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5 Things You Need to Know About Eyelid Surgery

Do you want an added younger look and are planning for Eyelid surgery? Learn more about Eyelid Surgery. This article brings forth the benefits of this aesthetic surgery and guides you as to how to go about with it. 

Eyes delineate one’s appealing looks. They are considered to be the mirror of inner beauty and expression. But when the first signs of aging begin with the thickening of eyelids, these eye protectors may need help. Collagen in these regions reduces, the skin near the eyes stretches, and muscles around them weaken. This allows fat, skin, and muscles to deposit on the eyelids. While puffy and weary eyelids give a tired or sad appearance, droopy eyelids can interfere with eyesight and limit the field of vision as well. 

Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty ranks among the top five most popular aesthetic surgeries. This surgery eliminates excess tissues, skin, and even fat that can rejuvenate the eyelids, benefitting younger attractive eyes.

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  1. Who is the right candidate for eyelid surgery
  2. What is the procedure of eyelid surgery?
  3. Cost of eyelid surgery in 2021
  4. What does Eyelid surgery recovery look like?
  5. What to avoid after eyelid surgery



1. Who is the right candidate for eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid and/or on the lower eyelid. A person who is above 35 and is in good health can undergo this procedure. Associated health conditions like diabetes, blood pressure, heart problems can impede healing and recovery. Smoking again can add to delay in healing. Qualifying candidate for eyelid surgery can be the ones who have the following issues:

  • The upper eyelid droops due to the accumulation of fat that cushions the eyes.
  • Excess skin on the upper eyelids causes peripheral vision problems. 
  • If extra skin is on the lower eyelids.
  • Formation of bags below the eyes.

It’s ideal to consider the exact cause of saggy eyes prior to the surgery. The Plastic Surgeon will evaluate the facial structure and anatomy thoroughly to determine which procedure might address the actual concern.

2. What is the procedure of eyelid surgery?

This minimally invasive procedure involves the use of anesthesia to minimize the discomforts during the surgery. Eyelid surgery includes the following steps:

Administration of Anesthesia: The Surgeon will inject local anesthesia to help you relax during the surgery. Anesthesia will numb the surgery area to refrain from pain and possible irritation during incisions and their closures. 

Incision: Lines of the incision are traced on the natural crease that can conceal the scar naturally.

While performing the upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon cuts along the fold of the eyelid and removes the excess skin or repositioning the possible fat or tightening of the muscles.

On the lower eyelid, the surgeon usually chooses to cut the natural crease below the eyes or cuts the skin on the inside of the lower eyelid. Subsequently, removal or redistribution of the fat, muscles, or sagging skin is done accordingly.

Closure of incisions: After the needful process is carried out, the incisions made are sealed by sutures or skin glue. Sutures are generally removed within a week. 

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Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

3. Cost of eyelid surgery in 2021

The cost of eyelid surgery will depend on the region of surgery, the extent of the procedure, and the techniques the surgeon uses for the treatment. An approximate cost of Eyelid surgery can range between INR 10,000 to INR 2,00,00

However, It is more important to consider the potential factors that affect the overall costs of this plastic surgery procedure. Some of them are explained below.

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Factors to consider


Type of the eyelid surgery

The surgery cost of the upper eyelid and/or lower eyelid vary as per individual conditions.

Consultation charges

Generally, the consultation fees before and after the surgery are not included.

Anesthetist fees

Anesthetist charges are separately added to the cost of the surgery.


The costs of medicines prescribed before and after the surgery are charged extra.

Medical tests

Medical tests done during an examination or before surgery can impact the overall costs.

Techniques used by the surgeon

The cost of eyelid surgery also depends on the technique or combination of techniques used by the surgeon.


4. What does Eyelid surgery recovery look like?

Eyelid surgery involves very little pain and initially, after the surgery, you can observe swelling and bruising. Slight irritation, discomfort around the eyes, puffy eyelids, watering eyes are some of the common after-effects of the surgery. However, these effects subside by 10-14 days, after which you can make your presence in the public. Complete fading of scars and overall eyelid surgery recovery time can take around 2-3 months.

The results of eyelid rejuvenation without surgery are temporary. On the other hand, the results of blepharoplasty are expected to be long-lasting. In very rare cases, additional surgeries may be required to be performed to attain favorable results. Depending on the condition, the plastic surgeon will decide and guide on the number and type of eyelid correction procedures required.

5. What to avoid after eyelid surgery

While healing after blepharoplasty is underway, following certain post-operative guidelines as directed by your surgeon are essential for proper and healthy recovery after surgery.

  • Constant use of ice packs after the surgery can reduce swelling.
  • Avoid strenuous exercises such as aerobics, jogging, etc.
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects or heavyweights at least for a week.
  • Avoid rubbing of eyes as abrasion or motion of eyelids can hamper healing.
  • Protection of eyelids from light and sun rays is necessary. It is recommended to wear sunglasses to protect from wind and sun.

Following the necessary instructions after surgery can help achieve satisfactory results of eyelid surgery such as a youthful look and improved self-confidence.

Take Away

Eyelids add to an alert and young face. Enhancement or corrections of eyelids may be required which can be done with eyelid surgery. This surgery concentrates on the removal of excess muscle, skin, and fat deposits on the eyelid. The surgery requires utmost care and prudence which can be performed by the best plastic surgeon. The plastic surgeon meticulously performs this intricate procedure, guides you with post-surgery care crucial to ensure proper healing and provision of long lasting results. 

Dr. Handa’s Clinic provides you with cost-effective treatment procedures, necessary post-operative instructions that help rejuvenate the skin around the eyes, enhance an attractive and refreshed look.

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