Blepharoplasty upper eyelid Surgery in Australia

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to correct disorders with the droopy condition of eyelids. The procedure or treatment can be applied in the case of both upper and lower eyelids. The objective of the treatment is to fix issues with vision and removal of excess fat, skin, muscle around the eyes. Blepharoplasty treatment is done from a cosmetic point of view to improve the appearance and looks. The other purpose is to overcome issues affecting the vision and causing discomfort due to sagging skin.

In the case of lower eyelid blepharoplasty, the procedure is performed to remove the excess fat, reduce skin or wrinkles in the lower eye area. The presence of excess fat and skin can make the eyes look puffy and baggy. After the blepharoplasty procedure is performed and excess stuff removed, the skin looks much better and the overall appearance becomes more pleasing and youthful too.

The surgical procedure for lower eyelids needs to be performed by a qualified, registered and experienced doctor and is not usually considered to be risky or potentially causing any negative effects to vision and eyes after the surgery.

The blepharoplasty procedure for the upper eyelid surgery is performed to remove excess fat and droopy eyelid skin. Droopiness of the skin can be a result of issues related to the natural aging process which can cause eyebrows to drop and overall facial skin to droop. A registered medical practitioner or ophthalmologist needs to be consulted for any kind of surgical procedure or treatment to ensure the procedure goes through successfully and is not prone to any kind of unforeseen risks.

Usually, blepharoplasty surgery is not considered to be extremely painful. Duration of the procedure can last for a few hours and is performed under sedation to the concerned part of the body. The procedure may vary depending on the condition and type of treatment required. While there may be discomfort for a short period in the postoperative scenario, the situation of the eyes and eyelids should be back to normal after a few weeks with a notable good change in appearance, alert and refreshing.

The results of the blepharoplasty treatment are expected to last for some years (approximately 5 to 7) in the case of the upper eyelid while the surgical procedure is done only once for the lower eyelid and doesn’t have to be repeated generally. Notable changes are observed in terms of better appearance, younger looks and much healthier skin devoid of wrinkles and puffiness. One also needs to remember that the aging process would continue after the surgery.

Aside from the cosmetic procedure associated with the beauty and entertainment industry, Surgery is usually recommended by a specialist in the following condition or disorders with eyelids.

  • When the skin above the eyes sag
  • Eyelids always tend to look puffy
  • Bags are noticed under eyelids
  • Lower eyelids sag down so much that more white of the eyes is visible
  • Lack of confidence with one’s appearance and looks in a public setting or social forum

The post-surgery period is also and the recommendations of the ophthalmologist need to be strictly followed. Some of the usual best practices or precautions suggested are

  • Give plenty of rest
  • Avoid activities that can give stress to the eyes
  • Follow all the self-care instructions religiously
  • Maintain hygiene and cleanliness as far as eyes are concerned
  • Prevention from the excess of sunlight
  • Plan and prepare your recovery time. Take good care of eyes during the recovery period
  • Be patient during the initial recovery period and wait for the treatment to take effect

Like any medical procedure, specialist consultation is mandatory in case of blepharoplasty and all the necessary guidelines should be followed as recommended.

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