Look refreshed and revitalised!

When you look in the mirror and you don’t feel that your image reflects how you are feeling inside, it can feel frustrating. Your eyes are one of your most powerful features — they’ll affect your overall look. If you feel your eyes are making you look: older, tired, sleepy, sad, sullen, sulky or even angry when you don’t feel it, then we’ll let you into many people’s ‘secret’: blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, is the solution you need. It’s an incredibly popular procedure because it makes such a huge difference — you’ll look younger and brighter and you’ll feel completely rejuvenated — but people won’t be able to tell that you’ve had it done — it’s that natural looking. You’ll just feel and look a better version of yourself!

What is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat, usually along with excess skin and muscle, from the upper and lower eyelids. As we have a team of specialist surgeons here at Karidis, your upper and lower blepharoplasty can be completed alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or a brow lift.

During the procedure, an incision is made on your upper eyelid in the natural crease. This may extend into the laughter line (crows feet) area. The excess skin muscle and any fat are trimmed and the incision is closed with fine sutures.

The very best results possible

Don’t compromise on eyelid surgery procedures. Have surgery with one of the best-known and most in-demand blepharoplasty surgeons in London, at the Karidis Clinic. Take a look at the benefits:

✔ Peace of mind — five-star consultancy 

✔ A more youthful look

✔ Comfort — exceptional aftercare

✔ A confidence boost

✔ Minimal scarring

✔ Clearer vision (eyelids were causing visual impairment)

✔ Fewer social misunderstandings — look how you feel!

Spend a moment flipping through our blepharoplasty ‘before and after’ images — we’re really proud of them and they’ll show you the exceptional results that you have the opportunity to gain.

Have the benefits of having blepharoplasty at Karidis Clinic caught your eye?

Make an enquiry and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as we can.

Chat to our friendly team on 0207 432 8727

Quick Reference


30 mins upper, 40 mins lower

Anaesthesia Used

General anaesthetic

Hospital Stay

Day case

Pre Admission Tests

Blood tests, MRSA, +/- ECG


1 - 2 weeks


1 week


6 weeks

Final Result

6 - 9 months


Eyelid puffiness / hooding

Your Blepharoplasty Recovery Guide

Karidis Clinic Cosmetic Surgery Guides

View the Karidis Clinic guide to your blepharoplasty recovery, including the expected timeline, the questions we always get asked, and tips from Stevie, our highly experienced surgical nurse.

View our patient, Debbie's, experience

FAQs for your eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty surgery usually addresses any overt hooding or puffiness of the tissues around your eye. It can effectively reduce or remove any bagginess or looseness in your eyelid region.

It can also help dark circles in situations where these are caused by shadowing due to excess fat in your eyelids. What’s more, it’ll also help to increase the amount of eyelid showing in the upper eyelid region where this has been reduced due to excess skin folds.

It won’t, however, remove or reduce crow’s feet or laughter lines at the side of your eyes or change the position of your eyebrows. And it won’t improve any puffiness or bagginess on the cheek or cheekbone area (called malar bags).

Yes! Because we have a team of leading cosmetic surgery specialists here at the Karidis Clinic offering a range of different surgical and non surgical treatments,, you can combine other procedures with a blepharoplasty. As the ageing process usually affects the entire face, many patients opt to have their face, neck or brow lifted at the same time as well. This way you’ll be able to make more efficient use of your recovery period by recovering from all procedures at the same time.

All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk. When a blepharoplasty is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Still, individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable.

Complications are not common, however can include: haematoma (a collection of blood under the skin), minor infections and scar lumpiness. Some patients will experience some minor ocular inflammation (chemosis) for a short period of time following surgery. This often resolves quickly without the need for intervention.

It’s always useful to allow yourself plenty of time to recover and organise sufficient time off work. Two weeks should give you enough time to allow any obvious bruising and swelling to subside. A little makeup may be required at that point to cover any remaining bruising. Ensuring that any blood or other tests that are required are undertaken well in advance will help to avoid any potential delays.

Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures. You’ll likely be happy with your surgery, especially if you realise that the results may not be immediately apparent.

The combination of a fresher look to your eyes whilst reducing their tired appearance will undoubtedly boost your self-esteem and lift your confidence and the results should last for years. Always be mindful that no procedure can  halt the ageing process: the clock can be turned back but you can’t stop it from ticking altogether.

To perform blepharoplasty surgery, the skills of a surgeon, the hospital theatre team, an anaesthetist and the safety and care provided by a great hospital team and setting are required. Our fees for the day of your surgery include all of these as well as telephone access to a dedicated patient journey app and post operative nurse once you are home. The price also includes all of your pre-operative and post-operative care and you can call us or come to see us as many times as you like with your questions relating to this procedure . We also give you access to our Practice Coach who will help you through your journey and prepare you for a successful and speedy recovery.

Should you require additional care we can offer that too and factor in everything that you need to make your journey the smoothest and the best for you. Let us know what you need and we’ll give you a detailed quotation after you have seen your surgeon and discussed exactly what you need at your consultation.

For more information on what our surgical fees cover, please click here.

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Tips from the top

Senior Nurse Suzi says:

When planning your eyelid surgery, ask a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery, and to stay with you the first night following surgery if you live alone.  Bring a pair of sunglasses to wear to give your precious eyes protection on your journey home

A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery – try drinking fresh green juice every morning.

Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything.

Prepare your skin for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products).

Avoid exposing your eyes to sunlight or bright lights to aid their recovery

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