Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery to improve the aesthetics of the eyelids. These types of operations are designed to fix droopy eyelids due to aging, as well as being a viable solution to improve the look of tired, haggard eyes that over-the-counter medication can’t alleviate. Even though the procedure can be one on the upper or lower half of the eyelid, most prospective candidates look to remediate issues with their lower lids.
In lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision into the drooping skin that may be impairing their vision. The cut is typically formed along the lash line, or sometimes along the lateral creases. Excess skin, fat, and tissue is then removed and then secured with sutures. It’s a procedure that is done in less than two hours while the patient is under local anesthesia. Depending on the candidate, transconjunctival blepharoplasty is done with the precision made within the lower eyelid. These are sometimes preferred since there are hardly any visible signs of an incision, with self-dissolving sutures discreetly dissolving over time.
Limitations of Blepharoplasty.
While effective at removing drooping skin, it is important to note that it won’t be effective against dark circles, nor can it change the shape and behavior of sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty is sometimes used in conjunction with other treatments for a more youthful look.
Factors That Effect Lower Blepharoplasty Costs
The lower blepharoplasty cost in the United Kingdom can vary between £3100 and upwards to £6,000. This broad range is largely dependent on several factors – factors that curious candidates should be aware of.
The Surgeon’s Fee.
For the most part, the bulk of the surgery cost will be the compensation for the surgeon’s experience and expertise. For more specialized procedures, like a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, expect to pay for that type of surgical procedure. Costs are also a reflection on the surgery’s length. More intense and time-consuming a procedure, the more it will cost the candidate. Thankfully most blepharoplasty is done in less than two hours.
Anesthesia and Facilities.
The cost of anesthesia and operating facilities are also passed on and makes part of the final cost of a blepharoplasty procedure.
Mark Ho-Asjoe, Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in London
Mark Ho-Asjoe is the curator behind cosmetic surgery clinic throughout London. Highly sought after as a skilled plastic surgeon and an authority in specialty procedure, blepharoplasties are performed in clinics throughout his UK offices.