One of the key telltale signs of aging is drooping, saggy or baggy eyelids, caused by the loss of elasticity as skin ages. Younger people may also consider this procedure if their eyelids droop in such a way to affect their peripheral vision. In either case, blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can completely solve the problem, leaving you with a more alert, youthful appearance and clearer vision.

How does it work?

One of our highly qualified plastic surgeons will remove excess skin, muscle and sometimes fat from either the upper or lower eyelids, or sometimes both. The surgery is usually performed under light anaesthesia, although it can be performed under general anaesthesia in some cases (this usually depends on the extent of the surgery and the patient’s’ individual needs/wishes). Upper eyelid surgery generally takes between 45-60 minutes, while lower lid blepharoplasty can take up to 90 minutes.

What should I expect?

The results of blepharoplasty tend to become visible 2-4 weeks after the surgery, once the swelling goes down.

An upper eyelid blepharoplasty (sometimes called an “eye lift”) should not be confused with upper eyelid ptosis surgery, which is a procedure to raise the position of the upper eyelid margin by tightening the muscle and tendon that normally elevate it. Blepharoplasty surgery sometimes can elevate an upper eyelid margin slightly if the heaviness of the excessive skin actually is “weighing down” the upper eyelid, causing it to droop.

How long will my surgery and recovery take?

Patients can usually be discharged on the same day, around 4-6 hours after the surgery. Full recovery will normally take around two weeks, and your surgeon will talk you through exactly how to aid your recovery, such as by wearing dark glasses and avoiding contact lenses.

Check out our specialist doctor’s profile

Dr. Adnan Tahir
Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Adnan Tahir is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with a special interest in aesthetic surgery of the face and breast. He has 14 years experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery and his clinical interests include skin cancer, breast reconstruction, hand surgery and burns.

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Dr. Ken Arashiro
Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Ken is certified from the Japanese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is also an International Active Member of the American Society for Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery. With a bustling clinic in Okinawa in Japan, Dr Ken is one of Euromed’s visiting specialists. With a career spanning more than 30 years, it is not surprising the Dr Arashiro is acclaimed as a specialist in several areas.

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Dr. Hamid Karimi
Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Hamid Karimi is Associate Professor of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery at Iran University of Medical Sciences and is one of the region’s most acclaimed surgeons, ranking first among participants in Iranian Association of Surgery in 1993. With an unrivalled knowledge about the treatment of burns.

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