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Welcome to City Dermatology Clinic, London’s premier destination for upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty), renowned for addressing cosmetic concerns related to droopy or hooded eyelids. Our esteemed collective of London’s finest surgeons is at the forefront of cosmetic enhancement, offering personalised and cutting-edge upper incision techniques. Specialising in the reduction of excess skin and the refinement of the eye area, we’re committed to revitalising your appearance through meticulous attention to detail, ensuring a seamless recovery process. At City Dermatology Clinic, we provide a harmonious blend of expert care and aesthetic precision, aimed at elevating your natural beauty and enhancing your confidence.

Upper Blepharoplasty, commonly known as upper eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at addressing concerns related to the upper eyelid area. This surgical intervention focuses on the removal or reduction of excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper eyelids, which can lead to a droopy or hooded appearance. The goal of upper blepharoplasty is not only to rejuvenate the area surrounding the eyes but also to improve the field of vision in cases where the eyelid’s position impairs it. By creating a more defined eyelid crease and removing unnecessary bulk, the procedure can significantly enhance facial aesthetics and contribute to a more youthful and alert appearance.

Patients choose City Dermatology Clinic for their upper blepharoplasty needs because of our commitment to excellence and personalised care.

In upper blepharoplasty, the surgeon employs a precise incision technique, carefully making cuts along the natural crease of the upper eyelid. This approach allows for the removal or repositioning of excess skin, muscle, and fat, ensuring any resulting scars are well-hidden within the eyelid’s natural folds, thereby minimising their visibility.

 

When considering upper blepharoplasty at City Dermatology Clinic, patients can expect a thorough consultation process, during which our expert surgeons discuss the treatment options and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. Our goal is to tailor each treatment plan to the patient’s specific needs and desired outcomes, ensuring the best possible results.

 

Initial Consultation

  • Each patient undergoes a detailed facial analysis to evaluate the extent of excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids, as well as to assess their overall facial anatomy. This helps in determining the most effective surgical approach.
  • Patients are encouraged to discuss their aesthetic goals with their surgeon. This ensures that both patient and surgeon have a clear understanding of the desired outcomes and can set realistic expectations.

 

Anesthesia Options

  • For many upper blepharoplasty procedures, local anesthesia is sufficient. This involves numbing the area around the eyes while the patient remains awake, minimising the risks associated with general anesthesia.
  • In some cases, patients may opt for sedation in addition to local anesthesia. This “twilight” sedation helps patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during the procedure without being fully unconscious.
  • Although less common for upper blepharoplasty, general anesthesia may be recommended for patients undergoing multiple procedures simultaneously or for those who prefer to be completely asleep during surgery.

At City Dermatology Clinic, we understand the importance of transparency and ensuring our patients feel fully informed and comfortable with their treatment plan. While your surgeon will provide a comprehensive overview tailored to your specific needs, here’s a general outline of what to expect during the upper eyelid surgery process.

 

Pre-Procedure Consultation

  1. Your journey begins with a detailed evaluation where your surgeon assesses the condition of your eyelids, discusses your aesthetic goals, and reviews your medical history to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for the surgery.
  2. Together, you and your surgeon will develop a personalised treatment plan. This plan includes discussing the incision technique that will be used, the extent of the correction desired, and the type of anesthesia recommended for your comfort during the procedure.
  3. You’ll receive instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, including any adjustments to medications, fasting requirements, and what to bring on the day of the procedure.

 

Day of Surgery

  1. Upon arrival at the clinic, you’ll be made comfortable in the surgical area where the chosen form of anesthesia will be administered, ensuring you feel no discomfort during the procedure.
  2. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon makes precise incisions along the natural creases of your upper eyelids. This strategic placement ensures that any resulting scars are discreetly hidden within the natural folds of the skin.
  3. Through these incisions, excess skin, fat, and muscle are either removed or repositioned to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. The surgeon meticulously shapes the area around the eyes to ensure a natural-looking result.
  4. After the necessary adjustments have been made, the incisions are closed with fine sutures, which may be removed or dissolve on their own over time.

 

Post-Procedure Care

  1. You will spend a short period in our recovery area under observation. Once the immediate effects of anesthesia wear off and the medical team confirms you’re in stable condition, you can go home with a set of post-operative care instructions.
  2. Recovery varies among individuals, but most patients experience some swelling and bruising, which subsides within a week or two. Cold compresses and elevating your head can help minimise swelling. You’ll also be advised on how to care for your eyes and when to apply any prescribed medications or ointments.
  3. Scheduled follow-up appointments allow your surgeon to monitor your healing process, remove sutures if necessary, and address any concerns you might have.

City Dermatology Clinic stands at the forefront of cosmetic eyelid surgery, offering personalised, professional care to each patient. Our clinics, ideally located in London’s prestigious Harley Street and the City of London, are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, providing a comfortable and private environment for all our procedures. When choosing us for upper eyelid surgery, patients can anticipate a multitude of aesthetic and functional benefits, enhancing not only their appearance but also their quality of life.

 

Aesthetic Outcomes and Benefits

  1. Upper eyelid surgery effectively removes excess skin and fat, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look. This procedure can significantly reduce the appearance of drooping eyelids and wrinkles, revitalising the entire face.

  2. By addressing the sagging or hooded appearance of the eyelids, this surgery opens up the eye area, making the eyes appear larger and more alert. This can dramatically improve a person’s expression and overall facial aesthetics.

  3. Our experienced surgeons are experts in creating results that complement your natural facial structure. The aim is not just to enhance but to do so in a way that respects your inherent features, ensuring that the outcome looks as natural as possible.

  4. Recognising that every individual’s anatomy and aesthetic goals are unique, we tailor each treatment plan to match. This bespoke approach ensures that the results meet or exceed expectations, with patient satisfaction as our top priority.

  5. Thanks to the precision of the incision techniques used, any scarring is well-concealed within the natural creases of the eyelids, making it virtually invisible once fully healed.

 

Functional Benefits

  1. For some patients, upper eyelid surgery can remove the obstruction caused by excess skin, enhancing peripheral vision and making daily activities such as reading and driving easier and more comfortable.

  2. By lifting the weight of excess skin from the eyelids, patients often find a noticeable reduction in eyestrain and fatigue, especially those who previously struggled with severely droopy eyelids.

 

Overall Well-being and Confidence

  1. A rejuvenated appearance often leads to an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem, as patients feel more comfortable and positive about their looks.

  2. Beyond the physical improvements, the psychological uplift from looking and feeling better can have a profound impact on one’s mental health and social interactions.

Who is Suitable for Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, is a highly sought-after cosmetic procedure for those wishing to rejuvenate the area around their eyes. It’s particularly beneficial for individuals aiming to rectify signs of ageing such as sagging eyelids, which can give the face a perennially tired or worn expression. However, suitability for this surgery extends beyond merely desiring aesthetic improvements; it encompasses a range of health and lifestyle factors that ensure the best possible outcomes with minimal risks

 

The determination of whether upper eyelid surgery is right for you will be made during a detailed consultation with a qualified surgeon. This assessment includes a comprehensive review of your medical history, an examination of your eyelid anatomy, and a discussion about your aesthetic aspirations and concerns. The objective is to ensure that upper blepharoplasty aligns with your overall health status and cosmetic goals, guaranteeing a safe procedure with outcomes that meet or exceed your expectations.

 

 

Our Team

Upper Blepharoplasty Surgeons

At City Dermatology Clinic, our highly specialised team includes the most sought-after surgeons in upper eyelid surgery. With hundreds of successful procedures to their credit, our experts blend technical precision with aesthetic vision to exceed patient expectations, making us the best choice for those seeking top-tier, transformative eyelid surgery results.

At City Dermatology Clinic, our highly specialised team includes the most sought-after surgeons in upper eyelid surgery. With hundreds of successful procedures to their credit, our experts blend technical precision with aesthetic vision to exceed patient expectations, making us the best choice for those seeking top-tier, transformative eyelid surgery results.

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Jana Torres-Grau
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Georgios Pafitanis
MD, PhD
Dr. Vincenzo Ottaviano
MA MBBS FRCS Plast
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski
MD, PhD
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Jana Torres-Grau

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Georgios Pafitanis

MD, PhD

 

Dr. Vincenzo Ottaviano

MA MBBS FRCS Plast

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski

MD, PhD

 

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Upper Blepharoplasty Aftercare

Immediately following your upper eyelid surgery, our committed aftercare team will equip you with detailed post-operative care instructions. These instructions will cover how to properly care for the surgical area, manage any discomfort you may experience, and minimise the risk of infection. You will be advised on appropriate medication, maintaining cleanliness around the eyes, and identifying which activities should be avoided during the initial recovery period.

 

In the subsequent days and weeks after your surgery, we schedule a series of follow-up appointments with your surgeon. These meetings are essential for monitoring your recovery process, providing an opportunity to discuss any queries or concerns, and, if necessary, to make adjustments to your aftercare plan. These appointments are a cornerstone of our aftercare service, ensuring that your healing is on track and meeting our high standards of care.

Upper Blepharoplasty FAQs

What is the ideal age to consider upper blepharoplasty?

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer regarding the ideal age for upper blepharoplasty, as the need for the procedure is more closely tied to individual concerns and conditions rather than age. Typically, people begin to consider eyelid surgery from their mid-30s onwards, as this is when signs of ageing around the eyes often start to become more noticeable. However, genetic factors can mean some individuals might benefit from the procedure earlier. It’s essential to have a personal consultation to assess your specific situation and determine the right time for you, based on both your aesthetic goals and the physical condition of your eyelids.

How long should I take off work after undergoing upper blepharoplasty?

The amount of time needed off work after upper blepharoplasty can vary depending on the nature of your job and how you heal. Generally, patients are advised to take at least one to two weeks off work to allow for initial recovery and to minimise exposure to environments that could strain the eyes or compromise healing. If your job involves heavy physical activity or exposure to potentially irritant environments (like dust or chemicals), a longer period off might be necessary. Your surgeon will provide tailored advice based on your specific situation and the progress of your recovery.

Will there be visible scars after upper blepharoplasty?

Upper blepharoplasty involves making incisions in the natural crease of the eyelid, which means any resulting scars are typically well-concealed. As the incisions follow the natural lines of your eyelids, once healed, they are usually barely noticeable. The visibility of scars can also depend on individual healing processes, but following post-operative care instructions closely, such as avoiding sun exposure and not smoking, can help minimise scar visibility. Our clinic uses meticulous techniques to ensure scars are as discreet as possible, aligning with our commitment to achieving natural-looking results.

How should I prepare for upper eyelid surgery?

Preparation for upper eyelid surgery involves several steps to ensure you are physically and mentally ready for the procedure and to aid in a smooth recovery. Prior to surgery, you’ll have a detailed consultation with your surgeon, during which you should disclose your full medical history, including any medications or supplements you’re taking. It’s crucial to follow any advice given about medications, especially instructions to avoid blood-thinning agents like aspirin or certain herbal supplements that can increase bleeding risk. Smoking cessation is strongly advised for several weeks before and after surgery to enhance healing. We also recommend arranging for someone to accompany you home after the procedure and assist you for the first few days during your initial recovery at home. Preparing your recovery area with necessities within easy reach and planning for a period of rest will also be beneficial.

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