Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) can help restore a more youthful and rested appearance to the eyes.

The procedure will be performed at Norwood Day Surgery’s Adelaide clinic and will involve removing excess skin to correct drooping of the upper lids and excess fat and/or skin to remove the “bags” below your eyes.

Many people in their early to mid-thirties begin to notice a tired appearance around their eyes. This is most commonly attributed to a fullness or puffiness of their eyelids, caused by the accumulation of excess skin and/or fat. This fat is independent of body weight. It is originally under or behind the eye and migrates forward with the aging of the eyelid tissues. This condition can be remedied with cosmetic eyelid surgery. There are other conditions, however, such as allergy, fluid retention and thyroid disease which must be ruled out before surgery because blepharoplasty will not substantially improve these situations.

Ideally candidates for eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty should experience any of the following conditions which can inhibit daily function or simply make looking in the mirror a taxing task.

You will be an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery if you experience:

  • Drooping lower eyelids which can pull down on the lower part of the eye
  • Puffy upper eyelids which can make you appear haggard
  • Excess skin on the lower or upper lids which can inhibit sight significantly
  • Fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid which can make you look older than you are
  • Dark circles, bags or puffy skin

Most people who receive eyelid surgery are over 30 as this is when the symptoms of wrinkles start to become apparent. This is also usually when the renewal system in the skin begins to slow down which means that your skin may not be repairing as quickly as it’s being damaged. Some individuals also are just born with dark circles or baggy eyes which can all be treated here at Norwood Day Surgery in Adelaide by our skilled surgeons.

After your surgery

Your surgeon at Norwood Day Surgery will make the effort to perform this procedure delicately, with great care and attention to detail. This will ensure that your recovery process is a little bit easier although you can still follow a few simple guides to help keep yourself comfortable during this time of rest.

We recommend:

  • Keeping your head up to reduce swelling
  • Using ice-packs to keep the area numb and reduce swelling
  • Use eye drops if any discomfort is felt
  • Wear sunglasses for a fortnight after your surgery to prevent irritation

If you have any other questions regarding your eyelid surgery procedure please do not hesitate to ask the Norwood Day Surgery team. We’re here to make your surgical journey easier and are happy to help you through this process.


Please note that the results of every procedure will vary from patient to patient. Norwood Day Surgery can neither predict nor guarantee success, please book a consultation to find out if this procedure is right for you.

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