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Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called as blepharoplasty surgery, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper/lower eyelids, or both, restoring firmness to the area surrounding the eyes and making you look more rested and alert and young.

So there are lower lid blepharoplasty and upper lid blepharoplasty surgeries. An upper lid surgery also called as eye lift is used for tightening the muscle and elevating the upper eyelid. This elevation is done to remove the heaviness of the skin around the eyelid that hinders the individual’s eyesight.

Effect / Causes

Excess skin that hangs down from the upper eyelid, sometimes impairs vision.

Eyelid surgery can treat: Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or hides the natural contour of the upper eyelid i.e. sagging eyelids.

Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.

Bags under the eyes i.e. eye bag removal.

Droopiness of the lower eyelids showing white below the iris.

Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.

These are the factors that causes the need of eye lid surgery.



Before starting off with the process, the intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia is given so as to avoid any discomfort during the procedure. Then an incision is made within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allows access to remove excess skin, muscle and underlying fatty tissue. Using an incision inside the lower eyelid, fat is removed or redistributed and muscle modified to correct a baggy lower eyelid. An incision just below the lower lash line allows excess skin to be removed. Laser resurfacing may be used to smooth lower lid skin.


Bruising will subside in 5 – 10 days and swelling should subside in 2 -4 weeks. Results may appear in 1 – 2 months. Incision lines will continue to refine and fade in 1 year. Eyelid lift surgery .


What precautions are to be taken at home after the surgery?

Specific medications to be taken either orally or applied that would aid in faster healing.

What does blepharoplasty cost?

The cost for surgery varies on the area treated around eye, the surgeon , region where it is being treated.

What is the eyelid recovery time period?

The recovery time period is 5 to 7 days after that use of tinted sun glasses also is included in follow up.

Who are the best candidates for blepharoplasty?

The people with puffy eyes, droopy eye bags are bothering them can be a candidate for blepharoplasty.

What are the limitations in the surgery?

Little swelling, irritation or bruising eyes may be observed which are eradicated by few medications later on.

What is cosmetic eyelid surgery and functional blepharoplasty?

Cosmetic eyelid lifting surgery is for aesthetic reasons such as to remove the eye bags that are caused due to aging process.

But the functional blepharoplasty is for medical reasons like the droopy eyelids that are causing impair in vision.