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Blepharoplasty 101: Everything you need to know about a Blepharoplasty


As we age, you may begin to notice excess skin, fat deposits, or drooping eye lids beginning to form. The upper eyelids can be one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Over time, the skin on the upper eyelids may sag, leading to a tired or aged appearance. This is where upper blepharoplasty comes into play

In this blog post, we’ll be exploring everything about Blepharoplasty from what it is, how a Blepharoplasty procedure is performed as well as the risks and recovery associated with blepharoplasty procedures.


At Inigo Cosmetic, our cosmetic doctors perform the upper blepharoplasty procedure.

Upper Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a popular cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of the upper eyelids by surgically removing excess skin on the eyelids.

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to address concerns such as:

  • Excess Skin: The most common issue is excess skin that hangs over the upper eyelid, potentially impairing vision and making you appear older than you feel.
  • Fat Deposits: Some individuals develop fat deposits in their upper eyelids, creating a puffy or swollen look.
  • Drooping Eyelids: Drooping or sagging eyelids can sometimes be attributed to weakened eyelid muscles.

What are the benefits of a Blepharoplasty?

An upper Blepharoplasty is designed to improve:

  • Correct Drooping or Sagging Eyelids: Upper blepharoplasty can address excess skin, fat, and muscle laxity that causes drooping or sagging upper eyelids. This can make your eyes appear more youthful and alert.
  • Enhance eye Shape: Upper Blepharoplasty may improve the overall shape and contour of the upper eyelids, providing a more aesthetic and balanced appearance.
  • Widening of the Visual Field: For some individuals with severe eyelid sagging, an upper blepharoplasty can alleviate vision obstruction, leading to an improved field of vision.
  • Open up the eyes: Upper blepharoplasty may open up the eyes

What does a Blepharoplasty procedure involve?

Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure which can be performed under local or general anaesthesia. The Blepharoplasty procedure involves the following:

  • Incisions: Dr Ian Chinsee will make a discreet incisions in the natural creases of the upper eyelids, ensuring minimal scarring visibility.
  • Tissue Adjustment: Excess skin is carefully removed, and any protruding fat deposits may be repositioned or removed to help achieve a smoother contour.
  • Muscle Tightening: If necessary, the underlying muscles are tightened to address drooping eyelids.
  • Suture Closure: The incisions are meticulously closed with fine sutures to minimise scarring.

What to expect following a Blepharoplasty?

Recovery is an essential aspect of any surgical procedure, and upper blepharoplasty
is no exception. While individual experiences may vary, here are some general

  • Swelling and Bruising: Expect some swelling and bruising around the eyes, but this should subside within a few days to a week.
  • Rest and Ice: Get plenty of rest, and applying cold compresses can help reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Suture Removal: Sutures are typically removed within one week after the
  • Resuming Activities: Most patients can return to their daily activities within a week, though strenuous exercise should be avoided for a few weeks

For a full breakdown of our blepharoplasty risks, recovery and revision information click here.

Final Results from your blepharoplasty may take several weeks to a few months for the full results to become apparent as any residual swelling subsides.

Inigo Cosmetic Brisbane

Our team at Inigo carefully considers each of our patient’s personal needs and desired results. We tailor each cosmetic procedure to suit our patients best and aim for an optimal outcome.

During your consultation with Dr Ian Chinsee, we can discuss the details of a BLEPHAROPLASTY, the benefits it can have for you, the results you can expect so as well as the risks and recovery period, so that you can decide if it is the right cosmetic procedure for you. You will be able to ask any questions to gain clarity on any aspect of the procedure that you feel unsure about.

Please get in touch with us to book your cosmetic consultation with Dr Ian Chinsee.