Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eye bag removal, is where the excess skin and fat is removed from either the upper or lower eye lids, meaning that the eye lids are no longer hooded or droopy. This 1 hour procedure can leave patients with a new lease of life as eyes appear open, rejuvenated and overall youthful.
Eye bag removal is often carried out as a day case procedure but this is subject to the individual’s needs. Upper and Lower eye bags can be operated on separately or together under general anaesthetic. If you choose lower lid surgery an incision is made under the lower lashes along the lash line or just inside the eyelid where excess tissue is then removed. With the upper eye bag removal an incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelid, surplus tissue is then taken away.
Attending your pre-arranged follow up appointments is extremely important for the clinic nurse to monitor healing after blepharoplasty and remove sutures between 7-14days. It is advised to wear dark glasses when outside for the first 7-14days as it will help protect the area from UV rays and yourself from touching the treated area as it must be kept clean and dry during this time.
MYA offer a 24hour emergency service line with one of our highly qualified nurses to assist with any medical concerns outside of the clinic opening hours.
Often droopy eyelids or puffiness under your eyes (eye bags) is hereditary or develops with age, and we know any cosmetic surgery takes a lot of thought and research. This is why MYA and our clinical team will provide you with all the information you will need to make an informed choice.
If you suffer from glaucoma or dry eyes you must consult an eye specialist or ophthalmologist prior to your consultation with a MYA surgeon. For more information on pricing for this procedure, click here.
*There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
Before & Afters
Click through the gallery below to see Blepharoplasty before and after photos showing some of our patients and the results of their procedures. As well as restoring a more youthful appearance, Eye Bag Removal also does wonders to help increase self-confidence and boost self-esteem.
Droopy eyelids or puffy eye bags under the eyes are hereditary or can develop with age. Blepharoplasty or Eye Bag Removal opens up the area around the eyes by removing excess skin and fat from either the upper or lower eye lids. The 1-hour procedure can be dramatically effective with eyes appearing restored and eyelids no longer hooded or droopy. The result is a less tired, rejuvenated look.
MYA’s clinical team are always on hand to provide you with all the information you will need to make an informed choice. We take care to treat every patient on an individual basis so that different expectations are taken into consideration. We understand how important it is to know what to expect from your Eye Bag Removal before and after your treatment. Although you’ll be shown some more images the results during your initial consultation, it usually helps to view patient’s pictures beforehand so you can decide if the procedure is for you and what results to expect.
Will it hurt?
You will be in some discomfort to begin with as it will feel tight but this can be controlled with medication supplied on the day of surgery.
When can I wear eye makeup?
Once you are healed which can differ for each patient but it is advised to wait up to 6weeks post op.
Can I have upper and lower eye bags removed at the same time?
Yes this is very common and can sometimes be recommended to patients by their surgeon so that the full eyes look overall rejuvenated and youthful and would prevent further surgery taking place in the future.
What types of stitches are used in blepharoplasty?
Depending on the surgeon, it can be either dissolvable stitches or non-dissolvable stitches. They are used along the lower lash line for lower blephs and in the natural crease of the eye lid for upper blephs. If you have non-dissolvable stitches, these will be removed between 5-7 days by your MYA nurse.
Will I need to wear anything over my eyes?
No, but dark sunglasses are recommend for the first week after blepharoplasty surgery. This will prevent you touching your eyes and protect from sun-rays and also discreet if you do not wish to discuss your procedure.