What is Blepharoplasty?
This is a procedure to surgically remove any excess skin and fat of the upper and lower eyelids. With age, the skin can lose elasticity and the fat pads can become large/puffier and more obvious. The skin can even sag enough to hang to the upper eyelashes and may impair vision.
The eyebrow will often drop with time too, exacerbating the appearance of tiredness and a sad look.
Excision of excess skin, excess fat and brow lifting can all be performed at the same time and are carried out under a local anaesthetic in our procedure room. There is no need for hospitalisation with general anaesthesia. Some sedation can be used if desired.
During the upper blepharoplasty procedure, the excess skin is removed. Some muscle and/or excess fat deposits may also be removed to ensure the best cosmetic result. A subcuticular stitch is used, which sits below the skin’s surface and is generally disguised nicely along the crease of the eyelid.
The Brow Lift is performed with internal sutures usually via the same upper blepharoplasty incision, so no additional incision is required. The brow lift may be performed separately if no upper blepharoplasty is needed and can even be performed via thread lifting.
The lower blepharoplasty is performed via an incision on the inside of the eyelid and does not require suturing. Excess fat is removed via the internal incision. This leaves no visible scar.
How is it performed?
GMC’s upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed in our clinic under a local anaesthetic. This means we can negate any risks associated with the side effects of general anaesthesia.
Your cosmetic professional will map out the desired amount of excess skin that is to be removed prior to making the first incision. This is an important factor in the process to allow for the best symmetry possible.
During the procedure, this excess skin is removed. Some muscle and/or excess fat deposits may also be removed to ensure the best cosmetic results.
Patients are genuinely delighted immediately post-treatment, most can’t quite believe that they are seeing their eyelids again! The results continue to improve over the coming weeks. Some bruising and swelling can be expected post-procedure, however, most patients find their recovery quite comfortable.
The stitches are removed after one week and most patients return to work within two weeks.
This procedure is equally popular for both our male and female patients, regardless of age.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery) and Brow Lift, Sydney
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Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. Surgery and all health regulated services may carry some risks which you can discuss with our doctor.