Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

The signs of ageing are commonly seen around the eyes, with the development of excess, loose eyelid skin and/or puffy, “baggy” eyelids.

This can lead to a tired, older appearance, and in some cases, a lack of self-confidence. It may also make it difficult to apply make-up, and if advanced can interfere with the field of vision.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a procedure in which unwanted skin and fat around the upper and lower eyelids is removed, resulting in a more youthful appearance. It’s a relatively simple and straightforward surgical procedure, and can make a huge difference both to your self-confidence and to your vision.

About the procedure

Surgery to the upper and/or lower eyelids to remove the unwanted skin and/or fat is called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty can result in a significant but subtle improvement in appearance, rejuvenating the eye and face to produce a fresher, younger and, most importantly, very natural look. The natural creases of the skin are utilised when removing the excess tissue, thereby leaving no long-term visible scar. Blepharoplasty may be performed under local sedation or general anaesthesia.

At your initial consultation your Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon will advise you of the results you could achieve as well as the risks which may be associated with this procedure.

Am I suitable for cosmetic eyelid surgery?

At Optegra, we understand that each of our patients has different eye health needs, which is why we offer cosmetic eyelid surgery to treat aging eyelids if you suit certain criteria.

As a cosmetic procedure, one of our leading eye health specialists will identify if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty.

You may be a good candidate if you match the following:

  • You have excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • You have loose skin hanging over the edge of the upper eyelids
  • Loose skin is impairing your vision
  • You have a ‘crepe paper’ type of wrinkles
  • You have bags and dark circles under your eyes
  • You don’t mind taking approximately a week off work for recovery

As every patient is different, potential candidates will need to have an in-depth consultation with an oculoplastic surgeon who will make the final decision. This means your surgery is tailored to suit your exact needs.

To find out if you’re suitable for this procedure, simply book a consultation today. The surgeon you speak to will also be the one to carry out the procedure, so you’ll be in safe hands from the moment you call us to your comprehensive aftercare service post-op.

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How much does cosmetic eyelid surgery cost?

At Optegra, we offer a wide range of treatments for the removal of excess skin around the eyes, conducted by an expert surgeon at a 5 star private hospital.

Because every treatment is tailored to the specific requirements of each individual patient, it’s difficult to give you a definite price until you have been assessed by one of our expert oculoplastic consultants. However, once we’ve carried out your assessment you can be sure that the price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay, with no ‘hidden extras’.


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