Eyelid Surgery (upper and/or lower eyelids) reduces the appearance of tired, droopy upper eyelids, eliminate bags under the eyes and restores a more rested youthful appearance to the eyes with a wider aperture, greater smoothness and symmetry. This can also be done as part of a ‘Facelift’.
A Blepharoplasty involves a surgical procedure to your upper and/or lower eyelids to remove excess skin or fat and tighten the appearance of your eye area.
CosMediTour – Eyelid Lift
|Surgeon:||Australian Trained Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon|
|Consultation:||$299 Plastic Surgeon Consultation Fee|
|Surgery Time:||1 – 2 hours (depending if 2 or 4 eyelids)|
|Anaesthesia:||General Anaesthesia only is used|
|Post-Operative Appointments:||Local: will be arranged with the surgeon; Non-local the following day|
|Recovery Time:||Up to 3 months|
|Bruising and Swelling:||Typically 2 – 4 weeks|
|Reading:||2 – 3 days|
|Contact Lenses||May be uncomfortable for up to 2 weeks after surgery|
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Incisions are made in the crease of the upper eyelid and behind or beneath the lashes of the lower eyelid. Excess fat and skin are removed and if necessary, the muscles around the eye are re-draped. Fatty bulges in the lower lids can be improved.
Incisions in the lower eyelids will either run along just beneath the eyelashes and a little out to the side, or the procedure may be performed (where suitable) by an incision on the inside of the lower lids. If the fat is removed by the incision inside the eyelid, it is also possible to resurface the lines of the lower eyelid at the same time with laser.
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Potential Surgery Risks and Complications vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors and the extent of surgical work required. Regardless of how remote, the potential risks are listed below are possible. Your own research is essential especially if you are considering surgery. Following pre and post-surgical care and instructions will also reduce your risks. See the following potential risks and complications include and not limited to:
- Temporary pain, swelling, bruising, reaction to anaesthesia and other medications
- Excessive tearing and light sensitivity
- Difficulty in closing eyes completely (rarely permanent)
- Dry-eye syndrome
- Asymmetry (Symmetry never guaranteed), Eyeball prominence, Palpebral skin laxity
- Pulling down of the lower lids (may require further surgery)
FAQ’s – Eyelid Lift
Are the incisions noticeable?
The upper eyelid incision is hidden in the eyelid fold above the eye. The outer edge of the incision under the eyebrow is sometimes noticed immediately and then over time fades to being almost invisible. Women can use makeup to help hide this if they feel it necessary.
When can I wear my glasses/contact lenses again?
Glasses are fine to be immediately worn and contact lenses, generally one week post-surgery.
What is the recovery like after?
Some swelling and bruising may occur after the eyelid lift. Any pain that patients experience is well-controlled with a low-dose prescription or over the counter pain medication. Most patients are presentable in public within 7 – 10 days after surgery. In general, the upper eyelids tend to recover more quickly than the lower eyelids.