What is Eyelid Surgery?

The skin around the eye thins and loses its elasticity as we age. Alongside the movement of fat pads, this can cause us to look tired and give the appearance of hooded eyelids.

Eyelid Surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty or Eye Lift, is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure involving the removal of excess skin, fat and muscle from the upper or lower eyelid. We also offer skin-only Blepharoplasty for those looking to reduce excess eyelid skin only.

The Blepharoplasty is often paired with a Brow Lift or Forehead Lift to enhance results for patients with heavy brows and eyelids.

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Common names

Blepharoplasty, Upper-Eyelid Surgery, Lower-Eyelid Surgery, Surgical Repair of Saggy Eyelids, Removing Eye Bags

Targeted areas

A blepharoplasty procedure targets the upper or lower eyelid

Procedure Information

Procedure Type



Excluding Theatre fees, prices starting from $4400


Eyelid surgery can improve puffy lower eyelid “bags” and reduce the wrinkling of the skin to reduce the appearance of hooded eyelids.


Results from eyelid surgery are immediate following the procedure.

Recovery Time

Patients can generally return to work 8 days after a blepharoplasty procedure. The sutures from a blepharoplasty are removed after 5 days. The patient should rest for at least five days and avoid any strenuous activity, sutures removed at Day 5 and can return to work by approximately Day 8.

Treatable Area's

Upper eyelids and lower eyelids

Blepharoplasty & Eyelid Rejuvenation Results

  • Reduce excess skin around the eye (Upper Blepharoplasty, Lower Blepharoplasty, or both available)
  • Reduce bags and puffiness under the eye (Lower Blepharoplasty)
  • Reduce hooded eyelids and drooping eyebrows (Upper Blepharoplasty)
  • Improving symmetry of asymmetrical eyelids
  • Rejuvenate the eye area to reduce the look of being tired or aged

Many patients find that wrinkles, skin lines, and crow’s feet appear reduced.

Understanding Eye Bag and Eyelid Surgery

Absolute Cosmetic Medicine offers an advanced version of Upper Blepharoplasty, which removes excess skin, fat, and muscle.

Patients often think the upper eyelid is the issue when, in fact, it is the brow and forelid sagging down. Some patients not only have heavy eyelids but also a heavy brow. Patients may also wish to address only one area, but realistically, this does not address the whole problem. This will be explained during the consultation as it’s an essential concept. To get the desired results, you may want to have an Upper Blepharoplasty as well as a Thread Lift.

The Benefits of a Blepharoplasty Procedure

The lower eyelid also has some peculiarities you should understand. Many patients think they have eye bags caused by excess fat when, in fact, they have tear troughs.

Tear troughs are the hollow areas below the eyelids that make the actual eyelid look baggier. When these troughs are filled by fat or Dermal Filler, the eye bag often seems reduced.

In most patients, a combination of treatments is required- the tear trough needs to be filled, and the bag needs to be reduced in size. Simple issues can be more complex than they seem.

Please note that everyone is individual, and results may vary from person to person.

Who is a Good Candidate For an Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty?

Dr Glenn Murray’s Comprehensive Experience With Eyelid Surgery

Dr Glenn Murray completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He continued his training; undertaking both cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training. Dr Glenn Murray has trained with some of the best Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the US and around the world. He is the past president of the Cosmetic Society and has completed Blepharoplasty and Non-Surgical Periorbital Transformation training with the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery. 

Dr Murray, our Medical Director at Absolute Cosmetic Medicine, is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient. 

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Understanding the Eyelid Surgery Process

Preparing For Your Blepharoplasty

You must arrive on time to be fully admitted by the medical team. Smoking and illicit drug use must be avoided before the procedure. Smoking increases the risk of some serious complications during and after surgery. Ideally, you should stop smoking at least eight weeks before an operation; cutting down does not reduce the risk of complications. However, quitting smoking for good is the most significant health benefit.

Blood pressure must be controlled, and all other medical conditions must be stable. Blood thinners must be avoided if possible. You must fast on the day of the procedure. You can eat dinner, as usual, the night before. Then, you must stop drinking fluids at midnight. On the morning of the procedure, you can take a small sip of water to take your pre-surgery medication.

What to Expect After Your Blepharoplasty

The surgery is performed under light sedation (rather than general anesthesia) with local anesthesia to numb the area. This procedure is usually completed within 1-2 hours. Many patients will simultaneously undergo upper and lower eyelid surgery and potentially other procedures such as fat transfer and forehead thread lift. Expect to be drowsy after the procedure. This is a side effect of the sedation, but not in pain.

You must be collected by a competent supervising adult and observed the first night. Any severe pain or swelling must be immediately reported to us. The following day, you will be reviewed by our team, and all of the aftercare instructions must be followed.

Post-Surgery Care and Recovery

You must rest for at least five days and avoid strenuous activity. Smoking must be avoided. The sutures are removed on Day 5, and many patients can return to work by approximately Day 8. This may be longer, depending on bruising and swelling.

Exercise should be avoided for two weeks, followed by a gradual, cautious return. The scars from the upper eyelid should fade over 1-3 months, although (infrequently) laser resurfacing may be needed to improve these. This scar is purposely placed in the eyelid’s natural skin lines and creases so it can not be seen. Soon after the surgery, you can hide the sutures and scars by wearing sunglasses.

Possible Risks and Complications From Eyelid Surgery

Often, the lower eyelid will require no suturing whatsoever. Bruising in this area can sometimes last longer and be more severe. Thread lift to the forehead will require small sutures, usually removed between 5-7 days. Fat transfer to the cheeks to decrease the tear troughs can cause some swelling and bruising, but this usually settles within 1-week.

Eyelid Surgery Side Effects

No major complications are expected with a Blepharoplasty. However, you may find that your vision is blurred for a few days post-procedure. Following your Cosmetic Doctor’s advice is essential to reduce the risk of complications.

Eyelid Rejuvenation Treatments

Peri-orbital rejuvenation combines treatments that restore a youthful appearance to the area around the eyes. Depending on your specific needs and desired results, these procedures may include fat transfer, Erbium laser treatments, thread lifts, or brow lifts.

Lower Eyelid Fat Transfer 

Fat transfer is a natural, long-lasting solution to restore volume and fullness to the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of hollows and dark circles. Our skilled practitioners harvest fat from other areas of your body and carefully inject it into the desired location, resulting in a natural and refreshed look.

Erbium Laser Treatment

Erbium laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses advanced laser technology to gently resurface the skin around the eyes, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. This treatment can significantly improve skin texture and tone, making you look more youthful.

Thread Lift or Brow Lift

A thread lift or brow lift is a minimally invasive procedure that can help lift and tighten the skin around the eyes, reducing the appearance of sagging or drooping eyebrows. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery or as a standalone treatment, depending on your individual goals and needs.

Book a Consultation and Discover the Best Eyelid Rejuvenation Procedure For You

At Absolute Cosmetic Medicine, our team of experienced practitioners is dedicated to helping you achieve the refreshed, youthful appearance you desire.

Please schedule a consultation to learn more about our eyelid surgery and peri-orbital rejuvenation procedures and discuss your goals and needs. 

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Types of Rejuvenation Procedures

  • Upper Eyelid Surgery
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Lifts
  • Non-Surgical Alternatives to Blepharoplasty Surgery

The Jett Plasma Eyelid lift is a great non-surgical alternative to create an eyelid lift and reduce the appearance of hooded eyelids.  More information is available on the Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty page.

Blepharoplasty Cost and Financing

Pricing for Eyelid Surgery

The skin-only eyelid lift starts from $2,200. The full Blepharoplasty is between $4,400 and $6,600 plus the theatre fee, which will be an additional $1,390. 

Blepharoplasty Payment Options

Absolute Cosmetic offers multiple payment options including, and not limited to; Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard etc), AfterPay, Lay-by and Payment Plans.
More information is available on our Payment Plan page.

Why You Should Choose Absolute Cosmetic For Eyelid Surgery

  • Dr Murray has over 20 years of full-time experience in Cosmetic Medicine
  • He has completed Blepharoplasty and Non-Surgical Periorbital Transformation training with the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
  • We work with a team of FRACS and non-FRACS doctors for eyelid surgery and related cosmetic conditions
  • We are a full-time cosmetic clinic dedicated to the aesthetic field and performing eyelid treatments in and throughout Perth
  • We are a WA Health Department-licensed day hospital
  • Our aim is for subtle, natural results
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
"Absolute Cosmetic has over 20 years of full-time experience in Cosmetic Medicine"Karina Kenna, Absolute Cosmetic Medicine - Practice Manager

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