Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) Surgery Sydney

About The Treatment

Over time, our eyes are affected by various factors: genetics, skin type and sun damage. Muscle layers beneath the eyelid skin weaken, fat deposits shift, and collagen begins to break down.

What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) is a surgical procedure that aims to correct loose eyelid skin as well as  hollow creases and raised fat pads under the eyes. 

While the procedure varies slightly for each patient, it generally involves restoring volume to the upper eyelid crease for a sharper upper lid. This is sometimes  followed by re-contouring of the lower eyelid and smoothing out any eye fat pads..

Dr Liew will also address the skin around the eye. This may involve manipulating the lower eyelid muscle and the tightening and elevation of the eyelid corner. Tending to the eye as a whole is critical.

This procedure is also often combined with Browplasty (Eyebrow Lift) Surgery to completely rejuvenate the eye and forehead area.

Candidates for Blepharoplasty Surgery

Candidates for Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) may have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Excess skin on the upper eyelids
  • Excess skin that may be affecting ones vision 
  • Puffy fat pads under the eyes
  • Lower eyelids that turn out
  • Loose skin on the lower eyelids
  • Difficulty closing the eyes

How is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) Surgery done

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)  is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or sometimes,  general anesthesia. Dr Steven Liew will make a small incision in the upper and/or lower eyelids, depending on which areas are being treated. The incisions are typically made along the natural creases of the eyelids, so they are well-hidden and less noticeable after healing.

The procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case

Before and After Results

  • eyelid surgery before and after results
  • Eyelid Lift Before and After
  • Eyelid Lift Surgery before and after results

What to Expect After Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)?

After Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift), expect some bruising, swelling and discomfort. This  will vary from person to person, but usually reaches its peak between three and  five days after surgery, and can last anywhere from one to two weeks.

Your progress will be monitored closely and the stitches will be removed five to seven days post surgery. 

Recovery tips include: 

  • Keep your head elevated for several days after surgery.
  • Use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising.Keep the area clean and dressings intact
  • Avoid strenuous activity for the first few weeks after surgery.

If you have any questions or concerns about recovery, please do not  hesitate to ask Dr. Liew during your consultation. As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, he is here to help you every step of the way.

Like to know more about your treatment options?

Email us at or contact us on (02) 8356 2888 to book your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can I prepare for Blepharoplasty?

Some of the things you can do to prepare for blepharoplasty include:

  • Quit smoking at least two weeks before surgery.
  • Avoid taking aspirin or other blood thinners for two weeks before surgery.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home from surgery and stay with you for the first few days after surgery.

What is the recovery time for Blepharoplasty?

  • Most patients experience some swelling and bruising after blepharoplasty. This is to be expected l and typically subsides within a few weeks. Most patients are able to return to work and other activities within one to three weeks


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