Mr Oliver’s patients are happy to share their surgical outcomes so you can see for yourself how surgery has changed their lives. Patient confidentiality is paramount and all photographs are gratefully reproduced after discussion with Mr Oliver and having given written consent to publication on this website. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.
Publication of images is to show a range of possible outcomes from surgery and to help enable future patients in making their own informed decision about whether to consider cosmetic surgery.
“Surgery has exceeded my expectations, I didn’t expect it to be as good as it is. I’m very happy with the results”.
KS, Age 45, Totnes, Devon
“I am very pleased. It has given me a lot more confidence and I have cut my fringe. My fiancée proposed to me three days afterwards!”
DC, Age 46, Exeter, Devon
“I am very happy, more confident. I am so pleased I had surgery”
LH, Age 56, Torquay, Devon
“I am very pleased recovery was quicker than I expected.”
AB, Age 61, Torquay, Devon, Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty under local anaesthetic
“I am thrilled with the result, they feel as if a weight has been lifted.”
BM, Age 71, Exeter, Devon, 2 weeks after Upper Blepharoplasties (eyelid reduction of the upper lid)
“The hospital and staff were all excellent. It was a really good experience and has made a huge difference. I can now put make-up on my eyelids now the skin is visible. My headaches are also better.”
TM, Age 43, Torquay, Devon, Upper Blepharoplasty, Mount Stuart Hospital
This lady underwent an upper blepharoplasty under local anaesthetic. A strip of skin was removed from the upper lids along the line of the eyelid fold. A small amount of muscle is usually also removed to enable the lid to crease in its natural position above the eye in what is called the supra-tarsal fold. Some patients will also have some fat that needs to be reduced at the inner aspect of the lid. This can cause bulging of the medial lid in some patients.
Nearly everybody who is considering this operation will have a degree of brow droop as they age, but improving this is a much more complicated than a blepharoplasty and is usually not corrected. The forehead muscle doesn’t have to contract as hard to try to elevate the brow and hence the skin in the upper lid. Sometimes the forehead wrinkles will be less prominent because of this too. Tension headaches are sometimes related to the muscle tone and tension over the front and back of the head and for this patient the procedure helped with her headaches.
“I had very little discomfort. I went back to work 5 days later with some make up on. It’s nice to be able to see the eyelid and much easier to put make-up on now.”
MP, age 40, Exeter, Devon, Upper Blepharoplasty
This lady underwent an upper blepharoplasty. This involves a local anaesthetic and takes about 45 minutes. A small strip of the excess skin is removed from the upper lid. The suture remains for 1 week and is then simply pulled out. The results at two months are shown.
DY, Age 51,Torquay, Devon, Upper blepharoplasty
“The anaesthetic took a few days to get over but there was no pain, just a bit uncomfortable for the first week. Over all it was very worth while.”
MT Age, 65, Torquay, Devon, Upper and lower blepharoplasty