Nowhere are the effects of ageing more prominent than around the eyes.

The delicate skin in this area often becomes loose, wrinkled and starts to sag, leaving you looking tired and adding years to your appearance.

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, involves taking one or more actions towards restoring youthfulness around the eyes. These include:

  • removing excess skin and fatty tissue to eliminate bags underneath the eye
  • doing the same above the eye to remove the hood of skin
  • smoothing the crow’s feet wrinkles at the corner of the eye

The effect of one or more of these surgeries is often a remarkably rejuvenated, younger appearance.

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Considering eyelid surgery?

Is it for me?


If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, whether your hooded upper eyelids or the bulging bags below, you may be the ideal candidate for eyelid surgery.

What's involved?


Dr Hunt will discuss your eyelid surgery with you in detail during your personal consultation. However he performs all eyelid surgery under a local or general anaesthetic administered by one of his preferred aneathetists in the hospital of your choice.

Before beginning your surgery, Dr Hunt will mark his intended incision sites, following the natural lines and creases of your upper and lower eyelids. In some instances he may recommend working on your lower eyelid via tiny incision on the inside, which is known as transconjunctival blepharoplasty.

During surgery, Dr Hunt will remove any excess fat, skin and muscle from above and/or below the eye, before gluing the skin.

When can I go home?


You can usually go home on the same day as your surgery. You should stay home for the rest of the day, with cold packs over your eyes to reduce any swelling or bruising.When you’re discharged, you’ll be given a prescription for pain medication and for an ointment to keep your eyes moist while you sleep.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?


You’ll return to see Dr Hunt five days after your surgery, when he’ll remove the very fine sutures in your eyes. You’ll then have another follow-up visit a week later, so Dr Hunt can check on your progress and remove the remainder of your sutures.

How long will I be off work?


You should plan on taking one to two weeks off work. You’ll have blurry vision for around a week after your surgery, and the swelling will usually subside within seven to 10 days.

When can I resume my normal activities?


You’ll be swollen and bruised for between five and 10 days after surgery, and should take it easy and not over exert yourself until you’re fully healed. You’ll need to sleep with your head elevated on two pillows during this time.

When will I see the end result?


It will only take around three weeks to see the final result of your fabulous new eyes.

How much will eyelid surgery cost me?


The extent of the work that’s needed and the technique that Dr Hunt decides on will play a role in the final cost of eyelid surgery. Many patients tend to pair their eyelid surgery with other procedures such as a brow lift, which will alter the final cost. During your consultation, Dr Hunt will take the time to understand what your concerns are and what you want to achieve. This will be the starting point for your surgery quotation. Finally, surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees will be added to the total cost. If eyelid surgery is required for medical reasons, patients are able to apply for a Medicare rebate, which will cover some of the costs of the surgery. For example, if a droopy eyelid is interfering with your vision, this could qualify for a rebate. Dr Hunt can provide you with more information on this during your consultation once the severity of your concerns has been established.