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Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure at MACS Clinic

Posted on: 16 Jun 2024

What is Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fat from the upper eyelids. This surgery can address sagging , hooding and tired looks related to upper eyelids. It’s performed for both cosmetic reasons and/or to improve visual function.

Why Do People Opt for Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

Aesthetic Enhancement:

1. Looking young: Over time, the skin around the eyes loses elasticity, leading to drooping and puffiness.
2. Refreshed Appearance: Reducing excess skin and fat helps reduces a tired or aged look.
3. Symmetry Improvement: For those with asymmetrical eyelids, this procedure can assist in creating a balanced facial appearance (improvement in asymmetry)

Functional Improvement:

1. Better Vision: Excess skin can sometimes droop over the eyelashes, obstructing vision. Removing this skin can improve sight.
2. Comfort: Redundant skin can cause discomfort and irritation. Surgery alleviates these issues.
3. Enhanced Eye Function: By removing excess weight from the eyelids, patients often find their eyes feel less strained and fatigued. This would mean that the forehead wrinkles would be reduced by reducing the over activity of the forehead muscles .
4. Women complains that it is difficult to apply ‘make up ‘ because of excess skin of the upper eyelids. This can be improved by upper blepharoplasty procedure

Who is a Good Candidate for Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

1. Adults with healthy facial tissues and muscles
2. Individuals with realistic goals for the procedure.
3. Patients without serious eye conditions.
4. Non-smokers or those willing to quit before and after surgery.

Steps for Booking a Consultation with Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria at MACS Clinic

Here’s a detailed guide on how you can easily schedule your appointment with Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria, a senior consultant plastic surgeon at MACS Clinic and what to expect during the consultation process.

1. Choose Your Preferred Contact Method:

You can reach out to us through any of the following convenient methods:
* Phone: Call us at 020 7078 4378.
* WhatsApp: Send a message to 07792 648 726.
* Email: Contact us at
* Online Contact Form: Fill out your details on our contact form.

2. Provide Your Details:

When contacting us, be sure to include:

* Your full name.
* Your preferred method of contact (phone number or email).
* A brief description of the procedure you are interested in, such as Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty.

3. Scheduling Your Consultation:

After receiving your inquiry, our staff will get in touch with you to offer a complimentary/free video consultation or face-to-face consultation at the clinic.

4. Receive Additional Information:
Before your consultation, we will provide you with a detailed information factsheet about the correction of the upper eyelids (Upper Blepharoplasty). This document will give you a comprehensive overview of the procedure, helping you understand what to expect.

5. Attend Your Consultation:
During the consultation with Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria, he will thoroughly explain all aspects of the Upper Eyelid correction procedure. He will discuss the potential risks, complications, and post-operative care. Mr. Vadodaria will also present representative before and after photos/videos of previous upper eyelid correction patients.

6. Receive Your Procedure Estimate:
Following the consultation, the MACS Clinic team will send you a detailed cost estimate. This will help you plan accordingly for your procedure.

Understanding the Costs

The cost for eyelid correction procedures at MACS Clinic varies depending on the specifics of your case:

* Upper Eyelid Correction (Blepharoplasty): £2500 to £3250

* Both Upper and Lower Eyelid Correction: £5500 to £6500

These prices may vary based on factors such as the type of anaesthesia used and your choice of clinic or hospital. The final cost estimate will be provided to you after your consultation with Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria.

Which technique Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria uses to perform the Correction of Upper eyelid reduction ?

Mr. Shailesh makes an incision within the natural crease of the eyelid. Excess skin and fat if required are delicately removed through this incision. Mr. Vadodaria uses dissolvable sutures to close the wounds

What to Expect on the Day of Your Upper Eyelid Correction Surgery at MACS Clinic?

Before your surgery begins, you will complete the consent process. This is an important step to ensure you fully understand the treatment, including its potential risks and benefits. Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria and his team will be available to answer any last-minute questions you may have. In compliance with National Government Law, all female patients of childbearing age will be required to take a pregnancy test on the day of the surgery. This is a standard precaution to ensure your safety during the procedure.

Mr. Vadodaria typically performs upper eyelid reduction under local anesthesia. This means you will be awake but the area will be numbed, allowing you to remain comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. The entire procedure is performed as a day case. The surgery typically takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the case. After the procedure, you will be provided with prescriptions for painkillers and antibiotics to manage any discomfort and prevent infection. These may be in tablet or ointment form.

You will receive a comprehensive post-operative information leaflet. This guide includes detailed instructions on how to care for your eyes and eyelids during the recovery period and signs of complications to watch for.

What post-operative care you need to take after the Upper Eyelida reduction at MACS Clinic?
1. Use Ice Packs as per Mr Vadodaria’s instructions
2. You need to take your antibiotics, analgesics (painkillers), and apply antibiotic ointment as per Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria’s instructions
3. Sleep with your head elevated to minimise the swelling
4. Apply Cool Compresses to reduce swelling
5. Wear Dark Sunglasses: Protect your eyes and the skin around them from sun and wind by wearing dark sunglasses when you go outside.

1. Avoid Strenuous Activities
Refrain from any strenuous activities such as heavy lifting, swimming, jogging, or aerobics for at least a week. This helps prevent complications and supports healing.
2. Smoke

3. Rub Your Eyes

4. Wear contact lenses for about two weeks.
5. Take aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen sodium (Aleve, others), naproxen (Naprosyn), and other drugs or herbal supplements that can increase bleeding.

Follow-Up with Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria:

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

When to Seek Medical Attention:

It’s important to be aware of any signs that may indicate complications. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:

* Shortness of Breath
* Chest Pain
* An Unusual Heart Rate
* Severe New Eye Pain
* Bleeding
* Vision Problems

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 Eyelid) include scarring, swelling, bruising, discolouration, undercorrection, overcorrection, asymmetry, ectropion, chemosis, dry eye, and even blindness (not limited to the listed complications).

Revision Surgery at MACS Clinic

In the rare event that a revision surgery is necessary, Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria waives his surgeon’s fee, although the theatre cost remains payable. The revision rate for this procedure at our clinic is less than 1 %.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information about Upper Eyelid Correction (Upper Blepharoplasty), you can visit the following resources:
* MACS Clinic Eyelid Reduction (Blepharoplasty) –
* YouTube Video Playlist on Eyelid Reduction –

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact MACS Clinic at:

* Phone: 020 7078 4378
* WhatsApp: 07792 648 726
* Email:

Before and After Photos

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