Eyelid surgery

Quick facts

Eyelid Surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that modifies the shape of the upper and lower eyelid to create a youthful appearance.

  • Corrects drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes

  • Local anaesthesia (for upper eyelid surgery) or general anaesthesia (for lower eyelid surgery)

  • 1 – 3 hour surgical procedure

  • Most common side effects include temporary discomfort, swelling and dryness of the eye area for few weeks post surgery

  • Post operative recovery is relatively quick with patients generally reading within 2-3 days, back to work within a week and wearing contact lenses after 2 weeks

  • Minimum risk of complications when the procedure is performed by a qualified surgeon with extensive experience

  • *Disclaimer – results may vary from patient to patient

Day procedure in hospital

Prices vary

Results een at 6 weeks

Before and after

Eyelid Surgery is undertaken by specialist breast Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy. For more before and after results, please click here.

*Results may vary from patient to patient

Eyelid Surgery


Eyelid Surgery costs vary widely depending on your overall situation and desired results.

  • Contact Cosmos Clinic for further information


  • What is Eyelid/Blepharoplasty surgery?
    • 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.

  • The Procedure. What does it involve?
    • 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.

  • What can I expect after Eyelid surgery?
    • 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.

  • Results. What and when can I expect them?
    • Results usually last several years and are often long lasting (*Results may vary from patient to patient)

  • Are there any risks of complications?
    • 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.

  • Which clinics can I undertake the procedure
    • Dr. Choy operates out of Sydney, Canberra & Coffs Harbour, please contact Cosmos Clinic for more details.


Dr Ellis Choy

Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

Sydney. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday: 8:30am-5:30pm


10 Henrietta Street, Double Bay NSW 2028



1300 138 797


Cosmopolitan Centre: 22 Knox Street, Double Bay

1-13 Cross Street, Double Bay

2P parking available in surrounding area

Adelaide. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Mon: 9am-5pm. Tue: 10am-6pm. Wed-Fri: 9am-5pm


163 Archer St, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Canberra. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5:30pm, Saturday: By Appointment


Suite 1, Ground Floor, Equinox 2, 70 Kent St, Deakin ACT 2600

Gold Coast. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm


220 Ashmore Road, Benowa QLD 4217