Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure in which excess skin is removed from around the eye, and fat is either added, removed or repositioned alongside of this. It is designed to improve the appearance of baggy eyelids and puffiness around the eyes by undergoing these changes, leading to a smoother and more rested appearance for the patient’s face. Blepharoplasty is a very common procedure due to the commonality of the underlying issues which cause people to undergo this procedure, the ease and safety of undergoing this procedure and the great benefits this procedure has for you and your body.
Blepharoplasty provides very significant, noticeable and positive results for your face, which is why the procedure is so popular. The main benefits that you will receive if you undergo a blepharoplasty procedure is
- A fresher and smoother look of the face
- Wrinkles will be significantly reduced around the eyes
- Removal of bags under the eyes that make you look tired
- Firmer and tighter eyelids
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Overall more youthful appearance
These benefits can do wonders for you and make you feel more confident in your day to day activities, getting rid of those insecurities that may be holding you back from what you want. So blepharoplasty sounds like something that would provide a great benefit to you, consider undergoing this procedure by contacting us here in Sydney or come in for a consultation.
Who is a candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Candidates for blepharoplasty are typically patients who complain of excess skin, or bags under their eyes. This looks is often a cause of insecurity and embarrassment for patients, who typically undergo blepharoplasty treatment in order to restore youthfulness and provide a more rested appearance in their eyes. Other complaints people have they cause them to undergo blepharoplasty treatment are those who have loose skin or wrinkles around their eyes that make them look older.
Most patients who undergo a blepharoplasty treatment are above the age of 40 and are starting to notice the effects of ageing in their face and eyes. They are looking for a brightening up and a refreshment in their eyes in order to appear younger and more rested in their day-to-day life. However, the treatment is appropriate for people younger than 40 who feel that the puffiness and bags under their eyes are making them look tired and older.
As with any form of surgery, Blepharoplasty carries certain risks that you must be aware of before undergoing treatment. There are many risks involved in this procedure, most of which are not very severe. The primary risks that are involved with a Blepharoplasty procedure are
- Dry, irritated eyes
- Temporary blurred vision
- Difficulty closing your eyes
- Slight scarring
- Skin discoloration
- Injury to eye muscles
- The need for a follow up procedure
We all these risks, the chance of them occurring is very minor and if they do occur, we have implemented many safety procedures to make sure the damage and discomfort to you is minimized and dealt with as soon as possible.
The major risks associated with cosmetic surgery in general are
- Dissatisfaction with results
- Health Status
- Anesthesia Risks
- Social and Psychological Risks
To learn more about the risks associated with cosmetic surgery and what we do to prevent them, take a look at our article on the risks of cosmetic surgery.
To help you understand and decide whether you would like to undergo a blepharoplasty procedure, we will look at how the procedure will work, before then looking at the recovery process. While every procedure is different for each patient, the standard method of performing the blepharoplasty procedure begins with you going under either local or general anaesthetic.
- An incision will be made in the skin fold across the eyelid, to treat the sagging of the upper eyelid
- An incision will then be made either just below the lashes or on the inside of the lower eyelid to treat the lower eyelid
- Excess skin and fat is removed, and other fat is repositioned
- Underlying tissue such as muscle will then be tightened with stiches
- Incisions will then be hidden within natural skin folds and creases
- Incisions will then be closed with stitches, surgical tape or glue
This procedure is very safe, but it should only be performed by an experienced and skilled cosmetic surgeon due to its complexity. After the procedure, you will then enter the recovery phase of your procedure.
Every person’s recovery is different and recovery time depends on numerous factors such as how you care for yourself after the surgery, your health status, the success of the procedure, the type of procedure as well as numerous other factors. To assist you in your recovery, below you will find information about recovery and care guidelines after your procedure.
As you recover from your blepharoplasty procedure, compression bandages will be placed on the affected areas as your recover from the bruising and swelling in the area. This typically lasts for about two days. You can then return to normal activities after around 7-10 days. Exercising should be the last thing you return to due to the strain it puts on your body, so wait at least 2 weeks before resuming exercise after the surgery. However, it is important to keep in mind that everyone’s recovery is different, some people’s is shorter, and others is longer. So consult your surgeon about when the bruising and swelling will go away and when you can return to normal activities.
Cost varies significantly depending on factors such as personal health, the difficulty of the procedure, if it is done in conjunction with other procedures as well as numerous other factors. So either give us a call or come in for a consultation and we will provide you with an estimate of how much the surgery will cost for you so that you can determine what cosmetic procedures you want.
Price Guide: from $3500.
We are here to answer all your questions and address your concerns. Whether you want a few answers before a consultation or want to know if you’re a candidate for this procedure, please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 46 37 37.
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