BLEPHAROPLASTY - EYELID SURGERY PERTH
Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery
What is Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?
Blepharoplasty is an aesthetic (cosmetic) surgical procedure on the upper and/or lower eyelids designed to remove excess skin folds and bulging fat bags. Blepharoplasty will improve the bags and wrinkles around the eyes but will not improve wrinkles of the cheeks, temples or forehead. It also does not correct problems caused by drooping eyebrows.
When is Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery desirable?
You may wish to have a Blepharoplasty to improve your overall facial appearance, or to help correct the effects of aging; and this may be combined with a facelift.
How could eyelid surgery help me?
A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step when you are considering a Blepharoplasty. You should frankly discuss your goals and expectations about looking and feeling better after surgery. You should always keep in mind that the desired result is improvement, not perfection.
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Will I be hospitalised for the eyelid surgery procedure?
Blepharoplasty may be performed as a Day Case or alternatively with a short hospital stay. The procedure may be performed under local anaesthesia ( with or without sedation ) or under general anaesthesia.
How is Blepharoplasty performed?
The procedure will vary depending on your physical features, the amount of skin and fat to be removed, and your surgeon's judgment. Usually, upper and lower eyelid incisions are marked along natural lines, and extend into the "crow's feet", or smile lines, at the outer edge of the eye. Following removal of excess skin and fat, the incisions are carefully closed. The procedure may take 1-2 hours.
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Will the eyelid surgery leave any scars?
Scars are the inevitable result of any surgery, although your surgeon will make every effort to keep your scars as inconspicuous as possible. Thus the scars will be along natural skin lines and creases and will usually fade with time and become barely noticeable.
How important are psychological factors in relation to a Blepharoplasty?
Emotional stability is the primary factor to be considered before any aesthetic surgery is performed. A "new face" does not guarantee a new life or an end to all personal problems. It is mostly the mental attitude of the individual that determines a successful outcome. A Blepharoplasty can improve your appearance and renew your self-confidence; the rest is entirely up to you.
What results can I expect from eyelid surgery?
A successful operation will give you a more youthful and rested appearance. Skin folds and fat bulges will be removed and eyelid creases improved. To correct drooping eyebrows or creases of the forehead, temple or cheeks, other procedures such as a facelift or a browlift should be considered. Perfect symmetry cannot be guaranteed as the two sides of our faces are usually not identical.
Are there any side effects of eyelid surgery?
You may have some bruising and swelling around your eyes, lasting approximately two or three weeks. Temporary blurred vision and excessive tear production may also occur. You should follow your surgeon's advice carefully to reduce the risk of complications. Your surgeon will discuss any other specific side effects of this procedure at your consultation.
When can I resume normal activities following eyelid surgery?
Most patients are able to return to work after 7-10 days (perhaps wearing sunglasses). Cosmetics can also be applied at this time but you must remember to protect your skin from the sun.
How much do these procedures cost?
Please call us on 9380 0333 and one of our friendly staff can give you a price indication. Please note that pricing does vary from case to case.
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