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Bags underneath the eyes are a tell-tale sign of aging and can make us look worn out and drained. These bags develop because our skin loses elasticity and the muscles under the eyes lose firmness, which causes fat to store in them more easily.
In order to improve the appearance of their eyes, many people choose eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty, as it’s medically known, is a day case surgical procedure to help the eyes look more youthful by reducing and tightening loose skin.
Sometimes referred to as an ‘eyelid lift’, ‘Bleph’ surgery can be on the upper or lower eyelid, or on a combination of both. In some cases, it is performed during a facelift to further improve the face’s appearance and sustain the balance of facial aging.
Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the UK; The Edinburgh Clinic’s highly experienced Plastic Surgeons have performed thousands of ‘Bleph’ procedures with tremendously high patient satisfaction.
Here’s a helpful check-list for patients wanting to explore an ‘eyelid lift’ at The Edinburgh Clinic.
Bleph surgery at The Edinburgh Clinic…Are you a candidate?
An eyelid lift is designed to correct the appearance of your eyelids that has been affected by the aging process. You should be relatively healthy, both emotionally and physically, and have realistic expectations.
During your consultation you’ll talk to one of our expert Consultants (Mr William Anderson, Mr Daniel Widdowson, Mr Stuart Hamilton or Mr Jonathan Ross) about your desired results. Your health will be assessed and you’ll be informed about the related risks of blepharoplasty so you can make an informed decision on whether to undergo treatment or not.
You’ll receive a full set of pre-surgery care instructions that will detail what you should do to better prepare for your surgery. These instructions will help you make the surgical experience an easier one and facilitate your recovery as well. We normally perform eyelid surgery with patients under general anesthetic.
Incisions will most likely be made in the natural creases of your eyelids for upper blepharoplasty. Through this incision, fat deposits may be repositioned. Tissue may also be tightened and excess skin may be removed.
If the lower eyelids are treated, incisions may be made in the lower lash line. Again, fat may be redistributed, and excess tissue removed. All incisions will then be closed and dressed.
When you awake from your surgery you will be in our recovery room. There will be small white tapes (steri-strips) covering your incisions. You will be able to go home when you have fully recovered from the sedation. There must be a driver who will be responsible for taking you home following your cosmetic eyelid surgery.
For the cost of an Eyelid lift see below
|Blepharoplasty: Upper Eyes GA||£2,250|
|Blepharoplasty: Lower Eyes GA||£2,600|
|Blepharoplasty – both Upper and Lower eyes GA||£3,750|
|Blepharoplasty: Upper Eyes LA||£1,995|
|Blepharoplasty: Lower Eyes LA||£2,350|
|Blepharoplasty – both Upper and Lower eyes LA||£3,350|
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