Upper Eyelift Surgery – Blepharoplasty


Treatment Time

1 – 1.5 hours



Can be done under LA (awake) or GA (asleep)


Removed at 1 week in clinic


Light makeup 1 week

Before & After Results

The Results

You will look more rested and more youthful in appearance.

Many patients report increased self confidence after their eye lift surgery

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

Lower Bleph patients report that they look like they have had more sleep without the bags under the eyes.

Before and after is attached and three images

FAQ ABOUT Blepharoplasty SURGERY

Below are some common FAQ’s about Blepharoplasty surgery.

What is the price of Blepharoplasty?

All procedures at Reflect Clinic are unique to you. To find out a price for your Blepharoplasty please book a Consultation and discuss your needs with our Expert Surgeon, Mr Gerard Lambe.

You should not have this 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.

What is a Blepharoplasty ?

This is the technical term used by surgeons to describe the operation to remove excess skin. 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 by Mr Lambe about 7 days later.

Upper Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelift)

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.

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?

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

Schedule a Consultation with The Best Cosmetic Surgeon In Manchester

To make a personal appointment at a time and hospital of your choice in Manchester or Cheshire, please contact us via telephone or by using our Contact Form.

Reflect Clinic is located in Spire Manchester Hospital (in Didsbury) and Spire Cheshire (based in Warrington) and works with patients around the UK and abroad. If you're from a different area then speak to Jayne and we can look after you further by helping with your transport and accommodation.

If you would like to discuss improvements to your face and body and what can be achieved with plastic or cosmetic surgery, then come and see The Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in Manchester or Cheshire at their Spire Hospitals and discuss your options in an empathetic and understanding environment with Gerard Lambe who you've seen on BBC Breakfast, Real Housewives of Cheshire and This Morning TV programmes.

Your Consultation cost is £195 so just call Jayne on 0161 393 3993 to schedule your Consultation and discuss both the cosmetic surgery procedure you are interested in and the options available to you.

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