(upper eyelid surgery)
Eyelid Surgery in Melbourne
Here at DermaMed, we perform upper eyelid surgery, or upper lid blepharoplasty, at our reputable clinic in Melbourne. As we age, the eyelid skin becomes lax and can overlap the natural eyelid crease, or even hang onto the eyelashes and obstruct vision. Such eyelid problems can make you look much older than your actual age. The aim of our effective and simple eyelid procedure is to improve the appearance of the skin surrounding the eyes, giving you a rejuvenated look.
Upper lid blepharoplasty is a common procedure performed in both men and women performed in both young adults and also older ages. Younger patients may wish to rejuvenate their eyes while older patients are often wishing to remove the curtain that is obscuring their vision. The end result for all patients is rejuvenation of the eyelids, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
How long does this procedure take?
The procedure itself takes around one hour and is performed under local anaesthetic. Incisions in the upper eyelid are hidden in the natural eyelid lines and creases, and may extend into the fine wrinkles, or “crow’s feet”, at the eyes’ outer edge. Hairline scars will fade and become barely visible within six to eight weeks.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
With upper eyelids, the incision is made in the natural crease or fold that occurs one centimeter above the eyelashes. The incision may extend into the crow’s feet or laugh lines at the outer corners of the eyes. Surgery for the upper eyelid is designed to remove excess skin and fat as needed. After making the incision, the excess skin and muscle is trimmed from the upper eyelid together with any excess fat present. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures that are removed 7 days later.
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How long is the recovery time?
Generally, eyelid surgery results in a certain degree of bruising and swelling of the eyelids. Swelling and any discolouration of the eyelids will subside in about 7 days. Final results (including fading of the tiny scar) occurs at 6 – 8 weeks. You will be left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.