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Upper Blepharoplasty

(Eye Lift)

A cosmetic surgery to correct heavy or drooping upper lids, remove excess skin and fat pads

An upper blepharoplasty or eye lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is done to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids. It can be done in combination with a lower blepharoplasty (eye bag removal) procedure to rejuvenate the entire area surrounding the eyes.
As we grow older, the upper eyelid skin loses its elasticity and starts to droop or sag. This can lead to the formation of folds or creases that hang low over the lashes.
An eye lift procedure or upper blepharoplasty can treat common problems like sagging skin, loose skin, and folds of skin in the upper eyelids. These age-related changes can make you appear tired and may even interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery can also eliminate fatty deposits that cause puffiness in the eyelids. The procedure can open up your eyes, helping you look more rested and look years younger.
At Venus Medical, our plastic surgeons perform eyelid surgery using local anaesthesia. The incision for an eye lift is well concealed in the natural fold of the upper eyelid. The incision is used to access the deeper layers to trim away excess muscle or fat, as well as skin.
You can find out if you are a suitable candidate for an upper blepharoplasty eyelid surgery during a consultation at Venus Medical or by connecting remotely on the MeTime app.


  • Removes excess skin and corrects eyelid hooding
  • Makes you look significantly younger
  • Firms and tightens the upper eyelids to open up the eyes and give you a more alert appearance
  • Eliminates fat bulges in the upper eyelids
  • Lifts heavy lids to improve vision
  • Comfortable procedure done using local anaesthesia
  • No overnight hospital stay required
  • Scars are hidden in the natural eyelid contour
  • Short recovery period
  • Long-lasting results


1 – 2 hours

7-10 days

Below eyebrows

Why Upper Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift) at Venus Medical?

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Our consultant plastic surgeon, Dr Shadab Ahmad is an experienced specialist plastic surgeon with extensive experience in periorbital aesthetic surgery

Local anaesthesia

We perform this procedure under local anaesthesia, allowing you to return to your usual activities quickly

Effective results

When required, we remove deeper, orbital fat rather than just trimming away skin – this provides more effective and longer lasting results in selected individuals

Extensive experience

Venus Medical is an exclusive and award-winning private cosmetic clinic located within easy access in Dublin city centre.

Personalised service

We can assess you remotely through the MeTime app. We can review your photos and chat before you even decide to come to the clinic.

Ideal Candidate for Upper Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift)

Men and women with heavy lids, sagging eyelid skin, folds in the upper eyelids, and drooping or puffiness of the upper lids, who desire a more youthful appearance with long-lasting results through surgical correction of these cosmetic concerns. If you have deep forehead lines and naturally raise your eyebrows, this may be a sign that you are compensating for “dermatochalasis” or hooded skin above your eyes.

We’re here to help you achieve natural-looking results whatever your concerns.

Dublin, IE

Venus Medical team were amazing. Very professional and I’m delighted with the results. Would, highly recommend.

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Frequently asked questions

An upper blepharoplasty, also known as an eye lift, is a refined surgical procedure expertly performed at Venus Medical in Dublin.. This procedure effectively addresses concerns like droopy upper eyelids and excess skin. Our skilled aesthetic surgeons utilize their expertise to make discreet incisions along the natural creases of the upper eyelids. By meticulously removing excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fat, we achieve remarkable results that rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of the eyes, giving our patients a refreshed and youthful look.

At Venus Medical, our upper blepharoplasty is an artful procedure that involves delicately removing excess skin and, if necessary, fat from the upper eyelids. Our specialist  plastic surgeons make meticulous incisions along natural creases, ensuring minimal scarring. This procedure, performed under local anesthesia, not only addresses droopy upper lids but also rejuvenates the eyes, giving you a brighter, more youthful look that aligns with your natural contours.

If you’re concerned about sagging upper eyelids affecting your vision or appearance, Venus Medical’s expert aesthetic doctors can determine if this is the right procedure for you. Our personalized approach includes evaluating your health and expectations. We understand that realistic expectations are crucial for a satisfying outcome. If you’re experiencing issues like severely sagging skin or excess fat, our skilled surgeons can provide tailored solutions to address your unique needs. You can get a remote consultation and assessment securely on MeTime using our link here.

Upper blepharoplasty at Venus Medical addresses issues like tired-looking eyes and droopy upper lids. Additionally, if sagging skin obstructs your peripheral vision, our procedure can provide functional improvements. At Venus Medical, we are committed to delivering exceptional results that align with your goals.By removing tissue that sags, you will be able to see more of your eyelid, usually making you look fresher, more youthful and attractive.

Venus Medical usually offers upper blepharoplasty for cosmetic enhancement. However, some of our patients say the sagging affects their vision, so the upper blepharoplasty also improves this. Our skilled plastic surgeons perform the procedure on patients who have mild excess skin to those with severely sagging skin where it drops over the eyelashes.

After upper blepharoplasty, you’ll experience some temporary bruising and swelling–this can last for a few days or longer. Immediately after the procedure you will relax in our recovery room until you are ready to be collected by a family member or friend. While mild discomfort, numb eyelids, and blurry vision are possible, these effects are temporary. Our detailed post-operative care instructions, including cold compresses and prescribed eye drops, contribute to a smooth recovery, ensuring you’re back to your usual routine within a short time. Stitches are removed usually 1 week after surgery.  You can apply makeup around the eyes usually 10 days after surgery.

Like any surgical procedure, upper blepharoplasty carries some potential risks, though they are very uncommon. Our experienced plastic surgeons and team employ precise techniques and thorough care before and after surgery to optimise results and reduce side-effects.  Complications of surgery include delayed wound healing, bleeding, and asymmetry. Your safety and satisfaction are paramount, and our meticulous approach ensures a successful procedure with minimal chance of complications. Other complications associated with general anaesthesia, including blood clots, are avoided using local anaesthesia. 

Will there be visible scars after the surgery?

At Venus Medical, the plastic surgeon makes incisions within the natural crease of the upper eyelids. This placement minimizes the visibility of scars, allowing them to fade naturally over time. Depending on your skin quality, we can use lasers for scars if necessary to help them become invisible. The incisions follow the natural contours of your eyes so the results look completely natural.

How much does upper eyelid surgery usually cost? 

After an assessment we will be able to determine the right treatment for you. The fastest way to get a quote is to upload photos or video through the  MeTime app.  You can do this by clicking on our direct link on your mobile phone. Although usually upper blepharoplasty surgery is more expensive than nonsurgical treatments like skin tightening or thread lifts, the results of upper blepharoplasty surgery are long-lasting and more definitive.

Absolutely, at Venus Medical, we understand the importance of making aesthetic enhancements accessible to all. We’re pleased to offer flexible financing options for upper blepharoplasty procedures. Partnering with Humm, we ensure that your journey is seamless. For a tailored financing plan, please initiate your application here. To get an estimate, you can generate a quote by clicking this link.

While surgical solutions offer lasting results, Venus Medical also provides non-surgical alternatives. Procedures like filler injections or skin resurfacing can address milder concerns. However, if you’re dealing with issues like excess skin or severely sagging skin, our surgical expertise remains unparalleled, ensuring precise and effective results that align with your natural beauty.

Certainly. At Venus Medical, our upper blepharoplasty not only enhances aesthetics but also improves vision if sagging eyelids obstruct your line of sight. Our skilled surgeons meticulously remove excess skin and tissue causing obstructions, resulting in improved peripheral vision. You can trust our dedication to both function and beauty, ensuring you experience the benefits of restored vision and a rejuvenated appearance. If visual disturbance is not caused by sagging skin, blepharoplasty will not restore normal vision.

The results of a blepharoplasty at Venus Medical are long lasting. Surgery can offer a remarkable transformation that lasts for years. While the natural aging process continues, our meticulous removal of excess skin and fat ensures your rejuvenation remains intact. Factors like genetics, lifestyle, and skin quality can influence the longevity of results. Trust our skilled surgeons to deliver a lasting enhancement that reflects your natural beauty and rejuvenates your appearance.

Blepharoplasty, skillfully performed at Venus Medical, offers compelling advantages. Pros include enhanced appearance, improved vision (if applicable), and the permanent removal of excess skin and fat. However, like any surgical procedure, there are potential cons such as risks of infection and scarring. Our experienced plastic surgeons mitigate these risks through precision and thorough pre-operative evaluation. As you embark on this journey, trust our commitment to delivering exceptional results, aligning with your goals and prioritizing your safety and satisfaction.

Yes.  If you have only hooding on one side, we can perform the procedure on that side only if you wish to improve symmetry. Most patients, however, benefit from treating both sides. 

Yes, often we perform upper and lower blepharoplasty at the same time. CO2 laser resurfacing can also be performed together with an eyelift. Sometimes we perform upper blepharoplasty with other facial procedures such as face lift, FaceTite, and lip lift. However, a full brow lift is not performed at the same time as an upper blepharoplasty. If the eyebrow is very low, it may be more appropriate to undergo a brow lift procedure instead of an upper blepharoplasty. We will assess you and explain what will be best for you.