Is Trans-conjunctival lower eyelid blepharoplasty right for me?

Updated 20/10/2020

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty

Surgery for getting rid of lower eyelid eyebags can be performed in two ways: Trans-conjunctival approach (incision from inside if eyelid) and subcillary approach (where incision is made just below the eyelashes through the eyelid skin). The trans-conjunctival approach works well for patients who doesn’t have loose or excess skin and just wants to get rid of their eyelid bags. The surgery can be combined with other treatments to maximise its effect.


The lower eyelid is one of the most complicated area of the face and in close proximity to the eye. The eyelid anatomy is complex and functions to protect the eyeball. It is important to ensure the surgeon performing your surgery has detailed knowledge and experience in performing surgeries around the eyelid. As an Ophthalmologist and fellowship trained Oculoplastic surgeon, I have a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the eyelid and its role in protecting the eyeball.


In my experience, transconjunctival approach works well for younger patients who have lower lid eye bags in the absence of excess skin. The procedure takes about 30-60mins and the recovery is relatively quick as there are no incisions on the skin or stitches. Usually, patients can resume normal activities and work relatively soon after the procedure.


If you’re bother by the appearance of lower eyelid bags, book an appointment for a personalised clinical assessment


Contact us at Ellumina Cosmetic Clinic (02) and reserve a time for consultation.