Fed up of everyone saying that you look tired? A blepharoplasty maybe the best solution!
We provide an eye bag removal procedure to patients from across the UK –
here are just a few reasons to consider having surgery with us here at Moorgate Aesthetics:
- Improve the appearance of your face with a simple operation
- Remove unsightly eye bags quickly
- We’ve got a great track record of results, and a high satisfaction rate
- Professional, fully trained surgeons will consult with you before the procedure
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For more information about eye bag removal surgery, or to book a consultation with us, please call now on 03300 244 858. Alternatively, simply fill out our enquiry form so that we can assist you further.
Introduction To Eye bag Removal Surgery
Eye bag removal from the lower eyes, and the repairs of hooded eyelids, are one of the most common of all cosmetic surgery procedures. Most people that have eyebags or hooded eyelids say that their family and friends keep telling them that they look tired, when they are not of course.
There is no doubt however that ageing around the eyes can add a very tired look to the face. If you are just considering having the upper eyes corrected then this can be carried out as a day case under local anaesthetic. Lower eyebag removal can also be done as a day case in some circumstances. Eyebag removal is a very pleasing cosmetic surgery procedure with a very high satisfaction rate.
Both upper and lower eyebag surgery usually requires an overnight stay in hospital.
Prices for blepharoplasty start in the UK from around £2,000. If you just want the upper eye procedure carried out, then that will be the cheapest option. However, remember that it will be cheaper to get the lower eyebags removed at the same time if this is also a problem. This is something to discuss with your plastic surgeon during the initial consultation.
The consultation is the first step to negotiate when seriously considering having a blepharoplasty. This must be with a fully qualified plastic surgeon. The consultation should be with the surgeon who is actually going to carry out your procedure.
Expect your consultation to last anything between half an hour and one hour. The length of the consultation is not the most important thing. The main objective is that you come away from the consultation feeling that all of your questions have been answered and you feel reassured that you are in the right hands.
At your consultation you should be provided with a clear explanation of the cost of the operation. It is vital to understand what is included and what is not included in the fee. Sometimes there may be additional charges such as further hospital fees in the event that you have to return for further surgery or treatment. Make sure that you are clear about what you have to pay before going ahead with the procedure.
Most plastic surgeons recommend a period of reflection after the consultation. This is basically time for you to think about what has been said. When you feel that you are ready to proceed you can move on to the next stage of the process.
About The Procedure
When you are ready to proceed with the operation, you will need to make the required arrangements. Usually plastic surgeons have dedicated staff to arrange everything for you. Their job is to book everything and make the process as smooth as possible for you.
Upon booking you are likely to be provided with a number of different pieces of information. These may include a list of things to bring to the hospital and a confirmation time for your arrival at the hospital. You may also be required to attend for certain pre-operative tests before the operation can go ahead. These could include blood tests, ECG and chest X-ray depending on what the surgeon requests in your case.
You will need to start and think about a suitable date. Remember that you are going to need around seven to fourteen days off work, because you are going to have some swelling and bruising around the eye area, this is perfectly normal.
Upon admission to the hospital the anesthetist may see you.
The surgeon will remove excess skin on the upper lids with a fine incision in the crease of the upper eyelids. The lower eyebags undergo a similar procedure, and at the same time he removes the fatty tissue that is giving you the baggy look. This incision is along the lower eyelid.
Very fine sutures are used to close the wounds after the procedure. The whole operation will take around one hour in total.
Normally you will be asked to stay in hospital for one night if both the upper and lower eye bags have been operated on. Some surgeons offer day case procedures whereby you are admitted very early in the morning and discharged in the late afternoon/evening. Discuss the agreed hospital stay with your plastic surgeon.
Upon being discharged from hospital, you will given clear post operation instructions which you should follow carefully. If the plastic surgeon has asked you to take medication you may be given a prescription to buy the required drugs. Typically you may be put on a course of antibiotics and painkillers.
After The Operation
You should expect some discomfort after the procedure. Initially you will have swelling of the tissues and the area around your eyes may be bruised for a while. Your eyes may feel sore for a few days, but there is no cause for alarm because this is normal. This swelling and bruising will settle in time.
Post-operation, your plastic surgeon will want to see you for a check up to see how things are going. Thereafter there is usually a series of check ups to have over a period of months. This is to see how the eyes are settling down. It can take a few months for everything to completely settle.
As part of your check ups your plastic surgeon will be checking to make sure that your eyes are healing well and that there are no complications. There are risks with blepharoplasty, which you should be aware of – including infection. Other risks will be discussed with you during the consultation stage.
Infection could happen through no fault of your own or the surgeon. Every precaution is taken to minimise the risks of infection but they cannot be eliminated altogether.