Our eyes are one of the most important features of our face – they help us convey emotion and are among the first facial features that we focus on. Unfortunately, as we age, our eyes often begin to look tired and droopy. Even when we are well-rested, we no longer have that bright, ‘wide-eyed’, youthful appearance.

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Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, rejuvenates the appearance of the eyelids by smoothing sagging skin, removing pockets of fat, and tightening any lax tissues that could be contributing to drooping lids.

An incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelids, allowing the underlying tissues to be tightened and sculpted before excess skin is removed.

This results in improved aesthetics and symmetry while giving the face a more youthful appearance.

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

A good candidate for blepharoplasty is someone who has:

  • Excess skin sagging from the upper eyelids
  • Bulges of fat above the eyes
  • Upper eyelids that droop and obstruct eyesight
  • Creases, wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
  • Good overall mental and physical health
  • Realistic wants and expectations
Blepharoplasty model 02 (eyelid surgery), Inigo Cosmetic Brisbane

Asian Blepharoplasty:

A common feature among the Asian population is the lack of an upper eyelid crease. Asian eyelid surgery involves contouring the eyes and creating a double fold on the upper eyelid.

Recovery from a eyelid surgery?

Recovery varies from patient to patient. Rather than pain, most patients describe the sensation as discomfort that is well controlled with over-the-counter pain medication.

Most patients return to work or their normal daily activities after two days. Patients may continue to experience unusual tearing, light sensitivity, blurry vision, or double vision for a few weeks afterwards, although these side effects should resolve once the healing process is complete. Until that time, patients should avoid any strenuous physical activity.


0.45 – 1.15 hours


Not required




Weeks 1 & 2


2 – 4 days


None for 4 weeks


Not required


12 weeks

Scarring from eyelid surgery

Incisions are placed discreetly in the crease of the upper eyelid. Most scarring will fade over time with appropriate postoperative care.

Please visit Scarring After Surgery for more information.


Following blepharoplasty, you may experience swelling, a ‘tight’ feeling, soreness, bruising, all of which should resolve within the first few days. Other potential risks include infection, asymmetrical results, difficulty closing eyes before sleep and dissatisfaction with cosmetic results. Please request a copy of our surgical consent for more information.

Eyelid surgery is a long-term surgical solution. However, the skin will still change due to natural ageing processes and sun exposure.

The cost of your eye reduction can be broken down into three main components: the surgeon’s fee charged by Dr Chinsee, anaesthetist fees and hospital fees. At Inigo Cosmetic, we customise our surgeries to each individual patient. To receive a detailed cost breakdown, please get in touch to book a consultation with Dr Chinsee.