As we age, the skin around our eyes starts to lose its elasticity. It is not uncommon to develop eye bags, as our muscles relax, causing the lower eyelids to sag. In addition, our upper eyelids can also start to droop. This effect is often heightened in smokers or those who have had excessive sun exposure.

Eyelid reduction (blepharoplasty) is a common aesthetic procedure both men and women can benefit from, in order to achieve a fresher, more youthful facial appearance.

Eyelid Reduction at the Cadogan Clinic is designed to remove loose skin and excess fatty tissue around the eye area, tightening the relaxed muscles and giving the skin a firmer, more youthful appearance. Our highly skilled surgeons are leading experts in their field, and we are committed to using the best technologies and methods available, in order to achieve results you will be delighted with.

Frequently Asked Questions

This will depend on your particular case but any noticeable swelling will have gone after one month and clear results can be seen within a couple of months after your eyelid reduction surgery.

Eyelid Reduction at Cadogan Cosmetics is one of the simplest and safest cosmetic surgery procedures you can have. Your highly experienced surgeon will carefully make incisions along the natural creases of your eyes resulting in minimal, if any, scarring.

When you come to the Cadogan Clinic clinic for your Eyelid Reduction surgery, one of our friendly nurses will take you downstairs and prep you for surgery whilst the surgeon will obtain your consent and mark out the area. Local anaesthetic is given, and the actual treatment will only take around thirty minutes to one hour. Ice packs will be given to keep swelling minimal and pain relief and eye ointment can be provided if needed. Once your surgeon is happy for you to leave and you have made your post-operative appointment, your friend or relative is able to collect you and take you home.

Your surgeon will give you pre-operative advice at your initial consultation which may include having an eye test if you have eye health issues, stopping smoking or taking certain medications such as aspirin which may delay healing, and you may choose to take arnica tablets prior to surgery to reduce any bruising.

Your surgeon may advise for you to take a week off work depending on your particular case as you may have minor swelling and bruising around the eye area following your surgery. This will subside within around ten days and is completely normal. Your stitches will be removed 3-5 days after your eyebag surgery and you are able to wear makeup one week afterwards. If you feel any discomfort, your doctor is able to provide pain relief for you though this is not usually necessary. It can take up to a few months for your eyelids to completely settle and to see the final result

At Cadogan Cosmetics our cosmetic surgeons are highly experienced in carrying out blepharoplasty procedures and will ensure that your results are completely natural. Once healing has taken place, you will look refreshed and more youthful-looking.

Prices for a blephroplasty start from £4000, however every individual is different and an accurate price will be quoted, depending on your individual needs, upon consultation with your surgeon. 

Any pain during Eyelid Surgery is minimal though if you opt for upper and lower eyelid surgery you may prefer to have the procedure done under general anaesthetic. Any discomfort you may experience following the treatment can be controlled with pain relief and eye ointments provided by your surgeon.

The Blepharoplasty procedure is good for improving drooping eyelids as it removes excess skin and fatty tissue from above the eye (upper Blepharoplasty) removing the hood of skin which can develop as we age. This treatment can also be used to remove excess fatty tissue and skin from underneath the eyes (lower Blepharoplasty) and can smooth out crow's feet.

What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

Once you’ve booked your consultation, the next step will be for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.  


After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.

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Dr. Maryam Zamani
Dr. Maryam Zamani

Oculoplastic Surgeon

Oculoplastic Surgeon & Aesthetic Doctor specialising in blepharoplasty and facial rejuvenation with the latest injectables, products, peels and lasers

Mr. Olivier Amar
Mr. Olivier Amar

Plastic Surgeon

A French plastic surgeon specialising in fat transfer, facial rejuvenation, liposuction, body contouring as well as breast and buttock enhancement