Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is the procedure used to correct conditions like baggy lower eyelid, lower eyelid wrinkle and excessive upper eyelid skin.

Surgical/Procedure Name


Common Name

Eyelid surgery

Surgical Procedure

The surgeon will, according to how a patient presents, remove the excess fat of a baggy eyelid and possibly tighten the muscles. The surgeon may also remove the excess skin.


2-3 hours


Local or General anesthesia - discussed with your surgeon

Pre Operative Care

Before surgery, please inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription).

To eliminate the chance of post op. bleeding, you should avoid aspirin and any medication containing aspirin for 2 weeks prior to surgery. You should also not smoke for 1-2 months prior to surgery as smoking can affect your reaction to the anesthetic and slow down the healing process. Patients who suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.

Post Operative Care

A compressive adhesive tape will usually be applied for 3 days. In the first 2 days following the procedure, pain may be intense and bruising and swelling will be evident. This will start to subside after approximately 3 days, with 80% recovery most likely in 3 weeks.

Risks and Complications

Like all surgical procedures, eyelid surgery has its own set of risks and side effects.


Knowing what complications may arise, as well as what can prevent them, will help patients enjoy a positive experience.

Possible Complications
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Adverse Reaction to anesthesia
  • Need for second or more procedures
  • Scarring
  • Ectropion

In order to prevent any serious difficulties, patients are strongly urged to follow all instructions provided by their surgeon.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner