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Ageing and genetics can leave loose skin, wrinkles, and fat deposits around the eyes, making them look puffy or tired. Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the eyes by adjusting the eyelids and surrounding tissues. By removing excess skin and fat and tightening the remaining tissues around the eyes, blepharoplasty helps individuals regain a refreshed appearance.

Rejuvenating Your Eyes

The wrinkles and skin laxity that develop in the eyelids over time can age your appearance. Mr Gwanmesia can rejuvenate your appearance by removing loose skin, reducing excess fat, and tightening the muscles and tissues around the eyes. Eyelid surgery effectively eliminates wrinkles and saggy tissues to restore a more youthful appearance.
Droopy eyelids can make you look sleepy and tired. Excess skin and wrinkles can also give you an angry or sad appearance even when you are feeling calm or happy. Eyelid surgery tightens the tissues around the eyes and eliminates puffiness beneath the eyes to create a more awake and happy look. After eyelid surgery, you will no longer look sleepy or sad all the time but will look refreshed and approachable.
The excess skin that accumulates in the upper eyelid region can cause eyelid hooding that interferes with your vision. Upper blepharoplasty can remove excess skin from drooping upper eyelids to correct hooding and restore a full range of sight. Blepharoplasty not only rejuvenates the appearance of the eyes but also improves functionality for those with vision impairment caused by sagging upper eyelid skin.

Eyelid Lift Surgery Techniques

Upper Blepharoplasty

  • Rejuvenates the upper eyelids
  • Eliminates sagging skin, wrinkles, and displaced fat in the area directly above the eyes
  • Corrects upper eyelid hooding to reverse vision impairment
  • Small incisions are hidden along the creases in the upper eyelids
  • Mr Gwanmesia removes excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids
  • The tissues are tightened to refresh your appearance and restore full sight lines
  • Can be performed alone or in conjunction with lower blepharoplasty and/or other facial procedures, such as brow lift surgery or facelift surgery

Lower Blepharoplasty

  • Rejuvenates the lower eyelids
  • Eliminates sagging skin, wrinkles, and fat “bags” beneath the eyes
  • Small incisions are made either just below the lash line or on the inner lining of the lower eyelids (the conjunctiva)
  • Mr Gwanmesia removes excess skin and fat to reduce puffiness and wrinkles under the eyes
  • Can be performed alone or in conjunction with upper blepharoplasty and/or other facial procedures as desired



Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery will meet the following criteria:
  • Overall good health
  • Non-smoking
  • Realistic expectations about the results
  • Signs of ageing around the eyes, such as sagging eyelids, wrinkles, and puffiness
  • Signs of ageing around the eyes that create an angry, sad, or tired appearance
  • Potential vision impairment caused by excess skin in the upper eyelids
  • No significant eye conditions (e.g., glaucoma)
While it may be possible for patients with certain eye conditions to undergo eyelid surgery, patients with glaucoma or other serious eye conditions are not good candidates for the procedure. If you have any major eye conditions, you should consult your physician before considering eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty may temporarily affect your eyelids’ natural blinking reflex, which can temporarily worsen dry eyes. Mr Gwanmesia will provide you with eye drops to use every few hours as needed to care for your eyes during recovery.
Results will become more noticeable within a few weeks after eyelid surgery as the bruising and swelling subside. You will begin to see noteworthy results within a few weeks, and your minor incision lines will refine over the following year.
Though the eyes will continue to age naturally, individuals who undergo eyelid surgery can expect long-lasting results that reveal a more rejuvenated, refreshed, and youthful appearance with a full range of vision. To maintain the best results, take good care of your skin and protect the area from sun exposure by wearing sunglasses, hats, and/or sunscreen.
Blepharoplasty is performed under general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort.
Blepharoplasty can be combined with a facelift, brow lift, or neck lift to complete your facial rejuvenation.
During your consultation, Mr Gwanmesia will examine the root of your concerns and determine which procedure will best meet your aesthetic needs.
While rare, possible complications include reactions to anesthesia, bruising, swelling, infection, sensitivity to the sun, and scarring.
Although blepharoplasty is long lasting when paired with a healthy lifestyle, it will not stop the aging process, and with time, skin laxity will reappear. As long as you have realistic expectations, you can enjoy your refreshed and rejuvenated appearance for many years.
Learn about Mr Ivo Gwanmesia’s cosmetic surgery experience and professional credentials at his 'about' profile page.

Age: 45 to 50 year old lady

Description: Photos taken at 11 months post op

Procedure: Bilateral lower eyelid blepharoplasty

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Age: 45 to 50 year old lady

Description: Photos taken at 5 months post op

Procedure: Bilateral upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty

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*Results may vary from patient to patient. There is no guarantee of outcome.

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Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.