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Are your hooded eyelids affecting your vision? Do you feel self-conscious about having droopy upper or lower eyelids?
Blepharoplasty at MYA creates a youthful and bright appearance around the eyes, by reducing excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids.
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Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eye bag removal surgery, is where the excess skin and fat are removed from either the upper or lower eyelids so they are no longer hooded or droopy.
The main reason patients choose to undergo blepharoplasty is to increase their confidence. Many women struggle with their self-esteem when they have saggy skin around their eyes and tell us they find social situations difficult and don’t like having their picture taken because of it.
By creating a smoother, brighter and more youthful appearance, women will have a much more positive opinion of the way they look. It also becomes much easier to apply makeup and experiment with different looks, as there will be a more even canvas to work on.
In extreme cases, those with lots of excess skin on their upper eyelids can experience visual impairments, due to the skin hanging over the eye. Blepharoplasty removes this, improving the vision in those who struggle.
Blepharoplasty surgery starts from £4,695.
Remember that the cost of any cosmetic surgery procedure is dependent on the individual and their requirements.
For example, some patients require lower blepharoplasty or upper blepharoplasty, whereas others choose to undergo double eyelid surgery, which will alter the cost.
During your e-consultation, you will be given a guide price, and the final cost will be provided during the surgeon consultation at a MYA clinical hub.
Blepharoplasty is a 1-hour procedure that can give patients a new lease of life, making their eyes appear open, rejuvenated and more 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 blepharoplasty, 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 blepharoplasty procedure, an incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelid, and surplus tissue is then taken away.
Attending your pre-arranged follow-up appointments is extremely important post-op, so the clinic nurse can monitor healing after blepharoplasty surgery. They will also remove sutures between 7-14 days.
It is advised to wear dark glasses when outside for the first 2 weeks as it will help protect the area from UV rays. The area must be kept clean and dry at all times during this healing period to avoid infection.
If you have any issues post eyelid surgery, MYA offers a 24-hour 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.
*There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
Following your blepharoplasty procedure, you may experience some bruising and swelling. This tends to last around 7 to 21 days but varies within patients. You may experience some pain and discomfort post-surgery but this should subside within 7-14 days.
It is advised that you take at least 10 days off work following the procedure to aid recovery. If your job is more demanding, talk to your surgeon for advice on when it's best to return to work.
You will be scheduled for an appointment 4 to 5 days post-surgery to have the wounds checked. You must attend your appointment so your MYA nurse can make sure you’re healing correctly.
You are advised not to carry out any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for around 6 weeks post-surgery. Whether this is in the gym or at work, this is vital to avoid any adverse effects, such as inflammation, swelling or bleeding.
If you’re interested in eyelid surgery and would like to speak to the experts, contact MYA today.
We offer FREE e-consultations so you can chat with a member of our team from the comfort of your own home.
Below is a small selection of the amazing work that our MYA blepharoplasty surgeons perform. When you attend your free consultation with your Patient Coordinator, they will be able to show you a range of before and after photos that closely match you.
Please bear in mind that photos are taken at 6 weeks post-op.
The blepharoplasty treatment takes between 1 to 2 hours depending on which eyelids are being operated on.
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