Eyelid Reduction

Eyelid surgery can be performed for a variety of reasons. It has the ability to improve vision caused by extra skin sagging in front of the eye, in addition to restoring function and attractiveness. The most common cause for eyelid surgery is to improve a hooded heaviness or an aging appearance.

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About Eyelid Reduction Treatments

Eyelid surgery can be done due to various reasons. It can go beyond restoring function and appearance by potentially improving vision caused by excess skin sagging in front of the eye. Eyelid surgery is most commonly undertaken for cosmetic reason to improve an aged appearance or hooded heaviness.

By correcting the fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and under-eye bags that can make you look tired, grumpy and older, blepharoplasty is able to give you a fresh and well rested look. Areas commonly targeted by this procedure are the upper and lower eyelids, including the hollows beneath the eyes and the tear troughs.

Blepharoplasty at a Glance

Procedure Time:

1 - 2 hours

Return to Work:

5 - 7 days

Full Recovery:

2 - 4 weeks


£1,795 - £3,599*

*There is a set fee of £3,500 (Fixed) for Transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty.

Upper Eyelid Reduction Before and Afters

Lower Eyelid Reduction Before and Afters

Upper And Lower Eyelid Reduction Before and Afters

Benefits of Eyelid Reduction Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

  • Increase your self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Say goodbye to looking ‘tired’ or ‘grumpy’
  • Reverses the effects of premature aging
  • Enjoy a fresh and younger look
  • Potential to improve your vision in some cases

Eyelid Reduction Facts and Figures

  • Eyelid Reduction is the easiest and most popular procedure to reverse the signs of aging
  • The procedure is available for either the upper or lower lids, or both at the same time
  • The procedure typically takes between 1 and 3 hours and is done under local anaesthesia
  • The incisions are hardly noticeable as they are made close to your eyelids
  • Your stitches are taken out between 7 and 10 days after the procedure
  • You can return to work within 4 to 7 days after the procedure

Upper Eyelid Surgery

  • Undergoing upper eyelid surgery only requires a local anaesthetic
  • The incision is made discreetly in the crease line above the eyelashes
  • The incisions are closed using very fine sutures

Lower Eyelid Surgery

  • Undergoing lower eyelid surgery requires local anaesthetic
  • An incision is usually made from the outer part of the eyelashes
  • Overlapping skin will be removed during the procedure
  • The incisions are closed using very fine sutures

Transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty Surgery

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is another option for improving lower eyelids. It is typically used to improve the aesthetic appearance of the lower eyelid without creating external scarring. When treating the deeper tissues of orbital fat, ligaments, and orbital septum, this surgical approach indicates that no skin incision is performed hence no skin excess can be removed. If there is excess skin the classic lower blepharoplasty is needed.

Eyelid Reduction Prices

Prices are £1795 for upper eyelids, £2399 for lower eyelids, and £3599 for both, and there is a set fee of £3,500 (Fixed) for Transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty.

For a no obligation quote, tailored specifically to you, please find your nearest Signature Clinic and book in for free consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Your requirements are discussed in full confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

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Blepharoplasty FAQ

What is Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid reduction surgery, is a kind of cosmetic surgery where excess skin or fat is removed from the eyelids. The skin or fat may be removed from the top, bottom, or both eyelids, depending on the patient.

How much does Blepharoplasty cost?

Prices for Blepharoplasty are £1795 for upper eyelids, £2399 for lower eyelids, and £3599 for both.

How long do the results of Blepharoplasty last?

The results of blepharoplasty last, on average, for at least 5-10 years. This number is influenced by how well you take care of your skin.

What are some of the reasons an individual would choose eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty is preferred by patients who want to reduce the bags under their eyes or eliminate droopy eyelids that are making them look tired or grumpy. On some occasions it is performed in order to restore peripheral vision that has been impaired by severe excess skin.

How long will I need to recover?

Blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis. You will be able to go back home soon after your procedure, once your surgeon determines that it is safe for you to return home. As a rule of thumb, your stitches, if not self-dissolving, will be removed after 7 to 10 days. Most patients make a full recovery within one month, although recovery may take longer on occasion.

How long do the effects last?

It is expected that the effects would last for at least 5-10 years, if not more.

Am I too young to have lower eyelid surgery?

Bags in the lower or upper eyelids are common characteristics of an ageing face. Some patients have a genetic predisposition to these bags or have excess skin in their eyelids. These can be good candidates for the procedure.

Will eyelid surgery fix my peripheral vision?

Eyelid surgery only fixes peripheral vision that is blocked by droopy eyelids. There are many other causes of peripheral vision loss, including glaucoma, occlusions, a detached retina or a compression of the optic nerve. If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, it is important to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor for a thorough examination and diagnosis.

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