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Blepharoplasty in Cyprus

‘The eyes are the window to your soul,’ as William Shakespear once said. We look people in the eyes to decipher what they think and how they feel.

But as we get older, the skin around the eyes ages too. Eyelids become ‘heavy’ and ‘bags’ appear under the eyes that make us look tired, sleepy and uninterested in the person we are talking to.

Moreover, sun exposure, smoking and genes accelerate the natural aging changes to our eyes.

Blepharoplasty – or eyelid surgery – is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that restores the eye’s natural and youthful appearance.

Eyelid surgery also improves the eyelids’ symmetry and restores vision in the case of sagging upper eyelid skin or eyelid changes caused by Thyroid Eye Disease. Disfiguring conditions like thyroid require highly specialized surgeries.

Dr. Demetris Stavrou performs blepharoplasty treatments at the European Institute of Plastic Surgery clinics in Cyprus, Greece and Malta. Patients usually combine blepharoplasty with rhinoplasty or neck lift.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Every year, thousands of people undergo eyelift surgery to look better and boost their confidence. Droopy eyes, eyelid puffiness and under-eye ‘bags’ not only make you feel older but can also impair vision.

Eyelid reshaping is a safe and small surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It aims to restore a more youthful and soft shape to the eyelids by removing the excess skin, muscle and fat in the upper lids or lower eyelid – or both.

Common alternative terms are cosmetic eyelid surgery, eye lift, eyelid rejuvenation and blepharoplasty.

The surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids without pulling the skin too tight or hollowing out the eyelids. This way, the patient gets a more youthful and natural appearance without looking like a different person after the surgery.

Eyelid surgery takes about two hours. The surgeon will suggest general anesthesia or local anesthesia depending on the case.

Blepharoplasty results will last for several years and can be permanent for most patients.


Blepharoplasty helps women and men restore a youthful appearance and get back their confidence. Read bellow all the main reasons. 

  • Smoothens wrinkles of the lower eyelid
  • Restores a fresh, less tired look
  • Reduces sagging skin and bags under the eye
  • Removes excess fat that causes puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Treats loose skin creating folds in the upper eyelids
  • Corrects droopiness of the lower eyelids
  • Makes patients look younger
  • Improves vision impaired by sagging eyelids

Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty can reshape the upper or the lower eyelid space or both.

  • Upper Blepharoplasty

The upper eyelid surgery deals with the contours between the eyelashes and the eyebrow.

As we age, there is usually a hang of the upper eyelids. Other patients might have a congenital swelling of upper eyelids, called ‘drooping eyelids.’ In both situations, eyelid surgery helps to regain a youthful and radiant configuration.

For the upper eyelid, the surgeon uses detailed techniques to reshape the eyelid and remove or reposition the bulging fat pad to its natural place.

  • Lower Blepharoplasty

The lower eyelid surgery deals with contours between the eyelashes and cheek.

With aging, our youthful visage and appearance in the lower eyelid space fade away. The under-eye ‘bags’ make people look exhausted, even if they are not.

For the lower eyelid, the surgeon removes excess skin, muscle and fat. In some cases, there is a depression running from the inner eye corner to the cheek, also known as ‘tear trough deformity.’ This can be corrected by repositioning the fat in this area with caution to avoid a hollow appearance.

If the patient is diagnosed with ectropion before the surgery, blepharoplasty surgery will correct this condition too.

What Does The Operation Involve?

Step 1: Anesthesia

The first procedural step is local anesthesia or general anesthesia performed by a certified anesthesiologist.

Step 2: Incisions

Dr. Stavrou starts the blepharoplasty by marking the individual lines and creases of the eyelids. He then places the incisions within the natural eyelid creases to keep the scars as invisible as possible along the lid’s natural folds. Hence, once patients heal, it is very hard to tell if they have had an eyelid rejuvenation.

  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty

The surgeon removes extra skin, muscles and fat from the upper eyelids, leaving the right amount of fat behind to create a new, fresh look. In the case of pre-existing upper eyelid hollowness, the surgeon repositions these tissues to fill the hollows.

  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid surgery is a more complicated procedure. The incision hides under the eyelash line reaching beyond the eye’s corner. The surgeon trims away or repositions excess fat, skin and muscle. In the case of an underlying fat bulge, the surgeon performs a transconjunctival approach through the inside of the eye to ensure minimal scarring.

Step 3: Closing incisions

The incisions are closed with exceptional attention to detail using dissolvable or removable sutures. Dr. Stavrou will advise the patient on which method would be most appropriate for their situation.

After the surgery, Dr. Stavrou might apply tiny sterile bandages to the eyelids.

Where Will The Surgery Take Place?

Dr. Stavrou performs eyelid treatments in the EIPS and other accredited medical centers in Cyprus, Greece and Malta.

The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers exceptional health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. The blepharoplasty procedure takes place in a safe operation room. The surgeon uses only state-of-the-art medical equipment. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialized in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable surgical experience for all the patients.

After the procedure, the patient is transferred to the recovery suite and is closely monitored by the EIPS staff.

EIPS clinics provide individualized health care in a beautiful, exclusive and luxurious environment.


1-2 hours

Anaesthesia Used

General or Local Anesthesia

Hospital Stay

Day Surgery

Pre Admission Tests

Blood Tests and Electrocardiogram


1 month


Few days


2 weeks

Final Result

3-4 months

Recovery After Blepharoplasty

The patient might experience slight swelling and bruise after the surgery.

To speed up recovery and relieve discomfort, the patient should use cold compresses and keep their head slightly elevated when lying down. Painkillers prescribed by the surgeon will help relieve further pain.

Eyes might be dry and feel sticky or itchy. Dr. Stavrou will recommend a suitable method to clean the eye area for the days following the surgery. He will also list activities and environments each patient should avoid in the weeks following the blepharoplasty procedure.

The patient may be able to start reading after 2-3 days and return to work after 5-10 days.

More strenuous activities as well as alcohol consumption may resume after 3 weeks at least.

The appearance of the eyes will improve gradually 6 days after the surgery.

Skincare and sun protection is necessary during the recovery period. For a quick healing, follow the instruction of Dr. Stavrou precisely.

Results are long-term, and the patient will feel and look 6-8 years younger after blepharoplasty.

What our patients say!

Rhinoplasty. Dr. Stavrou did an excellent job with my nose, the results are incredible, as good as the ones he has posted on his social pages. I had no pain after the surgery, no complications, everything went smoothly. The recovery was very fast, like 3 weeks. Dr. Stavrou was very kind and professional, I felt very comfortable with him and his team. I trusted him since the first meeting. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Natalie Arsalide
Natalie Arsalide
April 18, 2022.
Dr.Stavrou goes above and beyond to be helpful throughout the whole experience. Overall I am very happy with my results as it is everything I envisioned and more.
Roberta Mifsud
Roberta Mifsud
March 24, 2022.
Edit: I thought I'd add to my review after 1+ year post operation! I got my nose done by Dr Stavrou 27 months ago. The results are beyond excellent and I couldn't ask for better service from the doctor and the team! For anyone who's wondering, almost all of the swelling and bruising was gone after 2 weeks and my nose currently looks like it did about a month after the operation. I highly recommend him!! Old review: Today is the 10th day after my rhinoplasty with Dr Stavrou. Dr Stavrou operated on me following a functional rhinoplasty performed by my otolaryngologist. It was a painless experience and the results have exceeded my expectations! It hasn't affected my daily activities apart from the fact that I was not allowed to work out excessively. The swelling and bruising has almost disappeared completely. The results are excellent and I finally have a nose that complements my face. Not to mention the entire team was very helpful! Thank you so much Dr Stavrou!
Christina Kakoulli
Christina Kakoulli
March 4, 2022.
Ήθελα εδώ και χρόνια να κάνω μείωση στήθους και η αλήθεια δεν το τολμούσα. Είχα ακούσει τα καλύτερα λόγια για τον Δρ. Δημήτρη Σταύρου και το αποφάσισα. Είναι ένας εξαιρετικός γιατρός αφοσιωμένος στην δουλειά του και με επαγγελματισμό σου δίνει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα. Για μένα το αποτέλεσμα είναι ένα μικρό θαύμα νιώθω υπέροχα! Γιατρέ σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για το άψογο αποτέλεσμα. Εύχομαι καλή συνέχεια και με την καταπληκτική σου δουλειά να κάνεις χαρούμενους ανθρώπους.
Demetra Demetriou
Demetra Demetriou
February 7, 2022.
After years of not feeling so confident , due to my breast size I met Dr. Stavrou and from my first consultation I knew he was the right doctor for my procedure. Totally calm and assertive , he guided me to the correct choice, resulting in a perfect outcome making me feel not only extremely confident now but also natural ! I highly recommend him to any women who is facing similar issues. Dr Stavrou thank you once again !!
Tekla Madar
Tekla Madar
January 23, 2022.
Η περίπτωση μου ήταν λιγότερο συχνή και διαφορετική από αυτές που ακούμε στην καθημερινότητά μας. Μεγάλες αυξομειώσεις βάρους (40-50 κιλά) μετά από δύο βαριατρικές επεμβάσεις για αντιμετώπιση της νοσογόνου παχυσαρκίας, με αποτέλεσμα την υπερβολική χαλάρωση του δέρματος σε πολλά σημεία του σώματος. Είχα την τύχη να ακούσω για το Δρ. Σταύρου από φιλικά άτομα, και όταν αποφάσισα να επισκεφτώ πλαστικό χειρούργο ήταν ο πρώτος που πήγα και εκεί άκουσα και έμαθα για το body contouring. Ακολούθησαν πολλά ραντεβού, άπειρες ερωτήσεις, απορίες και φόβος από την πλευρά μου. Όλες οι απαντήσεις του Δρ. Σταύρου άμεσες και ειλικρινείς, ακόμα και αυτές που δε μιλούσαν για βελτίωση όπως ήθελα να ακούσω! Καμιά απάντηση δε δόθηκε απλά για να μου «χαϊδέψει» τα αυτιά. Ο ίδιος με παρότρυνε να επισκεφτώ και άλλους πλαστικούς για να ακούσω και άλλες γνώμες. Τελικά, ήταν ο μόνος που με έπεισε, ο μόνος που μπορούσε να καθησυχάσει το φόβο, το άγχος και την αγωνία μου και ο μόνος που είχε απάντηση σε ότι τον ρωτούσα και έτσι ακολούθησα το ένστικτό μου και επέλεξα τον Δρ. Σταύρου για να προχωρήσουμε μαζί σε όλο αυτό που αποφάσισα να κάνω. Ήξερα από την αρχή ότι τα χειρουργεία θα ήταν πολύωρα και αυτό με φόβιζε περισσότερο αλλά ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που με την ηρεμία του με καθησύχαζε. Σε περίοδο έξι μηνών υποβλήθηκα σε δύο πολύωρα χειρουργεία. Η μετεγχειρητική μου πορεία και στις δύο επεμβάσεις ήταν η καλύτερη δυνατή και η ανάρρωση πολύ πιο εύκολη από όσο περίμενα και από όσο προετοιμάστηκα ψυχολογικά να αντέξω. Όλα όσα μου είπε ο Δρ. Σταύρου για τη μετεγχειρητική πορεία, τον πόνο και την ταλαιπωρία, δεν ειπώθηκαν απλά για να με «παρηγορήσουν» να μη φοβάμαι και να μην ανησυχώ. Ήταν όλα ειλικρινή και αντικειμενικά. Όπως ακριβώς μου τα περιέγραψε, έτσι ακριβώς έγιναν. Ακόμα και στα θέματα που αφορούσαν τη ψυχολογία μου ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που ήρεμος, μετρημένος και χαμογελαστός με καθησύχαζε. Γιατί όταν ένα άτομο μπαίνει στη διαδικασία να αρχίσει κάτι τόσο σημαντικό, δε μετράει μόνο το να είσαι άψογος σαν επαγγελματίας απέναντί του, αλλά και το να γνωρίζεις τη ψυχολογία του ασθενή σου ανάλογα με την κάθε περίπτωση και ο Δρ. Σταύρου κατέχει την πρώτη θέση και στα δύο!! Αισθάνομαι τυχερή που επέλεξα να εμπιστευτώ στα χέρια του γιατρού Δρ. Σταύρου την αποκατάσταση του σώματός μου και που ο φόβος δεν με απέτρεψε από το να αποφασίσω να κάνω όλα όσα η περίπτωσή μου απαιτούσε, ώστε να έχω το καλύτερο δυνατό αποτέλεσμα. Θα ήταν άδικο αν ο φόβος και η ανησυχία για τα πολύωρα χειρουργεία, τον πόνο και την ανάρρωση δε με άφηναν να έχω κάτι καλύτερο. Γιατρέ μου σε ευχαριστώ για όλα! Συνέχισε το λειτούργημα που κάνεις με τον ίδιο ακριβώς τρόπο που το κάνεις γιατί είναι σπάνια και μεγάλη αρετή να έχεις την ικανότητα και τη δύναμη να χαρίζεις τόσα πολλά χαμόγελα στους ανθρώπους!
Chryso Κ
Chryso Κ
January 22, 2022.
I empiria mou me tin epemvasi rinoplastikis itan arketa apotelesma mou einai ekseretiko aksizi ton kopo!! o giatros mu poli kalos kai eksipiretiko olo to prosopiko! Den ixa kanena idietero pono oute taleporia mono 2-3 meres imun pio prosektiki meta itan ola mia xara, stin evdomada ekana oles tis kathimerines drastiriotites pu ekana kai prin..aksizi ton kopo kai me to parapano tha to ksanakana!!🙂
eleni tirimou
eleni tirimou
January 21, 2022.
Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Meet Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery since 2012. He was trained in top Medical Institutions in Greece, London, Melbourne and Israel. He has extensive experience in all types of plastic surgery and an artistic eye. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident. For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in cosmetic procedures.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Older people whose eyelids can reveal their age or make them look even older are good candidates for eyelid surgery.

Candidates typically suffer from excess eyelid fat, wrinkles and bags under their eyes.

Also, blepharoplasty is an appropriate plastic surgery for people who experience visual obstructions due to saggy upper eyelid skin.

Specialized blepharoplasty is ideal for patients who suffer severe disfiguring conditions, including Thyroid Eye Disease.


Can I drive after upper eyelid surgery?

A patient can drive in about 5 to 10 days after upper eyelid surgery. That’s because the patient might have a blurry vision during the first days as a result of the recent procedure. Talk with your surgeon before you start driving again to ensure it is safe to do so.

Does lower blepharoplasty get rid of wrinkles?

Lower eyelid surgery can smoothen the wrinkles of the lower eye area. However, experienced surgeons do not pull the skin too tight to avoid a non-natural-looking result.

After the blepharoplasty, the patient can look 6 to 8 years younger.

Does blepharoplasty surgery affect the vision?

For most patients, there is no change in vision after blepharoplasty. Only for patients with excess upper eyelid skin, eyelid rejuvenation can restore their sight.

What’s the best age to get a blepharoplasty?

The minimum age for patients who want to undergo eyelid surgery for aesthetic purposes is the late 30s.

For patients who suffer from excess upper eyelid fat, lower lid bags or severe disfiguring conditions, blepharoplasty can be performed in the 20s.

How long does a blepharoplasty last?

The results of blepharoplasty are long-lasting, often extending for many years. While the procedure can’t stop the natural aging process, it can significantly rejuvenate the eyes and create a more youthful appearance. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and skincare habits can influence how long the results remain optimal.

Can blepharoplasty damage eyes?

When performed by a skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Stavrou, blepharoplasty is a safe procedure with minimal risk of eye damage. Our experienced surgeon takes great care to avoid any harm to the eyes during surgery.

Will blepharoplasty change my face?

Blepharoplasty primarily focuses on improving the appearance of the eyelids, specifically the upper and lower eyelids. While it enhances the eye area and can contribute to a more youthful look, it does not drastically change the overall facial structure. The extent of change is subtle and intended to create a harmonious and refreshed appearance.

Will blepharoplasty change my eye shape?

Blepharoplasty is designed to enhance the natural shape of the eyes, not alter their fundamental structure. It aims to correct issues such as drooping eyelids or under-eye bags, which can affect eye shape due to excess skin or fat. A skilled surgeon ensures that the procedure maintains a natural and balanced eye appearance.

Can blepharoplasty look natural?

Yes, blepharoplasty can yield natural-looking results when performed by an experienced surgeon. The key to achieving a natural outcome lies in the surgeon’s expertise and understanding of facial aesthetics. The goal is to rejuvenate the eyes while preserving their unique character and ensuring that the results harmonize with the rest of the face.

Why do my eyes look weird after blepharoplasty?

Temporary changes in eye appearance are common after blepharoplasty due to swelling and bruising. These effects typically subside as the healing process progresses. Sometimes, initial post-operative results may appear unusual to patients, but this is often due to swelling and not indicative of the final outcome. Be patient as the eyes gradually return to their improved appearance.

Will I look younger after blepharoplasty?

Yes, eyelid surgery can significantly contribute to a more youthful appearance by addressing signs of aging around the eyes, such as sagging skin and under-eye puffiness. While it can take years off your appearance, it’s essential to have realistic expectations. The extent of the rejuvenation depends on individual factors and the specific concerns being addressed.

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