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25 Beaconsfield Road, Glasgow, G12 0PJ

0141 334 9441
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Why choose Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital for your eyelid reshaping procedure?

At Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital ur leading team of cosmetic surgeons have built an exceptional reputation in Scotland for their patient outcomes and personalised treatment plans which are individually tailored to every single patient for blepharoplasty.

Our state-of-the-art private hospital is located in Glasgow's West End, within walking distance of Glasgow's vibrant city centre. We are a small friendly hospital with highly qualified staff, from our matron-led nurses to expert consultants. Patients have familiarity with the staff which have been here a long time which has helped us build trust and loyalty within the Glaswegian community over the years.

Deciding whether to undertake cosmetic surgery or not isn’t easy and we understand that having any form of cosmetic surgery is a big step. As a result we insist all patients engage fully with one of our consultants through an initial consultation, ensuring they have discussed all the options available before making an informed decision.

How to book a consultation at our Glasgow Hospital

If you are considering blepharoplasty and want to discuss your treatment options with a specialist, you may benefit from an initial consultation with a cosmetic surgeon at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital.

To book, simply call our dedicated enquiry team on 0800 61 62 67 . Alternatively, if you require more information you can fill out a contact form above or attend one of our free cosmetic surgery open events. Here you will get the opportunity to meet a cosmetic surgeon and learn more about eyelid reshaping surgery.

What happens during eyelid reshaping surgery?

  • 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 Glasgow will make a cut in the natural skin crease of your upper eyelid or below your eyelashes in your lower lid.

Going home after your blepharoplasty surgery

  • 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 only a guide as to the stages of recovery post blepharoplasty. Please note all patients heal differently.

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.

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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