If your drooping upper eyelids make you look tired or interfere with your vision, contact the Elena Prousskaia Clinic for first-class blepharoplasty in London.
In Miss Prousskaia’s skillful hands, blepharoplasty is a safe and straightforward surgical procedure that will remove excess skin and refresh your eye area.
Upper eyelid surgery is just one of a comprehensive range of cosmetic surgery procedures offered by Elena Prousskaia, one of the UK’s most highly respected aesthetic surgeons.
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Elena Prousskaia has worked as a successful plastic and cosmetic surgeon for two decades, both as a consultant in the NHS and in her private practice.
Her reputation for surgical expertise and her empathetic approach to her patients mean that her services are in high demand. Elena has busy clinics in several locations across the South of England, including her London clinic based in the prestigious Welbeck Hospital near Harley Street.
Blepharoplasty may seem minor, but the eye area is anatomically complicated with many nerves and muscles. It is essential that you choose a highly skilled and experienced surgeon like Elena, who brings the same level of skill and concern to every procedure.
During a blepharoplasty, Elena will make small incisions in the creases of the eyelids, then trim the stretched, sagging skin and remove excess fat. At the same time, she will tighten lax muscles. The incisions are sewn together with tiny stitches that will dissolve in time.
Blepharoplasty takes about two hours to perform and will significantly and positively change your appearance.
You can see some before and after pictures here.
Your eye area will be puffy and bruised for up to ten days after your blepharoplasty.
Elena encourages her patients to use ice packs to reduce the swelling and to sleep propped up so that fluid drains from the face.
You should not anticipate severe pain after surgery; ordinary painkillers can manage any discomfort.
If you are a contact lens wearer, it is advisable to wear glasses instead for the first week as lenses could irritate the incisions.
You will return to the clinic to allow Miss Prousskaia to check your progress after a week and then at intervals until you are fully healed.
Your lids should be fully healed after three months. The drooping skin will be gone, and your eye area will look refreshed and more youthful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.VIEW ALL PRICES
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