Eyelid surgery
25 years
Type of anaesthesia
Local or general anaesthetic
Clinic residence
Ambulant or 1 day
Operation duration
1-3 hours
Fit for work
after 5 days
after 48 hours
after 6 weeks

Cosmetic Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat, usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes-features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. However, it won't remove crow's feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. While it can add an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes, it will not erase evidence of your ethnic or racial heritage. Eyelid surgery can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or brow lift. The best candidates for upper lid surgery or lower lid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Most are 35 or older, but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have upper eyelid surgery or eyebag removal at a younger age.
Eyelid surgery usually takes one to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. In a typical procedure, the surgeon makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids - in the creases of your upper lids and just below the lashes in the lower lids.