Eyelid lift surgery also known as blepharoplasty. Sagging upper eyelids skin is the main reason why some people consider upper eyelid lift surgery to remove excess skin and fat  in the upper eyelid skin for a more alert, youthful appearance. Bags of fats, grooves and sagging skin in the lower eyelid are reasons for lower eyelid lift or lower blepharoplasty.

As the one ages, the skin loses its elasticity and with the constant pull of gravity the skin tends to sag in different parts of the body, and the face.

What is Blepharoplasty ?

Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift surgery) is a procedure used to deal with droopy skin, fat, and muscles in the eyelids.

During this type of plastic surgery, a doctor removes skin, removes or preserves the muscle, and sometimes removes the fat or redistribute it according to each eye need. That may be causing the area around your eyes to sag.

who are the candidates to eyelid lift surgery?

  • People complaining of their eye appearance puffiness or skin sagging.
  • Those who have significant amount of fat bags under the eyes.
  • People in good health with no eye diseases.

What can eyelid lift surgery treat

It is considered a medical as well as a cosmetic procedure

  • Eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken and fat pockets
  • Sagging and droopy upper eyelid skin that may interfere with vision.
  • Bags of fat and sagging skin under the eyes from the aging process or hereditary
  • Excess skin folds that might be itchy or irritating.

The Procedure

Anesthesia used for an eyelid lift procedures

Local anesthetic and mild sedation is usually used in this type of procedure. However general anesthesia is also possible.

Upper eyelid lift surgery (Upper blepharoplasty)

An incision is made in the upper eyelid in the crease. Excess skin, muscle and fat are dealt with accordingly whether removed or redistributed. the incision is then closed with sutures.

Lower eyelid lift surgery(Lower blepharoplasty)

An incision is made around 3 mm under the lash line. Excess  skin, muscle and fat bags are dealt with  accordingly, whether removed or redistributed. the incision is then closed with sutures.

How long does it take for an eyelid lift procedure?

The procedure takes from 1-2 hours, and you’ll be discharged in the same day from the hospital with some instructions to follow

Recovery from eyelid lift surgery

Blepharoplasty is a day case surgery, but it takes around 1 week for the swelling and bruises to subside.

Surgery Recovery Schedule

Early Recovery

Day Activities
Day 1 (Day of Surgery)
  • Procedure (1-2 hours)
  • Discharge from the hospital with medications and instructions:
    • Analgesics for pain management
    • Antibiotics (oral and ointments) to prevent infection
    • Eye lubricants and artificial tears to keep the eyes moist
    • Cold fomentations to reduce bruises and swelling
3rd Day Follow-up visit
7th Day
  • Follow-up visit
  • Bruises and swelling should be diminished by now
  • Stitches, if present, will be removed

Late Recovery

You may experience some eye dryness in the first few weeks but it will resolve on it’s own. Final aesthetic results will appear within 1-3 months,

What are the risks in an eyelid lift surgery?

  • Dryness ,that should be temporary. yet if you suffer from severe eye dryness you shouldn’t have an upper eyelid lift
  • Temporary blurring of vision.
  • Scar visibility.
  • Ectropion; weakness of the eyelids resulting in dryness and corneal affection.
  • Blindness is a very rare risk in lower eyelid lift procedures.

Before and After Eyelid lift surgery photo

eyelid lift surgery

Upper eyelid lift before and after photo

Cost of Eyelid lift surgery in Egypt

There are many variables determining the eyelid lift surgery. The doctor fee, facility fee (hospital), anesthesia fee, assistant fee and follow-ups

To get the exact quotation you can come for a consultation or if you live abroad you can simply send photos of your case on WhatsApp to get an exact location.

FAQ in blepharoplasty

Is it Safe to have an Eyelid Lift?

Yes, in an experienced well trained hand eyelid lift it is considered a minor safe procedure.

How painful is a blepharoplasty?

Typically it is a near painless procedure, mild pain maybe there with normal over the counter analgesics it should be painless. Some discomfort maybe be there.

At What age shall I consider blepharoplasty?

At any age, if you are indicated for surgery. But minor deformities in young age group can be treated with non-surgical options like botulinum toxin or fillers with good results.

How long does an Eyelid lift last?

It is generally a long lasting procedure, 7-10 years is the average for an upper eyelid lift. Lower eyelid lift may last forever. However results vary from one patient to another.

Can eyelids be lifted without surgery?

Yes, non-surgical options are there with botulinum toxin, fillers or skin tightening laser and ultrasound machines may give some mild elevation.

Can I repeat my eyelid lift procedure?

Yes, eyelid procedures can be repeated if it wasn't done correctly in the first time or your skin drooped more since your first procedure.