Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery

Upper/ Lower eyelid surgery (Upper & Lower blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids.

Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes making you look older or even interfering with your vision.

However, it won't remove either crow's feet/ wrinkles, or eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows.

Planning your surgery

You and your surgeon should thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations for this surgery.

Details of the procedure will be discussed as to how much the skin and fat to be removed and whether to do all four eyelids or just the upper or lower ones.

Your other facial profile will also be evaluated, for example, the position of your brow. If you have a significant brow sagging, it is possible that temple lifting procedure will be done in conjunction with blepharoplasty.

Surgical technique

Eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia. Sedatives may also be given, so you will be comfortable and relaxed.

The incision is made at the natural lines of your upper eyelids, and is not visible when the eyes are open.

The lower eyelid incision lies just below the lashes and once healed is camouflaged by the lashes.

The excess skin and fat is assessed again intraoperatively, and then removed.

The new fold is set and fixed at the appropriate level. Bleeding is checked and stopped meticulously.

The skin is closed with very fine stitches.

Blepharoplasty usually lasts in one to two hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.


After your surgery

Ice packs will applied to the treated area continuously to keep swelling and bruising to a minimum.

You are given a solution to clean the wound and will be allowed to wash your face with tap water after 48 hours.

The stitches will be removed within five to seven days after surgery.