Look more awake and youthful with eyelid reduction surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty. Improve the appearance of your eyes with Blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and bulging pockets of fat to improve the upper and lower eyelid aesthetic.
Many people choose to undergo Blepharoplasty in order to achieve a younger, brighter, and better-rested appearance. The bags and wrinkles that form around our eyes as we age are one of the biggest sources of frustration to people as they can make you appear more tired then they feel!
Many people choose to undergo Blepharoplasty in order to achieve a younger, brighter, and better-rested appearance.
What are the benefits of the Blepharoplasty procedure?
- The skin and underlying tissue of upper or lower eyelids can be tightened and trimmed to reduce wrinkles and “eye-bags”
- We can utilise different techniques to better achieve your goals
- Surgical scars are hidden within the crease of the eye and will rapidly fade to become virtually unnoticeable
- Dramatic rejuvenation of the whole face can be achieved with attention to one area
- Blepharoplasty can be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures for a more dramatic enhancement.
- The procedure is straightforward and only requires light sedation and local anaesthetic
- You will experience a full recovery in 1 – 2 weeks.
- Medicare rebate may apply if droopy upper lids interfere with your vision
How is the Blepharoplasty procedure done?
During the procedure, our Blepharoplasty specialist, Sydney patients trust will perform specific techniques based on your goals. If required, skin folds and fat bulges will be removed, and eyelid creases improved.
The blepharoplasty procedure usually takes around 1 hour to perform. To correct drooping eyebrows or creases of the forehead, temples or cheeks, other procedures such as a facelift or brow lift either with conventional methods or the thread lift technique should be considered.
You will be issued pre-operative instructions immediately after you make your decision to proceed. It is essential to read and understand these instructions when preparing for Blepharoplasty in order to ensure the best possible results.
Those instructions may include:
- Refraining from smoking for several weeks before and after surgery
- Avoiding certain medications
- Arranging for help following surgery, such as transport and in-home care for the first 24 hours
Am I a good candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
You may be a candidate for Blepharoplasty if your upper or lower eyelids are characterised by:
- Excess skin that hides the natural fold of the eyelid
- Loose skin on the eyelid which may even obstruct your vision
- Your lower eyelids have dark circles, bags, excess skin or puffiness
- You have fine wrinkles in the area of the lower eyelid
For the Asian population, about 40% have a “single” upper eyelid fold, giving the eyes a hooded appearance. Some people may choose to undergo surgery in order to alter this crease and create a “double eyelid”.
This can give the eyes a more open appearance and change the overall aesthetic of the face to give the illusion that the eyes are wider open and brighter. The aim of the surgery is to create a natural-looking crease in the upper eyelid that forms when the eyes are open.
A personal consultation with our surgeon is the first step for any patient considering Blepharoplasty. During your consultation, we will assess your overall eyelid contour, the amount of excess eyelid fat and skin you possess, your eyebrow position, and the condition of the muscles in the area.
We will also discuss whether an eyelid tuck, an eye bag removal, Asian double eyelid surgery, or more is needed.
With the Blepharoplasty, dramatic rejuvenation of the whole face can be achieved with attention to one area.
What is the Blepharoplasty Sydney price?
The prices for the two surgery options are as follows:
- Upper Blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction) – $3,250 or $30/Week
- Lower Blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction) – $4,500 or $35/Week
With our experienced team at ICCM, we can help you achieve the look you desire. If you would like to know more about Blepharoplasty or to request a consultation, please contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
A personal consultation with your surgeon is the first step for any patient considering Blepharoplasty. During your consultation, we will assess your overall eyelid contour, the amount of excess eyelid fat and skin you possess, your eyebrow position, and the condition of the muscles in the area.
We will also discuss whether an eyelid tuck, an eye bag removal or more is needed. For complete facial rejuvenation, we may discuss additional procedures that can be performed along with eyelid surgery.
Patients frequently combine eyelid surgery with:
- Brow lift to diminish horizontal forehead wrinkles and lift sagging brows
- Laser resurfacing: to reduce the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet
- Additional eyelid surgery to improve lower-eyelid muscle tone
Although thousands of people undergo Blepharoplasty each year and experience no major complications, all surgical procedures do carry some degree of risk. It is important that you are well informed of these risks when considering Blepharoplasty.
The discussion of potential risks and complications is one of the most critical aspects of patient consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss these possible complications with you, listen to your safety questions, and offer recommendations on how to minimise your chance of risk.
For your comfort and convenience, the blepharoplasty procedure will take place under local anaesthetic with intravenous sedation
Most patients who undergo Blepharoplasty are delighted with their results soon after the procedure. Many report looking refreshed and more alert after their eyes have had a chance to heal. Most traces of surgery will subside after two weeks.
After surgery, the skin around your eyes must be carefully protected from the sun and wind. Sun protection in the form of SPF and tinted sunglasses is strongly recommended. Though the results of Blepharoplasty are long-lasting, no surgical procedure will stop the ageing process. ICCM can advise you on how best to maintain your refreshed look.
Many patients report looking refreshed and more alert after their eyes have had a chance to heal, completed in roughly two weeks.
Like any surgical procedure, some swelling and bruising is standard. This generally starts to subside within a couple of days after the blepharoplasty surgery.
Most patients can undertake light activities from the next day onwards. Patients may choose to wear dark sunglasses to conceal stitches, bruising or swelling. You may be prescribed an oral prophylactic antibiotic along with oral painkillers for the first few days after surgery.
The non-absorbent stitches are taken out on day five once the incision has healed. Surgical scars will be situated in the upper eyelid crease or just under the lower lashes, and therefore will be inconspicuous.
For removing lower eyelid fat pads alone, a “trans-conjunctival” blepharoplasty is performed where the incision is made inside your lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. Sutures are not usually required here as no skin excision is performed.
These are caused by fluid retention. This happens when water is stored in excess in the skin tissue underneath the eye. Dark circles appear when blood vessels underneath the delicate skin around the eye are more prominent than anywhere else.
Before proceeding with any surgical procedure, patients should seek a second opinion from qualified healthcare practitioners.
The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.