Blepharoplasty at Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford

21st July 2022 By Phoenix Hospital Group

Q&A with Professor Jim Frame

Professor Jim Frame is an accomplished and well respected aesthetic surgeon. He leads and develops academic training and research interests at the School of Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University. He holds regular clinics at Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford. Here, he answers some commonly asked questions about blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. 


What is a blepharoplasty?

 If you are concerned about drooping eyes, sagging eyelids or eye bags, a blepharoplasty is a great option. The surgical procedure removes excess skin above the eyes to reduce sagging and drooping.

A blepharoplasty can help to correct vision problems caused by sagging eyelids, and can make your eyes look younger.


What should I consider when choosing a surgeon to perform a blepharoplasty?

When choosing a surgeon, it is important to make the effort to do some research. Make sure that they are highly experienced and read testimonials from their previous patients. It is best to choose a surgeon who operates out of a centre of excellence alongside experienced staff.


How quickly will I see blepharoplasty results?

You will see results from your blepharoplasty immediately following the surgery.


Does eyelid surgery require an overnight stay in hospital?

No, you will not have to stay overnight following your blepharoplasty procedure. You will need to spend some time in a recovery room afterwards, but you will be able to go home the same day.


Can eyelid surgery improve my vision/looks?

Yes. Most patients report that after their surgery, their visual fields improve dramatically. Those that regularly bang their heads on cupboards or doors will notice a big difference. Most patients say that everything looks brighter.

In terms of appearance, the procedure will make your eyelids look less droopy and can help make you look younger. Most patients feel they look less tired and that their blepharoplasty gives them a huge confidence boost.


Will I need multiple blepharoplasty procedures?

If done effectively, it is very unlikely that there will be a need for revision surgery. On very rare occasions, a patient might benefit from a lateral trim to improve the visual field.

If your brow continues to droop later in life, it is likely that the eyelid is not responsible, and some kind of brow lift may be recommended.


Where can I get a blepharoplasty procedure?

Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford is an inpatient hospital providing elective surgery in Essex. We are proud of our exceptional standards of patient care and are equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment.


Email to book a consultation today, or call us on 01245 801234.