What is an Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery is also known as blepharoplasty surgery (eyelid tuck) which is one of the most common cosmetic facial procedures completed in Australia. This type of surgery is also used to cosmetically and functionally rejuvenate the eyelids and associated structures. By rejuvenating the eyelids, patients look younger, more awake and refreshed.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthesia in an accredited day surgery or hospital. The surgical procedure and suturing takes approximately 15-30 minutes for each eyelid. In some circumstances the procedure may be performed under local anaesthesia in the practice. The recovery time is usually about one week and during the recovery phase you should refrain from any activity that increases your blood pressure such as heavy activity or lifting. For several days following the surgery the eyelids will remain swollen with bruising evident. You may wish to conceal these symptoms with the use of sunglasses until the swelling decreases and bruising resolves.
Whare are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty's restores a younger shape above the eyes giving a more rested and alert look. Most patients feel a boost of confidence after the procedures as well as more positive social interactions. Some patients report an improved field of vision and the ladies get more freedom for cosmetic creativity.