Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery also known as Blepharoplasty is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin from either your upper or lower eyelids. This surgery is usually carried out to rebuild the tissues of the eyes and make them look regenerated as the skin around your eye will loosen as you grow older.


By opening up the brow and reducing bags, eyelid surgery can make your face appear fresher and younger. At Hadley Wood Hospital our consultants are highly trained experts and will tailor each service to the patients needs ensuring all procedures are carried out to the highest standard.

This procedure can be done by itself or combined with a brow lift to assist in lifting the top of the face.


The procedure can be performed under either a local or general anaesthetic depending on the case of the individual. Your surgeon will give you eye drops to numb your eyes along with protective contact lenses to be placed over the eyes during the procedure.

For the upper eyelids the incisions are made along the natural crease of the skin using a scalpel, scars will be hidden in the crease of the eyelid. Excess skin, fat and muscle tissue are removed to give the eye a fuller looking appearance.

For the lower eyelids the incisions are made below the lower eyelashes. The skin and muscle is lifted allowing the surgeon to remove excess fat. The skin is then trimmed.


You may feel a little bruising after your surgery and find you have blurred vision for a day or two. Your full vision should return after this and you should be able to watch television and read normally.

Recovery time will depend on the extent of your procedure. You should be back to work within 2 weeks and you are advised to avoid exercise for around a month.

Your surgeon will advise you of the appropriate aftercare following your surgery and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

For information, quotations or booking, please contact our enquiries team on 020 7317 7751 or rf.privateenquiries@nhs.net. Our team are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 6pm.