Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty can restore youthfulness 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

Nowhere are the early effects of ageing more prominent than around the eyes. When eyelid surgery is performed, Dr Hunt will focus on:

  • 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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What is Eyelid Surgery?

With ageing the loss of skin elasticity becomes visible at the level of the eyelids too, and skin sagginess occurs. At the same time, fat accumulation can occur at the level of the inferior eyelids causing the so-called “eye bags” that can make you look older than you actually are.

Eyelid surgery is known in medical terms as blepharoplasty. It is a plastic surgery used to correct the aspect of the eyelids targeting men and women usually over 40 years old. In some cases, the procedure might be deemed necessary even sooner in life.

The surgery to correct the eyelids will give you a more rested, refreshed, and youthful look. During the procedure, Dr Hunt can eliminate the excess skin and fat tissue at the level of the superior and/ or inferior eyelids.

There are two types of blepharoplasty, upper eyelid and lower eyelid. The procedures can be performed either at the same time or separately, depending on the patient’s needs and specific characteristics.

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How is Eyelid Surgery done?

Eyelid surgery is often performed with the patient under general anaesthesia.

The procedure can take 30 minutes or up to two hours, depending on the complexity of each case and whether the procedure is performed only on the upper and lower eyelids or both.

The incisions on the upper eyelids are performed along the creases of the eyelids, so they are barely visible. The excess of fat and skin tissue is eliminated, and the incisions are sutured.

When it comes to the lower blepharoplasty, the incision is 1-2 mm lower than the eyelashes. If there is just fat tissue that needs to be excised, Dr Hunt might use just a transconjunctival incision – on the interior (inside) part of the eyelid. In this case, the incision is not visible at all after the surgery is performed.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery can help you regain your youthful appearance again. There are multiple benefits associated with undergoing these procedures such as:

  • Getting rid of saggy skin in the eye area
  • Less wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improved aspect of the face
  • Better-contoured eye area
  • A rejuvenated look

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Recovery after eyelid surgery

Recovery after Eyelid Surgery

The recovery period after eyelid surgery is often of no more than two weeks. During this time, you can experience a certain level of swelling and even bruising at the level of the operated area. These are normal side effects of the procedure that subside on their own within the next days and weeks following the intervention.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during these first two weeks after eyelid surgery. Sleep with your head elevated, and don’t bend your face forward. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Keep the incisions site clean and dry at all times
  • Avoid steam and heat getting directly in your face
  • Don’t rub your eyelids
  • Avoid makeup and skincare at the level of the incisions

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

Eyelid Surgery Costs Sydney - How much does Eyelid Surgery cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The cost of Eyelid Surgery in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of procedure, the aesthetic outcomes you want, and the time required in theatre. Your total cost will include surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare & support.

If your eyelid surgery is required for medical reasons and meets strict criteria, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate and Private Heallth subsidy, 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 eye concerns has been established.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, an Eyelid Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for eyelid surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

Take the next step today

With over 20 years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt has built a reputation in Sydney for his ability to get the best results using the most innovative surgical techniques.

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. You may have a procedure for upper eyelids only, lower eyelids only or both eyelids. During your consultation, Dr Hunt will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive assessment of your eyes, face and brow, discuss risks and provide you with an accurate cost for your blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery procedure.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

Join the thousands of happy past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.

Dr. Jeremy Hunt prides himself on providing some of the best Blepharoplasty Sydney has to offer.

Next Step – Fill in the Enquiry form or call Dr Hunt’s Team on 1300 157 200 to find out an estimated price for your surgery.

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Meet Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined the Edgecliff practice of Dr Jeremy Hunt and is available now for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery including Labiaplasty & Liposuction.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

Dr Maryam can offer a completely female surgical team in theatre for the many patients who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.


Meet Dr Jeremy Hunt FRACS

Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 20 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.


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Considering eyelid surgery?

Should I have eyelid surgery?


If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, whether due to your hooded upper eyelids or the bulging bags below, you may be the ideal candidate for eyelid surgery.
If your peripheral vision is being hampered by drooping or sagging eyelids you may be able to claim a Medicare rebate and Health Fund subsidy.

What's involved in a Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery?


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 after Eyelid Surgery?


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 after Eyelid Surgery?


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 final results of the surgery?


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

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.


Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.