Blepharoplasty (for ageing eyes)

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About blepharoplasty

In these toggles, we’ve provided some general information about the procedure. For specific information about how we can help you, contact us for a consultation.

As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. This sagging happens especially around the eyes and can result in:

  • Excess skin that causes wrinkles and bags
  • Fatty tissue deposits that cause the upper or lower lid to appear puffy
  • Dark circles
  • Weakened eye muscles

The extent of the sagging varies from one individual to the next and can result in a sad, tired, and aged appearance. In some cases, it can interfere with the peripheral field of vision.

Eyelid lift/ blepharoplasty effectively addresses this problem by excision excess skin and repositioning the prolapsed fat.

We can solve this problem with a simple eyelid lift, performed with either local anaesthesia and sedation, or under general anaesthesia depending on your preference and any medical conditions. On average, the surgery takes around 20-25 minutes for each eyelid, and the recovery period is about a week.

There is no need to worry about scaring as we can hide the upper eyelid incision in your existing skin crease. For the lower eyelid, the incision is hardly perceptible as it is hidden just under your eyelashes. In some cases, I make an incision within your conjunctiva, so there is no visible scar at all. I usually reposition the prolapsing fat, to avoid a “hollow” eye look which gives a better appearance.

We usually remove stitches within a week, and the scar is hardly perceptible after the first few weeks.

As you age, It is common for your excess upper eyelid skin to be worsened by the descent of the eyebrow. For an optimum outcome, we can combine blepharoplasty with brow/forehead lift.

The result is a fresher, more awake eye without any undue bulging or shadows.

How it works

Three simple steps towards a more confident you

1. Chat about your concerns

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3. Reveal your real self

Discover the feeling of regaining the confidence you hadn’t realised you’d lost. Every day you’ll notice the little things that come when you feel completely comfortable in your own skin.

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Hear what our patients have to say

Our reputation rests on the experience of our patients

“Mr. Supriya operated on my daughter Mia earlier this year carrying out a septoplasty and surgery to both turbinates. I am a nurse myself and have worked for many years in the operating theatre and cosmetic industry so I am used to dealing with surgeons. Mr Supriya is an amazing person, not only a very competent surgeon but a very kind caring man who put himself out completely to help and accommodate Mia for her surgery. For the first time in 12 years Mia can breath properly so to say we are grateful is an understatement.”

S.A., Septoplasty

“I was there for my medical examination. From setting up appointments, registration, consultation and check up process, all staff and Mrinal himself were exceptional. I would highly recommend the clinic and I am very happy with the results of my treatment.”

M. R., Deep Plane Facelift

“I have received only what I can describe as world class treatment from Mr Supriya. His care & professionalism has been a comfort for me from day one.”

A. C., Rhinoplasty

“Dr Supriya was very friendly, professional, and put me at ease straight away. He spent time talking to me about specifically what I wanted and gave me his honest advice. Consultations were always very positive, and I didn’t feel nervous for my surgery.”

K. T., Facelift

“The result from my surgery was fantastic – it was exactly what I wanted. I had an open septorhinoplasty, and as soon as I came out of surgery I could breath much better than before. To my surprise, I didn’t experience any noticeable facial bruising or swelling at any point in my recovery.”

G. E., Septorhinoplasty

“The results were so natural-looking that no one at work could tell I had anything done! I am delighted with my experience overall, and would certainly recommend Dr Supriya to anyone interested in cosmetic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty.”

G. v.H., Rhinoplasty

“My experience has been amazing from the first consultation till the surgery and even after the surgery. The support and care given by Steve (Patient Coordinator) and my surgeon Dr Mrinal Supriya has been amazing and comforting. I am very pleased with the results so far and I couldn’t be happier.”

C. T., Septorhinoplasty

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Compare with other treatments

While the best way to find out the most appropriate procedure or procedures for you is to discuss your concerns with an experienced, qualified facial cosmetic surgeon, it may help to associate each facial procedure with a certain area of ageing:

Deep Plane Facelift

The Deep Plane facelift differs from a traditional facelift in that the surgeon operates ono the supportive layer of the face. This layer is below the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer, where most facelifts target.

With a SMAS facelift, patients’ results don’t last as long because of the tightly pulled skin that gives the patient an ‘operated’ look. Instead, by operating under the SMASS layer, patients get longer lasting change.

Mrinal Supriya studied under world-famous face surgeon Andrew Jacono to go beyond this technique in what is known as the ‘minimal access deep plane (MADE) vertical vector facelift.

By combining the features of a Deep Plane facelift and those of the short-scar minimal access cranial suspension lift, Mr Supriya can reposition excess soft tissue to the back portion of the jaw to restore the contour and volume that creates the arc of a youthful feminine jawline.

This type of facelift is performed by less 5% of surgeons because it is a technically more difficult procedure even though the results are more rejuvenating and longer lasting by 10 years, on average.

SMAS Facelift

In traditional face-lifting, the surgeon lifts the skin but not the underlying SMAS. This can create an unnatural tight stretched appearance to the patient’s face.
In the Deep Plane technique, Mr Supriya lifts the skin and muscle (SMAS) together as one. He then repositions all deep facial musculature.

Brow and Forehead Surgery

A browlift improves the forehead and above the eyebrows. This distinct from a facelift, which mainly improves the mid to lower face, from the cheekbones to the chin and jawline. Learn more about browlifts >>

Eyelid Lift Surgery

A eyelid lift improves the orbital area, around the eyes from the cheekbone to the brow bone. This distinct from a facelift, which mainly improves the mid to lower face, from the cheekbones to the chin and jawline. Learn more about eyelid lifts >>

Rhinoplasty/Nose Job

A rhinoplasty operation can make your nose smaller, called a reduction rhinoplasty, or larger in augmentation rhinoplasty. Learn more about rhinoplasty >>

Cheek Sculpting – Implants and Fillers

Cheek sculpting can also be used for people who perhaps never had strong cheeks or who want that stronger more striking “high cheekbone” shape. Learn more about cheek sculpting.

Face and neck Liposuction

Liposuction (also known as fat removal) involves sucking out small areas of fat that are hard to lose through exercise and diet. Learn more facial liposuction >>

Lip implants and fillers

Implants and fillers (including Permalip) are both great ways to touch up your appearance and give you the fresh, youthful look. Learn more about implants and fillers >>

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About the expert

Mr Mrinal Supriya | Facial Cosmetic Surgeon

FRCS (OTOL-HNS), MRCS Ed, DO-HNS, MS in ENT, MBBS

Mr Mrinal Supriya is a Consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon with a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery. Mr Surpriya has previously worked in top hospitals around the world including some in the UK, Australia and USA. He has also spent time with Dr Andrew Jacono at his New York clinic who has been named one of the top plastic surgeons in the USA. In the UK, Mr Supriya has worked as an ENT Consultant at Northampton General Hospital & St. George’s University Hospital, London as well as Ninewells University Hospital, Dundee.

Mr. Supriya’s clinical interests are minimal-access facial cosmetic procedures with a further expertise in Deep Plane Facelift and Rhinoplasty. By limiting his cosmetic practice only to the face, Mr Supriya has developed super-specialised skills and achieved extremely reliable results with high patient satisfaction. By focusing entirely on facial cosmetic surgery procedures, Mr Supriya is able to provide comprehensive expertise that can only come from super specialisation: eyelid rejuvenation, nose job, endoscopic brow, face and neck lift, lip rejuvenation, cheek rejuvenation, ear surgery, chin surgery, Buccal fat pad resection and skin treatments.

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