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What is a Blepharoplasty ?

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is cosmetic surgery that will lift drooping eyelids or remove bags under the eyes. Then, eyelid surgery may involve the lower eyelids (lower blepharoplasty), the upper eyelids (upper blepharoplasty) or both.

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The eyes are the key parameter of the face, giving it its character and personality; they are essential, well beyond an aesthetic aspect, because often the object of the first opinion that a person is made. The shape of the eyes, however, depends essentially on the shape of the eyelids. Thus, blepharoplasty will produce a cooler and less tired look.

What an Eyelid Surgery Can Do

  • Correct a sagging eyelid
  • Rejuvenate a tired look
  • Remove excess skin
  • Remove bags under the eyes
  • Enlarge the field of vision
  • Treat wrinkles at the corners of the eyes wrinkles (crow’s feet)

What an Eyelid Surgery Can’t Do

  • Change the shape of the eyes
  • Treat dark circles under the eyes
  • Correct a ptosis or palpebral ptosis

Blepharoplasty in Hungary in Budapest

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For your eyelid surgery, our plastic surgeons have an international reputation and are certified specialists in Aesthetic Surgery with the Hungarian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (MPHEST – Hungarian Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery) and the Hungarian Chamber of Physicians (MOK – Hungarian Medical Chamber).

Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

Upper Blepharoplasty

The operation of the upper eyelids or upper blepharoplasty will produce a cooler and less tired look as it lifts the drooping eyelids. The incisions are located at the fold of the upper eyelid and leave no visible scar.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Surgical surgery of the lower eyelids or lower blepharoplasty will reduce puffiness under the eyes. The incisions are below the line of the eyelashes of the lower eyelid and leave no visible scar. In addition, an incision from below the lower eyelid is also possible.

The Candidate for Eyelid Surgery

The blepharoplasty candidate is someone who has realistic expectations of this procedure and who knows the objectives of the procedure. In addition, the ideal candidate is a person in good health and major.

Preparation for a Blepharoplasty

The week before eyelid surgery, it is important to stop drinking alcohol, smoking. Some food supplements and drugs containing aspirin are to be avoided. You will also need to inform the surgeon about other medications you are taking. Finally, other instructions may also be provided by your doctor.

Eyelid Surgery Procedure Steps

Length of Stay

It is necessary to plan a 5 days stay in Budapest in Hungary.


Eyelid surgery is a mild procedure and is performed under local anesthesia.

Duration of the operation

A blepharoplasty lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.


No hospital stay is necessary. Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure.


For the upper eyelids, the incisions are located at the fold of the upper eyelid and leave no visible scar. On the other hand, for the lower eyelids, the incisions lie below the eyelashes of the eyelid. Otherwise, an incision from below the lower eyelid is also possible.


You will rest at the clinic for about 3 hours. You can then leave the same day.

Recovery after Eyelid Surgery

After blepharoplasty, the eyelids can be painful. The doctor will prescribe painkillers to minimize this discomfort.

It will be necessary to sleep with the head elevated the first days.

Cold compresses may reduce swelling and bruising.

During the first week, avoid blinking and protecting from sunlight by wearing sunglasses.

The stitches are removed 4 days after the procedure.

Makeup will be possible one week after the procedure.

You can return to work a week after blepharoplasty.

During the 3-4 weeks following the procedure, activities that increase blood flow to the eyes should be avoided. These activities include sports, or overly violent efforts. You can return to the pool 1 month after the procedure.

Results of a Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty gives impressive results; the look is rejuvenated, refreshed. The elimination of greasy matter in eyelids, usually the cause of the pockets, is permanent. Normally, bags under the eyes should not come back.

As the healing phase is progressive, the final results will be observed 3 to 6 months after surgery. The new appearance resulting from eyelid surgery is long lasting.

Risks and Complications of Blepharoplasty

When the surgeon is experienced, the complications are very rare and minor. However, it is very important to follow the doctor’s advice so that the recovery phase is optimal.

  • Among the main risks and complications:
  • postoperative pain
  • swelling
  • hematomas
  • edema
  • redness

Finally, other more rare complications:

  • ectropion (eversion of the eyelid)
  • poor healing
  • detachment of the retina
  • infections
  • dryness of the eye
  • excessive tearing

What our Customers Say about Us

I am really happy with my eyelid surgery in Hungary. The result is breathtaking. The price of blepharoplasty is at least 2-3 times higher and I do not think the result could have been better.

I honestly lost 10 years thanks to the blepharoplasty, and in addition, it was not expensive at all compared to the French price of eyelid surgery.

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