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Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Lift Surgery

Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Lift Surgery

Blepharoplasty, or Eyelid Lift Surgery or Eye Bag Surgery, is a procedure used to treat sagging eyelids.

As the eyes age, the skin stretches and the muscles that support the eye begin to weaken, causing the eyelid to droop and deeper folds to develop. This can result in a tired, aged look, that may leave you feeling self-conscious.

The aim is to provide a more youthful, fresh and natural appearance to the upper and lower eyelids, improve the drooping, tired eye look and remove redundant skin.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty can be performed under local anaesthetic and as a day case treatment. The incision is made in the natural crease above the eyelashes and extends at the side of the eye. Excess skin is removed from the upper eyelid, with repositioning of the fat deposits and tightening of the muscle.

Lower Blepharoplasty

For lower blepharoplasty, general anaesthetic is recommended as an inpatient. Through an incision made just below the lash line, the skin is lifted from the lower lid and the excess fat is redistributed or removed. The skin is then re-draped and the excess removed. The surgery may sometimes require a tightening of the lower eyelid (canthopexy).

The eyes will experience swelling and bruising that will last for some weeks after the surgery, and sleeping on your back on a couple of pillows is recommended. Wearing sunglasses can help, reducing eye sensitivity to light. Final results will be visible after a few months and you can expect your eyes to look less puffy and more youthful in appearance.


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Frequently asked questions

You may be a suitable candidate for a blepharoplasty  if you are experiencing drooping, tired looking eyelids. A full assessment prior to any eyelid surgery will address the cause for your drooping eyelids and determine your suitability.

The discomfort caused by a surgical procedure is eradicated by suitable anaesthesia for the actual operation, with a course of appropriate pain relief to ease the tenderness felt afterwards.

Common risks are swelling and bruising which will subside in a matter of weeks. Less frequent risks include bleeding, infection, abnormal scarring, ectropion (lower eyelid pulled out), lagophthalmos (inability to fully close the eyes), ptosis (drooping of the eyelid), scleral show, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, grittiness, eye watering (epiphora) and eyelash loss. Extremely rare risks are scarring of the cornea, blindness and diplopia (double vision).

Swelling and bruising to the eye area can be fairly significant and may take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Use of cold packs and witch-hazel eye packs postoperatively can help with swelling and bruising. A period of up to 2 weeks off work may be required. Upper blepharoplasty, in particular, has a fairly quick recovery and high patient satisfaction.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



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  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

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How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £130 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Secretary

Call Clare on 07538 012918 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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