Eyelid reduction surgery

Are droopy eyelids making you feel old?

Bleparoplasty is a very effective rejuvenating procedure with high satisfaction rates.

Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision.

 

Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.

 

To help decide if blepharoplasty is right for you, book an initial appointment with Dr Marek for a comprehensive assessment. 

What is
Blepharoplasty?

What are the benefits and risks?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blepharoplasty?

 

As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes.

Applying eye makeup becomes increasingly difficult and in severe cases, the skin can be seen in the upper part of the visual field.

Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat.

This upper eyelid loose, extra skin can be removed at Quay Aesthetics Skin and Medspa by our Cosmetic Physician - Dr Jedrek Marek under local anaesthetic, on appropriate people.

 

Dr Marek will assess each patient to see if it is the right treatment for them and explain the procedure.

 

The incision is made in the upper lid crease, so it is well hidden afterwards and usually heals very quickly. The small sutures are removed after five days.

THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF BLEPHAROPLASTY

Possible risks of eyelid surgery include:

  • Infection and bleeding

  • Dry, irritated eyes

  • Difficulty closing your eyes or other eyelid problems

  • Noticeable scarring

  • Injury to eye muscles

  • Skin discoloration

  • The need for a follow-up surgery

  • Temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight

  • Risks associated with surgery in general, including reaction to anaesthesia and blood clots

 

Talk to Dr Marek about how surgical risks apply to you.

 

Understanding what's involved in blepharoplasty and weighing the benefits and risks can help you decide if this procedure is a good option.

The benefits of blepharoplasty include:

Many people express satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence. For some people, results of surgery may last a lifetime. For others, droopy eyelids may recur.

 

Bruising and swelling generally subside in 10 to 14 days, which may be when you feel comfortable going out in public again. Scars from the surgical cuts may take months to fade. Take care to protect your delicate eyelid skin from too much sun exposure.

It is a very effective rejuvenating procedure with high satisfaction rates.

 

Medicare or health care rebates may apply depending on whether the surgery repairs a condition that impairs vision.

 

If you have the surgery only to improve your appearance, the cost probably won't be covered by Medicare or health funds.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT EYELID SURGERY

 

Eyelid surgery FAQ's

Is eyelid surgery for me?


Before scheduling blepharoplasty, you will meet with Dr Marek to discuss: Your medical history Dr Marek will ask questions about previous surgeries and past or current conditions, such as dry eyes, glaucoma, allergies, circulatory problems, thyroid problems and diabetes. Your doctor will also ask about your use of medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Your expectations An honest discussion of your hopes and motivation for surgery will help set the stage for a satisfactory outcome. Dr Marek will discuss with you whether the procedure is likely to work well for you.




How do I prepare for Blepharoplasty?


Before your eyelid surgery, you will undergo: A physical examination Dr Marek will conduct a physical examination, which may include testing your tear production and measuring parts of your eyelids. A Vision Examination Doctor Marek will examine your eyes and test your vision, including your peripheral vision. This is needed to support any medicare rebates or Health Insurance Claims Eyelid photography Your eyes will be photographed from different angles. These photos help with planning the procedure, assessing its immediate and long-term effects, and supporting an insurance claim. And you'll be required to

  • Stop taking warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen sodium (Aleve, others), naproxen (Naprosyn), and any other medication or herbal supplement associated with increased bleeding.
  • Ask your doctor how long before surgery you need to stop taking these medicines. Take only medications approved by Dr Marek.
  • Quit smoking several weeks before your procedure. Smoking can reduce your ability to heal after surgery.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery if you're having outpatient surgery.
  • Plan to have someone stay with you for the first night after returning home from surgery.




What can I expect on the day?


Before the procedure Blepharoplasty is attended in one of our aesthetics treatment rooms at Quay Aesthetics. Dr Marek will injects numbing medication - to numb the surgical area During the procedure Dr Marek will cut along the fold of the eyelid, removing some excess skin, muscle and possibly fat, and closes the cut with very fine sutures that minimise scarring. After the procedure After surgery you, will be monitored for a short period for any complications or concerns. You can leave soon after to recuperate at home. someone will need to drive you home after the procedure.




Are there any side effects?


After surgery you, will be monitored for a short period for any complications or concerns. You can leave soon after to recuperate at home. someone will need to drive you home after the procedure. After surgery you may temporarily experience:

  • Blurred vision from the lubricating ointment applied to your eyes
  • Watering eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Puffy, numb eyelids
  • Swelling and bruising similar to having black eyes
  • Pain or discomfort.




What does the after care involve?


Post Procedure care:

  • Use ice packs on your eyes for 10 minutes every hour the night after surgery.
  • The following day, use ice packs on your eyes four to five times throughout the day.
  • Gently clean your eyelids and use prescribed eyedrops or ointments.
  • Avoid straining, heavy lifting and swimming for a week.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, such as aerobics and jogging, for a week.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • If you use contact lenses, don't put them in for about two weeks after surgery.
  • Wear darkly tinted sunglasses to protect the skin of your eyelids from sun and wind.
  • Sleep with your head raised higher than your chest for a few days.
  • Apply cool compresses to reduce swelling.
  • After a approx 5-7days, you will return to to have stitches removed
  • For about a week, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen sodium (Aleve, others), naproxen (Naprosyn), and other medications or herbal supplements that may increase bleeding. If needed, use acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) to control pain.
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • An unusual heart rate
  • Severe new eye pain
  • Bleeding
  • Vision problems




Will the results last forever?


Many people express satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence. For some people, results of surgery may last a lifetime. For others, droopy eyelids may recur. Bruising and swelling generally subside in 10 to 14 days, which may be when you feel comfortable going out in public again. Scars from the surgical cuts may take months to fade. Take care to protect your delicate eyelid skin from too much sun exposure. It is a very effective rejuvenating procedure with high satisfaction rates. Medicare or health care rebates may apply depending on whether the surgery repairs a condition that impairs vision. If you have the surgery only to improve your appearance, the cost probably won't be covered by Medicare or health funds.




What is the recovery time?


Sometimes some deep bruising can be felt for a couple of weeks. Alcohol after the procedure should be avoided for at least two days to stop bruising or swelling. Rare complications could include a poor scar, asymmetry, infection, watery or dry eyes. Please call our clinic if there are any queries or concerns. After the procedure, you need to be driven home and have a quiet day, resting and sitting up as much as possible and avoid touching the area or the tapes along the suture. You should avoid alcohol for at least two days to help minimise bruising and swelling. Any bruising and puffiness you do get around the eyes and cheeks will gradually resolve. Recovery time varies, but generally little down time is required - Dr Marek will discuss this with you at the time of consultation and a medical certificate provided. It can take a few months before the final healing is completed. It is a very effective rejuvenating procedure with high satisfaction rates.





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During a Total Face Consultation, your clinician will explain the ageing process, answer any questions and discuss which treatments can help achieve your goals.

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Dr Jedrek Marek

Cosmetic Medical Practitioner