Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that is popular with both men and women throughout the UK. There are two different types of blepharoplasty surgery; upper eyelid and lower eyelid. You can either have one or both of these procedures.

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People choose eyelid surgery as a way of altering and enhancing the shape and appearance of the eyes and the surrounding area. By reducing “bags” under the eyes, people can rid themselves of tired and puffy eyes.

As a cosmetic skin clinic which offers eyelid surgery, we believe there are many benefits to this procedure.

Youthful Appearance

The eyelids are often the area of the skin that first shows notable signs of ageing. Whether it’s an increase in wrinkles, droopy skin or excess fat, you can’t easily hide these frustrating changes to your eyelids. You can reverse the effects with surgery though! Eyelid surgery tightens and lifts droopy skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. This leaves them looking youthful once again.

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Eliminate Dark Circles

We all suffer from dark circles under the eyes at some point in our lives, usually after not having enough sleep. However, for some people it can be a problem that they can’t seem to get rid of.  There are lots of contributing factors to dark circles under the eyes, including excess eyelid fat and the reduction of pigmented eyelid skin.

Improved Vision

Eyelid surgery isn’t always for just cosmetic reasons. It has actually been used to help improve vision! The ageing process often leads to the weakening of muscles. This is no different when it comes to the muscles in your eyelids, especially the upper eyelid. As the muscles weaken here, it becomes a lot harder to lift any excess fat on the lid. This results in a “droopy brow” that can impede our vision. By having upper eyelid surgery, the skin here is tightened and therefore moved away from the eye.

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Improved Confidence & Lifestyle Changes

The biggest benefit of having eyelid surgery is the confidence that it gives to people who were severely lacking it. By gifting you with a youthful appearance and making you feel more confident with your own appearance, it provides you with a complete lifestyle change. It gives you a fantastic refreshed appearance that will make you feel a lot more confident going about your daily activities.


Eyelid surgery provides long lasting and even permanent results. It’s a long term solution for a lot of people in the UK, especially those looking to reverse the signs of ageing.

To find out more about how our specialists can enhance the appearance of your eyes with eyelid surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Just give us a call on 01481 736699 and we will answer any of your questions.