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Eyelid Reduction (Blepharoplasty)

Over time skin loses its elasticity and muscles slacken. For the eyelids this results in an accumulation of loose skin which collects as folds in the upper eyelids and forms deepening creases in the lower lids. At the same time there is slackening of the muscle beneath the skin allowing the fat, which cushions the eyes in their sockets, to protrude forward and give the appearance of bagginess. In some families there is an inherited tendency for bags to develop during early adulthood before any skin changes.

The problem often seems worse in the morning, particularly with prolonged stress and lack of sleep.

Drooping of the eyelids is also an effect of the ageing process and aggravates the accumulation of the skin in the upper eyelids. Sometimes so much skin accumulates in the upper lids that it hangs over the eyelashes to obstruct vision.

What can be done?

An eyelid reduction (blepharoplasty) is a plastic surgery procedure that removes the surplus skin and protruding fat to produce a more alert appearance and reduces the morning swelling. You may also benefit by combining blepharoplasty with other plastic surgery procedures such as a brow lift. Mr Humzah Consultant Plastic Surgeon will advise you regarding the options for you regarding blepharoplasty.

Who is a candidate for blepharoplasty?

People who have a family problem of bags beneath the eyes may well undergo blepharoplasty surgery in their twenties. Ageing effects of the skin are apparent earlier in the eyelids than elsewhere and blepharoplasty can be carried out from the age of 35.

How much does a blepharoplasty cost?

The fee for this plastic surgery procedure is a guide; variations do exist between hospitals and fees will be individually calculated for you after your consultation.

Guide Price:  From £ 4,500.00 - £6,500.00

The fee quoted will cover costs related to your total care (pre-operative assessments, accommodation, medications, routine investigations), theatre, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all required post - operative visits and any necessary management of clinical complications. It does not include the initial consultation fee of £110 which will be invoiced separately.

Where can I have a consultation?

Plastic surgery clinics are available at Beechwood House Medical Centre, Wolverhampton and Roseville House Dental Practice, Gloucester.

Where can I have my plastic surgery?

Surgery is performed at West Midlands Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare), Halesowen.

Where to get further information.

For further information on all procedures, please contact us on 0800 084 2321 or email