Eyelid & Eye bag reduction

As we age, collagen production slows down and muscles slacken, ultimately causing the appearance of fine lines and small bulges of fat in the upper and lower eyelid area. An eyelid and eye bag reduction works to give the eye a smoother definition which enhances the natural beauty of the eye by removing excess skin and tightening relaxed muscles.



Op Time

1-3 hours

Hospital Stay

daycase/1 night


2-3 weeks


Am I a suitable candidate for eyelid and eye bag reduction?

As well as enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the orbital area, blepharoplasty surgery can also restore your field of vision. If you have hooded upper eyelids which make you feel self-conscious or obscure your sight; and dark, bulging lower lids then you could be a suitable candidate for blepharoplasty surgery.

Sometimes, a brow lift can correct heavy upper eyelids. This can be performed instead of, or as well as eyelid surgery. A full assessment will be made during consultation.

It is important to note that eyelid reduction will improve the appearance fine lines or ‘crows feet’ but will not totally remove them. In such cases, your surgeon may recommend an alternative or additional treatment of Botox to smooth out wrinkles. 

What happens during eyelid and eye bag reduction?

During upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the natural line of the eyelid crease and redundant skin is then delicately removed. The scar made by this incision will be very discreet as it is made along the natural crease of the eye.  

It is common during lower lid surgery for the incision to be placed just below the lash line, sometimes extending out a little further to the ‘laughter line’ area. The excess fatty tissue is removed or redistributed under the eyes, followed by a small amount of skin excision. The lower eyelid area is then tightened and lifted.

What should I expect after having eyelid and eye bag reduction?

Following surgery, you will experience initial bruising and swelling which will resolve in as little as one to two weeks. If you can work from home during this time that would be preferable, however many patients return to work sooner and use cosmetic camouflage.

Your eyes may feel a little dry so it is common to be prescribed lubricating ointment to prevent your eyes from feeling uncomfortable or ‘gritty’. 

Will my eyes looks natural after surgery?

This is a common concern for patients considering cosmetic eye surgery. With the advances of modern techniques, surgeons now favour a more conservative approach which involves removing less skin and fat which avoids the ‘overcorrected’ look many are afraid of. An experienced surgeon will be able to artfully rejuvenate your eyes and create a natural appearance.

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To make an enquiry or request an appointment, you can fill out the enquiry form with details of your request.

You can also contact Mr Mackey's Practice Manager, Michele on 01342 887 540 or email enquiry@simonmackey.com


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01342 887 540


01342 887 540



© 2021 Mackey Surgery Ltd Company No. 09463704