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Eyelid Surgery

Reduce the signs of aging and regain that fresh, well-rested youthful look

As we age, the skin around our eyes wrinkles and sags, and puffy bags underneath the eyes begin to become more evident. As the eyes are the main focal point on the face, these changes can leave a person looking tired, strained or stressed.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, has become increasingly popular for both men and women who want to improve their appearance and gain self confidence from a more youthful look. Auralia is the only clinic in Ireland that uses CO2 Laser Blepharoplasty - which results in a quicker recovery time, much less bruising and less scarring in the long-term.

I am more than happy with the results.
My aftercare was another consultation with stitch removal. I didn't even notice the stitches being removed. My experience in this hospital has been very positive. There is no "hard sell" , just honest advice. Highly recommended.

Lorraine, Dublin (A verified review)
(Results may differ from person to person)

I was always so paranoid about my eyelids. I wore sunglasses all seasons to cover the signs of my heavy lids. After years of feeling low and down on myself I booked an appointment to meet with Dr Salman. He was so relaxed and explained everything to me with confidence. I booked for the surgery immediately. I now feel like a completely different person. I love looking in the mirror again and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Clarice, Dublin
(Results may differ from person to person)

Excellent pre care consultation with Doctor Ahmed Salmon. He explained exactly what the procedure would be. On the day of the procedure I was assessed by the nursing team and cleared for my minor surgery. The procedure itself was exactly the way it had been explained. I was given a few shots of local anaesthetic and Doctor Ahmed went to work.

Anon (A verified review)
(Results may differ from person to person)

Everybody was extremely professional, compassionate and friendly. Follow up care is fantastic and the results speak for themselves. I would highly recommend Auralia.

20 December 2015
(Results may differ from person to person)

A special thank you to Dr Ahmed Salman and your wonderful team for the fantastic job you did. Many thanks.

MG (5th Oct 2015) Kilkenny
(Results may differ from person to person)

Lovely staff very professional service.delighted we decided on this clinic. Highly recommended

30 Aug 2016
(Results may differ from person to person)

About this treatment

Background to the procedure

Eyelid surgery is a procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from the upper and lower eyelids, correcting drooping upper eyelids, and removing puffy bags from below the eyes, to give a well-rested, refreshed appearance.

What should I expect at the consultation?

All consultations are private one-on-one sessions with Dr. Salman that normally last 20-30 minutes. During that time, the patient and surgeon will discuss their expectations for the results of the eyelid surgery. The surgeon will also investigate the medical history of the surgery candidate, to ensure that the procedure is appropriate for the individual.

As part of the process, Dr. Salman will give you the opportunity to examine patient photographs, so that you can see for yourself what to expect from the surgery. He will discuss with you the range of surgical techniques to get your desired effect and any additional surgical and non-surgical treatments that may be available and of benefit to you.

What is involved with eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures that is tailored to your individual needs and wants, as no two patients are the same. Blepharoplasty usually takes one to two hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. The patient will have an opportunity to discuss the procedure best suited to their needs in greater detail during the consultation.

What is the recovery after eyelid surgery?

Recovery time for eyelid surgery will vary between people. Directly following your surgery, you should rest with your head elevated and you may be instructed to apply a cold compress to your eyelids.

Work and daily activities should be avoided for a few days after eyelift surgery. A tight sensation and mild discomfort will result from the surgery, as well as swelling and bruising. Typically the bruising and swelling disappears within 7-10 days, but some patients will find that it is more persistent. Vision may appear blurry for a few days, and an increased sensitivity to lights. Either tearing or dryness may accompany burning or itching feelings. Normal activities can be resumed within ten days or less.

Avoid the sun or any UV exposure for a few months after an eyelift surgery. Always wear UV protective sunglasses. You may also wish to buy the larger frames to help cover up all of the areas around your eyelids. Sun exposure can make your skin look pinkish, red or splotchy and will harm your sensitive eyes.

Combined procedures

Many people who want to get an eyelid lift do so in conjunction with other facial procedures. This is a great way to maximise your time, budget and to achieve a brand new look with a minimal healing time.

At Auralia, blepharoplasty can be combined with:

  • Facelift surgery
  • Ear correction
  • Neck lift
  • Non-surgical treatments

What are the risks of complication with eyelid surgery?

All surgery, including cosmetic surgery, carries risks. Any potential complications will be discussed during consultation and you will be given a copy in writing.

Surgery & Aftercare

Patient care has always been at the forefront of everything we do, this is why we are a leading cosmetic surgery provider in Ireland. We believe that ‘aftercare’ is just as important a part of the entire cosmetic treatment procedure as the treatment itself. With Auralia, you can be rest assured that all your aftercare needs will be completely fulfilled, providing you the support you need for a fast and stress-free recovery.

Cosmetic surgery aftercare is a very crucial part of recovering correctly and the success of your surgery will depend on how well you look after yourself afterwards as advised by your surgeon. At Auralia our aftercare plan is individually tailored to each patient’s procedure and requirements in order that the quickest possible recovery is achieved.

We are proud to offer fully comprehensive and inclusive aftercare, so you can be reassured you will always be in the very best, experienced medical hands. At Auralia you are a patient for life. Once we meet you we will guide you throughout your surgical journey to a new you.

All your appointments with Auralia, from your initial consultation to treatment to your aftercare consultations, are carried out at our clinic in Park West, Dublin. We have state of the art operating facilities and a six-bedded recovery area, including two elevated needs beds, with a central nurse’s station, conducive to all your recuperation and recovery needs.

Our Irish based surgeon is contactable day and night – 24 hours a day – if you need him.

Our registered, professional and highly trained medical team are accessible at all times to advise you on your individual surgical needs, to explain exactly what the procedure entails and to assist you with any concerns you may have following your treatment. All patients receive three post operative consultations, however, if a patient feels they need more support and time to address any concerns, we can facilitate this without cost or question.


Are the results of surgery permanent?

No – The procedure can create significant improvement in the appearance of your eyes, but it will not stop the aging process.

Is there an ideal age for eyelid surgery candidates?

No – Blepharoplasty can be performed for anyone who is unhappy with their eyelid appearance, from young to old.

How much time do I need off work when I have eyelid surgery?

Following eyelid surgery, usually a week off work is sufficient however, you may still have some visible bruising.