Dr Veerle Rotsaert Female Plastic Surgeon London

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Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty

If you are looking for the best eyelid plastic surgery, we are here to help.

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What Is Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a specialized plastic surgery procedure offered at Dr Veerle Rotsaert’s clinic in Belgravia, London. This procedure focuses on rejuvenating the delicate tissues of the upper and lower eyelids, which often show signs of aging earlier than other areas of the face. By addressing issues such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and drooping eyelids, eyelid surgery can help you achieve a refreshed and more youthful appearance.

During the procedure, loose skin and, in some cases, excess fat are surgically removed from the eyelids, resulting in a more open and wide-awake look. The aim is to eliminate the tired and aged appearance that can make you constantly look fatigued, impacting your confidence and self-esteem. Eyelid surgery can also make the application of makeup easier and enhance your overall facial harmony.

A blepharoplasty can remove the effects of years of damage due to:

  • Ageing
  • Stress
  • Gravity
  • Sun exposure
  • Smoking

Reasons why one might consider blepharoplasty:

  • If your eyelids are drooping to the extend that it affects your vision.
  • Puffy bags under the eyes and loose and baggy eyelids which lead to having a tired and older appearance.
  • Excessive wrinkles on upper or lower eyelids.

Things You Should Know Before Your Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty Procedure In London

  1. Pre-procedure Preparation: Prior to your eyelid surgery with Dr Veerle Rotsaert, it is essential to prepare yourself physically and mentally. You may be advised to avoid certain medications or supplements that can increase bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or herbal supplements. It is also important to arrange for someone to accompany you to the clinic on the day of the procedure and assist you afterward if needed. Dr Rotsaert will provide you with specific instructions tailored to your unique situation during your pre-operative consultation.

  2. Risks and Potential Complications: Like any surgical procedure, eyelid surgery carries some inherent risks. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will thoroughly discuss these potential complications with you during your consultation. These risks may include temporary swelling, bruising, dry eyes, infection, scarring, or temporary blurred vision. Dr Rotsaert will explain the measures taken to minimise these risks and will address any concerns you may have, ensuring you are well-informed and confident about your decision to proceed.

  3. Pre-procedure Instructions: In order to achieve optimal results from your eyelid surgery, there are certain pre-procedure instructions that Dr Rotsaert will provide. These instructions may include avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption leading up to the surgery, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and following a balanced diet. Dr Rotsaert may also recommend applying a prescribed ointment to the eyelid area prior to the procedure to ensure the skin is in the best possible condition.

  4. Preparing for Recovery: Understanding what to expect during the recovery period is crucial for a smooth healing process. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will guide you through the recovery instructions, which may involve applying cold compresses to reduce swelling, keeping your head elevated while resting, and taking prescribed medications as directed. It is important to arrange for someone to help you with daily activities during the initial days of recovery and to follow Dr Rotsaert’s recommendations for post-operative care to achieve the best possible results.

  5. Questions to Ask: To ensure that you are fully informed and confident about your eyelid surgery, here are some questions you may consider asking Dr Veerle Rotsaert:

  • What are the potential risks and complications associated with eyelid surgery?
  • How long is the recovery period, and what can I expect during this time?
  • Can you show me before and after photos of previous patients who have undergone eyelid surgery?
  • What type of anesthesia will be used during the procedure?
  • How many eyelid surgeries have you performed, and what is your success rate?

What Kind of Anaesthesia is Used?

For eyelid surgery, the type of anaesthesia used will be determined based on your unique situation and the extent of the procedure. Dr Veerle Rotsaert may recommend either local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. Local anaesthesia with sedation allows you to be relaxed and comfortable during the surgery while ensuring a pain-free experience. General anaesthesia, on the other hand, will render you completely unconscious throughout the procedure.

Dr Rotsaert will discuss the pros and cons of each option with you, taking into account factors such as your medical history, personal preferences, and the complexity of your surgery. Rest assured that your safety and comfort are of utmost importance, and the most suitable anaesthesia method will be chosen to ensure a smooth and successful procedure.

How Long Does Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty Takes?

The duration of eyelid surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and whether both upper and lower eyelids are involved. Typically, the surgery takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with a more accurate time estimate during your consultation, after assessing your unique situation and discussing your specific goals.

It’s important to note that while the surgery itself may not take long, you should plan for additional time spent at the clinic for pre-operative preparations and post-operative monitoring. Dr Rotsaert and her dedicated team will guide you through the entire process, ensuring your comfort and providing the necessary care and attention.

Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty Results & Aftercare

Following eyelid surgery, you can expect to see noticeable improvements in the appearance of your eyes and the overall rejuvenation of your face. Dr Veerle Rotsaert’s expertise and attention to detail will ensure natural-looking results that enhance your facial harmony while preserving your unique features. The removal of excess skin and fat will result in a more youthful, refreshed, and wide-awake appearance.

During the recovery period, it is essential to follow Dr Rotsaert’s aftercare instructions diligently. This may include taking prescribed medications, applying topical treatments, and attending follow-up appointments. These measures will help minimise discomfort, promote proper healing, and optimise your final results. Dr Veerle Rotsaert and her team will be available to address any concerns or questions you may have during the recovery phase.

Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty Treatment Summary

Time Of Work

5-7 days

Surgical Garments

Not applicable

Hospital Stay

1 day

Full Recovery

2 weeks


After 1 week


After 1 week

Sleeping Position

On back 1-2 weeks

Physical Activity

6 weeks

How Long Before I Can Return to Normal Activities?

The timeframe for returning to normal activities after eyelid surgery can vary from patient to patient. Generally, it is recommended to plan for a downtime of about 7 to 10 days. During this initial recovery period, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which are normal and expected. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with specific guidelines on how to manage these symptoms and expedite the healing process.

While you may be able to resume light activities within a few days, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise and activities that can strain your eyes for several weeks. By following Dr Rotsaert’s post-operative instructions and gradually easing back into your routine, you can ensure a smoother recovery and optimal results.

Will I Have Scars After Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty

Dr Veerle Rotsaert is committed to achieving the best possible aesthetic outcome while minimizing visible scarring. During eyelid surgery, incisions are carefully made in discreet locations, such as the natural creases of the eyelids, to conceal any potential scarring. Over time, these incisions will fade and become significantly less noticeable.

It’s important to note that everyone’s healing process is unique, and individual factors can affect scarring. By diligently following Dr Rotsaert’s aftercare instructions and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can help promote proper healing and minimise the appearance of scars. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with detailed guidance on scar management techniques and recommend suitable topical treatments, ensuring you achieve the best possible cosmetic outcome.

Dr. V's View On Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty

“As a plastic surgeon, I firmly believe that eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can make a significant difference in enhancing both the aesthetics and functionality of the eyes. The eyes play a vital role in conveying emotions and expressions, and when excess skin or fat accumulates around the eyelids, it can lead to a tired or aged appearance. With eyelid surgery, I have witnessed the remarkable transformation it can bring, helping patients achieve a more youthful and refreshed look. By carefully considering each patient’s unique facial anatomy and desired outcome, I strive to create natural-looking results that harmonize with their overall facial features. My goal is to provide safe and effective eyelid surgery that not only enhances the aesthetics but also improves self-confidence and quality of life for my patients.”


Eyelid surgery does not typically require the use of garments. However, Dr Rotsaert may recommend the application of cold compresses or the use of special eye drops to help reduce swelling and promote healing during the initial recovery

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Lucie Waldron
Lucie Waldron
One year post surgery - The best decision going to Dr V! Having lost a significant amount of weight (50kg) at the age of 21 my breasts were very low from the loose skin. After my initial consultation where she helped me and talked through all the options I had and guided me with her expertise on what would look best from her professional opinion from feeling my skin and her experience. Especially as my skin was very difficult. Had a breast lift with implants put it, surgery went so smoothly and 1 year post op they are looking incredible. So thankful to Dr V and her team, as well as the nurses at the Welbeck Hospital. After the operation was getting constant check ups both in person and over the phone. Would recommend she made feel so comfortable and the has made me so confident in my body! Thank you for everything 🙂
jane Blackall
jane Blackall
I took a long time looking for the perfect surgeon- and I found her. Every single step of the process has been kind, considerate, professional and consultative. The corrective surgery is even better than I hoped. The post operative care amazing.
Germana Bal
Germana Bal
I trust Dr V entirely , she does my profhilo and I refer her all my friends and clients for breasts enhancement, she is so professional kind and talented . The best!
Charlotte Cooke
Charlotte Cooke
Undergoing elective surgery was not something I rushed into. After extensive research I met with Dr Rotsaert, and knew I had met the right surgeon to carry out my procedure. Finally a surgeon who is professional, compassionate, and demonstrates expertise!!! My initial enquiry was well received by a friendly knowledgeable team who made the booking process easy. Dr Rotsaert created a relaxed environment for me at consultation, and listened to my concerns - I left feeling reassured and well informed with my personal treatment plan. The lovely nurses Amina and Alice helped prepare me for surgery and were extremely attentive (they were also at hand for my post operative care which was nice for continuity) When I arrived at hospital the experience and trust was confirmed as soon as I walked through the door to the moment I left. I was made to feel VIP and relaxed in the knowledge I was in safe hands. Post operatively went as smoothly as I could have hoped for. The only fault being my personal lack of patience to being fully recovered. 6 weeks after surgery I can honestly say I’m delighted with my results and as cliche as it sounds wish I had done it sooner. Dr Rotsaert and her team listened and guided me throughout. With their support and expertise they turned a nerve wracking decision of mine into one of best decisions I’ve made. Gold star service!
From the very first email I sent and my initial consultation with Dr V, all the way through to my surgery day and 6 week post operation appointment, I have been so happy with how I have been treated. Dr V always made me feel comfortable and at ease, and I trusted she understood exactly what I wanted. The results are even better than I could've imagined. I have a newfound love for my body and my confidence has increased tenfold, all thanks to her wonderful work. Definitely the best decision I have every made. I can't thank Dr V and her team enough. Highly recommend!
Marie Lewis
Marie Lewis
I’d highly recommend Dr V to anyone looking for a natural breast enhancement. She put me at ease straight away, no getting topless on Zoom, no 3D simulation, but a face to face initial consultation telling me exactly what was possible and making me touch and try several implants on. I also felt like she would take her time during the surgery instead of rushing it in 20-30 minutes which was important to me. The recovery was way easier than I expected and my results 2.5 months in are amazing, I got my breasts back which had “deflated” after having and breastfeeding my daughter and I really wanted that natural effect which I got with Motiva Joy implants and demi projection. The fact the post-op appointments are included is also a great touch.
Kate Gill-Carter
Kate Gill-Carter
A true professional. Dr V was thorough, informative and managed expectations at all stages. The results I have had have changed my life and how I feel about my body.
Hollie Johnson
Hollie Johnson
I went to see Dr Veerle and I knew straight away that I wanted to go with her. She knew exactly what I wanted and made me feel very comfortable. I am so happy with my results and had made feel so much more confident. Thank you so much can’t recommend her enough.
Jordan Perrin
Jordan Perrin
The most amazing surgeon, very skilled and genuinely cares for her patients. She has changed my life and boosted my confidence. Would recommend to anyone.
Zoe Bourn
Zoe Bourn
Dr Veerle was everything I had hoped I would find in a surgeon. Having done a lot of my own research and prep over the course of a few years, she was able to answer all my questions in a way that reassured me she was extremely professional, fully knowledgable and skilled/experienced enough to offer the best result. She was also generous with her time where it mattered whilst being efficient in the process. There was absolutely no hint of an upsell or any encouragement to consider additional procedures from her side which I had encountered elsewhere and had put me off. Post-procedure she has also proven a dedicated surgeon and is happy to be involved in the evolving result and post-operative journey. Dr Veerle is the best!

About Dr. Veerle Rotsaert

Dr. Veerle is known for her meticulous approach and personalised treatment plans. She understands that each patient is unique, and takes the time to listen to their concerns and goals. With a deep understanding of the latest advancements in plastic surgery, Dr. Veerle utilises innovative techniques to achieve natural-looking and harmonious results.

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