Eye bag removal

Blepharoplasty surgery, eye lid surgery or eye bag removal surgery is an operation to correct the effects of aging, sun-damage and puffiness surrounding the eyes. Its purpose is to lift drooping eyelids, removing excess skin and improve smoothness and contours around the eyes.

Eye Bag RemovalWHY CHOOSE EYE BAG REMOVAL?

Special eye creams, cosmetic highlighters and concealers cannot disguise eye bags or drooping lids. Once you have this condition it is impossible to correct it without cosmetic surgery. Eye bag cosmetic surgery could make your face appear brighter, younger and more refreshed. Blepharoplasty procedures take a few hours, after which you can return home to relax and recuperate. There will be some swelling and bruising, but in a couple of weeks improvements will be evident.

Liberate cosmetic surgeons, all members of BAAPS and/or BAPRAS, have successfully completed these procedures countless times, so you can be assured that whoever you choose is highly qualified to carry out your procedure.

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Eyes are the first thing most people notice about you. With age the skin around your eyes loses elasticity. Folds develop on upper eyelids and creases under your lower lids. Bags are caused by an accumulation of fat; with age the skin stretches and muscles around the eyes weaken. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can remove excess skin, fat, or both, from around your eyes.

A consultation with an eye bag removal surgeon offers you the opportunity to have your questions answered and become better informed about the approaches and alternatives that are available today.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

A meeting is scheduled between you and your chosen surgeon, who will explain the procedures, the potential risks and non-surgical alternatives. They are responsible for your cosmetic surgery by conventional or laser means, recovery and aftercare. There are different forms of cosmetic eye bag removal. Depending on the type of operation, surgeon’s fees, anaesthetist’s fees and hospital costs may vary; your eye bag removal price will reflect this.

Our reputation is underpinned by our dedication to patient care, before, during and after treatment. We want you to feel comfortable and reassured with your cosmetic surgery procedure, keeping you informed and supported throughout. Look forward to achieving the optimal look you want with Liberate.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING EYE BAG REMOVAL SURGERY?

Your surgeon will discuss options for anaesthesia with you. Blepharoplasty surgery is usually done as a day case under general anaesthesia. 

Surgery on upper eyelids involves an incision above your eyelash in the crease line, extending to the crow’s feet. Excess skin and fat are trimmed before closing the area with fine sutures. 

Surgery on lower lids involves an incision below the eyelashes. Skin is lifted, excess tissues are removed or re-draped and often the cheek is lifted too. Skin is lifted up and outwards to make sure there is sufficient tension before the cut is stitched.

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty may be performed in some cases. Lower lids and circles beneath the eyes are accessed without incision from inside the lower lid. This can be combined with a laser or chemical peel to resurface the lower lid.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER SURGERY?

Your surgeon will apply ointment to stop your eye area from drying out and your eyelids will be taped with paper to support stitches. You will have some swelling around your eyes but will be able to go home with assistance and rest until the effects of anaesthesia have passed.

Medication will be prescribed, such as ointment and advice on care will be given. After a few days it is likely that you will be able to read or watch television and you can return to work after about a week. Stitches will either dissolve or will be removed after a few days. 

 

 

The Liberate Process
Book your consultation

Once you have chosen your surgeon, there are a number of ways to make contact and arrange your initial consultation.

You can send your questions via the contact us page or email us directly here and a member of the Liberate team will contact you to answer any questions you may have and book your appointment.

Meet your surgeon

The next step is to meet the surgeon of your choice. It is likely he/ she consults at two or three different hospitals; we can help you determine which location would be most convenient for you.

During an initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you your concerns and examine you to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for surgery.

He/ She will comprehensively explain what is involved in your procedure and discuss any possible risks associated with the procedure. This will be your first chance to ask all those questions!

Be sure to ask to see the surgeon’s before and after photographs. He/ She will be able to show you photographs of patients in a similar situation to yourself. This can be very useful for you to view the surgeon’s previous results to get an idea of what can be achieved.

Second consultation

Following your initial consultation, your surgeon will ask you to take time to think over all the information you have been given and talk it over with your friends and family. It is best practice for the surgeon to invite you back for a second consultation before you go ahead with any surgery.

This is a good opportunity to ask any questions that may have arisen since your first appointment. The surgeon will go through the procedure in more detail and ensure you have realistic expectations of the results possible.

Surgery

When all your questions and concerns have been answered, the surgeon’s secretary will arrange a convenient date for your surgery. Try to avoid any important dates and events which may clash with your recovery period.

Each patient is different and it is difficult to predict how long your recovery will take. If you have young children make sure you have appropriate child care in place in order for you to recuperate and relax at home without having to look after the children.

After care

With Liberate surgeons, you can rest assured that you will be looked after: before, during, following your surgery and beyond.

All Liberate surgeons make it a priority to see you following your surgery and are available for follow-up appointments.

You’ll be seen by the surgeon who operated on you – not a nurse or a different surgeon. It’s important to us that you see the surgeon you know already.

At Liberate, aftercare is for life.

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