Lower Eyelid Surgery

(also known as a Lower Blepharoplasty)

Bags under our eyes make us look tired and age us prematurely. These unsightly bags under the eyes are generally not caused by fluid but rather by fat pads. There are two of these bags in the upper eyelid and three bags in the lower. If bags under the eyes are your problem then these fat pads may need to be treated either by removal or by placing them deeper below the skin.

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We have over 35 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and we have performed over 2,000 Lower Blepharoplasty procedures since the 1980’s.

How does Lower Eyelid Surgery work?

The preferred method of treating the lower eyelid is to remove the fat pads with an incision from the inside of the eyelid, to avoid an external scar. Laser Cosmetic Surgery or Laser Skin Rejuvenation. can also be used on the skin beneath the eye to lighten it and cause the skin to tighten. Excess skin in the lower eyelid can also be removed by excision of the skin but the fine scar immediately below the lower eyelashes may be visible.


46 year old female patient had sagging upper eyelid folds and early lower eye-bag formation.


She underwent upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to raise folds, reduce eye-bags, and restore her youthful appearance.

A Lower Eyelid procedure and an Upper Eyelid procedure can be undertaken together if required to achieve the optimal aesthetic and functional improvement for the eyes. The benefit of having both procedures done is the aesthetic results and function of the eyes can both be improved (as well as cost savings). In addition the recovery time would essentially be the same for both procedures as it would be for just one procedure.


This 51 year old Asian female patient had absent upper eyelid folds. She had undergone previous surgery by another surgeon using “stitch” method (no incision) which failed.


This time she underwent a standard “double eyelid surgery” (Asian blepharoplasty) using open incision method to create double folds without “westernising” the eyes.

What should I expect after Lower Eyelid Surgery?

After your procedure you may feel drowsy from the anaesthetic. It is important to have someone drive you home and stay overnight. On this evening we recommend you rest.

You are provided with an after hours direct number in the event you may have any questions or concerns you wish to speak to us about. The next day or within a few days you must come back to the Clinic for your first post-operative check.

Your skin will usually completely heal within 2 to 3 weeks. Tthere should be no visible scarring unless we have had to use conventional surgery to remove excess skin on the lower eyelid.

The area around your eye may be bruised and swollen for between 7 to 14 days. Patients should keep their head upright and place cold, compresses on their eyes periodically. Where a suture is used they are removed after three to five days. You should avoid swimming till healing is complete as this carries with it a risk of infection.

Our Surgeons and Nurses will continue to monitor your recovery through a number of post-operative check-ups and are available at any time if you have questions or concerns.

How Much Does it Cost?

As every patient we see has different requirements, it is difficult to provide standardised pricing as each procedure is tailored for each individual patient’s situation. A Lower Eye Lid procedure can be cost effective when combined with other procedures such as Laser Cosmetic Surgery or Laser Skin Rejuvenation.

A no obligation consultation with one of Surgeons is essential in determining what you require and which procedure would be best suited for you. Our philosophy is simple. We want you to be fully informed, and we want you to understand all your options and have one accurate price quoted once. Consultation fees may apply.

There is no need for you to obtain a referral from your own doctor to see one of our Surgeons. Generally we are able to book you in to see one of our Surgeons in 7 to 14 days.

How do I find out more about Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Please contact the me clinic. We have over 35 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience to share with you. Based in Melbourne, we ensure you will be fully informed and understand your options before any procedure.

Meet our practitioners who perform Lower Eyelid Surgery in Melbourne

Dr Ashley Granot

Dr Ashley has over 35 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and is regarded as one of the leading Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia. Read more

Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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