Modify the shape of upper and lower eyelids to create a youthful appearance. At Cosmos Clinic, surgical eyelid procedures known as Blepharoplasty are undertaken by specialist plastic surgeon Dr Ellis Choy operating out of Sydney & Coffs Harbour.
2-3 day downtime
back to work within a week
1-3 hour procedure
day procedure within a hospital
Eyelid Surgery is undertaken by specialist breast Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy. For more before and after results, please click here.
The aim of the procedure is to correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle. The procedure usually takes 1 – 3 hours and usually uses a local anaesthesic with sedation (for upper eyelid) or general anaesthetic (for lower eyelid) – so pain or discomfort is very mild and tolerable.
*Results may vary from patient to patient.
**All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
Recovery is relatively quick. Patients can expect to be reading within 2 to 3 days, back to work within 7 to 10 days and resuming wear of contact lenses in 2 weeks or more (* may vary from patient to patient). Strenuous activities and alcohol intake is allowed after about 3 weeks. It will be several weeks before all bruising and swelling is gone. Keeping your head elevated will reduce swelling and bruising. Side effects may include: temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling, bruising, temporary dryness, burning, itching of eyes, excessive tearing and sensitivity to light for the first few weeks after treatment.
Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes fat, usually along with excess eyelid skin and muscle, from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping eyelids (upper) and puffy bags below your eyes. These features can make you look older and more tired than you feel and may sometimes interfere with your vision. Eyelid Surgery 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. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a Face Lift or Brow Lift.
Results usually last several years and are often long lasting*
*Results may vary from patient to patient
Risks include temporary blurred or double vision, infection, bleeding, swelling at the corners of the eyelids, dry eyes, formation of whiteheads, slight asymmetry in healing or scarring, slight scars, difficulty in closing eyes completely (rarely permanent) and pulling down of the lower lids (may require further surgery). When eyelid surgery is performed by a qualified surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including infection or a reaction to the anaesthesia. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon’s instructions both before and after surgery.