Can I get eyelid surgery on the NHS?
If you’re suffering with hooded or drooping upper eyelids, you may be wondering how easy it is to get eyelid surgery on the NHS.
Otherwise known as blepharoplasty, this is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct sagging skin around the eyes. Not only can it improve the appearance of the eyelids, making the skin appear more youthful, but it can also widen the field of vision in more severe cases.
The majority of people suffering with loose skin around the eyes do not qualify for eyelid surgery on the NHS. Blepharoplasty will only be funded by the NHS if the patient meets strict eligibility criteria.
In order to qualify for eyelid surgery on the NHS, you must demonstrate that you are experiencing mental and physical discomfort as a result of the issue, or your vision is being affected. Even in cases where eyesight is impacted by drooping eyelids, it will need to be proven that undergoing blepharoplasty would significantly improve this.
The bottom line? Eyelid surgery on the NHS is not an option if the issue is purely cosmetic.
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
If you aren’t eligible for eyelid surgery on the NHS, then you’ll need to research local clinics to find out their prices for having the operation done privately. Bear in mind, however, that the lowest price will not always equal the best results.
Here at Aesthetics of Essex, the cost of blepharoplasty depends on the extent of the surgery. We currently charge £2,200 for an upper eye lift and £2,400 for an upper eye lift and brow lift.
For more information on our pricing, it’s worth booking a consultation, as this will give us an opportunity to discuss your wishes with you, as well as recommending the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
Eyelid surgery before and after UK
When choosing a clinic to perform private eyelid surgery in the UK, it’s vital that you do your research.
Here at Aesthetics of Essex, our blepharoplasty surgeon, Ricardo Tejero, is well known for his excellent work in the field of plastic surgery, creating beautiful and subtle eyelid and brow lifts.
To see photographs of some of our patients before and after undergoing eyelid surgery under Ricardo Tejero, take a look at our dedicated blepharoplasty page.
Get in touch for more information
If you’re suffering with loose skin around your eyelids, and you’d like to boost your confidence, look years younger and potentially improve your field of vision, then why not get in touch with our friendly team? We can provide you with further details about the eyelid surgery procedure and answer any questions you may have.
To find out whether you would be a suitable candidate for blepharoplasty, book a consultation today.