Eye lid and eye bag surgery, London and Hertfordshire

Dan Marsh is an experienced cosmetic surgeon with clinics on Harley Street, throughout London and also in Hertfordshire, offering eye bag surgery and eye lid surgery – or to give these procedures their correct title, blepharoplasty.

Every patient’s needs differ, but surgery to reduce eye bags or excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids is very popular among older patients who feel that these issues are ageing them prematurely.

For many people, the fact that this aesthetic problem is on the face, and therefore visible at all times, makes the aging process more stressful – so Dan will work with you to identify the best approach and the right type of eye bag or eye lid surgery for your needs.

Eye lid surgery: upper lid blepharoplasty, London

Upper lid blepharoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery that’s carried out under local or general anaesthetic, and involves an incision in the crease of the upper eyelid.
Via the incision, Mr Marsh will remove a small amount of fat if necessary and any excess skin can be excised. It’s worth noting that Dan is very conservative with how much fat is removed, because the removal of too much fat can lead to a hollowed out appearance of the upper eyelid. Consequently this can actually end up causing an aged appearance, rather than the youthful aesthetic that is the primary objective of the operation.

One the eye lid surgery has been completed, the skin is closed with very fine sutures which are removed several days later, and in time the scar will fade to be barely visible.

Eye bag surgery: lower lid blepharoplasty

Surgery to correct lower eye bags and/or excess skin is more challenging than surgery to the upper lids and requires a general anaesthetic.

Depending on whether skin needs to be removed, the structures of the lower eye lid can be approached by an incision below the lower eye lashes (subciliary) or just inside the lower eye lid (conjunctival). Using either of these approaches, the supporting structures of the lower eye lid can be tightened, any excess fat can be removed and the lower lid can be re-suspended to improve the appearance of the lower eye area.

As the skin is so thin around the eye area, all patients having eyelid surgery will have some bruising around the eyes, which can take 2-3 weeks to completely resolve – however, this can generally be covered with make up after 1 week.

For more information about eye bag surgery and eye lid surgery, please feel free to take a look at the BAAPS patient information.

Book your consultation for blepharoplasty in London

If you’d like to arrange a consultation with Dan to discuss eye lid or eye bag surgery, please take a look at the various locations he works from across London and Hertfordshire here and call 0203 733 2069 to arrange an appointment at your chosen clinic.