Does your heart sink when you look in the mirror? Are you worried about droopy eyelids or baggy eyes? Of course, you’re not alone. Hooding of the upper eyelids or bags under the eyes can make you look tired and old. Eye bag removal is a straightforward treatment that can quickly restore a fresher and more rested appearance. Eye bag removal is one of our most commonly requested and popular treatment options. Eye bag removal surgery (blepharoplasty) is a perfect solution for hooded eyelids or bag under the eyes.
If your problem is droopy upper eyelids, upper eyelid surgery is usually all that is required. In the majority of cases upper eyelid surgery carried out under local or general anaesthetic to remove loose skin and excess fat will remedy the situation. The operation, called an upper blepharoplasty, consists of the removal of a crescent-shaped piece of skin from the upper eyelid. The incision is made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid and is virtually invisible when healed. A few tiny sutures complete the operation. Sometimes drooping of the eyebrows (eyebrow ptosis) can exaggerate the problem and may need additional attention (with a surgical browlift).
Bags under the eyes are treated with a slightly different approach. Eye bag surgery (lower blepharoplasty) needs to be carried out under sedation or general anaesthesia. The incision for eyebag removal is made a few millimetres under the lower eyelash and any excess tissue is removed. The skin is then carefully repositioned and great care is taken to reposition any fat so that a natural youthful contour is restored to the lower eyelids. Again, a few tiny sutures complete the treatment.
What are the potential risks associated with eye bag removal? Complications are infrequent and include blurred vision, dryness of the eyes and infection. Our surgeon will fully discuss the possible risks and side effects of eyebag removal surgery at your consultation. More information is available in our blepharoplasty fact sheet, which may be downloaded here.
Many patients choose to have upper eyelid surgery and lower eyebag removal at the same operation. Eyelid surgery can be combined very successfully with other surgical or non-surgical treatments – for example, a mid face lift, a minilift, a browlift or full face lift, anti-wrinkle injections or a chemical peel. Because we provide a complete range of treatment options, you can be confident that when you come to me our Consultants will offer you the treatment that is right for you.
Contact us now for a free consultation with our surgeon or for more details of the surgical procedure, please download our blepharoplasty fact sheet here.
Cost of eye bag removal surgery
- Upper blepharoplasty - £2195 (day case)
- Lower blepharoplasty - £2650
- Combined upper and lower blepharoplasty - £3125
- All prices are inclusive of hospital costs, local anaesthetic and an overnight stay at the Spire Hospital (an upper blepharoplasty does not require an overnight stay in hospital). Sedation charges are extra.