About the procedure
Blepharoplasty is a form of eyelid surgery. There are two types, upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty. Both surgeries rejuvenate the area around the eyes, removing the heaviness or puffiness around the eyes and providing a smoother, more youthful look.
You can view blepharoplasty before and after images in our gallery below.
What is an upper blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty is the most common and least complicated procedure. Upper blepharoplasty involves surgically removing the look of ‘hooded eyes’ or overhanging fat and skin under the eyebrow.
What is a lower blepharoplasty?
Lower blepharoplasty is similar in that loose skin and fat are surgically removed under the eyes, or on the tarsal plate. This surgery alleviates the look of sagging or ‘bulging’ eyes.
For either surgery, sometimes fat is repositioned, and skin tightened depending on the architecture of the eye and the patient’s desired outcome.
What are the benefits of blepharoplasty?
The benefits of upper and lower blepharoplasty are radical.
Lower blepharoplasty benefits:
✓reduces the look of ‘bulging’ eyes
✓removes tear troughs or dark circles
✓removes crow’s feet and other wrinkles under the eye
Upper blepharoplasty benefits:
✓removes eyelid skin overhang on the eyes
✓better defines the eyelids and eyes
✓can enable better vision
✓can curtail headaches from eye strain
✓brings balance and symmetry to the face, providing a more youthful appearance
✓has minimal scarring
Our prices (including return flights) start from £3,057 or $6,913 (Australian dollars). This pricing includes:
- Private, unshared transfers from the airport to your hotel, and to/from your medical appointment/s at the hospital
- Hospital and surgical fees
- Hospital and 4* or 5* hotel stay (this duration varies depending on your procedure. Find out more in ‘Fast Facts’ above)
- Daily breakfast at your hotel
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your hospital stay
- Comprehensive aftercare during and after your procedure
- Phone access to UK and Australian registered nurses on your return home.
Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?
- Candidates for upper blepharoplasty are people with droopy skin on the upper eyelids that make their eyes appear smaller than they are. It is also beneficial for people with hanging eyelid skin that impedes their vision.
- Candidates for lower blepharoplasty are those who have droopy lower eyelid skin that causes more of the whites of the eye to show. This alleviates the ‘googley’ or ‘bug eyes’ look.
Blepharoplasty can be performed at any age as long as the patient is over 18, but most patients are usually over 35 years of age.
This surgery may not be suitable for people who have a pre-existing eye issue, are smokers or are not in good health.