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Correction of Upper/Lower Eyelids (Blepharoplasty Procedure) at MACS Clinic

Posted on: 21 Mar 2024

Why Upper Eyelid becomes hooded and Lower Eyelid becomes baggy?

The aging process impacts the upper eyelids in various ways. Firstly, the skin loses its natural tone and begins to sag over the upper eyelid’s crease due to decreased elasticity. This is compounded by the natural thinning of the collagen network as we mature. Furthermore, genetic predisposition can play a significant role, with hereditary factors contributing to the development of hooded eyelids even at a young age. Lifestyle choices such as smoking and prolonged sun exposure accelerate the thinning of the skin, making it more prone to sagging. Additionally, weakening of the soft tissues, including muscles, can lead to herniation of the fat pads, further exacerbating the appearance of sagging and bagginess in the upper and lower eyelids

Useful information for patients seeking Correction of an Upper Eyelid/Lower Eyelid:

Women have expressed frustration with applying makeup to their upper eyelids due to the presence of loose, redundant skin obstructing the process. Particularly with mascara, the loose skin can cause smudging, leading to further inconvenience. Additionally, they often receive comments from friends suggesting they appear tired or sleep-deprived, likely due to the sagging and hooded appearance of their eyelids. This can also contribute to them feeling as though they look older than their actual age. These challenges highlight the impact of eyelid aging not only on appearance but also on daily activities and self-perception.

Steps for booking a consultation with Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria at MACS Clinic

You can contact our clinic by phone at 020 7078 4378 or via WhatsApp at 07792 648 726. Alternatively, you can email us at If you prefer, you can also fill out your details on our contact form at MACS clinic staff will respond and offer you a complimentary video or face-to-face consultation with our senior consultant plastic surgeon, Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria. Additionally, we will provide you with a detailed information factsheet about the correction of upper and lower eyelid so that you can have a better insight about this procedure. During your consultation, Mr. Vadodaria will thoroughly explain all aspects of the Upper/Lower Eyelid correction procedure, including potential risks, complications, and post-operative care. He will also present representative before and after photos/videos of previous eyelid correction patients from his practice. Following the consultation, MACS Clinic team will send you a procedure estimate to assist you in planning accordingly.

Cost of Correction of Upper/Lower Eyelid at MACS Clinic

The cost of the Correction of Upper Eyelid (Blepharoplasty) procedure ranges from £2500 to £3250, while the Correction of Lower Eyelid (Blepharoplasty) procedure ranges from £4000 to £5000. If you wish to have correction of both upper and lower eyelids (Blepharoplasty), the procedure ranges from £5500 to £6500. These prices may vary based on factors such as the type of anaesthetics used and your choice of clinic or hospital. Following your consultation with Mr. Vadodaria, a final cost estimate will be provided to you.

Which technique Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria uses to perform the Correction of Upper/Lower Eyelid?

For the upper eyelid, an incision is carefully made within the natural crease or just below the eyelash for the lower lid. These incisions are extended slightly into the lines that extend to the corner of the eye. Through these incisions, excess skin and fat are delicately removed.

In the case of lower eyelids, additional support is provided by anchoring them with the outer border of the orbital wall through a technique known as lateral canthopexy. Finally, dissolvable stitches are used to close the wounds.

Upper Eyelid Correction Technique

What to expect on the day of your operation for correction of Upper/Lower Eyelid at MACS Clinic?

You will have to complete the consent process to ensure you fully understand the treatment and its potential risks. Additionally, in compliance with National Government Law, a pregnancy test will be conducted. Mr. Vadodaria typically prefers to perform upper eyelid reduction under local anaesthetics and lower eyelid reduction under general anaesthetics. The procedure is performed as a day case procedure and generally takes approximately 1 to 2 hours. To manage any discomfort post-procedure, prescriptions for painkillers and antibiotics in tablet or ointment form will be provided. Additionally, you will receive a comprehensive post-operative information leaflet to guide you through the recovery process.

What post-operative care you need to take after the Correction of Upper/Lower Eyelid at MACS Clinic?

You need to take your antibiotics, analgesics (painkillers), and apply antibiotic ointment as per Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria’s instructions. It is recommended to keep your head elevated for a few days post-procedure to help reduce swelling. You will have to apply Cold compression in the treated area to reduce swelling.

Our staff will schedule follow-up appointments with Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria at 1 week and 6 weeks after the procedure.

What are the risks of the Upper/Lower Eyelid Correction at MACS Clinic?

Although rare, potential risks and complications associated with the Blepharoplasty procedure (Correction of Upper/Lower Eyelid) include scarring, swelling, bruising, discolouration, undercorrection, overcorrection, asymmetry, ectropion, chemosis, dry eye, and even blindness (not limited to the listed complications). If a revision is required, Mr. Vadodaria waives his surgeon’s fee, although the theatre cost remains payable. The revision rate for this procedure is less than 5% at MACS Clinic.

For more information about Correction of Upper/Lower Eyelid visit: or or contact MACS Clinic at 020 7078 4378 or 07792 648726.

Before and After Photos

Upper Eyelid Correction performed at MACS Clinic under local anaesthetics Patient – 1
Upper Eyelid Correction performed at MACS Clinic under local anaesthetics Patient – 1
Lower Eyelid Correction performed at MACS Clinic under local anaesthetics Patient – 2