whole process thoroughly and I was always able to ask any questions that I had. I was 100% sure that I wanted this operation but after my initial consultation with Mr Abood I was 200% sure! Correspondence with Mr Abood's Secretary Justine was always a pleasure as she is efficient and understanding. I was so pleased that I was able to meet Justine in person. I chose the Weymouth Street Hospital for my surgery and it was a great choice. I was made to feel totally at ease. ALL of the staff there were so kind and caring but a special shout out to Arden and Suzanna (night nurse). Arden is so kind, caring and an absolute delight. I must also praise the food! Wished I could have stayed longer :) My recovery from surgery has been much faster than I thought it would be but exactly as Mr Abood predicted. After 4 weeks my scars have healed so well and in fact I can see improvement every day. I can now look in the mirror and like what I see already and am excited to see the end result. Thank you Mr Abood and Justine. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Abood, Justine and The Weymouth Street Hospital. If you are looking for an excellent Surgeon look no further.
Amanda Plimley
Amanda Plimley
9 February 2023
Awesome support from beginning to end. I was nervous about breast reduction surgery and conscious of everything this is entailed. Super pleased to share that Dr Abood and Justine his secretary have made it is easy a process for me as possible. Lots of information and reassurance from the first consult to today, currently four weeks post surgery. I’ve been able to reach out directly with any questions or queries I’ve had along the way and have had answers really quickly! And most importantly I’m happy with my new look, feeling more confident already. Cannot wait for the final results ???? Thank you team Abood!
Lynette Hodge
Lynette Hodge
8 February 2023
I am so grateful to have been referred to Mr Abood for surgery, by my consultant dermatologist who diagnosed a rapidly growing tumour on my leg as a Keratoacanthoma. With the need to have this removed as a matter of urgency, Mr Abood’s wonderful secretary, Justine, clearly went to a great deal of trouble to arrange for me to have surgery within 24 hours. I arrived at The Weymouth hospital where I met Mr Abood for the first time. His warm, gentle manner was so reassuring while he explained the procedure clearly, including the need for a skin graft and put me at ease before I was prepared for surgery. I cannot speak more highly of the whole experience, from Mr Abood and his delightful, caring team of nurses, to the theatre staff, they were all friendly but respectful, filling me with confidence. The care I was given was exceptional and the facilities at this hospital were outstanding. When it was time to have the dressing and stitches removed, Mr Abood did it himself and was so gentle that I didn’t feel a thing. There is no question that Mr Abood is an extremely skilful surgeon who goes ‘above and beyond’ to provide the best possible outcome for his patients. I feel blessed to have been referred to him.
Teodora Nikolova
Teodora Nikolova
24 January 2023
If I can give 10 stars to Mr ABOOD, Justine and the whole team at the Weymouth Hospital I would. I’ve searched for months and had a few consultations before I’ve met Dr. Ahid Abood. He listened all my concerns and answered all of my questions. Very experienced, professional and respectful. I had a mommy makeover surgery ( tummy tuck with 360 liposuction, muscle repair and breast lift with implants) with him and what can I say, this surgeon is magician. Recovery was much easier than I expected. I am extremely happy with my results and I have so much confidence now. Huge shout out to Justine, this woman is a sunshine, so kind and supportive.
Eva Dhliwayo
Eva Dhliwayo
3 October 2022
Dr Abood is a wonderful Surgeon i have ever met. From the start to finish my experience was amazing. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He properly informed me about the procedure. His secretary Justine is incredible, very friendly and professional. I am 3 weeks Post Surgery and I have been following Dr Abood's recovery instructions. I feel so good and very happy with the results. I can't thank him enough on how he has changed my life.I am so glad I choose Dr-Abood and would highly recommend to anyone.

Potential Risks

All surgery, irrespective of how minor, carries an element of risk. Mr Abood’s philosophy is to always aim to deliver fantastic aesthetic results, but never at the expense of his patient’s safety. During the entire course of the patient journey- from the initial consultation and throughout the follow-up period- safety is at the forefront.

Mr Abood is a highly trained, board certified plastic surgeon. His wealth of experience helps to deliver exceptional care and results to his patients.

Related FAQs

Am I suitable for Blepharoplasty?

This procedure can effectively reduce the look of tired and aged eyes that have developed ‘eye bags’, droopy or hooded eyelids. As the excess skin and fatty tissue is removed and the skin and muscles are tightened a more youthful and smooth look to the eyes can be achieved. The impact of rejuvenated eyelids can have a lifting effect on the rest of the face too. During a comprehensive pre-treatment consultation, I will answer your questions, address any concerns and consider your anticipated outcome. It’s very important to have a clear understanding of expectations prior to any surgery taking place and this will be comprehensively discussed during the consultation phase.

Is Blepharoplasty safe?

There is an element of risk with any surgical procedure but your safety and well being is paramount. I am a highly experienced plastic surgeon and a leading consultant with the NHS who has many glowing reviews from patients who would recommend my work to others. The procedure is carried out using the most informed techniques and methods and is only undertaken in the most reputable of facilities. Patient safety and well-being  is the central focus of the patient journey and every effort is made  to ensure my patients are well cared for before, during and after the procedure.

Will it hurt?

Undergoing surgery does carry a degree of pain and discomfort. To ensure the actual procedure is pain free, a local anaesthetic (with or without sedation) or a general anaesthetic will be used. The eyes may be a little sore and tender following the operation and you may need to use simple painkillers in the days that follow the surgery. Cool packs can be used to soothe eyes, as can dark glasses to protect from sensitivity to the sun and wind.

Are there any side effects or risks?

Following surgery the eyes will be swollen, with some bruising. This should start to ease within a few days, taking a few weeks for all of the bruising to subside. The local anaesthetic drops used during the operation will cause blurred vision, which is only a temporary side effect and should disappear in a day or two. Less common side effects and potential complications will be explained to you during the consultation and may include: infection, injury to the eye muscles, bleeding and eyelid retraction.

How much downtime can I expect?

You may need to take between one or two off work while the eyes settle down and any discomfort starts to ease. You will be given more detailed instructions about avoiding strenuous exercise and driving and I will  advise you when it is suitable for you to increase your activity levels. Recovery times will vary from person to person but most people will be back to all normal activities by 2 to 4 weeks.

Treatment Videos

We appreciate any decision on surgery is one that should not be taken without being fully informed.

To help with your journey through making the right choice for you, Mr Abood has created these procedure videos which you may find helpful and informative. We are still more than happy to answer any questions you have so just get in touch via our contact page.

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