What is an Upper Eyelfit?

An upper eyelift, medically known as upper blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the upper eyelids.

The results of an upper eyelift include: looking more rested and more youthful in appearance.

Many patients report increased self-confidence after their eyelift surgery as friends and relatives comment that they look “younger” and “more refreshed”.

Upper Eyelift (Blepharoplasty) patients report being able to see more easily as there is no upper eyelid skin resting on their eyes and reducing their vision.

You will be able to apply your makeup more easily if it sticks in the excess skin which creases over your eyes. Your mascara will also stay in place without the skin brushing against it and smudging it.

  • What is the price of a upper eyelift (Blepharoplasty)?

    All procedures at Reflect Clinic are unique to you as we all have different types of skin, unique eye shapes and our own individual aspirations.

    However, we are pleased to offer a set price for your upper eye lift in Manchester surgery.  Please click here to find out the cost of your upper eyelift surgery which is a relatively simple day case procedure.

    Click book a consultation to find out what Mr Gerard Lambe, the best cosmetic surgeon in the UK can do for you.

    You will then receive an exact price for your Blepharoplasty which is clear and transparent so that you can make arrangements for finance (0% finance is available via Spire Manchester) or pay in full to begin the next step of your cosmetic surgery journey to The Most Beautiful You.

  • What is a an upper eyelift (blepharoplasty)?

    Upper Blepharoplasty is the technical term used by surgeons to describe the operation to remove excess skin around the eyes.

    It can usually be done under a local anaesthetic and will take about 45 mins. The wounds are very carefully stitched with a running stitch and this is removed in the clinic about 7 days later.

    It is a relatively quick and simple cosmetic surgery and can be done as a day case.

  • You should not have upper eyelift procedure if

    You are overweight, with a BMI of over 32, smoke or vape, are in bad health and are taking anti-coagulant medication or are diabetic.

  • Upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelift surgery)

    This is a procedure to remove excess skin and sometimes fat from the upper eyelid.

    A number of people as they age notice they develop a tired and drawn look and this can frequently be due to heavy looking upper eyes.

    Ladies often say that they have to hold their eyebrows up to put eyeshadow on which then gets transferred to the upper part of the eyelid or the makeup is hidden by the skin which hangs over. It can sometimes make it difficult to see as the skin hangs over the pupil.

  • Will I be bruised and swollen?

    There is nearly always some bruising for certain on the eyes as they are so very delicate but this does tend to settle pretty quickly and most ladies find that they can cover the worst of it with makeup in about 7 days. For men it means wearing sunglasses to cover up for a few days.

  • Is it suitable for everyone?

    No. It is very important in your assessment to assess the position of the eyebrow. The heavy appearance can sometimes be due to the brow having slipped down and not excess skin in the eyelid. A blepharoplasty is the wrong operation for a low brow as it will not correct the problem and could cause a very odd look. A brow lift would then be the correct operation and this is something that can be achieved in many different ways. Botox can be used to lift the brow temporarily but must be repeated. Other ways use incisions in the brow or forehead to achieve a lift or it can form part of a facelift.

  • Will I have visible scars?

    The scars from a Blepharoplasty are very well concealed in the natural lid crease that we all have and then it is placed into crows feet lines on the outside of the eye. Generally, all wounds are well healed by about 10 days.

  • Are there any risks with upper eyelift surgery?

    All surgery carries a degree of risk. Bleeding and bruising are the main issues and rare risks are damage to the muscle that opens the eye.

  • Is it best to remove fat?

    No. removal of too much fat will produce a hollowed and sunken eye that is not attractive. It also increases the danger of bleeding behind the eye, which is the most serious complication.

    However, small bits of fat in the corner of the eye can be safely removed and can enhance the overall result.

  • What if I want to be asleep for the procedure?

    You can have the operation done under General Anaesthesia but this is more expensive and involves you recovering from the GA. This is therefore usually only does when it is being perfumed in conjunction with other procedures

  • Patient Review

    ” Bi Lateral Upper Bleparoplasty – Having carefully considered which surgeon and clinic to approach, upon speaking with Jayne I immediately felt in safe hands. Mr Lambe explained the procedure and the predicted outcome with care and consideration. Post surgery Mr Lambe was quick to reply to any questions I had and with Jayne checking in on me nothing was too much trouble. Twelve months post surgery my tiny scars are unnoticeable. You can see my eye lids once more and my eyes have their sparkle back. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Lambe. Thank you both. ”
    16 February 2022
  • Patient Review

    ” I can fully recommend Mr Lambe and his team. Lovely Jayne is the point of contact. Before and after the procedure Jayne was there to help with any questions I had and to put my mind at rest. I had an upper eyelid lift and I am so happy with the outcome. I was really conscious about how they looked to the point of not wanting any photos taken unless I was wearing sunglasses. Mr Lambe was approachable and I felt comfortable chatting to him and confident for him to carry out the procedure. Even though the operation was done under local anaesthetic I felt no pain and had a great chat with the nurses and Mr Lambe as it was being done. The time went so quickly they really were a super team so warm and friendly. I couldn’t wish for a better result and those sunglasses can now stay in my handbag. Thank you xx ”
    13 September 2022
  • Patient Review

    ” My two consultations elsewhere had personal connections so I wasn’t sure I needed a third. Well I couldn’t have been more wrong. After a few initial emails with PA Jayne I was immediately at ease when we met, welcomed extremely warmly and engulfed by her affable nature. Research already showed me Mr Lambe was an exceptional surgeon but upon meeting him, he was warm and funny and put me at ease. He gave me time (most important to me) and advice, no pressure or sales, answered my (usually) daft questions without judgement and encouraged me to ask more. I felt so comfortable with the whole Spire Manchester experience that I knew before I left the building that I would be choosing the Reflect Clinic. Every single person that looked after me on the big day was lovely. I couldn’t be happier with the experience and the result. ”

Procedure Overview – What to Expect

  • Treatment Time

    Approx 45 minutes

  • Anaesthetic

    Usually done under local anaesthetic (the area is numbed) so whilst awake.

  • Time off work

    2 weeks for sedentary roles

  • Driving

    3 weeks

  • Exercising

    8 Weeks

  • Bathing

    Bath only, keeping area dry until healed

  • Makeup

    Light makeup after first post-op appointment (one week)

  • Stitches

    Removed after one week in clinic

You’ve come to the right place!

We have a fantastic 5 star team here at Reflect Clinic, with an award-winning reputation and many, many reviews which call us “The Best Cosmetic Surgery Company” in Manchester, Cheshire and the North West!

If you would like to discuss improvements to your face, body or breasts and wish to find out what can be achieved with cosmetic surgery, then come and discuss your options with us in a gentle and understanding environment, at a convenient date and time for YOU.

You can contact Jayne direct via mobile on 07434572794 (office hours) or she will contact you directly if you complete our contact form.

We look forward to seeing you soon on your journey to becoming “The Most Beautiful You”.

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