Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that corrects droopy eyelids. By removing excess skin, muscle, and fat from your eyelids, it gives you a more refreshed look. Aside from enhancing your appearance, it can also be used for medical purposes. The procedure can remove excess skin from your eyelids to improve your vision. Take some time to view our blepharoplasty photos of actual patients of Dr Anh at her clinic in Perth.
Potential candidates for eyelid surgery
We will perform a detailed health assessment during your consultation. This allows us to determine if you are a potential candidate for the procedure. Based on this assessment, we will create an individualized treatment plan. In general, we recommend eyelid surgery if:
- You have realistic expectations and a positive outlook.
- You have loose or sagging skin in your eyelids that make you look tired or older.
- You have excess skin in your eyelids that impair your vision.
- You have bags under your eyes.
- You have puffiness in your upper eyelids due to excess fat deposits.
- You have significant droopiness in your lower eyelids.
- You are 30 years old and above.
- You don’t have an eye disease.
How the procedure is performed
During the procedure, your surgeon may use general or local anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your surgeon will make a cut along your upper eyelids. Your surgeon will then remove excess skin, muscle, and fat from the area. Next, your surgeon will use small stitches to close the incisions. Your surgeon will then make a cut inside your lower eyelids or along your eyelash margin. The incision technique will depend on your eyelid condition. Your surgeon will remove excess skin, muscle, and fat from your lower eyelids. Once the desired appearance is achieved, your surgeon will close the incisions.
What to expect after the surgery
After your surgery, it is normal to experience bruising and swelling in your eyelid area. This is expected and will disappear after a few weeks. To reduce swelling, you will need to sleep with your head higher than your chest. To reduce itchiness in your eyes, you will also need to use the prescribed lubricating drops. It is also normal to experience sensitivity to light. You will need to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and reduce discomforts.
For more details, please visit our main eyelid surgery page, or just contact us and schedule an appointment with Dr Anh Nguyen.