Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

The aim of Eyelid Surgery is to remove any excess skin and fat, tighten muscles and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, helping to give you a more youthful and rested appearance.


Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Sagging skin and puffy fat deposits on your upper or lower eyelids may give you a tired, old or sad appearance. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) can be performed on the upper eyelid (Upper Blepharoplasty) and/or the lower eyelid (Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty). 

If your brow has fallen, Dr Edinburg may also recommend Brow Lift Surgery, which will further help rejuvenate your face.

The procedure for Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty) involves making an incision along the natural eyelid creases in order to disguise scars. Excess skin is removed and, if needed, the muscle is tightened slightly to lift the eye area. Other modifications may be carried out, as appropriate, by Dr Edinburg, who is a fully trained Specialist.

For Lower Eyelid Surgery (Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty), an incision is made just below the lower lash line, and excess skin and fat is removed. Stitches are used to close the wound, which are removed after approximately 5-7 days.

After Eyelid Surgery, you may experience temporary swelling, bruising and dry eyes, which should subside after a week or so. The final results of your Eyelid Surgery will become apparent after several weeks, leaving you with a more alert and refreshed appearance.

Dr Edinburg will tailor your Eyelift Surgery according to your specific needs. For example, some patients need the under-eye fat pockets removed, while for others, removing them would result in a hollowed-out look, so a different approach is needed.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) can also be combined with a facelift or Brow Lift Surgery, as well as Laser Resurfacing, Medical-grade Peels, Wrinkle Relaxer Injections, Wrinkle Filler Injections (Dermal Fillers), to improve lines in the lid area.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) can do wonders for men and is frequently requested. Eyelid Surgery can provide a well-rested and refreshed appearance. Eyelid surgery may be performed along with a Facelift for a more dramatic change, when appropriate.

Eyelid Surgery Cost

The cost of upper and or lower eyelid blepharoplasty will vary depending on the extent of surgery required. Read more about the cost by clicking on the 'How Much does It Cost" menu above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eyelid Surgery (Upper Eyelid Surgery, Lower Eyelid Surgery or Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery) can usually be performed in around an hour, however, more complicated procedures may take longer.

This will vary according to the individual patient’s requirements, combined with Dr Edinburg’s recommendations, based on his many years of Specialist Plastic Surgery experience. Your Upper Eyelid Surgery can often be carried out at the Eden Institute, under local anaesthetic. Lower eyelid surgery with Dr Edinburg is done in an accredited hospital day surgery, usually under general anaesthetic. Some lower eyelid rejuvenation procedures may involve laser treatment only, with no surgery.

Dr Edinburg has many years of specialist expertise behind him and is experienced in a wide variety of surgical techniques. Upon consultation, Dr Edinburg will work with you to determine which option is the best solution to rejuvenate your face.

Sutures from surgery are usually removed at 5-7 days, and any visible scars can be covered with makeup the next day. You should be fully recovered in around 7 to 10 days, with bruising taking slightly longer in a few cases.

By working with a highly qualified and experienced eyelift surgeon, such as Dr Edinburg, you can be assured that you will achieve the most natural result available.

Lower Eyelid Surgery (Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty) can help to reduce the appearance of puffiness and bags specifically underneath the eyes, by removing skin and underlying tissue, and possibly fat deposits. Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty) is designed to help remove excess skin, muscle and fat on the upper lid.

Eyelid Surgery can be performed on one or both the upper and lower eyelids – it all depends on what you need and what is appropriate for you. Some patients only have aging concerns for the lower eyelids and so Upper Eyelid Surgery would not be required. Alternatively, some patients require both Upper Eyelid Surgery and Lower Eyelid Surgery to achieve the results they are after. Some patients seek Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty) as their eyelid hooding has compromised their peripheral vision. Every patient is different, and each and every procedure is tailored to their individual needs.

Eyelid Surgery is not necessarily designed to make your upper eyelids larger. However, depending on your concern, and how the surgeon tailors the procedure to your needs, sometimes the effects of Eyelid Surgery can inadvertently enhance the look of your eyes. For example, if you have overlying soft tissue that’s sagging near your eye region, then Eyelid Surgery may help ‘open up’ the eyelid area and the result is a lifted look. Our patients frequently report that they have a wider field of vision when those ‘hoods’ of excess skin are removed. Similarly, non-surgical procedures such as Wrinkle Relaxers and Laser can help smooth out wrinkles and lines near the eye area, producing a more youthful and enhanced appearance. These other options may be recommended and used separately, or in conjunction with, Eyelid Surgery.

Eyelid surgery cost will depend on the method and extent of surgery. Medicare and health fund rebates may be applicable for some Upper Eyelid Surgery. Our expert team will assist you to work out all medical and financial information. To learn more about eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) cost, please go to "How Much does It Cost" here. Interested in our Eyelid Surgery? We are conveniently located in Baulkham Hills, in Sydney.

Eyelid Surgery can be combined with other facial enhancement and rejuvenation procedures including Facelift, Nose Shaping Surgery, Brow Lift Surgery, Wrinkle Relaxers, Wrinkle Filler Injections (Dermal Fillers) and Laser Skin Rejuvenation. Ask our expert plastic and cosmetic surgeon at the Eden Institute for advice.