The eye area is often the first to age among our facial features. Ageing in this area can feature heavy bags, saggy eyelids, dark circles and more. While cosmetic products are made to address these signs of ageing, sometimes they are not enough.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) has grown in popularity as a choice to address these signs of ageing. Below, we have compiled a list of reasons some people want to undergo eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

1. Greater Definition of the Eye Area

People in their 20s and 30s tend to have more clearly defined eye socket areas. But as we age, the eyes tend to become ‘puffier’ and lack definition. This can be an issue for women in particular.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) helps reverse this process and changes the contour of the eyelid, making the eye area appear more defined.

2. Bags under the Eyes

Fatty tissue in the area of the eye may become more prominent as we age. This tissue can be addressed by a small procedure called a lower blepharoplasty. A  small incision under the eyelid is made in the eyelid’s natural crease, scaring is well concealed this way and the excess tissue in the tear trough area is surgically removed. 

3. Dark Circles under the Eyes

Circular rings under and around the eyes can give an appearance of tiredness and often gauntness. These are common signs of ageing and are associated with losing fat under and around the eyes. The loss of fatty tissue under the eyes can be addressed with non-surgical components such as filler in the tear trough area along with the help of surgical options such as excess skin removal. 

4. Loss of Skin Elasticity

As the skin ages, it loses its elasticity. The skin around the eyes can often impair vision  Surgical removal of the excess skin can address this issue.

5. Eyelid Asymmetry

It is not unusual for a person’s eyelids to be asymmetrical In most cases, this is an aesthetic issue and does not affect how the eyes function. However, if any asymmetry becomes more pronounced or vision becomes impaired eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can be performed.

6. Feel Confident

Ageing can take a toll on a person’s self-confidence. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can look to give a person a more refreshed and rejuvenated look. There are surgical and non-surgical options available or a combination of both. 


Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), upper or lower; is a relatively affordable procedure that can make a discrete impact on a person’s appearance. It’s not just for aesthetic reasons, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can be also life-changing for a patient who has had impaired vision due to excess eyelid skin.

If you are interested in lower or upper eyelid surgery  (blepharoplasty) Queensland please contact The Lotus Institute.  We offer various surgical and cosmetic services, and we would be glad to help you in any way we can. Book an appointment with us to start your surgical journey.