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Sagging upper eyelids or eye bags can make you look more tired and older than you feel, but your youthful appearance can be restored with a blepharoplasty at the Reshape and Restore clinic in Bristol.

Blepharoplasty surgery in Bristol, sometimes called an eyelid lift, removes excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids giving you a rejuvenated appearance.

In the hands of our first-class surgeons, it is a relatively simple procedure that can have a significant impact on the way that you look and feel.

Eyelid surgery is just one of a range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body that are provided at the Reshape and Restore Bristol clinic.


A World-Class Cosmetic Eye Surgery Team in Bristol

Mr Thomas Chapman and Mr Umraz Khan are the founders of Reshape and Restore.

They both have successful careers as NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeons alongside their thriving private practice and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to private patients in the Bristol area.

Both men are passionate about the potential of cosmetic surgery, including blepharoplasty eyelid surgery, to improve not just the appearance of their patients but also their self-confidence and zest for life.

Mr Khan and Mr Chapman are both leading members of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

You can find out more about Mr Khan and Mr Chapman here.      

What can an eyelid lift in Bristol do for me?

BlepharoplastyExcess skin and fat above the eyes can create a hooded appearance, making you look weary. Loose skin in the lower lid causes bags and dark shadows.

Often this sagging skin around the eyes is due to loss of skin elasticity as part of the ageing process. However, hooded eyelids and under-eye bags can be inherited features. If they appear at a young age, these features can cause dissatisfaction with the appearance and undermine self-confidence.

In extreme cases, droopy skin on the upper lids can interfere with your vision. Irritating infections and rashes can sometimes develop in the folds of the skin.

After upper lid blepharoplasty or eye bag removal in Bristol, you will look wide-eyed once more with a smooth and refreshed eye area.

Am I a good candidate for this surgical procedure?

If you would like a more rejuvenated appearance or to remove eye bags, then lift surgery may be for you.

You will have an initial consultation at our Bristol clinic before you need to decide whether to go ahead with surgery or not. This is your opportunity to meet Mr Khan or Mr Chapman and to discuss the best way to give your eye area a more youthful appearance.

Bear in mind that other surgical procedures like the brow lift are also available and your surgeon will discuss other options and advise you on the best procedure for you.


What does eyelid surgery in Bristol involve?

In the hands of surgeons as skilled as Mr Khan and Mr Chapman, blepharoplasty surgery is a relatively straightforward surgical procedure.

Upper blepharoplasty is performed by making an incision in the crease of the upper eyelid. Hooded eyes are caused by too much skin, so the unwanted skin is trimmed away. Over-stretched muscles can be tightened at this point. Excess fat can also be removed through the incision, which is then closed with dissolvable stitches.

Lower eyelid surgery involves an incision along the lower lash line through which your surgeon will remove excess skin and fat.

If there is a large amount of tissue to be removed, your surgeon may make the incision on the inside of the lower eyelid.

Many patients at the Bristol clinic choose to have laser resurfacing after eyelid surgery to improve the texture and appearance of the skin.

The procedure may be performed under a general anaesthetic or a local anaesthetic, depending on the extent of surgery required. This will be confirmed at your initial consultation.

How long will it take to recover after blepharoplasty surgery?

The skin of the eye area is particularly delicate, and you will experience bruising and swelling after your eyelid surgery which may last for some days. Cold compresses can be gently applied to the eyes, which can help to reduce puffiness. Sleeping propped up on pillows will also help the fluid to drain away from your eye area.

It is best to avoid wearing contact lenses for a week or so after eyelid surgery to avoid irritating the incisions on your eyelids. Many patients wear sunglasses whilst their eyes are healing, as light sensitivity can be an issue.

You should be able to return to work after a couple of weeks, but your surgeon may advise you to wait for four weeks before returning to the gym or sport.

What is the aftercare at Reshape and Restore in Bristol?

If your eyelid surgery involves a general anaesthetic, you will need to stay in the hospital overnight.

Otherwise, you will be able to leave once your stitches have been checked.

You will return to the Bristol clinic after a few days to have your stitches removed and to have your progress monitored.

When will I see the results of cosmetic eye surgery in Bristol? 

After a couple of months, all the bruising and swelling will have settled.

An eyelid surgery can make a dramatic improvement to the appearance and you will be delighted with your refreshed and smooth eye area.

You can see some before and after pictures here.


How much does eyelid surgery cost in Bristol?

The cost of blepharoplasty surgery in Bristol starts at £3 200 but will vary according to the surgical techniques used and whether an overnight stay in the hospital is required.

Finding the Bristol Reshape and Restore clinic

Bristol is a thriving city in the South West of England and is located on the River Avon at the mouth of the Bristol Channel. The city has a fascinating seafaring tradition and watersports are still a popular pastime in the historic harbour. The magnificent Avon Gorge is in the centre of the city and is the site of the spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge which was opened in 1864. 

Reshape and Restore is located in the Spire Bristol Hospital, one of the South West’s largest private hospitals.

Our Address

Reshape and Restore Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Spire Bristol Hospital

Redland Hill

Durdham Down

Bristol BS6 6UT

Tel 0117 321 4534

Directions to Reshape and Restore Bristol

From M5 Junction 17

Follow the A4018 for Bristol West and Bristol Zoo for approximately four miles. With the Downs and water tower on the right, you will come to a roundabout on this road. Take the left-hand turn into Redland Hill and immediately turn left into Spire Bristol Hospital.

From M4 Junction 19

Follow the M32 leading into Bristol. Take the M32 into the city centre and then follow the signs for Clifton and the A4018. At the top of Whiteladies Road, bear right for Redland to find the hospital.

By train

Take the train to either Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads stations. Bristol Parkway station is approximately four miles from Spire Bristol Hospital (20-30 minutes by taxi) on the outskirts of Bristol. Temple Meads station is close to the city centre and only 10-15 minutes from Spire Bristol Hospital by taxi.


The hospital has 100 free car parking spaces.