It is amazing the effect the eyes can have on our overall appearance and confidence. Many people look tired and unapproachable due to the natural ageing of the eyes. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty can help by restoring the youthful beauty of your eyes.
Slight improvements can make significant differences. By simply removing excess skin and/or bulging pockets of fat will make a huge improvement to the eye aesthetic, resulting in a younger, and better-rested appearance.
Looking for a better-rested appearance? Upper and lower blepharoplasty can help.
What are the benefits of the upper and lower eyelid procedure?
- Tightening the upper or lower eyelids can reduce wrinkles and eye-bags
- Minimal and discreet scarring as incisions are hidden in the crease of the eye
- Rejuvenation of the eyes can have an impact on the whole face
- Only light sedation via local anaesthetic required
- Full recovery in only 1 – 2 weeks
- Medicare rebate may apply if vision is impaired
How do you know if this procedure will help?
This one hour (on average) procedure will correct:
- Excess skin covering the natural eyelid fold
- An obstruction of your vision
- Dark circles, bags, excess skin or puffiness under the eye
- Fine wrinkles in the lower eyelid
- A tired appearance even if you are well-rested
To determine if the upper and lower blepharoplasty is suitable for you, a consultation with our cosmetic surgeon is the first step. At this time, we will assess your overall eyelid contour, excess eyelid skin, and the condition of the muscles. From here, we will be able to determine which path forward will help achieve the look you desire.
What does upper and lower eyelid surgery cost?
A starting guide to help with your planning for surgery costs is as follows:
- Upper Blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction) – from $3,950 or $30/Week
- Lower Blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction) – from $4,950 or $35/Week
Prices may vary based on your specific needs. Our experienced team will be able to offer an exact quote tailored to you after your consultation. This is a no-obligation pricing, and you will have plenty of time for considerations and questions before confirming the procedure.
You may be surprised by the dramatic rejuvenation the upper and lower blepharoplasty can have on your face.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every patient’s needs are different, and we will assess yours during your personal consultation. Factors such as your overall eyelid contour, excess eyelid skin, eyebrow position, and muscular strength all play a part in determining the best solution.
From work on the eyelids to the removal of eye-bags, there are many options that fall under the banner of upper and lower eyelid surgery. Those looking for a complete facial rejuvenation may be interested in additional procedures that can easily be combined with this one.
Thousands of people undergo these procedures every year and the ICCM team has a vast amount of experience with no complications as part of their portfolio. While all surgical procedures lead to a degree of risk, a blepharoplasty procedure is relatively minimal in terms of adverse reactions.
Any relevant potential risks or complications will be discussed in-depth during your consultation to ensure you are completely comfortable before moving forward. We will gladly answer any safety questions while informing you with all of the necessary information to ensure your chance of risk is minimal.
These procedures offer very fast results with a refreshed and more alert appearance often clear within the two week mark. It is important to protect the skin around your eyes from the sun and wind to speed up your recovery. SPF sun protection and tinted sunglasses are strongly recommended.
The results of upper and lower blepharoplasty are long-lasting; however, the ageing process will continue. There are ways to get maximum longevity from your new look, and we will explain these to you as part of your after-care program.
Some swelling and bruising is expected and no cause for alarm. This will subside within a couple of days after surgery. Light activities are fine to resume the next day, and we strongly recommend dark sunglasses to not only protect the eye area, but also conceal stitches, bruising or swelling. If required, an oral prophylactic antibiotic or oral painkillers may be prescribed to lessen the pain in the days after surgery.
From here, any non-absorbent stitches will be removed once the incision has healed, usually one-week after the procedure. Scarring will be inconspicuous and fade over time. Not all upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures involve sutures or a visible scar.
Fluid retention is the main cause for these conditions. This takes place when water stores in the skin tissue under the eye. In the case of dark circles under the eye, these appear when blood vessels in the delicate skin areas become more prominent.
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