The Artistry of Blepharoplasty
A more natural younger you

The eyes are one of the most identifiable and delicate features of the face. It’s no secret that the skin around the eye, as well as the shape of the eyelids, can easily give away our age. As we get older, the skin loses elasticity which can lead to droopy and bagging of both the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty surgery, also known as eyelid surgery, is used to correct this drooping and enhance the appearance of the eye. By removing excess skin and fat of the eyelid, a more youthful and rejuvenated look is given to patients.




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Who is the good candidate for this procedure?

Blepharoplasty surgery can be performed at any age, but it more common in adults over 35. Patients who have drooping eyelids or bags under the eyes are best candidates for this procedure. Often patients with these conditions have cosmetic concerns and desire a more youthful, open look to the eye. With that said, cosmetic appearance isn’t the only reason patients choose to have a blepharoplasty surgery. Some people have sagging eyelids that interfere with their field of vision. In these cases, eyelid surgery can serve a more function purpose to remove the drooping skin and restore vision.


Our Self-evaluation tool can help you decide if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for you.

Procedure techniques & scars

Dr. Mok will first evaluate the skin of the eyelid as well as the patient’s bone structure and anatomy. By considering the position and shape of the eyebrow and orbital bones he can provide very natural and beautiful results.

During a blepharoplasty an incision is made to remove the excess skin of the upper or lower eyelid. Extra fat can give patients a puffy and swollen look to the eye, and it is for this reason that excess fat may be excised through this incision as well. Both eyelids can be performed during one surgery.

Once the extra skin and fat has been removed, Dr. Mok will drape and reshape the skin of the eyelids to create a tighter look and feel. He will then suture the incision together and create a very thin scar line that sits nicely in the crease of the eye. Once the incision has healed, only traces of the scar line can be seen by those who know about the surgery.


Eyelid surgery has several benefits for patients. When drooping skin from the upper and/or lower lid are removed, a more open and desirable shape can be created. By removing fat, a tighter and less puffy appearance helps give patients a more youthful and rejuvenated look. For patients whos vision is obstructed because of sagging upper eyelids, the skin can be removed to give a better field of vision.

Every patient is different, and the skin around the eyes ages different for everyone. Your bone structure and genetics can all play a role in how your eyelids changes over time. Ultimately age does not matter, and it is more about the quality of your skin. Some patients desire blepharoplasty surgery at 35, while others don’t feel they need it until 65.

Every patient’s recovery looks a little different. In general bruising can occur for 1-3 weeks post-surgery, while most patients return to work after 14 days. This can depend on your job and how well you are healing. Results can continue to improve over the next year following surgery, with scars healing nicely after 3 months.

With a few simple steps, patients can reduce risks and prepare for the day of their eyelid surgery.  As patients may be off work and recovering at home for 10-14 days, it is important that the home is ready for rest and recovery. This may involve picking up any prescribed medications beforehand and having easy meals planned for the first few days after surgery. Dr. Mok will advise that patients avoid using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, as well as quit smoking and discontinue any vitamins that may increase bleeding or bruising. He will also advise patients to stop smoking before their procedure. Eating and hydrating properly as well as getting adequate amounts of sleep leading up to surgery will help prepare the body. On the day of the procedure, wear comfortable clothing and arrange a ride home.

Blepharoplasty surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia.

Scars are an inevitable part of any invasive surgery. Dr. Mok has many years of experience performing blepharoplasty surgery. He will endeavour to keep your scars as inconspicuous as possible by hiding the incisions along the natural folds and creases of the eye. That way, no one will see your scars as they fade with time and become very unnoticeable.

Beautiful Results

The eyes are a large part of our identity. They play a role in first impressions and can determine how others perceive our mood and expression. Eyelid surgery can freshen the eyes and improve a tired looking appearance. Upper blepharoplasty surgery restores a natural, more youthful contour to the upper eyelid by removing excess skin that causes hooding or upper lid bags. Lower blepharoplasty surgery restores a smooth, natural contour to the area beneath the eyes, by correcting puffiness and bags. Eyelid surgery gives patients years of long-lasting results that will benefit their self-esteem and confidence.