Cosmetic Surgery

Blepharoplasty – Perth Eye Lift Procedure

16 Jan 2015

What is a Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure commonly referred to as eyelid surgery. It involves removing excess skin, muscle, and fat from the eyelids to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Blepharoplasty can be performed for cosmetic reasons to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes or for functional reasons to address issues such as impaired vision due to sagging eyelid skin.

Here’s an overview of the two main types of blepharoplasty:

  1. Upper Blepharoplasty: This procedure targets the upper eyelids to address sagging or drooping skin that may obstruct vision or create a tired or aged appearance. During upper blepharoplasty, incisions are typically made along the natural crease of the eyelid to minimize scarring. Excess skin, muscle, and fat are then removed or repositioned, and the incisions are closed with sutures.
  2. Lower Blepharoplasty: Lower blepharoplasty focuses on the lower eyelids to address under-eye bags, puffiness, or wrinkles. There are different techniques for lower blepharoplasty, including the transconjunctival approach, which involves making incisions inside the lower eyelid, and the subciliary approach, which involves making incisions just below the lower lash line. Excess fat and sometimes excess skin are removed or re-positioned.

Blepharoplasty can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a brow lift or mini facelift surgery.

Blepharoplasty Recovery and Risks

Recovery from blepharoplasty typically involves temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the eyes, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses.

While blepharoplasty is generally considered safe, it does carry risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, dry eyes, and changes in eyelid position or symmetry. Outcomes can also vary from patient to patient, and this is due to an array of contributing factors.

If you wish to learn more about blepharoplasty surgery, contact Absolute Cosmetic to book a consultation.


*It’s important to recognise that any cosmetic surgical or invasive procedure comes with inherent risks and the possibility of complications. Therefore, before moving forward, we strongly recommend that you allocate time for thorough research, self-education, and consider seeking a second opinion from a qualified practitioner to make an informed decision.

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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