Upper Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Skin Removal)

Upper eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can provide several benefits to patients who undergo the procedure.

Improved Appearance: One of the primary benefits of upper eyelid surgery is the improvement in appearance. The procedure can remove excess skin and fat, creating a more youthful, rested look.

Improved Vision: In some cases, excess skin on the upper eyelids can droop down and obstruct vision. Upper eyelid surgery can remove this excess skin, improving the patient’s vision and quality of life.

Increased Self-Confidence: The improvement in appearance that comes with upper eyelid surgery can also increase a patient’s self-confidence and self-esteem.

Long-Lasting Results: The results of upper eyelid surgery are typically long-lasting, with many patients experiencing a more youthful, refreshed appearance for many years.

Minimal Downtime: The recovery time for upper eyelid surgery is typically minimal, with most patients able to return to work and normal activities within a week or two.

Versatility: Upper eyelid surgery can be customized to the patient’s unique needs and goals. It can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial procedures to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

Overall, upper eyelid surgery can provide significant benefits to patients looking to improve their appearance and quality of life. Make an appointment to see Mr Kumar to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and to discuss your goals and expectations.

Upper Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Skin Removal) at a glance

Surgery time

60 minutes

Hospital stay

Home the same day


7 days

Recovery time

7 Days

Time off work

7 days


7 Days


24 hours

Sleeping on back

7 days

What does the surgery involve?

Your eyes are the first facial features anyone notices about you. One of the best ways to make your face look fresher is to rejuvenate the skin around your eyes. This is most commonly done by surgically removing the hood and extra skin that form folds on the top eyelid.

The scars are usually well hidden in the skin creases.

The surgery can be performed with you awake and the eyelids numbed (local anaesthetic) or with you asleep (general anaesthetic).

You can go home the same day.

The skin sutures are removed 7 days after the procedure at which point most of the bruising and swelling is reduced. Most people can get back to work, driving and exercise at this point.

Am I Suitable?

Commonly clients say that the skin on their eyes causes obstruction of their vision. They tend to notice it most when reading, working on monitors/screens, and, driving.

Some notice that their eyes look heavy or tired all the time. It is often more noticeable on video calls which since the COVID pandemic and the advent of home working has meant more people take meetings via Zoom or Teams.

Eye make-up can be difficult to apply and can smudge.
In severe cases the folds can cause discomfort and soreness.

What are the risks?

The majority of patients have little or no post-op issues. But some suffer with mild discomfort, infection, bleeding, bruising, swelling, asymmetry, dry eyes, watery eyes, delayed wound healing, need for revision and lagophthalmos (temporary inability to fully close the eyes at night-time that resolves with time).