A blepharoplasty or eyelid reduction surgery is an operation to reshape the eyelids by removing excess skin or fat from around the eye area. Ageing has an effect on both the brow and the eyelids skin and both become heavier over time with a subsequent “tired” appearance. It can also make eyes seem unduly tired, especially in the evening.
All patients undergoing an eyelid reduction at HRBR will meet with our consultant plastic surgeon in advance of the procedure to discuss your needs, determine your suitability, review your medical history and discuss what to expect of the procedure itself.
Your surgeon will examine both the brow and eyelid and advise if you are suitable for the eyelid reduction which is simple rejuvenation performed under local anaesthetic.
Incisions are made following the natural creases in the eye, which ensures the scars following the procedure remain largely undetectable.
The procedure itself takes approximately 45 minutes and patients go home afterwards.
Stitches are used and are taken out 5-6 days following the procedure. Most patients return to work a week following the procedure once any redness or bruising has reduced.
We recommend a week off work (patients can comfortably work from home after 48 hours with usually only some eye fatigue from computer screens). Bruising lasts approximately 7-10 days, this varies from patient to patient.
Blepharoplasty surgery starts from €4,500 at HRBR.
About the Author
Dr Siun Murphy
MB BA BAO BCh MD MRCSI FRCS (Plast)
Registered with the Medical Council of Ireland
Dr Murphy is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeon holding appointments at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin, and at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin.