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    Blepharoplasty – eyelid lift

    With ageing, there are changes that occur around the eyes that makes a person look very tired all the time. The skin loses elasticity and excess skin in the upper eyelids folds over resulting in a loss of definition of the lid crease and feeling of heaviness in the upper eyelids. If the skin excess is significant, it overflows the lid margin and can be seen in the upper field of vision, almost like a curtain.

    The appearance of the eyelids can be improved by Surgical techniques involving removing excess skin, this can be performed under Local Anaesthetic.

    Lower eye lid surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic, we can still Carry out the consultation for this at Evolve Medical

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    What to expect?

    How long does surgery take?

    What to expect?

     

    • Anaesthesia: Local  Anaesthetic
    • Duration of inpatient stay: Day case surgery for upper, 1 night for lower.
    • Wounds healed in: 1 week
    • Scars matured in: Settle in 3 to 6 months, fully matured in 12 to 18 months
    • Back to light work (Desk job): 2 weeks
    • Back to cardiac exercise / fast walking: 2 to 3 weeks
    • Back to labour intensive work / Exercise: 4 to 6 weeks
    • Sexual activity: 4 to 6 weeks
    • Able to drive: 1 to 2 weeks (Should be able to see clearly and apply emergency stop)
    • ‘Long haul’ flights / holidays: Avoid four weeks before and after having a general anaesthetic. Short flights are okay but take precautions.
    • Shower / bath: Keep dressing dry for one week but pamper yourself with a sponge bath.
    • Sun bathe: Keep the scars covered or protected with a high factor sun protection cream until they mature in about a year or so.
    • Garments: None, dressing tape for 1 week.
    • Avoid contact lenses for 4 weeks and makeup for 2 weeks.
    • Post-operative review: 1 weeks, 3 months (As often as necessary if clinically indicated)
    • Post-Operative pain / discomfort: 2 to 3 days
    • Potential risks: (Every effort is made to reduce the risk of complications, but potential risks are) Bleeding, bruising (‘black eyes’), swelling, haematoma, infection, delayed wound healing, skin necrosis, scars – hypertrophic, stretched, sensitive, asymmetry, numbness, lagophthalmos (inability to close eyelids fully), Ectropion (pulling down of lower eyelid, Corneal abrasion, Conjunctivitis, watering of eye, dry eyes, Chemosis (fluid retention in white of eye), Residual skin excess or fat prominence, Blindness with lower eyelids surgery, risks associated with general anaesthetic, blood clots in legs or lungs.

    How long does surgery take?

    1hr for upper.

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    Price List

    DurationPrice
    Upper Blepharoplasty1 - 2 hours£1980
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