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How to get cosmetic eyelid surgery on the NHS

Updated: Jan 26

Cosmetic surgery can be costly and it is difficult to know who to go through. Although the NHS is not there to provide purely cosmetic surgery we show what procedures are done and why?


Eyelid surgery on the NHS


Blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery are sometimes done on the NHS although this is not available for everybody and there are strict criteria that apply. These surgical procedures are not done for cosmetic reasons but are done if the droopy eyelid is blocking your vision and affecting your quality of life. They may also be done if the upper eyelid skin is needed to treat other conditions on your face. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is rarely done on the NHS as eye bags and extra skin on the lower lids does not block the vision.