Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is done to repair sagging or drooping upper or lower eyelids. The surgery is called blepharoplasty. Sagging or drooping eyelids occur with increasing age. Some people are born with droopy eyelids or develop a disease that causes eyelid drooping.

Surgeon Dr. Siim Simmo
Anesthesia Local
Surgery duration 0,5-1 hours
Nights at hospital 0
Sick-leave 1 week
Price Upper eyelid surgery – from €1490
Lower eyelid surgery – from €1590
Upper and lower eyelid surgery – from €2590
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Eyelid surgery description

Eyelid surgeryAn eyelid surgery is most often done while you are awake. The procedure is done as follows:

  • You are given medicine to help you relax.
  • The surgeon injects numbing medicine around the eye so you do not feel pain during the surgery.
  • The surgeon makes tiny cuts (incisions) into the natural creases or folds of the eyelids.
  • Loose skin and extra fat tissue are removed. The eyelid muscles are then tightened.
  • At the end of surgery, the incisions are closed with stitches.


After the procedure

You can usually go home the day of surgery. Arrange ahead of time for an adult to drive you home.

Before you leave, the doctor or nurse will cover your eyes and eyelids with ointment and a bandage. Your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the numbing medicine wears off. The discomfort is easily controlled with pain medicine.

Keep your head raised as much as possible for several days. Place cold packs over the area to reduce swelling and bruising. Wrap the cold pack in a towel before applying. This helps prevent cold injury of the eyes and skin.

Your doctor may recommend eyedrops to reduce burning or itching.

You should be able to see well after 2 to 3 days. Do not wear contact lenses for at least 2 weeks. Keep activities to a minimum for 3 to 5 days, and avoid strenuous activities that raise the blood pressure for about 3 weeks. This includes lifting, bending, and rigorous sports.

Stitches need to be removed 5 to 7 days after surgery. You will have some bruising, which may last 2 to 4 weeks. You may notice increased tears, feeling more sensitive to light and wind, and blurring or double vision for the first few weeks.



Scars may remain slightly pink for 6 months or more after surgery. They will fade eventually to a thin, nearly invisible white line. The more alert and youthful look usually lasts for years. These results are permanent for many people.

Gallery with before / after pictures


Eyelid surgery is performed by dr. Siim Simmo, who is a highly experienced plastic surgeon in Estonia. Ask for more information or book a time.