Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

What is eyelid surgery?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, corrects sagging eyelids and puffiness around the eyes, which may contribute to a tired or sad appearance. This appearance of the eyelids is usually the result of the aging but loose eyelid skin can also be genetic. Depending upon your circumstances, there are several different techniques used in eyelid surgery. Your aesthetic plastic surgeon will discuss which options are most suitable for you.

Is eyelid surgery right for me?

Always talk to your surgeon before deciding whether eyelid surgery is appropriate for you. The procedure may be a good option is you have excess skin and fat in the eyelid areas. Eyelid surgery seeks to create a brighter, more alert and rested appearance. Eyelid surgery is usually performed as day surgery. Eyelid surgery may be combined with other facial procedures to achieve the best possible outcome. This will be explained simply and clearly during your consultation.

Potential complications

All surgery comes with some degree of risk. For example, bleeding and infection are possible. Fortunately, significant complications from eyelid surgery are infrequent. Don’t worry, your surgeon will fully explain potential complications during the consultation process and commit to supporting you in recovery.


During surgery

Your time in surgery may vary according to your individual needs and the specifics of the procedures being performed. Your surgeon will fully explain all details to you during your consultation.


One of the most important reasons for choosing a reputable surgeon is knowing they will be by your side throughout the recovery process, ready to reassure and support you at every stage. Ask your surgeon what the recovery process will involve for you.