Key Facts About Eyelid Surgery

Sagging skin around the eyes and puffiness associated with ageing may hamper your good looks. In certain cases, this may also lead to functional problems related to the eye. If you suffer from such issues, eyelid surgery is the best option. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty refers to a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of the eyelid and your face by lifting the eyelid.

Problems that eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Bagginess under the lower eyelids that causes wrinkles and bulges
  • Excess skin from upper eyelids that causes folds
  • Hampered vision of elderly people due to sagging eyelids
  • Fatty deposits that cause puffiness
  • Drooping lower eyelids


With ageing and loss of collagen, excess skin builds up on the upper and lower eyelid. Eyelid surgery is done under anesthesia and is based on the specifications of your eye. The surgeon measures your eye and tests your tear gland before planning the surgery. During the operation, excess skin is removed around the eyes. The surgeon makes an incision within the natural folds of the upper eyelid and removes excess fat deposit. This tightens the skin and removes excess skin. For lower eyelid, the surgeon makes an incision below the lower lash line. The incisions are closed with suture or glue.


Recovery after surgery takes just about two weeks. You may have some swelling which will subside in these two weeks. Your surgeon will prescribe antibiotics and lubrication drops.


Risks are minimal but may include swelling, dryness in the eye, sensitivity to sun, and infection. Your surgeon should be able to manage all of these risks effectively. Choose a plastic surgeon who is certified and whom you can trust for a safe procedure and quick recovery.

Drop in to Desire Aesthetics where experienced plastic surgeons will answer all your questions and offer advice on the best treatment for your problems.

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