Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

Depending on your wishes, Elena can remove the excess skin from your upper and/or lower eyelids, remodel and tighten the underlying muscles and fat.

Planning your Eyelid Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Choosing the surgery that will give you the optimal result is very important. Our eyelids are anatomically complex structures and every case needs an individual approach, which you will plan together during a detailed conversation and examination in the clinic.

It is normal to then have a second consultation, for you to ask any further questions, once you have had time to consider the different surgical options. After the decision is made we will carefully prepare for your surgery.

Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic for Your Eyelid Surgery?

Elena is one of the UK’s most sought after cosmetic surgeons for her artistry, and calm bedside manner.

Situated at the world renowned McIndoe Surgical Centre in East Grinstead, her clinic is well situated for patients in both the South East of the UK and further afield.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Risks Of Eyelid Surgery ?

Elena will also fully explain the risks associated with the operation. We will only go ahead with the procedure once you are completely ready and happy with the choice you have made together.

What Care Is Taken Before And After Eyelid Surgery ?

In the first days after cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), patients will not be able to wear their contact lenses . If you own a pair of prescription glasses, be sure to wear those while you are recovering from cosmetic eyelid surgery. Since glasses make no direct contact with the eyes, they are safe and comfortable to use. Additionally, when you’re outdoors, be sure to wear sunglasses. This will hide your eyes from view after surgery has been performed and will also protect your eyelids from direct sun exposure. In fact, you won’t be able to do much. A patient’s focus will be on resting in those early days of recovery, which means avoiding strenuous physical activities as well as activities that may result in eyestrain. Patients will often be given ointment to apply to their eyelids, as well as eye drops to use if their eyes feel dry or irritated.

Am I A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty ?

Ultimately age does not matter , Elena will look at the condition of your skin regardless of age. Depending on your genetic makeup and lifestyle, you could be as young as 35, or old as 65 years of age. However, that being said, most of our blepharoplasty patients are over 35 years old. Eyelid surgery is typically for those patients who are seeking to reduce droopy eyelids, or “bags” under the eyes, for a younger, more open-eyed look. But the surgery has also a functional purpose in that some people’s eyelids are sagging to such a degree that it actually interferes with their vision. In these cases, the procedure can make a huge improvement to their daily life.

What Is The cost Of Surgery ?

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Recovery From Blepharoplasty Surgery ?

In this first week there will be some puffiness or swelling around the eyes. This is completely normal and part of the post op healing process, and should subside within 7-10 days. The incisions around your eyes may be pink and quite visible, and your eyelids may feel numb for several days. Your eyes may also be watery, dry, and sensitive to light. You may also experience some tenderness and bruising around the eyes resulting in a “black eyed” appearance. Some recommended tips for reducing the swelling around your eyes include: Sleep elevated on two pillows.
Use ice and cold compresses – especially in first few days.
Avoid wearing contacts for this first week but glasses are okay.
Drink plenty of water and fluids, but avoid alcohol.
Eat a light healthy food that is low in salt.
Rest, rest, and more rest.
You may also experience some double vision or blurriness a few days post op. Wear dark sunglasses during this period particularly if you’re going outdoors.

Treatment Cost

The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.

The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.

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Initial Consultation...

£150

Surgery Costs From...

£4200+

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 1 - 2 hours
Hospital Stay 1 or day case
Initial Recovery Time 1 - 2 weeks
Anaesthetic Local or general
Final Result 1 - 3 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks & 1 year

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WHAT DO ELENA'S PATIENTS SAY...

Elena is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I had PIP implants and was looking to have them changed. I knew Elena was the surgeon to help, she put me at ease and explained my options. The lovely ladies in her office were helpful, I wanted to get sorted asap, when an alternative date was available contacted me straight away. I received outstanding care from start to finish from Elena, her team and the hospital.  The aftercare is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, can call any time. I was so relaxed, I knew I was in great hands.  The final results are fantastic. Elena has worked magic and I couldn’t be happier.  I’m so glad I found her. I can’t thank her and her team enough.  

LMS – implant Removal & Replacement

I have been self conscious for the whole of my adult life and I cannot express how much this surgery  has changed things for me. Both mentally and physically. I highly recommend Elena. She supported me throughout my journey from start to finish. Elena is very particular which for me is really important. Elena really took care of me from initial consultation right through to surgery and aftercare.My scaring is minimal and I am absolutely over the moon with my results. Thank you Elena!

JB – Breast Reduction

I have been both physically and mentally uncomfortable in my body since I was 12. I was born with ‘breast mutation’ and I first had surgery to correct this through the NHS at 16 years old. The surgery I have had with Elena, 17 years later, has removed the NHS implants, one of which had ruptured, and completely altered the shape of my chest. By doing this she has made me look and feel like a woman for the first time in my life. She is at all times quietly kind and fiercely adept. A true artist. She has surrounded herself with the most wonderful team and I cannot thank them all enough for the new lease of life that I have been given.

EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants

Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.

SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction

Had surgery with Elena in September, I was extremely anxious about the whole thing, but Elena and her whole team, from admin to the hospital staff were amazing with me and reassured me throughout my journey. I can not recommend Elena enough, and she has changed my life for the better! Already saving for my next operation with her!

SM – Abdominoplasty & Arm Lift

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