About Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. This surgical intervention targets excess skin and fat around the eyes, addressing issues such as drooping eyelids, puffiness, and wrinkles. The procedure can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, and it aims to create a more youthful, refreshed, and alert look.

Upper eyelid surgery involves the removal of excess skin and, in some cases, fat deposits, which can contribute to a sagging or heavy appearance. Lower eyelid surgery primarily focuses on reducing under-eye bags and tightening loose skin. Some individuals opt for eyelid surgery to improve their vision if excess skin obstructs their field of view. Medicare and private insurance rebates may be available in many cases.

The surgical process typically entails making discreet incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids, minimizing visible scarring. Skin is generally removed, and excess fat can be either trimmed or (in the case of lower eyelids) mobilised and repositioned to “fill” the tear trough contours, prior to closing the incisions.