Upper blepharoplasty, sometimes called an eyelid lift is a procedure to correct sagging of the eyelids for a more youthful appearance. It can be performed separately or in conjunction with a range of other procedures both surgical and non-surgical.


Patients who have moderate to severe droopy or sagging upper eyelids may benefit from an upper blepharoplasty. In this procedure, excess skin or fat is removed surgically. There are non-surgical methods available if you only have mild sagging and would prefer to opt for a surgery free method.

What anaesthetic is used and what hospital stay is required?

This procedure is most commonly performed under a local anaesthetic, but can be carried out under general anaesthesia at your request. This procedure is performed in a day surgery setting, using a rapid recovery technique. You will be able to return to the comfort of your own home soon after completion of the surgery.

Will this procedure leave scars?

Dr Ali Hussain undergoes regular training on the most current surgical methods and will choose the incision option that will minimise scarring. Upper blepharoplasty incisions are hidden in the crease of the eyelid and should be become barely noticeable in a short time.

What is the recovery period?

The recovery period for this procedure will vary from patient to patient and you could return to work within 3-5 days in most situations. Light exercise may be resumed within 4-5 weeks but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 6-8 weeks. You will be given post-surgery instructions to follow and if you have any questions, please speak to Dr Ali Hussain or his clinic staff.

What costs are involved?

Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery, but it should not be the only consideration. You have the right to be informed about the costs you can expect, before you have your surgery.

Costs associated with the procedure may include:

  • Surgical fees
  • Surgical facility costs
  • Anaesthesia fees
  • Prescriptions for medication

After your initial consultation with Dr Ali, you will receive a written estimate of fees and an information pack to read before your second consultation. The second consultation is free of charge.

We welcome any questions you may have regarding fees.

Please note: Your satisfaction involves more than a fee. When choosing a surgeon for cosmetic surgery, remember that factors such as the surgeon’s training, qualifications, experience and your comfort with him/ her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.


You can book a consultation to discuss your suitability for this procedure by phoning us on 0420 488 105 or by emailing Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on our home page and we will phone you back to organise a suitable appointment time.

Disclaimer: All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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