Eyelid surgery or eyebag removal (blepharoplasty)

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, Horley, Surrey, is pleased to provide blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid and eyebag surgery) for our patients. Just a five minute journey from Gatwick Airport, our services are available for patients across Surrey, Sussex and the surrounding areas.

We can offer you a free consultation with our Cosmetic Nurse Specialist to better understand your individual treatment needs and help decide on the right surgery and consultant for you.

The ageing process may cause the skin around the eyelids to lose its elasticity. Ophthalmic surgeons at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, Surrey, perform blepharoplasty to address eyelid bagginess or drooping for both clinical and cosmetic purposes and can help return both upper and lower lids to full functionality.

What is eyelid or eyebag surgery (blepharoplasty)?

If you have droopy eyelids or bags under your eyes, blepharoplasty can help smooth these out to give you a more alert and youthful appearance. This procedure from Spire Cosmetic Surgery, also known as eyelid reduction or eyebag removal, can be carried out on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Blepharoplasty cannot, however, remove crow’s feet or change the colour of dark shadows under the eyes. If you want to improve the appearance of crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eye socket, we offer other cosmetic procedures such as anti wrinkle treatment by injection or brow lifts.

About the eyelid surgery or eyebag removal (blepharoplasty) operation

Blepharoplasty removes excess skin, fat and muscle from around your eyes. For surgery on the upper eyelids, your surgeon will make cuts into the natural lines and creases in the lid and into the laughter lines at the corner of your eye. On the lower eyelids, the cut will usually be just below your eyelashes. This means the scars run along the eye’s natural folds, concealing them as much as possible. If only fat is being removed and no excess skin, the cut may be made inside the lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar.

Blepharoplasty takes around one or two hours, or less if you’re having just the upper or lower eyelid done. It may be performed as a day-case, but an overnight stay in hospital is sometimes required. The operation can be performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure, or under local anaesthetic where the area around your eyes will be numb but you will be awake. You will need to plan some time off work to rest and recover.

You should expect to have bruising and swelling for up to three weeks after the operation. This might make your eyes feel tight and difficult to close when you go to sleep. Your eyes may also feel sticky, dry and itchy for the first week or so. For some people they become watery for a few weeks.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Your surgeon will explain the results you can expect, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.

Eyelid surgery from Spire Cosmetic Surgery

With Spire Cosmetic Surgery you can select to see the consultant surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. Read more about why Spire is the trusted choice for cosmetic surgery. You will be treated in a premium Spire private hospital - not a clinic - so you can be assured of our commitment to the highest healthcare standards and cleanliness.

How much does cosmetic eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty cost?

If you would like to know the price for blepharoplasty simply call your preferred Spire location to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, send us an online enquiry or request a callback and we will be in touch.

How can I find out more about eyelid surgery?


Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) - Upper and Lower Eyelids

Pricing detail £4,135.00

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) - Upper only

Pricing detail £2,860.00

Start your journey today

To start your patient journey call our Treatment enquiry adviser on 01293 778 906, email us on info@spiregatwick.com or fill out an enquiry form on the right hand side of the page.

Free cosmetic surgery information evenings

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital are hosting a number of free information evenings on cosmetic surgery this year dedicated to specific procedures, from cosmetic breast surgery to eyelid and eye bag surgery.

Evenings are led by our specialist cosmetic and plastic surgeons who will be able to answer any questions you may have on the procedure. For more information on dates, click here.

To find out more call 01293 778 906, email info@spiregatwick.com or fill out the enquiry form in the top-right of this page.

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