Eyelid Surgery (Blephroplasty)

Ageing brings about a deterioration in our skin elasticity and our muscles begin to relax which can result in the upper eyelids appearing hooded. For some patients this can often come with a build up of fast which contributes towards the appearance of tiredness and or ‘bags’ underneath the eyes. Genetics may play a prominent role in the development of saggy skin, alternatively it can also be attributed to stress or unfavourable sleeping patterns over a sustained period of time.

At Ever Clinic we perform our eyelid surgery with a state-of-the-art surgical laser, the Lumenis Ultrapulse. The difference between laser surgery and traditional ‘scalpel’ surgery, other than the tool being used to remove the tissues, is a cleaner result and significantly less bleeding coupled with a potentially quicker healing time.

Ever Clinic are one of only a handful of providers of this special laser surgery in the UK and are pioneering it’s use as the better alternative to traditional scalpel led surgery.

Eyelid surgery is performed at our state of the art City Centre Glasgow clinic by Dr Cormac, and the team will provide you with the best level of care before, during and after your treatment.

Consultation £100

Price £1895

FAQ’s About Eyelid Surgery

What is the recovery like?

Recovery can take between 1-3 weeks for a successful procedure.

What are the risks?

Eyelid surgery can be carried out either under local anaesthetic or general anaesthesia. We advise that patients have an overnight stay in the hospital if they are having lower eyelid surgery.

The risks of general anaesthesia include deep vein thrombosis in pulmonary embolism, but these are very rare during this type of surgery. Other risks of general anaesthesia include chest infection.

The specific risks relating to eyelid surgery include:

  • Bleeding – It is not uncommon to have minor bleeding immediately after surgery which stops with simple pressure.
  • Bruising – To be expected and varies between patients. Usually resolved by ten days.
  • Unfavourable scarring – All scars are permanent but usually settle very well with eyelid surgery. It is possible that some scars can be red and thickened and may take up to 6 months to settle down.
  • Dry eyes– Usually short-lived but can be worse in patients who already have dry eyes before their operation – often an indication not to perform surgery in the first place.
  • Grittiness and watering – Usually short lived.
  • Under correction – We never wish to overcorrect as this can cause pulling on the lower eyelid or difficulty closing the eyes – sometimes further surgery may be required to remove residual skin.
  • Ectropion – Where the lid no longer rests on the globe of the eye (results from removing too much skin or infection) – This causes watering and redness and can be a difficult problem to sort out. It is a rare complication, and all efforts are made to avoid it (being conservative with skin excision and tightening the lower eyelid to support it).
  • Asymmetry – Minor degrees of eyelid asymmetry is common in the general population. This finding is no different following eyelid surgery.
  • Blindness – Extremely rare (1 in 30,000 patients) and results from bleeding behind the eye which is not treated promptly.

Unsatisfactory result – A small number of patients may end up with a degree of dissatisfaction at the outcome, and further revisional surgery may be necessary.

What to expect?

Discomfort/ Pain

Pain after surgery is not usually an issue for most patients. You may experience a degree of discomfort in the first few days which will improve each day after that.

Bruising/ swelling

Temporary swelling and bruising around your eyes is typical at first and peaks after 2 or 3 days. Most swelling and bruising should disappear within one week. Some subtle swelling and bruising may persist for up to 2 weeks.

Sticky eyes 

It is not uncommon for your eyes to feel a bit sticky and crusty, especially in the mornings when you wake up. This usually settles by 1 week.


Bruising and swelling of the eyelids may last 1-2 weeks.

Your eyes may water for several weeks.

Scars take a variable amount of time to settle. In some cases, redness may persist for several months.

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A professional and discrete non-surgical aesthetic clinic, led by Dr Cormac Convery. An international expert in aesthetic medicine, based at our clinic here in Glasgow. The Ever Clinic’s team are highly specialised and trained aesthetic nurses. You can expect a fully tailored service and personalised treatment plan to suit your requirements.

Contact Info

29 St Vincent Place Glasgow G1 2DT

Suite 16, 3rd Floor, 75 Harley Street, London, W1G 8QL

0141 266 0118