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Cambridge Hospital

4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF

01223 303336
Hospital information centre 01223 303336
Private GP 01223 850799

Why choose Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital for your eyelid reshaping surgery?

At Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital you can get the individual attention you need and deserve through eyelid reshaping surgery. Our expert cosmetic surgeons regularly perform blepharoplasty and have built a strong reputation for achieving consistently great patient outcomes over many years.

Undergoing any form of cosmetic surgery is big decision the take. That is why we insist that all our patients undergo a full consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons before proceeding with any treatment. Our cosmetic surgeons understand that every patient is different and they describe all the options open to you, provide advise and support, as well as personalised treatment plan for those who decide to go ahead with a procedure.

To enhance our excellent primary care service, all of our consultants are fully assisted by our attentive, matron-led nursing team who consistently maintain our valued stature in private healthcare.

How to book a private consultation at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

If you are looking to get cosmetic treatment and want to discuss your treatment options with one of our cosmetic consultants in Cambridge, you will need to book a private consultation via our dedicated enquiry team on 01223 370 922. Alternatively, please fill out a contact form above and we will get back to you at a more convenient time.

What happens during blepharoplasty in Cambridge?

  • A blepharoplasty can be done under a local anaesthetic injected into the eyelids or under general anaesthetic
  • The operation take up to 1.5 hour
  • Your surgeon in Cambridge will make a cut in the natural skin crease of your upper eyelid or below your eyelashes in your lower lid
  • They will remove any excess skin and fat and close the wound using very fine stitches.

Going home after your blepharoplasty surgery in Cambridge

  • If you have local anaesthetic you should be able to go home a few hours after the operation
  • If you have general anaesthetic you will need to wait until all the affects have worn off
  • You may need pain relief when the anaesthetic wears off
  • You may experience swelling and bruising following this procedure
  • To control this your surgeon may recommend using cold compresses
  • Other symptoms you might experience are dry or itchy eyes, temporary sensitivity to light or wind, watery eyes and blurred vision
  • After 3-5 days you will need to come back to have any stitches removed.

Your surgeon may recommend:

  • Keeping your head upright for a few days (including sleeping upright)
  • Do not use eye makeup until you are released to do so
  • Use any medications you are given
  • Avoid bending down
  • Clean your eyes with plain water only.

Key post-surgery points:

  • Some patients experience blurred vision. This should improve after a few days
  • Do not drive until your vision is totally clear
  • The bruising and swelling can get worse during the first and second day after eye surgery
  • The black eyes may make you look pretty bad at first. However, the bruising and swelling begin to disappear rapidly after this time, with bruising turning yellowish after 10 to 14 days
  • Make up can be applied from about 5 days after surgery and most people feel confident enough to return to normal activities after 10 to 20 days
  • Impact exercise is best avoided in the first month
  • Contact lenses should not be worn for 2 weeks after surgery
  • Avoid applying eye make up on the day you have your stitches removed.

The below is a guide as to the stages of recovery following blepharoplasty. Please note all patients heal at different rates.

1-3 days

  • Bruising and swelling get worse a day or two after surgery - you will have black eyes

3-7 days

  • Fine stitches are removed
  • Bruising and swelling on the decline
  • You can wear your make up from about day 5.

7-14 days

  • Bruising turning yellowish now
  • No contact lenses for two weeks
  • Back to work from 10 days onwards.

6 Months

  • You can begin to judge the final result.

Every surgical procedure has a risk of complications. Be sure and discuss any concerns you might have about these risks with your surgeon.

Specific complications of eye lift surgery

Although very unlikely, possible complications after blepharoplasty include:

  • Too much skin is removed
  • Bleeding into your eye socket
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Double vision
  • Cosmetic problems.

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