An upper blepharoplasty is a very common procedure, whereby the excessive skin plus fatty tissue from the upper eyelid, is removed. This operative procedure is done under local anaesthetic with conscious sedation, as a day case procedure, and takes approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. There can be significant swelling and some bruising afterwards and the patient is required to use cold compressors to limit the amount of swelling and bruising.

These operative procedures are fairly quick as is the recovery time.

A lower blepharoplasty usually involves removing either excess skin – sometimes excess fat – and, sometimes, even adding fat to the lower eyelid/tear trough region.

The assessment is usually done at the time of the consultation, with full discussion with you, as to the best approach for the blepharoplasty.

Similar to the upper blepharoplasty, this procedure takes approximately an hour and fifteen minutes and is done under local anaesthetic, with conscious sedation, as an outpatient procedure.