Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin and/or fat from the eyelids. This surgery can be performed on upper and lower eyelids on a case-by-case basis among both men and women.

  • You have droopy eyelids
  • You are bothered by upper eyelid excess skin which prevents you from seeing well
  • You have bags under your eyes
  • You have excess skin beneath the eyes
  • You have trouble applying eye makeup.

In the case of surgical intervention, scars are positioned in the upper eyelid crease and under eyelashes in the lower eyelid. In the case of excess fat isolated within the lower eyelid, a surgical approach should be performed through the inside of the eye, without visible scarring. Your surgeon will advise you on the various possibilities suited to your specific situation.


The first consultation with Dr Thomet will allow you to get to know your surgeon, talk about your personal situation and present your expectations. In order to complete your medical record, she will ask about your medical history, previous operations you may have had, and the list of medicines and allergies.
A physical examination will be carried out with measurements and sometimes photos that will remain confidential and only used for your medical file. At the end of the consultation, Dr Thomet will make a diagnosis and tell you if you are a good candidate for surgery. She will explain to you the contemplated surgical procedure, scar positions, the recovery time and the risks of complications.
After you have had time to think it over, a second consultation will be scheduled, in order to answer your questions and set a surgery date.
An ophthalmological check-up is required before any surgery.


The health insurance can cover the surgery if you present diminished visual acuity. That requires a prior request, and an examination carried out by an ophthalmologist. If not, a cost estimate will be sent to you after the first consultation.


Blepharoplasty is a surgery that can be performed under local anaesthesia. In case of surgery on all four eyelids, general anaesthesia may be desirable. In this case, a preoperative consultation with an anaesthetist will therefore be organised prior to surgery.


Blepharoplasty does not generally require hospitalisation. A day at the clinic is enough. This allows to better manage the pain medication and monitor you closely. Ice packs will be regularly applied to reduce the risk of bleeding.


When leaving the clinic, you will have dressings which will be changed the following week for the first time at the practice. You will continue to apply ice packs several times a day as well as eye drops. Sunglasses are recommended to protect you and hide any bruises.


When leaving the clinic, it is not recommended to drive and make efforts. Activity resumption may be considered after one week depending on the type of activity. If your surgery is covered by health insurance, Dr Thomet will issue you with a medical certificate for the duration of your incapacity for work.