Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the eyes.

What is this procedure?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that improves and revives the appearance of the eyes by removing excess fatty tissue and/ or loose skin surrounding the eyes. The ageing process, genetic factors, skin type, lifestyle and environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure can cause the lids to sag and droop or become puffy and heavy, giving a sad, tired and older appearance. Eyelid surgery may be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelids or both, depending on the individual’s needs.

Upper Eyelid Surgery: involves correcting heavy upper lid and loose skin over the upper eyelashes by removing excess skin and a small amount of the muscle around the eye and removing or redistributing fatty tissue. The incision (cut) is made in the natural eyelid crease, where they are closed with delicate stitches, resulting in an improved upper eyes contour.


Lower Eyelid Surgery: involves correcting the bulging of lower lid fat and excess sagging skin. There are different techniques used for removing or redistributing the fatty tissue from underneath the eyes:

  • Open Lower Eyelid Surgery (Transcutaneous Lower Blepharoplasty): where the incision is made on the outside of the lower eyelid, just below the eyelash line, extending into one of the eyelid crow’s feet. First the fatty tissue is removed or redistributed into the tear trough area (the area underneath the lower eyelid and above the cheek), then muscle tissue is raised and tightened. Finally, the excess skin is removed.
  • Inside Lower Eyelid Surgery (Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty): a single incision is made inside the lower eyelid in the thin membrane that lines (conjunctiva) hence, leaving no scar. Excess bulging fat is then removed or redistributed into the tear trough area. This procedure is suitable for patients with good skin quality or with little or no excess skin in the lower eyelid, where bulging fat is the only problem.
  • Pinch Blepharoplasty: where the incision is made on the outside of the lower eyelid, below the eyelash line. The lower eyelid skin is then pinched, and excess skin is removed without altering the underlying fatty tissues or muscles. This procedure can be done as an adjunctive procedure to transconjunctival blepharoplasty. It will reduce the chances of the scleral show ( droopiness of the lower eyelid where the white outer layer of the eyeball is visibly exaggerated ). Therefore, making it the preferred method in lower eyelid surgery.

What can be achieved?

Eyelid surgery can benefit both men and women for cosmetic reasons and in some cases for medical reasons, including:

  • Improved vision, where the advanced hooding of the skin in the upper eyelid can impair vision
  • Treating droopiness of the upper and lower eyelids
  • Reduction of lines and wrinkles Eliminating puffiness in both upper and lower eyelids
  • Improving the appearance of the eye area, reducing the ‘tired look’
  • Improved self-esteem
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FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are consultations?

For minor procedures, like moles, lesion & skin cancer removal, we can book you in for a 15 minute Short Consultation with Dr Mo.

For all major surgical procedures, we recommend a 1 hour Long Consultation with Dr Mo to go through your surgical needs & review your health in detail.

If you decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to attend a Pre-Op Consultation, which can be claimed back from Medicare

Pricing for consultations are:
Short Consult (15 min) – $250
Short Consult - Pensioner – $200
Long Consult (1 hr) – $350
Follow-Up Consult (15 min) – $130
Pre-Op Consult (15 min) – Medicare Rebate Price

A $100 deposit will need to be paid to confirm your booking.
You may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate on your consultation fee with a referral letter from a GP. Pensioners may also be eligible for a reduced rate. Please bring your Pensioner card with you.

Please ask our friendly team for more information when booking your consultation.

How do I book a consultation?

If you would like to book a consultation, please either:

• Complete the Booking Form on our website
• Send us an email to hello@drmohaghegh.com.au with your name & contact details for a call back
• Call our Double Bay Clinic on 1300 074 466 to speak to our friendly staff

We look forward to meeting you & taking care of you throughout your journey with us.

What is the after surgery care & recovery process like?

Once you have finished in theatre you will be looked after by a team of medical staff ensuring you are comfortable whilst you rest at the hospital.

You will be fitted at the hospital with your surgical garment which you will wear during your recovery process.

After undergoing your surgery you will have a post operative appointment the following day with Dr Mohaghegh either in clinic or at the hospital depending on the procedure performed.

The post operative appointments are tailored to each patient’s needs and their Recovery Plan, however, Post-Op Follow Up checks are generally required at 1 week, 2 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months after the completion of your procedure. Post-Op Follow Up Checks are included as a part of our fees and no additional fees apply.

At the Follow Up Checks, Dr Mo and his nurse will:
• Review your surgical site
• Review and change the dressing as needed
• Scar management

Do you offer virtual/remote consultations?

Yes, Dr Mohaghegh does provide virtual/remote consultations for patients who aren't able to come into the clinic.

For patients who are able to visit the clinic, we highly recommend you to see Dr Mohaghegh in-person for the best possible assessment.

How much does plastic surgery cost?

The costs of Plastic Surgery will vary from patient to patient, and based on the details of your surgical plan, which includes:

• which procedures are to be performed
• the number of surgeries needed to complete the process, and
• the complexity of their needs.

After your consultation with Dr Mo, we will provide you with a detailed surgical plan & quote of the surgeon’s fees, as well as estimated costs for hospital fees, anaesthetists fees, etc.

You may be eligible to claim a rebate from your Private Health Fund for hospital costs depending on your level of cover.

You may be eligible for Medicare Rebates for some non-cosmetic procedures with an item number. Keep in mind, however, that Medicare only covers reconstructive surgeries that are deemed medically necessary. Procedures that are performed for solely cosmetic reasons are typically not covered by Medicare.

Please contact us if you require detailed information about pricing & your surgical needs.

The cost of body contouring after major weight loss will vary for each patient depending on the reason for your body contouring, you may be eligible for Medicare coverage.

How much does it cost for skin lesion & skin cancer removal?

For minor surgeries, like skin lesions & skin cancer removal, we charge based on the time required to perform the procedure.

This fee also covers their follow up appointments for 6 weeks.

Our out of pocket fees for minor procedures are:
Up to 15 min – $300
15-30 mins – $550
30-45 mins – $750
45-60 mins – $900

Book an appointment

Schedule your first consultation to start your journey.

Every patient is unique, and so are their surgical needs. We want to take the time to listen to you and understand what you and your body needs, before we can tell you how we can help. So the best way is to book you in for a one hour face-to-face consultation with Dr Mo.