Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Brisbane

Your eyes are one of the most important features of your face. They are related to facial beauty and attractiveness. Unfortunately, ageing can make your eyes look tired, sad, and droopy. Even when you are well-rested, you may no longer have that bright, wide-eyed appearance. To address this condition, you may consider eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). This procedure smooths out sagging skin, removes pockets of fat, and tightens tissues in your eyelid area. The result is a more youthful and balanced facial appearance.

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Good candidates for eyelid surgery

During your consultation at Inigo Cosmetic Clinic in Brisbane, Dr Ian Chinsee will assess your eyelid condition and general health. You may be considered for the surgery if you have:

  • Good physical and mental health
  • Realistic expectations
  • Excess skin sagging from the upper eyelids
  • Bulges of fat above the eyes
  • Upper eyes that droop and obstruct eyesight
  • Creases, wrinkles, and fine lines around the eyes
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Eyelid Surgery

For upper eyelid surgery, the incision is created along the natural crease of the eyelids. The underlying tissues are then tightened and reshaped. In case of excess skin, Dr Chinsee will remove it so that it will not affect your vision. Blepharoplasty procedure can be performed under a local or a full general anaesthetic. It can take around 30-60 minutes for the procedure to complete.

How much does eyelid surgery cost in Brisbane?

The total costs involved in eyelid surgery may be different for every patient. In general, this will depend on the following important factors:

Surgeons’ fees
This will depend on the experience and expertise of your surgeon. The fees may include initial consultation and follow-up appointments.

The type of anaesthesia
The procedure is usually performed using light sedation with a local anaesthetic. In some cases, Dr Chinsee may decide to use general anaesthesia.

Hospital fees
This includes the fees of the operating theatre, accommodation, and equipment. The total fees will also depend on the length of your hospital stay.

Other costs
These include the prescribed medications and medical tests. The surgery can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures.

In some cases, your insurance may cover the costs depending on your reason for having the procedure. Before your surgery, you should talk to your insurance provider for more information.

Recovery from a eyelid surgery?

The recovery period may vary from patient to patient. Any discomfort that you may feel can be controlled with pain medications. After 2 days, you can return to work and other daily activities. In some cases, you may experience tearing, vision changes, or light sensitivity. These symptoms usually disappear once the healing process is complete. To speed up your recovery, you should avoid any strenuous physical activity.

What are the risks and complications of eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is generally safe. In rare cases, you may experience infection and difficulty closing your eyes. Please request a copy of our surgical consent for more information.

Our cosmetic surgeon Dr Ian Chinsee has vast experience in the field of eyelid surgery. He has performed the procedure in a large volume of clients in Brisbane. This ensures optimal clinical outcomes and a high level of patient safety.


You are not a good fit for blepharoplasty procedure if:

  • You are prone to bleeding.
  • You have a serious eye condition.
  • You have an allergy to the anaesthetic.
  • You have poor wound healing ability.
  • You have unrealistic expectations.

Before eyelid surgery, we will provide you with specific instructions, such as:

  • Inform Dr Chinsee of any medications or supplements you are taking.
  • Notify your cosmetic surgeon if you have dry eyes, vision problems, or other eye problems.
  • Arrange for someone to help you with your daily activities after you return home.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • Be as fit as possible.
  • Prepare a recovery area at home.
  • Stop smoking.

The results of the surgery can last for several years. It is important to keep in mind that the skin in your eyelid area will still change as you age. Other factors such as sun exposure and lifestyle can also affect your results.

Dr Chinsee will create the incision along the natural crease of the eyelids. This ensures that the scars will become unnoticeable. Over time, the scars will lighten which makes them hard to detect.

No, the procedure cannot address dark circles under your eyes. It only removes pockets of fat and excess skin from your eyelids.

No, the surgery cannot address sagging brows. You may need surgery called brow lift if you want to achieve younger-looking brows. If you have other concerns, Dr Chinsee will suggest other procedures that can be performed along with eyelid surgery.

Yes, you can still wear them. Make sure to wait until the swelling has disappeared completely. In general, eyelid swelling should subside after two weeks. You can wear glasses while waiting for your eyelids to fully heal.

A common feature among the Asian population is a lack of an upper eyelid crease. To correct this condition, Asian eyelid surgery creates a double fold on the upper eyelid. This helps improve eye contour and achieve better facial balance.

Yes, they can be performed at the same time. In some cases, you may need to wait for a few weeks before having another eyelid surgery. Your cosmetic surgeon will create a customised treatment plan specific to your needs.

After your blepharoplasty surgery, it is normal to have blurry vision due to swelling. You need to wait for a few days to allow your eyes to heal. As you recover, you will need to use eye lubricants. This will help prevent eye dryness and speed up healing.