Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty)


As part of normal aging the skin of the upper and/or lower eyelids may loosen and sag or become baggy.  Excess fatty tissue in the upper and lower eyelids may contribute to the aged appearance.  If the condition is significant in the upper eyelid it may partially block vision, in which case health insurance may help partly fund surgery.  Eyelid reduction surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, can correct the aesthetic and visual problems.  The loose fold of skin of the upper eyelids can be removed, similarly the lower eyelid bags can also be reduced.  Eyelid reduction surgery can often be performed under local anaesthetic which eliminates the need for hospital admission and associated expensive fees.  Depending on your individual requirements, your Surgeon will identify whether your eyelid surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic or whether a general anaesthetic is required if the surgery is more complex.  Patient’s who are healthy and have realistic expectations about what the blepharoplasty surgery can achieve are most suitable for eyelid reduction.  Eyelid Blepharoplasties can be performed as upper and/or lower alone or combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures of the face or body.

When the excess skin and fat is removed from the lids, the scars are placed in cosmetic zones, making the scars typically imperceptible.  Sutures are typically removed four to five days following surgery by which stage the majority of the swelling and bruising will settle.  In the immediate post-operative period, minimal pain relief is required, quite often limited to Paracetamol and on occasions Ibuprofen may be also indicated.  It is important to rest with the head elevated for the first week, to allow the healing process to progress and also to minimise bruising and swelling developments.  Although you will need someone to drive you to and from your Blepharoplasty surgery, by the time the sutures are removed you should be suitable to drive yourself to you first follow up appointment.

There are a number of contemporary techniques of Blepharoplasty surgery which can be tailored to the individual patient and their specific needs.  It is important that the Surgeon performing your Blepharoplasty surgery is a Plastic Surgeon well versed in these contemporary techniques to gain the best possible outcome for you as an individual.

A consultation with your surgeon will help you decide whether this surgery is ideal for you. At this consultation you will receive a medical assessment, discuss the surgical technique, expected outcome, recovery and potential complications. A price guide and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons information brochure can be requested prior to your consultation if desired. We do not show before & after photographs on the website as we prefer to discuss these photographs during a consultation.

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