How Much Does Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Cost in the UK?


The NHS will not fund cosmetic surgery so it is unlikely that you will be able to get cosmetic eyelid surgery funded by them. Therefore, you have to have the surgery carried out privately and the cost can be quite high. The cost will vary from between £1000 to £4000 in the UK, depending on the surgeon, the technique the surgeon uses and what work you have done. If you are having just upper lid surgery it will cost between £1500 and £2500. If you want surgery on the lower lids, it will cost more at around £2000 to £3000. This is usually because lower lid surgery is performed under general anesthetic. The price will be over £3000 if you want both lids to be operated on.

You may also have other costs to take into account. These could be a facility fee from the clinic, or you will have to pay for painkillers for the days following your surgery.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery under the NHS

The NHS has limited funding for cosmetic surgery so therefore you will most likely not get any funding for the surgery. There needs to be a general medical condition as the reason for receiving the surgery and they will not except cosmetic enhancement as a valid medical reason. There is the slight possibility if the eyelids are affecting your vision, that you will be considered for NHS funding but the answer is usually that you will need to pay privately for Cosmetic eyelid surgery.

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