Surgeon-Led Specialist Clinic

Led by plastic surgeon Dr. Ayad Harb, we pride ourselves on the standard of care, quality and safety of our treatments.

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SRGN has three state of the art clinic locations in Central London, Bicester & Ascot.

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GMC Registered Surgeons

All of our surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council.



Eyelid Lift

What is Eyelid Lift?

Eyelid Lift, professionally known as Blepharoplasty, is a highly regarded surgical procedure that targets sagging or drooping eyelids which often arise from aging, genetics, or environmental factors. The surgery is specifically tailored to address the unique needs of each patient, focusing on either the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, to remove or reposition excess skin, muscle, and fat.

For many individuals, the eyelid area is one of the first parts of the face to show signs of aging. Excess skin on the upper eyelids can create a tired appearance and may even impair vision. Puffiness or under-eye bags in the lower eyelids contribute to an aged and fatigued look. An Eyelid Lift serves to reverse these changes, revitalizing the eyes and restoring a youthful, alert appearance.

The procedure begins with a detailed consultation to evaluate the patient's unique anatomy and discuss specific goals and expectations. The upper eyelid surgery aims to improve visual obstruction caused by sagging skin and enhance the aesthetics of the eye. Lower eyelid surgery focuses on reducing puffiness or under-eye bags, leading to a more rejuvenated look.

An Eyelid Lift is performed under local or general anesthesia and typically takes 1 to 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. The incisions are strategically placed within the natural folds and creases of the eyelids to ensure minimal visible scarring. Through these incisions, the surgeon carefully removes excess skin and fat and may tighten the underlying muscle.

After the procedure, patients may experience mild swelling and bruising, which usually subsides within a week. Cold compresses and elevating the head can minimize these effects. Any discomfort can typically be managed with prescribed medication.

Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor healing progress, and sutures are often removed within a week. Most patients resume normal activities within a few days and return to work within a week.

The results of an Eyelid Lift are immediately noticeable, with final outcomes apparent within a few months as the healing process concludes. The eyes appear more open, alert, and youthful. For many patients, the removal of excess skin leads to improved peripheral vision.

An Eyelid Lift does not stop the aging process, but the results are long-lasting. The positive effects of the procedure can endure for several years, significantly enhancing both functional and aesthetic aspects of the eyes.

With the SRGN clinic's state-of-the-art technology and our team of skilled surgeons who are committed to delivering individualized care, an Eyelid Lift is an appealing and safe option for those wishing to rejuvenate their appearance. The procedure’s transformative impact on the appearance can instill a newfound sense of self-confidence and vitality, reinforcing the patient's connection between internal well-being and external beauty.

At a glance

Treatment Time

1-2 hours


Limited for the first 24 hours

Hospital Stay

Usually outpatient

Full Recovery

2 weeks

Time off work

1 week


48 hours post-surgery


2 weeks


48 hours post-surgery, if vision is unobstructed

Benefits of the treatment

An Eyelid Lift offers a multitude of benefits that extend beyond mere aesthetics. It serves as a vital solution to rejuvenate the appearance by lifting sagging upper eyelids and diminishing under-eye bags in the lower lids. This transformation not only imparts a youthful, refreshed appearance but also conveys an alert and vital expression. In addition to the aesthetic improvement, the procedure can enhance functional aspects such as peripheral vision.

For those whose sight is obstructed by sagging eyelids, an Eyelid Lift can bring a significant improvement to daily life experiences, enabling them to see more clearly and comfortably.

Beyond these tangible physical improvements, the procedure instills a renewed sense of self-assurance and positivity. Looking more youthful and alert often translates into feeling more vibrant and confident in social and professional situations. This psychological boost is frequently reported by patients and contributes to the overall satisfaction with the results. The scars from the procedure are virtually invisible as incisions are made within the natural creases of the eyelids, ensuring that the aesthetic gains are unmarred by visible scars. This meticulous surgical technique further enhances the overall appeal of the procedure.

One of the outstanding features of an Eyelid Lift is its longevity. Unlike temporary solutions, the effects often last several years or more, providing a lasting transformation that ages naturally with the rest of the face.

While it cannot stop the aging process, the procedure offers enduring benefits that continue to please patients well into the future. The ability to tailor the treatment to specific needs and desires further enhances its appeal, allowing for individualized results that resonate with each patient's unique situation and expectations.

Combining the Eyelid Lift with other facial rejuvenation treatments such as a facelift, brow lift, or dermal fillers provides an even more comprehensive enhancement. This combination ensures harmony across facial features and amplifies the overall transformation. Moreover, the recovery period is relatively quick, and many post-surgical effects, like swelling and bruising, subside within a week or two, making it an attractive option for many patients. The safe and predictable nature of the procedure, when performed by skilled surgeons, adds to its attractiveness.

At SRGN, we recognize the profound impact that an Eyelid Lift can have on both appearance and quality of life. Through detailed attention to each patient's unique needs and a compassionate understanding of their goals, our experienced team ensures that the Eyelid Lift experience at our clinic is both rewarding and transformative. Whether seeking functional improvement, aesthetic rejuvenation, or both, an Eyelid Lift with SRGN offers a path to renewed vitality and confidence. It's not just about looking better; it's about feeling better and embracing life with a fresh, rejuvenated outlook.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For An Eyelid Lift?

Ideal candidates for an Eyelid Lift are typically individuals who experience drooping or sagging eyelids, puffiness, under-eye bags, or those whose peripheral vision is obstructed by excessive upper eyelid skin. Age, genetics, and lifestyle factors often contribute to these conditions. It's important for candidates to be in good general health, without any serious eye conditions. Non-smokers or those willing to quit smoking before and after surgery are generally preferred, as smoking can hinder the healing process. Psychological readiness and realistic expectations are equally crucial. Your surgeon at SRGN will conduct a thorough examination, including a review of your medical history, to determine if this procedure is suitable for you.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Blepharoplasty?

Like any surgical procedure, an Eyelid Lift does carry some risks and potential complications, though they are rare and typically minor when the surgery is performed by an experienced professional. Risks might include infection, dry eyes, temporary visual changes, and minor scarring. Bleeding, swelling, or difficulty closing the eyes might occur but are usually temporary. In extremely rare cases, there may be injury to eye muscles. It's vital to discuss your specific concerns with your surgeon at SRGN during the consultation process, so they can outline the risks in detail and describe the measures taken to minimize them. Following the surgeon's preoperative and postoperative instructions will further mitigate risks.

How Long Do The Results Of An Eyelid Lift Last?

The results of an Eyelid Lift are long-lasting, often enduring for several years. The procedure effectively turns back the clock on aging in the treated area, but it cannot stop the natural aging process. As time passes, gradual changes may occur, but the eyes will continue to appear younger than if the surgery had never been performed. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including proper skincare and sun protection, can extend the longevity of the results. Follow-up procedures or complementary non-surgical treatments might be recommended to maintain the rejuvenated appearance. Your surgeon at SRGN will provide specific guidance tailored to your individual needs and goals.

Will I Have Visible Scars After The Procedure?

One of the key advantages of an Eyelid Lift is that the incisions are strategically made within the natural creases and folds of the eyelids, making the scars virtually invisible once healed. Your surgeon at SRGN will use meticulous techniques to ensure minimal scarring, and proper postoperative care can further assist in the healing process. Over time, any faint scars will typically fade and blend into the surrounding skin. If scarring is a particular concern for you, discuss this with your surgeon during your consultation. They will explain the incision techniques that will be used and what you can expect in terms of scarring specifically for your unique situation.

Can I Combine An Eyelid Lift With Other Facial Treatments?

Yes, it is indeed common and often beneficial to combine an Eyelid Lift with other facial rejuvenation procedures. By addressing multiple areas of the face simultaneously, patients can achieve a more harmonious and comprehensive transformation. Procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, or dermal fillers can complement the results of an Eyelid Lift. Your surgeon at SRGN will conduct a thorough evaluation of your facial anatomy and discuss your aesthetic goals to recommend a personalized combination of procedures that will best meet your needs. Combining procedures can also have the advantage of consolidating recovery time, allowing for a more efficient overall process in reaching your desired appearance.

About Our Clinic

Located in the heart of Ascot, Bicester, and London, the SRGN Clinic exemplifies afusion of cutting-edge science, unparalleled skill, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. The clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in thefield of aesthetic and plastic surgery.

Leading the team at SRGN is Dr. Ayad Harb, a renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetic trainer. His expertise, honed by years of experience and a genuine passion for improving lives, defines the very core of the clinic's ethos. Dr. Harb's innovative techniques, combined with an artistic eye for detail, enable him to deliver consistently exceptional results that are tailored to each patient's individual needs and desires.

At SRGN, we believe in the transformative power of aesthetic and plastic surgery. Our treatments, ranging from non-invasive procedures to complex surgical interventions, are designed to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment where you can discuss your aesthetic goals openly, and together we create a treatment plan that brings these goals to life.

Every member of the SRGN team shares a deep commitment to patient care. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction from the moment you step into our clinic. Each of our facilities mirrors the luxury and tranquility of their surroundings, offering a serene space where you can embark on your journey to self-improvement.

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