What is Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is also known as blepharoplasty surgery (eyelid tuck) which is one of the most common cosmetic facial procedures completed in Australia. This type of surgery is also used to cosmetically and functionally rejuvenate the eyelids and associated structures. By rejuvenating the eyelids, patients look younger, more awake and refreshed.
How is Eyelid Surgery performed?
Blepharoplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthesia in an accredited day surgery or hospital. The surgical procedure and suturing takes approximately 15-30 minutes for each eyelid. In some circumstances the procedure may be performed under local anaesthesia in the practice. The recovery time is usually about one week and during the recovery phase you should refrain from any activity that increases your blood pressure such as heavy activity or lifting. For several days following the surgery the eyelids will remain swollen with bruising evident. You may wish to conceal these symptoms with the use of sunglasses until the swelling decreases and bruising resolves.
Upper & Lower eyelid surgery
Upper eyelid surgery is nearly always via external incisions as there is often a need to remove excess skin in addition to bulging orbital fat protruding out into the eyelid skin. Lower eyelid surgery can be by the traditional external approaches if there is excess skin to remove, or via hidden transconjunctival incision through the inner side of eyelid to reposition the malpositioned fat and smooth the lower eyelid appearance.
What are the Benefits?
- Restoring a Younger Shape Above the Eyes
- Looking More Rested and Alert
- A Boost of Confidence
- More Positive Social Interactions
- An Improved Field of Vision
- More Freedom for Cosmetic Creativity
- Great Improvements with Minimal Scarring