As we age the skin tends to become more lax and this can lead to excess upper eyelid skin (hooding). An Upper Eye Lift sometimes referred to as a Blepharoplasty is a simple procedure used to reduce the amount of excess skin on the upper eyelid. This leaves the patient with a more youthful appearance that makes them feel fresher and with a brighter eyed look.
There are 2 potential solutions of this; non-surgical and surgical.
Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty – Goheer Eyefix
Westerwood was one of the first clinics in the UK to carry out this procedure which involves using a laser to tighten the loose skin. This is effective for upper and lower eyelids. We have performed countless procedures over 6 years and are able to identify good candidates for this procedure and obtain consistent reliable results. If you would like to ascertain suitability for this procedure, we advice booking in with one of our medical practitioners.
We are very lucky to have one of the UK’s most established and well respected maxillo-facial surgeons working at Westerwood. Dr Jeff Downie is able to use his considerable expertise and experience to carry out surgical eyelifts under local anaesthetic in our clinic. This painless and relatively quick treatment takes 45 minutes and the results can last up to 10 years. There is no scarring that can be seen. At a cost of £1800, there is little wonder that there is a waiting list for the free consultations provided by Jeff. Our own practitioner Eileen has this treatment carried out by Jeff on a Friday and was back at work on the Thursday. If you would like to book in for a free consultation with Jeff, please call our Glasgow Clinic.
How much does it cost?
Blepharoplasty costs £1800 with 0% finance available.
Goheer Eye fix is from £350
Are you left with any scarring?
Blepharoplasty- Most of the time there is no visible scar after the healing is complete. Incisions in the eyelids are made following natural skin folds and creases. Once healed, the hairline scars will fade, leaving a very inconspicuous incision line that become virtually unnoticeable after the healing.
Will I be in pain?
Blepharoplasty- After any surgical procedure, some discomfort can be expected. Patients have surprisingly little discomfort after most eyelid procedures and we have had no reports of anything unmanageable.
How long does the treatment take?
Blepharoplasty takes around 60-90 minutes to complete.
Can I drive after treatment?
Blepharoplasty- No, you should make arrangements for someone to drive you home following the procedure.
Should I take time off work?
Blepharoplasty- We would advise to take a few days off work to allow any bruising and swelling to settle.