Dr Jagdish M jyoti - Cosmetic Surgeon,Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India.

Face - Eyelid Surgery (Blepheroplasty)

Eyelids are frequently the first part of the face to show aging. Eyelid surgery is done usually to reverse the signs of aging. Occasionally similar situation may be present in younger individuals and eyelid surgery is done even on persons in their twenties.

If any of the following conditions are noticed by the individual, he can ask for eyelid surgery.

  • Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids.
  • Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision.
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids.
  • Bags and dark circles under the eyes, often with a depression along the bony border of the lower eyelids.
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white of the eyeball.
Anaesthesia General / Local
duration of operation 1-3 hours
Hospital Stay Daycare procedure
Recovery 2 to 3 weeks
Surgical procedure
For upper eyelid surgery, generally an incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into the laugh lines or other existing creases. Through this incision, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. Because the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it will be well camouflaged when healed. For lower eyelids incision is hidden just below the lower lashes. Through this incision, excess skin, muscle and fat are removed, or fat may be redistributed to eliminate puffiness or bulges.
Complications Swelling of the eyelids, bruising, redness,Pain, Hematoma (Blood Collection)