Double Eyelid Surgery & Eye Bag Removal (Blepharoplasty)

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to:

  • Repair droopy eyelids
  • Improve the appearance of eyelids

It may involve the removal of excess skin, muscle and fat around the eyes.

Upper blepharoplasty

Performed on the upper lids, upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin or muscles from the upper eyelids. It may be used for double eyelid surgery and ptosis correction.

Lower blepharoplasty

Performed on the lower lids, lower blepharoplasty aims to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids. An example of lower blepharoplasty is eye bag surgery, which removes skin and fat from the lower eyelids.

Why do you need blepharoplasty?

As you age, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, resulting in sagging eyebrows, droopy eyelids and eye bags.

Besides making you look older, saggy skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision and parts of your field of vision.

Blepharoplasty can help to improve your vision and make your eyes appear younger. Consider blepharoplasty if you:

  • Have baggy or droopy upper eyelids (ptosis)
  • Have excess skin on your upper eyelids that interferes with your side vision
  • Have excess skin on the lower eyelids or eye bags
  • Would like to create or enhance your eye crease (double eyelid)

Who should not undergo blepharoplasty?

The following groups of people may be less suitable for blepharoplasty:

  • Smokers
  • Individuals with medical conditions
  • Individuals with serious eye conditions

Your doctor will advise you if blepharoplasty is suitable for you and your goals.

What are the risks and complications of blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery may lead to the following conditions:

  • Dry, irritated eyes
  • Difficulty closing your eyes
  • Temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Injury to eye muscles
  • Noticeable scarring
  • Skin discolouration

It also carries general risks associated with surgery, such as adverse reactions to anaesthesia and blood clots.

Why choose Mount Elizabeth Hospitals?

Mount Elizabeth Hospitals offer access to experienced ophthalmologists who will work closely with you to:

  • Recommend the most suitable procedures for you
  • Meet your desired goals

Based in cosmopolitan Singapore, our hospitals are award-winning, with modern technology and facilities to deliver a comfortable and private outpatient experience.

Our ophthalmologists

At Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, our eye specialists are skilled in performing treatments on the eye area, including eyelid procedures such as blepharoplasty.

Your satisfaction and well-being are our top concerns as we create a customised surgical plan to meet your goals.

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