Eyelid Surgery Perth WA (Blepharoplasty)

Reduce sagging skin around your eyes
Sagging skin around your eyes can be minimised with eyelift surgery

“Refresh your look and revitalise your eyes with eyelid rejuvenation”

Our eyelid rejuvenation treatment, or blepharoplasty, in Perth helps to improve the look of puffy or tired eyes by surgically tightening and lifting the skin for a refreshed, youthful look.

What is a blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce signs of ageing and improve the appearance of drooping, sagging eyelids. This treatment can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids or both. The goal of upper and lower blepharoplasty is three-fold: to remove the excess skin and bulging fat that leads to tired and puffy-looking eyes, improve your vision, and create a fresher and more rejuvenated appearance.

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Upper Blepharoplasty (External Excision)

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Lower Blepharoplasty (External Excision)

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Lower Blepharoplasty (Internal Excision)

By removing excess skin and fat from around the eye, patients can benefit from a much more youthful, refreshed, and alert look that can also add years back to their eyes and face as a whole.

Sagging eyelid skin can not only make you look and feel older, but in some instances, it can also lead to vision problems as the drooping eyelids can physically block the line of sight.

Fortunately, whether you have vision impairment or simply wish to revitalise your look, blepharoplasty can restore functionality and provide visible, attractive improvements in a straightforward surgical procedure. Additionally, patients often combine their blepharoplasty procedure with a facelift, neck lift or injectable procedures for total facial rejuvenation.

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How can a blepharoplasty help me?

Eyelid rejuvenation is typically used to treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin around the eyes
  • Excess deposits of fat that appear as puffiness under the eyes
  • Excess skin and wrinkles around the lower eyelid
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelid

A thorough and detailed consultation process will consider your concerns, desired look, and facial anatomy to provide you with the most attractive, individual, and long-lasting result. Eyelid surgery can address both upper and lower eyelid issues, including under-eye puffiness. A complete, in-person evaluation will help determine the best variant of the procedure for you.

Upper Vs Lower Blepharoplasty

The term blepharoplasty is used for both upper and lower eyelid lifts. However, the two procedures differ quite dramatically, and while some patients may be ideal candidates for an upper blepharoplasty, others may benefit more from a lower blepharoplasty.

Upper Blepharoplasty

As the name suggests, upper blepharoplasty addresses concerns regarding the upper eyelid. Primarily, this procedure aims to reduce drooping, sagging skin from the top lid in order to rejuvenate your appearance and correct obscured vision.

Lower Blepharoplasty

On the other hand, lower blepharoplasty addresses concerns of the lower eyelid. This procedure works to minimise the appearance of under-eye bags, reduce puffiness and droopiness below the eye to smooth the skin above the cheek and create a more youthful appearance. 

Asian Blepharoplasty

In addition to traditional upper and lower blepharoplasty, our plastic surgeons also perform Asian blepharoplasty, or double eyelid surgery. Double eyelid surgery is fast becoming a popular facial procedure, particularly amongst Asian patients.

Many Southeast Asian and East Asian patients do not have a crease in the upper eyelid. This is very common and is known as a single eyelid or monolid. Double eyelid surgery is designed to reshape the skin above the eye in order to lift the upper eyelid and create a crease. This widens the eye and enhances the overall appearance of the face. 

Unlike traditional upper eyelid surgery, which focuses on removing excess skin and fat, double eyelid surgery only reduces a small amount of excess skin. The excess skin is used to create a fold to enhance the eyes and create a larger, more defined eye shape. 

During the procedure, Dr Anh or Dr Rob will make an incision along your new eyelid fold and lift the skin to create your new eye shape. Anchor sutures are then used to close the incisions and hold the new eyelid in place. 

What happens during the procedure?

During a blepharoplasty, patients typically receive local anaesthesia with sedation. However, in some cases, patients may have light sedation instead, depending on their individual circumstances and needs. After sedation, Dr Anh will mark the area where she will place the incisions, which will allow her to gain access to the underlying tissues where augmentations will be made. If you have decided to have both an upper and lower blepharoplasty procedure, in most cases, the upper eyelid will receive treatment before the lower eyelid.

Your plastic surgeon will place the incisions within the natural folds of the eyelids so that they will not be visible after surgery. In addition, she will take every step possible to ensure that any visible scarring will be kept to a minimum to not detract from the overall outcome of your surgery. After making her incisions, your surgeon will repair and augment the tissues necessary to produce the look discussed during your consultation. This may include altering the levator muscle (the muscle responsible for eyelid movement), excision of the excess eyelid skin or removing eyelid fat.

When all necessary steps have been taken, your plastic surgeon will close the incision with sutures. The entire procedure may take anywhere between one and a half to two and half hours, depending on which techniques your surgery involves. Since blepharoplasty is a day-hospital procedure, you will be allowed to return home immediately after your procedure to begin your recovery.

Fortunately, whether you have vision impairment or simply wish to revitalise your look, blepharoplasty can restore functionality and provide visible, attractive improvements in a straightforward surgical procedure that easily pairs with other cosmetic treatments, providing total facial rejuvenation.

Patients can often include a blepharoplasty procedure along with their facelift, neck lift or injectable procedures.

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What should I expect from my consultation?

At our Perth practice, your blepharoplasty procedure will be performed by either Dr Anh or Dr Rob. We understand that your initial consultation can be daunting. After all, it is only natural to feel nervous about revealing your concerns about your appearance, especially with someone you have never met before. Our surgeons understand that you may feel this way and will try to make your consultation as comfortable for you as possible.

Your surgeon will spend around 45 minutes with you to better understand why you seek a blepharoplasty, the results you hope to achieve and your expectations of having the procedure. Your surgeon will also review your medical history, assess your eyelids, and discuss which surgical options may best suit you.

Following this, your surgeon will show you before and after photos of previous blepharoplasty patients, answer any of your questions and provide written material about eyelid surgery for you to take home. At the end of your consultation, you will be given a comprehensive quote, and our practice manager will explain all of the costs involved with blepharoplasty surgery. 

What can I expect during my recovery?

Following your blepharoplasty procedure, your surgeon may apply a lubricating ointment and loosely wrap your eyes in gauze. It is only normal to experience some pain, swelling and bruising after your eyelid surgery. This will ease in the following weeks, and you can use medication and a cold compress to relieve any serious discomfort.

Many patients find that their eyes feel dry after blepharoplasty, which can cause an itching or burning sensation. Your surgeon may recommend eye drops to soothe this. In addition, eyelid surgery can make the eyes sensitive to light, so you should wear sunglasses for the first two weeks after surgery to protect them from exposure to sunlight, wind, dust, and other potential irritants. To aid healing and protect your eyes, we also advise that you sleep with your head elevated for the first few days after surgery.

Ultimately, your “recovery time” will depend on what you consider to be fully recovered. We usually suggest that patients take a week off from work and avoid any strenuous for around two to three weeks. For best results, it is important that you follow all of Dr Anh’s post-operative instructions carefully.

Eyelid rejuvenation is typically used to treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin around the eyes
  • Excess deposits of fat that appear as puffiness under the eyes
  • Excess skin and wrinkles around the lower eyelid
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelid

A thorough and detailed consultation process will take into account your concerns, desired look and facial anatomy to provide you with the most attractive, individual and long-lasting result. An eyelid surgery can address both upper and lower eyelid issues, including under-eye puffiness. A full, in-person evaluation will help determine the best variant of the procedure for you.

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Perth residents, schedule your blepharoplasty consultation with Dr Rob Choa today!

An eyelid surgery performed by a capable Plastic Surgeon like Dr Rob Choa can truly delivery head-turning results, providing the youthful refreshed look you maybe thought was irrecoverable.

Dr Rob Choa has worked at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the UK, and was personally selected by Dr Anh to practice at her Perth clinic.

If you feel ready to take the next step and have a consultation to discuss your treatment options, please call us today on 08 9361 2118

How much does blepharoplasty cost in Perth?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to eyelid surgery, as the procedure can vary widely from patient to patient. As such, we simply cannot provide a cost without first seeing you for a personalised consultation.

Similar to most surgical procedures, you can expect your blepharoplasty procedure to be broken down into several cost components:

Initial consultation fees

When you first visit Dr Anh Perth clinic for a blepharoplasty consultation, you will need to pay a fee.

Surgeon’s fees

Surgeon’s fees can vary dramatically, depending on their qualifications, surgical expertise, professional recognition, experience and even popularity. The fee charged by Dr Anh or Dr Rob to perform your eyelid surgery will depend on whether you are having upper or lower blepharoplasty and the extent and difficulty of your procedure. 

Hospital fees

Both surgeons and anaesthetists are considered “independent contractors” who use the facilities of private hospitals, meaning that Dr Anh has no control over your hospital fees. Again, hospital fees can vary from facility to facility, although most charge by the hour. Your blepharoplasty hospital fee will likely comprise of the time spent in the operating theatre, as well as the time required to recover from anaesthesia. If an overnight stay is required, this will increase your costs significantly. 

Anaesthetist’s fees

During your blepharoplasty procedure, your anaesthetist quite literally watches over your life and vital functions. The fee charged by your anaesthetist will depend again on their qualifications and experience. 

Post-operative care

In addition to the actual procedure costs, you may also need to pay out of pocket for compression garments and post-operative visits. 

As eyelid surgery is often performed for cosmetic reasons, it is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance. However, in cases where your sagging eyelids obscures vision, the procedure may be considered medically necessary, in which case you may be eligible for a rebate. Our team will give you a detailed breakdown of blepharoplasty costs during your consultation.