Eyelid Surgery


Eyelid surgery is a procedure to recontour and reshape the upper and/or lower eyelids by the trimming of excess skin and fat around the eye area to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the area of your face that is most engaging with respect to personal interaction.Australia Plastic Surgery pays particular attention your preoperative condition of your eyelid anatomy to produce natural appearance and prevent an “operated look” .This can be achieved through careful planning. Tightening of the eyelid structures enables a restoration of an attractive almond shape, while careful attention to surgical detail can prevent a “hollowed” appearance.

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

The incisions associated with blepharoplasty can allow access to your cheek, brow, and midface such that ancillary procedures may be simultaneously performed. Your surgeon will offer insight to possible surgical manipulations which may benefit the facial form, though your wishes are placed first and foremost in the decision making process. We look forward to helping you making the right decision about your health
Eyelid Surgery

Planning your surgery

The Consultation

The initial consultation is very important. Your surgeon will need your complete medical history, so check your own records ahead of time and be ready to provide this information. Be sure to inform him if you have any allergies, if you’re taking any vitamins, medications (prescription or over-the-counter), or other drugs and if you smoke. You should also provide 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. You should carefully discuss your goals and expectations for this surgery. You’ll need to discuss whether to do all four eyelids or just the upper or lower ones, whether skin as well as fat will be removed or transposed to another area and whether any additional procedures are appropriate. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations and concerns about the results.

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations. A few medical conditions make blepharoplasty more 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.

The surgery

Blepharoplasty usually takes one to 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. In a typical procedure, he makes incisions that follow the natural lines of your upper eyelids. This is usually located in the creases of your upper lids. He may make incisions for the lower lid surgery just below the lashes in the lower lids or inside the conjunctiva. Working through these incisions, he separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes or transposes excess fat and often trims 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 you can control any discomfort with the prescribed pain medication. If 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.   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. The stitches will be removed around five to 8  days after surgery. The swelling and discoloration around your eyes will gradually subside.

Getting back to work and normal activities

You should be able to read or watch television after two or three days. However, you won’t be able to wear contact lenses for about two weeks. Most people feel ready to go out in public (and back to work) in 2-7 days. You may be sensitive to sunlight, wind, and other irritants for several weeks, so you should 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.

Eyelid Surgery Costs

Upper Eyelid Reduction ( Droopy upper eyelids)

Total Cost: $4,900 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anaesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost)

Medicare and/or Private health insurance will refund you some of the above total cost if applicable.

Combined upper eyelid reduction and browlift package

Total Cost: $8,500 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anaesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost).

Medicare and/or Private health insurance will refund you some of the above total cost if applicable.

Lower eyelid (Bags, puches and loose skin)

Total Cost: $6,900 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anaesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost).

Total Facial rejuvenation

Total Facial rejuvenation

(Includes facelift, neck lift, upper eyelid, lower eyelid surgery, browlift, skin resurfacing/ rejuvenation.)

Total Cost: $29,900 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anaesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost).

Before and After Images

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