Do I need under-eye surgery?
Sometimes lifestyle changes may help with under-eye bags. Puffiness can sometimes be caused by allergies to medications or irritants in the environment. Smoking, a diet high in salt, and lack of sleep can all worsen under-eye bags. It may be possible to reduce existing puffiness by sleeping in a slightly elevated position or by holding cold compresses to the eye area. However, if you find that simple lifestyle changes have no impact on your under-eye bags and they concern you, book a consultation at our Bristol clinic to see if blepharoplasty is right for you.
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What happens during a blepharoplasty?
Your surgeon will make a small slit along your lower lid below the eyelashes. If possible, the cut will follow the line of your natural eye crease or could be inside the lower lid. Any excess fat, skin, or muscle is removed, and the cut closed again. Blepharoplasty will give your eye area a much smoother and refreshed appearance. It can also be performed on your upper lid to improve the appearance of ‘hooded’ eyes.
How long will it take to recover from surgery to remove eye bags?
In common with all surgical procedures, blepharoplasty carries the risk of swelling. The eye area is particularly susceptible to puffiness, and your eye area may be puffy for up to ten days post-surgery. You can encourage the swelling to go down as quickly as possible by taking a few precautions. Sleeping propped up with pillows will help drain the fluid from the area. Gently applying a cold compress or ice pack will also help. Make sure that whatever you use in covered in a soft material that will not stick to your skin. Avoid alcohol and salty foods as both can make fluid retention worse. Contact lenses could irritate your eyes, so glasses are better for the first week. Pain is not usually a big problem, but pain killers can be used if necessary.
Your surgeon will see you a week after surgery, and then follow-up will continue for a year. After 12 weeks, all the post-surgical bruising and puffiness should have settled, and your under-eye area will be rejuvenated!
The cost of eye bag removal surgery in Bristol
All patients coming to the Elena Prousskaia clinic have an initial consultation with their surgeon. This consultation is a crucial opportunity to discuss your hopes for the operation and for your surgeon to explain what will happen during surgery. This first meeting will cost between £200 to £250 depending on location. The cost of the surgery itself starts at £4620. Your hospital fees, the surgery, and all post-operative consultations are included in this cost.
Why choose Elena Prousskaia for eye bag surgery, Bristol?
Elena Prousskaia is one of the most renowned aesthetic surgeons in the UK. She has worked in the NHS as a consultant and has developed several successful private clinics across the UK. Many patients choose Elena for her calm and friendly manner as well as her expertise. Her Bristol Clinic is based in the ultra-modern Spire Hospital and welcomes patients from across the South West.
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Spire Bristol Hospital,
Bristol, BS6 6UT
Tel 0117 453 4074
Travelling by car
From M5 Junction 17
Follow the A4018 for Bristol West and Bristol Zoo for approximately four miles. With the Downs and water tower on the right, you will come to a roundabout on this road. Take the left hand turn into Redland Hill and immediately turn left into Spire Bristol Hospital.
From M4 Junction 19
Follow the M32 leading into Bristol. Take the M32 into the city centre and then follow the signs for Clifton and the A4018. At the top of Whiteladies Road, bear right for Redland to find the hospital.
Bristol Spire Hospital has 100 free car parking spaces.
Take the train to either Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads stations. Bristol Parkway station is approximately four miles from Spire Bristol Hospital (20-30 minutes by taxi) on the outskirts of Bristol. Temple Meads station is close to the city centre and only 10-15 minutes from Spire Bristol Hospital by taxi.