Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) in our Brisbane Clinic
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Unfortunately, our peepers are also one of the first places where we start to notice the signs of age. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest in the body, so when we age the eyes are often the area that shows this first. While some people may experience wrinkling, others may notice more significant changes such as drooping eyelids, eye bags and excess skin. In some cases, the drooping of the lid may get to a point where it affects vision as fold of the skin make it harder to fully open the eyes.
For those who are looking to minimise the signs of age around this area, an eye lift or eyelid surgery may be an option. Patients may choose to target only the upper lids, or can select a double eyelid surgery if necessary.
The upper eyelid can be reduced and lifted, with the scar being hidden in the crease above the eyelid.
Lower eyelids are more technically difficult because of the junction with between the lower eyelid and cheek skin and underlying structures. There are a number of techniques that can address the sagging tissues and place scars in hidden areas.
It’s important to note that people of any age can suffer from conditions such as puffiness, eyebags or droopy lids, and other factors besides age can play a part in the appearance and elasticity of your skin. Things like lifestyle, sun damage, exposure to the environment and genetics will all play a part. Because of this, we see patients from many age groups looking for treatment options.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery with Dr David Topchian
- Experienced, qualified surgeon
- Natural results with a rapid recovery
- Can be done under local anaesthetic in our clinic
- All-inclusive, premium surgical and recovery package – $4,150
Frequently Asked Questions
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and muscle from the upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty can improve drooping skin and bagginess. It can help improve vision in older patients who have hooding of their upper eyelids. Although it can add an upper eyelid crease to the Asian eyelid, it will not erase evidence of one’s racial or ethnic heritage. Blepharoplasty will not remove “crow’s feet” or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. Eyelid surgery cannot stop the process of ageing. It can however, diminish the look of loose skin and bagginess in the eyelid region.
Alternative forms of management include not treating the skin laxness and bagginess in the eyelids by surgery. Improvement of skin laxness, fatty deposits and skin wrinkles may be accomplished by other treatments or surgery such as a brow lift when indicated. Other forms of eyelid surgery may be needed should you have disorders affecting the function of the eyelid such as drooping eyelids from muscle problems (eyelid ptosis) or looseness between the eyelid and eyeball (ectropion). Minor skin wrinkling may be improved through chemical skin-peels, laser resurfacing, or other skin treatments. Risks and potential complications are associated with alternative surgical forms of treatment.
Subsequent alterations in eyelid appearance may occur as the result of ageing, weight loss or gain, sun exposure, pregnancy, menopause, or other circumstances not related to blepharoplasty surgery. Future surgery or other treatments may be necessary to maintain the results of blepharoplasty.
Not all patients are suitable for this procedure, and a consultation is required to assess your suitability, medical history and general health & fitness, and to allow you discuss the procedure including risks and complications with Dr David Topchian.
If you would like to make an appointment for a consultation, please contact us on 1800 745 536.