There are many signs of ageing for men and one of the area many males are concerned with is the areas around the eyes. Excess skin around the upper eyelid can create folds and wrinkles, while excess skin around the lower eyelid can create the appearance of bags under the eyes and look of permanent tiredness, while also adding years to the whole face. There are many creams and lotions available in the market which claim to temporarily relieve these symptoms, to restore youthfulness however a more permanent option is to consider a surgical correction procedure.
Upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery are known as blepharoplasty and involve the removal of excess skin and fat pouches from the eyelid area or eyebag area respectively.
Blepharoplasty (EyeBag removal procedure) Advantages for Male
Youthful appearance by tightening droopy or hooded eyelids
Restoring the smooth line of the eyelids
Rejuvenate eyes and Look younger
However, the Blepharoplasty or eye bag removal procedure will not remove dark circles under the eyes, lift sagging eyebrows (a Browlift surgery is required), or smooth fine wrinkles or crow’s feet.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both if necessary. Your eyesight will be assessed before surgery along with your ability to produce tears. During blepharoplasty surgery, a local anaesthetic is usually used along with a sedative.
During surgery, incisions are made around the skin of the eyelid which loosens the skin and muscle. This is then removed with further cutting. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions leaving fine lines across the eyelid. These normally heal and fade to very fine, almost indistinguishable marks within three months. The surgery usually lasts between one to two hours. In order to reduce inflammation and discomfort, an ophthalmic cream is applied to the eyelid area underneath dressings which are soaked in a cold saline solution.
The area around your eye will be swollen for around a week and you may find your eyes are sensitive to light for a few weeks. Other side effects include watering eyes and visual fluctuations which should pass within a few weeks. After this time you should be able to see the results of your surgery, with your younger fresher appearance.
You will usually be able to return to your day-to-day life within eight to ten days. After your blepharoplasty surgery, it is vital that you follow the aftercare instructions given to you by the clinic and make sure that you attend all follow-up appointments.
As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with blepharoplasty surgery. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.
They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Blepharoplasty Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.
Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs.
A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner.
Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 0800 007 5860 with any queries.
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes about 90 minutes, not including time in recovery.
The results of eye bag correction normally last for about five years. After this, the skin will begin to sag again, however, they will always have a better appearance than if you had never had the surgery.
We recommend that people take a week off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery. Bruising may remain for a few weeks after surgery, so you may wish to consider this when booking time off work.
The only way to fully remove upper or lower eye bags is by surgery. Some forms of non surgical procedures may help to lift the eye area (for example wrinkle smoothing around the eyes) however the effect will not be substantial enough to remove eye bags.
Yes, you can combine this procedure with other facial procedures. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.
Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.
No, your eyesight will not be affected by eye bag reduction surgery.
For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.
Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.
All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.