Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty may enhance appearance, widen the field of vision, and in some cases even resolve ‘eye strain’ in those individuals using forehead muscles to help elevate their upper eyelids.

Candidates for Eyelid Surgery
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are patients who are realistic in their expectations. Be sure to discuss any medical or ocular conditions with Dr Martin during your initial consultation.

Your Initial Consultation
Dr Martin will examine your eyes and eyelids to exclude any problems that could affect a desirable and functional result. He will also demonstrate what to expect from eyelid surgery. Factors to be considered include age, skin type, ethnic background and degree of vision obstruction. The function of the upper eyelid muscle will be assessed.

The Surgical Procedure
Dr Martin will perform the blepharoplasty procedure, typically under local anaesthesia, with a mild sedation administered by the anaesthetist. Eyelid Surgery can last for up to 2 hours.

In upper eyelid surgery, Dr Martin makes an incision in the natural skin folds of the eyelids, making the incision virtually unnoticeable when healed. Excess fat, muscle and loose skin are removed using CO2 Laser. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures, which are often removed in about a week.

In lower eyelid surgery, Dr Martin makes an incision inside the lower eyelid. Excess fat is removed using CO2 Laser and this prevents any visible scar. The lower eyelid skin usually requires tightening using the CO2 Laser.

With CO2 Laser there is minimal swelling and bruising with a quicker recovery period, less post-operative pain and safer and more precise results are achieved.

Post Surgery
Some swelling and bruising is expected after surgery. The swelling usually subsides within the first few days with bruising taking up to 3 weeks. Your eyes may feel tight and sore with oral pain medications being required for the first few days. There may be eye watering and blurry vision but these are resolved once the swelling subsides.

You are usually able to take up social activities within 7-10 days and return to work after 2 weeks. You will begin to see the aesthetic results of your surgery at this time. However, you won’t tend to see your best results for up to 6 months following surgery.

After blepharoplasty, the surgical results are often dramatic and are likely to restore a more youthful appearance to your face. In most cases, the results last for many years or even a lifetime.

Are you a candidate for Eyelid Surgery? Contact us at Harley Place Day Surgery and we can use our experience and expertise in facial rejuvenation to give you a pleasing, professional result that lasts.