Eyelid surgery – Blepharoplasty

Eyelid rejuvenation surgery is more commonly known as blepharoplasty. It is a procedure in which you can have excess skin removed from the upper and lower eyelids.
You will have a fresher and more youthful appearance around the eyes, with less puffiness and wrinkling.
During a blepharoplasty procedure, excess fat, skin and muscle is removed and then your wound is closed. You can have the surgery under general or local anaesthetic. The surgery lasts between one and two hours, but if you are only having upper, or lower eyelid surgery then the time will be less. To help minimise bruising and swelling an overnight hospital stay is usually required.
After around 5 days post surgery, you will need to have any fine stitches removed, and after around a week to ten days you can return to social activities. Some bruising and swelling will settle at a slow rate and you can still have swelling a few months post surgery. Your scars will be short and will fade again with time. Follow up consultations are advised, so you can get specific information regarding your circumstances to aid your recovery. You should also note it is normal to suffer from blurred vision in the first few days following your surgery.