Key Facts

Procedure Name: Blepharoplasty

Anaesthetic: Local or General  

Duration of Surgery: 1-2 hours

Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks  

Prices from: £1,995


Can I combine Blepharoplasty with other surgeries?

Yes. It is common to also carry out facelifts, brow lifts and fat injections to the cheek areas in addition to Blepharoplasty. We may be able to create a treatment plan to restore your youthful appearance.

Will there be much bruising around my eyes?

Upper eye lid surgery usually only  leads to minimal discomfort in most patients and often results in only minor bruising and swelling during recovery. If you choose to undergo lower lid surgery or both, most patients experience a small amount of swelling and bruising and can return to work within a week.

Can I have my eye lids done under local anaesthesia?

Yes. Blepharoplasty can be performed under local anaesthesia. A general anaesthesia is usually given when both upper and lower eyes require surgery, this can still be treated as a day case.

How will upper eye lid surgery change my appearance?

An upper lid blepharoplasty rejuvenates your upper eyelids to provide a more open appearance. Think Renne Zellweger or Cameron Diaz!

How will lower eye lid surgery change my appearance?

Lower lid blepharoplasty reduces the appearance of bags under your eyes. 

After Care

Departing Cosmedicare

You will be provided with:

  • Any medication required
  • Spare dressings
  • Follow up appointment


  • Don’t drive home yourself – arrangements can be made for a private driver to take you home.
  • Rest as much as possible.
  • A balanced diet will be key. It is important to avoid constipation, so you may wish to add more fibre to your diet as well as drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Take your prescribed medication.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking.

Going back to work

You can expect to return to work and most normal activities in about a week.

Day to day activities

Showering. You can shower straight away after your surgery.

Sleeping. You only need to sleep on a couple of pillows and don’t worry about being too propped up. Comfort is key.

Clothing. Avoid wearing anything that may be too restrictive and come into contact with your eyelids.

Driving. You should not drive for at least 3-4 days or until you feel comfortable. We can arrange a private driver to take you home.

Glasses. You are absolutely fine to wear your glasses after surgery!

Contact Lenses. You should avoid wearing contact lenses for at least 3 weeks after surgery.

When to Call

If your concerned something is not right you should call us if:

Your swelling is not healing.

You have redness along the incision (this could be an infection).

You are having symptoms from your prescribed medication.

You have a high temperature.

Your incisions are secreting discharge.

You have excessive bleeding.

Please call us on …..

What to expect

As you recover, you can expect mild to moderate swelling and bruising in the surgical areas. Pain and discomfort are minimal. Your eyes may water for several weeks. Many patients do not even take the prescribed pain medication. You can expect to return to work and most normal activities in about a week. You should avoid strenuous activities for a couple of weeks.    

The Risks

The specifics risks associated with blepharoplasty are bruising, bleeding, dry eyes and scaring. More risks will be discussed at your consultation, where you will be assessed to see if you are a suitable candidate for blepharoplasty surgery.