Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery: before and after

Written by: Mr Giovanni Ferrando
Published: | Updated: 22/05/2020
Edited by: Emma McLeod

A blepharoplasty can completely transform the region around the eyes. This procedure is most often desired for its aesthetically pleasing outcome, but it also serves a purpose to those with excess skin that hinders their vision. Mr Giovanni Ferrando, renowned consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon, demonstrates how this procedure achieves natural-looking results using his own examples.

A woman's eye


What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is one of the most common operations in cosmetic surgery. The aim of this procedure is to remove the excess of skin from the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid or both. Also, if there are eye bags present, they are treated at the same time.

Why do people opt for a blepharoplasty?

People undergo the blepharoplasty procedure because of an excess of skin on the upper eyelid (and sometimes the lower eyelid) can result in functional problems of the eye. However, the procedure is most often performed purely for cosmetic reasons: the appearance after the operation is a younger and fresher look.


What considerations should be taken before the procedure?

Before the operation, the surgeon has to consider the entire face while focusing on the area around the eyes: the position of the eyebrows, the elasticity of the lower eyelid, the asymmetry and the shape of the eyes.

How is it performed?

The operation is performed under local anaesthesia with sedation and it takes less than one hour to do the upper eyelid. The same goes for the lower eyelid.


How long until results show and are results permanent?

The result is permanent but, obviously, we cannot halt the ageing process.


Are there alternative treatments that offer similar results?

There are no alternative treatments that offer a similar result. No treatments can remove either an excess of skin or remove the bags.


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Mr Ferrando is known for his pioneering work in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery. Don’t hesitate to learn more and to get in touch – click here.

By Mr Giovanni Ferrando
Plastic surgery

Mr Giovanni Ferrando is a vastly experienced consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon with private clinics in London and Italy. He is known for his innovative and pioneering work in designing and developing new techniques to be used in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery, and has a very keen attention to detail, always striving to achieve natural-looking results. He specialises in all kinds of aesthetic surgery, with special interest in rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelift, breast augmentation, Botox injections on other less invasive aesthetic medicine treatments. 

When performing surgery on a patient, Mr Ferrando prefers to take time to study the proportions of the patient's face, and also gets to know the patient well to make a decision on what the best nose for the patient would be. He personally draws a portrait of the patient to see the desired results, and to use the same hand to craft the drawing that will perform the surgery. This part of the process is important to Mr Ferrando in ensuring the best results are achieved. 

Alongside his clinical practice, Mr Ferrando devotes time to giving talks about his profession, and is a regular contributor to the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal, and is currently writing a book on rhinoplasty. 

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