A surgical option to remove excess skin from the eye area which cannot be achieved non-surgically. 

Eyelid Reduction (Upper Blepharoplasty)

what is Eyelid Reduction?

Upper blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery or upper eyelid blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin, muscle, and fat from the upper eyelids to improve the appearance and function of the eyes. It is a cosmetic procedure commonly performed to address drooping or sagging upper eyelids, which can result from aging, genetics, or other factors.

During upper blepharoplasty, an incision is made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, allowing the surgeon to remove or reposition excess skin, muscle, and fat as needed. The incision is usually well hidden in the eyelid crease, and the scars tend to fade over time. The goal of upper blepharoplasty is to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance of the upper eyelids, restore a natural eyelid contour, and improve vision if the excess skin is obstructing the field of vision.

Upper blepharoplasty can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery), brow lift, or facelift, to achieve a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Candidates for upper blepharoplasty typically include individuals who have excess skin or fat in the upper eyelids that causes drooping or sagging, resulting in a tired or aged appearance. Candidates should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery, and undergo a thorough evaluation and consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon to determine their suitability for the procedure.

Why Would You Have An Upper Blepharoplasty?

before and after of upper blepharoplasty

Patients choose to have an Upper Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) because they can be upset with their eye appearance which affects the whole face. This can be genetic or caused by sun exposure, weight loss or multiple other factors. 


The heaviness from excess skin / fat can pull at the eye area, causing under eye bags and hooded eyes. 

our upper blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction) is perfomed in our CQC clinic by consultant plastic surgeon mr adrian richards

What Is The Procedure For Eyelid Surgery?

Under local anesthetic, the procedure involves making small incisions at the corner of the eye causing a concern (some patients can choose to have just one eye treated or both). Using the incision the excess skin / fat will be removed. 

This procedure is perfomed by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards, any incisions made will be minimal and scarring kept minimal. 

The procedure will be performed within one day with no overnight stay needed. 

Patients may notice slight bruising after the procedure but this will subside in due course. All aftercare including pre care instructions will be discussed on initial consultation. 


Once the treatment is performed this will be a lasting effect. You will have the option to come back for a post op examination where Mr Richards will check the area, its healing and if any further treatment is needed. 

Side Effects

As with any surgical procedure, upper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid surgery, may have potential side effects. These can vary depending on the individual and the specific details of the surgery, but some potential side effects of upper blepharoplasty may include; swelling, bruising, discomfort, dry eyes and scarring. These will all be discussed with you.


Aftercare following an upper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid surgery, is important for optimal healing and recovery. Your practitoner will go through this with you on your consultation and procedure day.

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