Lower Eyelid Surgery (Eye Bag Removal) in Double Bay, Sydney

Before & After Gallery Lower Eyelid Surgery (Eye Bag Removal) in Double Bay, Sydney

NOTE: These images are un-retouched un-posed clinical images, of actual Dr Hodgkinson patients.

Before and six months after a facelift and upper and lower blepharoplasty

About The Procedure

Eye bags can make you self-conscious, especially when people ask if you’re feeling tired or unwell even after a good night’s sleep! Swelling beneath the eyes can be temporary and caused by allergies but permanent eye bags are caused by a prolapse of fat beneath the eye. These “fat pads” can be the result of health issues, ageing or simply genetics. Sadly, once you have these fat pads, they are here to stay unless you consider a surgical solution.

The other lower eyelid issue can be hollows underneath the eyelid or fine wrinkles and “crêpey” skin. This too can be improved surgically improved, usually by laser skin resurfacing which simultaneously removes the wrinkles and tightens the skin.

Example Lower Eyelid Surgery
The areas around the eyes can significantly refresh the facial features, offering a youthful, revitalised look.

How can my eye bags be treated?

Lower Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty is the best way to aesthetically remove bags to the lower eyelids. Dr.Hodgkinson uses the transconjunctival technique, which places the incisions inside the eyelids so that there are no visible scars on the outside of the eyelids. Through these tiny incisions inside the eyelids, he is able to remove the fat pads and secure the lower eyelids so that they have a firmer, more youthful appearance.

Before and after eye bag removal surgery
A before and after example of a Blepharoplasty procedure as performed by Dr. Hodgkinson.

Beware of dermal fillers under the eyes!

Dermal fillers have been promoted over the past several years to correct hollows under the eyes. Recent studies have shown, that not only have there been many complications associated with dermal fillers including in some instances blindness but that there can be long term swelling up to ten years or more caused by the use of these so-called “temporary” fillers.

Before and after eye bag surgery
In all of Dr. Hodgkinson’s Blepharoplasty procedures he pays careful attention to any ethnic requirements to ensure a completely natural looking outcome.

Dr. Hodgkinson’s experience with eye bag removal and the Blepharoplasty procedure

The importance of a surgeon with a vast array of experience in the field of Blepharoplasty cannot be understated. Dr. Hodgkinson is not only a cosmetic plastic surgery expert with over thirty years of experience, but he has also performed thousands of eyelid surgical procedures, along with extensive work in nose surgery and other facial surgical requirements, all of which provide natural-looking results that his patients are so pleased with that they are willing to share their results with you.

As an expert in the customisation of the eyelids and the combination of various procedures to provide the best personalised result for you, Dr. Hodgkinson is sought-after for his ability to create a natural look that restores youth to the face.

Eye Bag Removal Surgery
Dr. Hodgkinson is sought-after for his ability to provide facial surgeries that create a more natural look.

Along with his highly skilled and trained team, Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson creates an attractive and pleasing aesthetic appearance that takes into account the physical features of the individual. He often works with a photo of the patient from their younger days to restore an accurate youthful appearance, which ensures complete satisfaction across the comprehensive range of procedures offered.

Dr. Hodgkinson sets himself apart by going the extra mile in the initial stages of consultation, getting to know his patients, establishing a positive relationship, and creating a comfortable environment in which patient and doctor work together to achieve the best possible results. As a result, people from all over the world seek his high-quality work and are given an entirely positive experience in return thanks to the tireless efforts of the whole team.

Acquire a more youthful, refreshed look by removing excess skin that can create a tired appearance around the eyes.

Lower Eyelid Removal Surgery
Acquire a more youthful, refreshed look by removing excess skin that can create a tired appearance around the eyes.


  • How is the eye bag reduction procedure performed?

    A relatively straightforward and painless procedure, eye bag reduction is performed under either a local anaesthesia and sedation or general anaesthesia, whichever is deemed more appropriate based on the complexity of your requirements.

    In the transconjunctival approach an incision is made inside the lower eyelid or in the subciliary approach just below the lower lash line, after which the excess skin or fat is removed. These incisions are then closed with sutures or surgical tape with medications or ointment prescribed if required, to assist the healing process and prevent infection.

  • Can this procedure be combined with any other cosmetic surgeries?

    Yes, it is quite common for a Blepharoplasty to be performed with other procedures such as a face or brow lift. This is dependent upon your aesthetic goals and the recommendations made to achieve them by Dr. Hodgkinson during your consultation.