How Long Does Blepharoplasty Last?

Our facial features can be some of the first to show signs of aging. Fortunately, many treatments exist to limit these effects. While non-invasive options work well for some patients, others may need a more long-lasting solution. 


The eyes have a substantial impact on our image. If they develop a sagging or droopy look, it can affect your overall appearance. Excess skin around the eyes, especially the upper eyes, can cause issues such as limited peripheral vision. At this point, blepharoplasty may become necessary to improve your sight.


As we age, things like gravity and the body’s limited production of elastin and collagen can lead our skin to lose the firmness and bounce it once had. Without the ability to retain its shape, the skin begins to droop. Facial skin, especially around the eyes, is thinner and prone to stretching and sagging. This skin is taxed further by our frequent muscle movements while talking and conversing with others. 


The good news is that you don’t have to worry about how often you use your facial muscles to express emotions. With advancements in procedures and new techniques of both a surgical and non-invasive nature, there are plenty of options for every patient, no matter their concern.


What Is Blepharoplasty?

Sagging skin around the eyes can impact both your appearance and vision. Another frequent reason patients choose blepharoplasty is to eliminate bags or pouches of fat. These fat deposits can also interfere with vision and age the face, causing a tired look.


Upper blepharoplasty addresses both fatty tissue and sagging skin of the upper eyelid. Lower blepharoplasty can provide relief from hollow under eyes and bags. These bags are the result of fat deposits that usually develop with age.


Blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove the excess skin and tissue from below and above the eyes. Your surgeon may perform only upper or lower eyelid surgery, though patients can undergo both procedures if necessary. Once your surgeon has removed tissue and skin, they will tighten the remaining skin to create a youthful, refreshed appearance.


How Long Does Blepharoplasty Last?

Both types of blepharoplasty are long-term solutions to sagging and droopy eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty typically lasts five to seven years, though some patients experience many more years of benefits from this procedure. Lower blepharoplasty is just as long-lasting, though it’s possible to need a singular revision surgery.


What Can I Do To Extend The Results Of Blepharoplasty?

Following a few simple steps can help you see extended results from blepharoplasty. 

  • Eat A Healthy Diet

Your whole body benefits from a healthy diet, including your skin. Eating various fruits, vegetables, proteins, and fats can help your skin retain its elasticity and youthful look.

  • Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure 

While sunshine is good for the body’s immune system, too much time in the sun can damage your skin. Exposure to UV rays can also contribute to skin that appears aged and wrinkled. Protect the skin around your eyes by wearing sunglasses outside, and wear a moisturizer or sunscreen with a high SPF.

  • Drink Plenty Of Fluids

Staying hydrated keeps your skin in top form. The water you consume is crucial in providing the skin with moisture, which helps you maintain a young and rejuvenated appearance.



Blepharoplasty is the removal of excess skin from the upper and lower eyelid. This procedure can dramatically improve your eyesight and your overall appearance. The results of blepharoplasty can last between five to seven years. Some patients may need revision surgery; others will not need additional maintenance. Eating well, avoiding excessive sunlight, and keeping your body hydrated will help you see long-lasting results.


To schedule a consultation or learn more about blepharoplasty, call the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging at (919) 929-6006 or send a message through our contact form.

Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Jindal is a board certified surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services in Raleigh, North Carolina.