Upper Blepharoplasty

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Upper Blepharoplasty London, UK

Upper blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that addresses problems with the upper eyelid. It involves a surgeon removing excess skin and tissue to alleviate sagging and protrusion. This treatment can solve cosmetic issues and address impairments of the visual field. 

Dr Maisam Fazel performs transformative upper blepharoplasty procedures for patients in the areas of Windsor, Harley Street, London,  Stoke Poges, and Enfield. It is also available at Dr Fazel’s Refresh Medispa, serving Amersham, and the surrounding areas of Beaconsfield, Aylesbury, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, and Watford. Dr Fazel is an award-winning cosmetic surgeon who prioritises patient satisfaction in his work. For more information, call Refresh by Fazel at 0330 660 0979 or fill out this form 

About Upper Blepharoplasty

With age comes a gradual weakening of the skin. Elasticity gradually decreases and the effects of gravity take their toll. This can lead to a wide variety of aesthetic changes in the body and face. In the upper eyelids, weakened skin and tissue can lead to sagging. Many patients consider this an undesirable cosmetic quality. Sagging upper eyelids can also droop over the eye, where it blocks the field of vision. This can be bothersome and dangerous. (1) Fortunately, cosmetic surgeons like Dr Fazel provide upper blepharoplasty procedures to address these issues. 

To perform an upper blepharoplasty, Dr Fazel makes incisions in the natural crease of the eyelid. He does so in this particular part of the upper eyelid because the scar will be hidden when the eye is open. From this incision, he removes excess skin, tissue, and fat from the lid, providing both aesthetic and functional benefits for the patient. (2) 

Benefits of Upper Blepharoplasty

There are several convenient benefits to receiving an upper blepharoplasty. These include:

  • Reducing signs of ageing in the upper eyelids
  • Improving the appearance of the skin around the eyes
  • Clearing the field of vision that sagging eyelid skin droops into
  • Providing a smoother base for makeup 
  • Appearing more alert and cheerful in social interactions

Who is a Candidate for Upper Blepharoplasty?

To be considered for this treatment, you should be in good health. This will ensure that you are able to heal and recover from the surgery. It is also good to have realistic expectations about what improving the look of your eyelids can do for your overall appearance.

If you have any of the following conditions, an upper blepharoplasty procedure may not be the best option for you:

  • Glaucoma 
  • Dry Eyes
  • Detached Retina
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Diabetes 

Personal Consultation

At your personal consultation, you can tell us all about the goals that you have for your appearance and we will let you know what we can do to help you reach them. Dr Fazel will examine your upper eyelids and determine if an upper blepharoplasty is the correct solution. He will also answer any questions that you have about the procedure and the treatment process at Refresh by Fazel. We will ask you some questions about your medical history, including information about any past surgeries and prescriptions. We also want to know about any current medical conditions. 

If you are a good candidate for an upper blepharoplasty, our staff will schedule your procedure appointment. To book your personal consultation with Dr Fazel in Windsor, London, Stoke Poges, Amersham, or Enfield, call 0330 660 0979 or visit our contact page.


Before your upper blepharoplasty procedure, we will give you preparation instructions. These will be informed by the details you provide to us at your consultation. They may include restrictions on your medicinal intake, as well as new prescriptions that Dr Fazel will provide. Following these instructions closely will increase the likelihood that your treatment yields desirable results without complication. 

Although your preparation instructions will be personalised to cater to your treatment plan, we have some general tips for preparing for cosmetic surgery:

  • Avoid ingesting blood-thinning substances like anti-inflammatory medication (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin), herbal supplements, and vitamin E to avoid excessive bleeding
  • Stop tobacco usage to avoid complications and improve your ability to heal
  • Lead a healthy and active lifestyle to encourage healing
  • Stay well hydrated
  • Arrange a lift home from our facilities after your procedure

Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure

When you come in for your upper blepharoplasty surgery, we will give you a local anaesthetic to prevent any discomfort during the procedure. If you do not feel comfortable being awake during your surgery, we can discuss the use of general anaesthesia at your consultation. Dr Fazel will make precise incisions along the natural creases of the upper eyelids to minimise visible scarring. He takes great care in placing these incisions strategically for optimal results. He will carefully remove excess skin and muscle that contribute to droopy or heavy-looking eyelids to reveal a smoother and more defined eyelid contour. Where necessary, fat pads may be repositioned or removed to address puffiness or bulging in the upper eyelids, creating a more harmonious appearance. Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home as soon as you feel ready. 


Upper blepharoplasty procedures require about 5 to 10 days of downtime for recovery. Some patients prefer to rest at home for longer because of the highly visible location of the surgery. You may experience noticeable bruising and swelling in the first few days. You can apply a cold compress to your eyes to help with these symptoms. It will help to sleep with your head upright or slightly elevated to further minimise swelling. If you experience discomfort, we can prescribe medication to help you through this period. You can resume strenuous physical activity after two weeks or when you feel comfortable.


Upper Blepharoplasty London, UK

Most of the noticeable swelling from your upper blepharoplasty procedure will resolve after two weeks. At that point, you will be able to see most of the results of your treatment. Swelling can take up to six months to go away completely, but your eyelids will look new and improved much sooner than that. After six months you will be able to see the tighter and smoother transformation of your upper eyelids. Your results will be long-lasting, though it will help to maintain them if you refrain from smoking and excessive sun exposure. 

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 

At Refresh by Fazel, we offer procedures that can work in addition to your upper blepharoplasty procedure. 

Plasma Eyelid Rejuvenation

Plasma eyelid rejuvenation is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can tighten, lift, and refresh the eyelids and the skin around the eyes. It involves treating the skin with a pen that transmits plasma energy. This energy stimulates the production of collagen, which causes gradual regeneration. In this way, this treatment provides natural improvement in the treatment area. Plasma eyelid rejuvenation can work great as a means to uphold or improve upon the results of your upper blepharoplasty procedure. 

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. They work by relaxing the muscles whose contractions cause signs of ageing in the face. These injections are great for addressing crow’s feet around the eyes. Anti-wrinkle injections can help to enhance the appearance of the surrounding face in addition to your upper blepharoplasty results. 

To learn about the other procedures we offer at Refresh by Fazel, visit our blog. 

How Much Does Upper Blepharoplasty Cost in London? 

The price of your upper blepharoplasty procedure will depend on the extent of your symptoms and other details relating to your treatment plan. To learn more about how much upper blepharoplasty costs at Refresh by Fazel, call us at 0330 660 0979 or contact us directly.


What anaesthesia options will I have for my upper blepharoplasty procedure?

Typically, upper blepharoplasty procedures only require local anaesthesia. It is possible to receive general anaesthesia if you desire, though this will alter the cost of your treatment.

How long do upper blepharoplasty procedures take to perform?

Upper blepharoplasty procedures take from one to two hours to perform, depending on the unique condition of the patient’s eyelids.

How long does swelling last after upper blepharoplasty?

Swelling post-eyelid surgery varies from patient to patient but typically peaks within the first 48 hours and gradually resolves over the following weeks. Using cold compresses and keeping the head elevated can help reduce swelling and promote faster healing.

Does upper blepharoplasty leave visible scars?

Upper blepharoplasty is a surgery that requires incisions, so it does leave visible scars. However, Dr Fazel makes these incisions in the crease of the eyelid, where the eyes meet the eye sockets. This means that the scar will be hidden while the eyes are open, and minimally visible while they are closed. These scars will fade gradually over time. 

What results can I expect from my upper blepharoplasty surgery?

Following your upper blepharoplasty, you can expect to enjoy a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance around your eyes. The procedure aims to address drooping eyelids, excess skin, and puffiness, resulting in a more alert and refreshed look. The outcome of an eyelid lift is tailored to your unique facial anatomy, providing subtle yet impactful enhancements.

When can I return to work after my upper blepharoplasty procedure?

Most patients are able to return to work 5 to 10 days after their procedure. 


  1. Rebowe RE, Runyan C. Blepharoplasty. PubMed. Published 2022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482381/ 
  2. Patel BC, Malhotra R. Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty. PubMed. Published 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537078/