How long does the procedure take ?
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes about 90 minutes, not including time in recovery.
Are the results permanent ?
The results of eye bag correction normally last for about five years. After this, the skin will begin to sag again, however, they will always have a better appearance than if you had never had the surgery.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities ?
We recommend that people take a week off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery. Bruising may remain for a few weeks after surgery, so you may wish to consider this when booking time off work.
Are there any alternatives to this surgery ?
The only way to fully remove upper or lower eye bags is by surgery. Some forms of non surgical procedures may help to lift the eye area (for example wrinkle smoothing around the eyes) however the effect will not be substantial enough to remove eye bags.
Can I combine this procedure with other surgery ?
Yes, you can combine this procedure with other facial procedures. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.
Will I have altered sensation in the area ?
Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.
Will my eyesight be affected ?
No, your eyesight will not be affected by eye bag reduction surgery.
What weight should I be for surgery ?
For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.
Am I too young/ too old for this procedure ?
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.
Can I get a second opinion ?
Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.
Are your surgeons suitably qualified and registered ?
All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Where are your clinics ?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.