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.
In this page, we look at:
• Planning your Eyelid Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
• What is Blepharoplasty Surgery
• Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic for Your Eyelid Surgery?
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.
What is Blepharoplasty Surgery
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and sometimes excess muscle and fat from your upper & Lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can reduce skin excess, puffiness caused by protrusion of fat pads and even improve your visual fields in situations where heavy excess skin causes hooding over the eyes.
Blepharoplasty does not improve the “crow’s feet” wrinkles and those between the eyebrows or the low position of your eyebrows. Blepharoplasty offers you a refreshed and younger looking appearance around your eyes. Blepharoplasty is designed individually for each patient, depending on your personal needs. Blepharoplasty can be performed simultaneously with a face-lift and other surgical procedures.
Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic for Your Eyelid Surgery?
Elena is one of the UK’s most sought after aesthetic surgeons for her artistry, calm and friendly manner. Ms Elena Prousskaia has been carrying out aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures for more than 20 years.
Elena trained for eight years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and since then has held leading UK and internatal Fellowships to enhance her surgical skills. As an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Southmead Hospital, she dedicated several years to complex microsurgical reconstruction and general plastic surgery. During this time at North Bristol Trust, she particularly enjoyed rebuilding patients giving them their body and confidence back. At present, Ms Prousskaia runs her own successful private practice performing full range of plastic and aesthetic surgery for face, body and breast. Elena Prousskaia consults in several clinics around the UK. Please see the ‘Our Locations’ tab in the menu for exact addresses or call us to discuss your closest location.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Risks Of Eyelid Surgery?
Any surgical procedure comes with some risks. Like any operation, blepharoplasty poses a risk of bleeding, infection, scarring and an adverse reaction to anaesthesia. It’s also possible to have an allergic reaction to the surgical tape or other materials used during or after the procedure. Elena will provide you with further information about the risks and provide you with a detailed consent form during your consultations. This will help you to minimise the risks.
What Care Is Taken Before And After Eyelid Surgery?
Following your initial consultation It is normal to 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. During this consultation, you will have a fully informed consent form instructing what to do before and after surgery for the best outcome. The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of its aftercare so we will make absolutely sure you know what to expect, and how much rest is needed. We will give you specific instructions that may include how to care for your eyes following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with Elena.
Am I A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?
Most of our blepharoplasty patients are over 35 years old, however ultimately age does not matter. Elena will look at the condition of your skin regardless of age. 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. However, 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 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 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.
Can I have surgery if I wear Glasses?
If you wear contact lenses, you will not be able to wear these in the first days after surgery. As glasses make no direct contact with the eyes, they are safe to use. 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. However if you go 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.
How Long Does Surgery Take?
Generally speaking this surgery takes around 2.5 hours, although this varies depending on the nature of the procedure.
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.
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
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
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
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
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!