What is a Blepharoplasty procedure?

Blepharoplasty is a highly-focused treatment that removes excess skin from the eyelids specifically. Whether you are concerned with the appearance of stretched, excess eye skin exacerbated with age, or looking to diminish swelling that interferes with your peripheral vision, this procedure will help improve both. It’s the ultimate, rejuvenating surgical procedure with visible results to transform the eye area.

Who is suitable for a Blepharoplasty procedure?

Blepharoplasty is suited to those whose eyelids (both upper and lower,) have drooped. It is also suitable for those who experiencing blurred peripheral vision as a result of excess skin around the eye area. The eye area is extremely delicate and a thorough consultation is recommended with one of our experts to see whether you would benefit from the procedure, or whether you’d be more suited to a different approach to see improvements to the skin.

What does the Blepharoplasty procedure involve?

Before your procedure, we’ll undergo thorough checks (including medical history) to ensure the safety and optimal result. We’ll complete an eye examination, which often includes testing tear production and measuring areas of the eyelid. Following this, we will undergo visual field testing to see if you have any visual blind spots and then complete the examination by photographing your eyes, which helps the surgeon in theatre. The consultation is also an opportunity to discuss any concerns and expectations for the results.

While the exact mapping of the procedure depends on what area is being focused on, during the procedure you can expect to either have excess skin removed from the upper eyelid (and potentially some muscle and fat removal) before closing the insertion. However, for the lower lid, the surgeon will make minor entry points just below the lashes and in the natural creases of the under-eye area to ensure discretion, remove the excess fat and help redistribute any sagging skin.

To note: If the drooping is too close to the pupil, a decision will be made to consider all options.

What to expect post-surgery

As the skin around the eye heals, it is very normal to experience some of the following aftereffects in the short term. These are:

  • Blurred and double vision
  • Watering eyes
  • Sensitivity
  • Puffiness and numb eyelids
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Black eyes
  • Pain and discomfort
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Post-surgery, for an Upper Blepharoplasty, you can expect your incisions to be hidden within the crease of your eyelids.

We also use LED Light treatments to encourage faster healing and reduce any scarring.

Some of the benefits are that Blepharoplasty targets the following concerns:

✓ Addresses the signs of ageing around the eye area

✓ Targets sagging or hooded eyelids

✓ Improves upper eyelid skin that can inhibit the peripheral vision

✓ Removes fluid that builds up on the lower eyelid for a less puffy appearance to the under-eyes

✓ Can create a natural-looking crease in the upper eyelid

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We know surgery can be overwhelming, which is why it’s not your only option to target sagging eyes. At 111 Harley St. we offer an array of non-surgical treatments AND surgical, so we have all bases covered.

Depending on how hooded your eyes are, we can offer two non-surgical approaches which may help to lift. These are:

  • Botox – Heavy brows can cause the skin to hood over the upper eyelids. Using targeted injections of Botox, the eyebrows and excess skin can be elevated slightly and repositioned.
  • Nucleadyn  – Our newest injectable targets puffiness or oedema and is the only treatment that can be used to target dark circles and swelling.
  • Thermage – With a specially designed tip to treat the eye area, Thermage’s thermal power immediately lifts the skin and has lasting results to match.

All treatments at our Harley Street clinic are bespoke to your needs – booking your consultation is the next step you need to take to re-awaken your appearance.





Dr Yannis Alexandrides

Dr Yannis Alexandrides MC FACS is the Founder and Medical Director of 111 Harley St.

Our triple board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr Yannis established the clinic in 2001. For almost two decades, 111 Harley St. has remained at the forefront of aesthetic innovation due to his tireless approach to medical excellence.


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