Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes are the focal point when you interact with people. Engaging, strong eyes leave a powerful impression on people. And are especially important in business relationships.

This is why it makes sense to do whatever you can to keep them youthful, engaging and attractive.

Eyelid surgery is a procedure to re-contour and reshape your upper and/or lower eyelids.

This is done by simply trimming the excess skin and fat around your eyes to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Australia Plastic Surgery carefully plans your eye surgery to ensure we maintain your current eye profile to avoid an “operated look” .This can be achieved through careful planning.

Tightening your eyelid structure also restores your eyes’ natural almond shape, while careful attention to surgical detail can prevent a “hollowed” appearance.

Blepharoplasty can correct drooping upper lids and eliminate the puffy bags below your eyes to enhance your appearance, improve your vision and give you renewed self-confidence.

And because the incisions we make with this surgery also allow access to your cheek, brow, and midface you may want to consider combining this surgery with other cosmetic procedures.

Naturally this is your decision, and something you can discuss with your surgeon if you would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Your Consultation

The initial consultation is very important. As you might expect, Your surgeon will need your complete medical history, so check your own records ahead of time to make it easy.

Also, make sure you can let him know if you have any allergies, if you’re taking any vitamins, medications or other drugs and if you smoke.

You should also give your surgeon any relevant information from your ophthalmologist or the record of your most recent eye exam. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to bring them along.

Your surgeon will discuss your goals and expectations for this surgery. You’ll talk about whether to do all four eyelids, or just the upper or lower ones on their own. You’ll also talk about whether skin as well as fat will be removed and whether you’d like to consider other procedures at the same time.

And if you have any questions, please ask them.

So who is this surgery for? Anyone who wants fuller, more youthful eyes!

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable and have realistic expectations.

But be warned, there are a few medical conditions that make blepharoplasty risky.

They include thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease, dry eyes or lack of sufficient tears, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. A detached retina or glaucoma is also reason for caution.

If you suffer any of these conditions, please let Your surgeon know so he can discuss any possible risks with you first.

Your Surgery

Your procedure usually takes between one and two hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.

If you’re having all four eyelids done, Your surgeon will work on the upper lids first, then the lower ones. He makes small incisions that follow the natural lines of your upper eyelids.

Working through these incisions, he carefully separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes or transposes excess fat and may trim any sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.

The final scar is virtually invisible in 8-12 weeks

After your Surgery

After surgery, your eyes may be lubricated with ointment.

Your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anaesthesia wears off, but this is easy controlled with pain relief.

In the unlikely event you feel any severe pain, you should call our practice or the hospital immediately. We will instruct you to keep your head elevated for several days and to use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising.

Bruising varies from person to person, reaching its peak between days 3-5, and generally lasts anywhere from one to two weeks.

You’ll be shown how to clean your eyes, which may be gummy for a week or so. Sometimes, we may recommend eye drops, since your eyelids may feel dry at first and your eyes may burn or itch.

For the first few weeks you may also experience excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, and temporary changes in your eyesight, such as blurring or double vision. We will track your progress very closely for the first week or two.

Your stitches will be removed five days after surgery. Once they’re out, the swelling and discoloration around your eyes will gradually subside and you’ll start to look and feel much better.

Getting back to work and normal activities

You should be able to read or watch television in as little as two or three days.

However, if you wear contact lenses you will have to go without them for about two weeks. Most people feel ready to go out in public and back to work in 2-7 days.

Even though you may be sensitive to sunlight, wind, and other irritants for several weeks, you can simply wear sunglasses when you go out. You will probably be instructed to keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days and to avoid more strenuous activities for about two weeks.

It’s especially important to avoid activities that raise your blood pressure, including bending, lifting, and rigorous sports. You may also be told to avoid alcohol, since it causes fluid retention.

Before and After Images

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