Other Name: Eyebag surgery
Patient Satisfaction: 96%*
Procedure Time: 1 to 1.5 hours
Recovery Time: 6 Weeks

Let Your Body Talk


Other Name: Eyebag surgery
Patient Satisfaction: 96%*
Procedure Time: 1 to 1.5 hours
Recovery Time: 6 Weeks

Let Your Body Talk

Blepharoplasty is better known as eyelid surgery.It is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to remove excess skin or fat from eyelids.People with eyelids that droop, sag, or appear ‘hooded’ often undergo blepharoplasty. It is a procedure that is performed under general anaesthetic or under local anaesthetic with sedation, depending on the extent of the operation.

Loose skin on the eyelid creates folds that give the impression of heaviness, whereas loose skin under the eye creates bags making one look permanently tired. With blepharoplasty, the eyelid, the eye bag or both, can be operated upon at one time to give more youthful appearance to your eyes. If you are considering eyelid surgery, you can discuss your needs and goals with a professional eye cosmetic surgeon, who will be able to advise what is best for you.

Blepharoplasty is often performed with a scalpel, but can also be carried out with laser technology.Eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid, or both. The ultimate goal with blepharoplasty is to restore the look and function of the eyelid by removing excess skin. The procedure can also smooth out and tighten the lower eyelid, which gives a smoother look between the eyelid and the cheek.

Blepharoplasty: At A Glance

Surgery Time:

1 to 1.5 hours

Hospital Stay:

Day Case

Recovery Time:

6 Weeks

Why Do People Have it?

There are a number of reasons why both men and women choose to have eyelid surgery.
  • However, one of the most common reasons is ageing.
  • As we age, the muscles and skin in our face lose elasticity and become saggy.
  • Due the intricate nature of the eyelids and small surface area, sagging and looseness is much more noticeable.
  • Creases, lines, wrinkles and folds appear in both the upper and lower eyelids. This can make people feel insecure and self conscious.
  • In addition, when muscles under the skin begin to slacken with age, the fat that cushions the eye in its socket can bulge and appear baggy. Eye bags can run in the family and in some cases develop early in life.
  • If you feel that you may have inherited eye bags before your time as a young adult, speak with one of our medical professionals for advice and guidance.
  • Patients often report that their eye bags appear worse when they first wake up. This can be due to fluid that settles in areas of the body where skin is more loose, such as the eyelids.
  • Because of this fluid build-up, any fold, line or bagginess can be amplified in the morning.
  • Drooping eyelids is often found in older generations. This is where folds of skin can gather in the eyelids and cause an overhang of eyelashes.

Who is Suitable?

The best candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals generally 30 years old or older who are in good health and who have no other eye conditions. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Eye disease, such as glaucoma, dry eye, or a detached retina
  • Thyroid disorders, such as Graves’ disease and under or overactive thyroid
  • Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or other circulatory disorders
  • Diabetes

What to expect:


The first step for all of our patients is to meet with the surgeon we feel is best placed to perform your procedure for a consultation.

• At the consultation, you will be able to discuss with your surgeon what your hope to achieve from the procedure, as well as discuss in detail what may or may not be possible given your existing ageing profile.
• Having established what will be done, several key measurements will be made and standard clinical photography will be taken.
• Finally, a comprehensive discussion regarding risks and complications will take place, alongside a discussion regarding the post-procedure and recovery phase. Your previous medical history will also be recorded (including previous surgery, medications, allergies etc.) and an assessment of your fitness for surgery.

If your surgeon feels you are a good candidate for surgery, you are then invited to consider whether you would like to proceed for surgery or otherwise following a two-week cooling-off period. Within this period you are welcome to come in and discuss your potential surgery with your surgeon as many times as you like.

What are the risks?

As with all surgical procedures, cosmetic surgery on the eyelids comes with a list of potential complications and side effects that patients should be aware of. Whilst your consultant will outline the risks and complications in your consultation, here are some common side effects and rare complications:
  • Do not be alarmed if your eyelids feel numb after surgery, this, along with puffiness, is a common side effect and while your eyelids may difficult to close at night, will ease in the days following your procedure.
  • Sometimes eyes can feel sensitive and irritated. Eyes may also water regularly. This can last for 1-3 weeks.
  • Bruising is common and may look like you have a black-eye.
  • Following your procedure, new scars may be pink and more noticeable, but these will fade over the coming weeks.
  • More serious, but rare complications can include: a) Blurred vision on a temporary basis. b) Eyes that look asymmetrical. c) Haematoma – a collection of blood underneath the skin. This often disappears after 2- 3 weeks on its own. d) Noticeable scars. e) Eye muscle injury. f) Ectropion – whereby the lower eyelid can droop outwards away from the eye.
  • Eyelid retraction – lower eyelid pulls down, revealing the white of the eye. a) Blindness (extremely rare).

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