Eyelid Surgery Information
When consulting potential patients, it is interesting to hear how many complain that they feel they look “tired”, “grumpy”, “heavy” or “unwell”. The eyes are generally the first place one will look at when talking to another person, so they tell us a lot about that individual. Sometimes genetics can mislead us. Inherited problems such as heavy, loose skin on the upper eyelid, excess eyelid fat and large lower eyelid bags can lead to the impression that you are “tired” or “unwell” even if you have just returned from holiday well rested! If you yourself have heavy upper eyelid skin, you may feel as though you are constantly raising your eyebrows to give your eyes the appearance of being larger, or simply to take more in. This can be tiring to the muscles by the end of a day, not to mention the wrinkles it will cause on your forehead. No matter how much sleep and rest you will get, this will not rid you of the problem. Lower eyelid bags are very difficult to disguise and unfortunately can be a problem for many individuals from a young age. Even though we can camouflage dark circles with makeup, we cannot simply cover up excess volume. By undergoing a Blepharoplasty procedure (Eyelid Surgery) by Dr Lanzer, you will look refreshed, well rested and years younger! The results are achieved quickly, usually with a down time of 10 days. Patients that have suffered from eyelid heaviness describe this procedure as life changing.
The advantages of the procedure can be further added to by combining the procedure with complementary procedure, both surgical and non-surgical. Laser rejuvenation to the lower eyelid is often done in combination with the lower eyelid surgery to tighten the skin. Muscle relaxants can be used to reduce wrinkles around the eyes and can also help to lift the brow.
Healing and Recovery
Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery takes place here at our fully accredited day surgery centre. Prior to the procedure patients are educated in the healing and recovery process so they are well aware of what to expect. Dr Daniel Lanzer has a gentle and precise technique, which helps to ensure a minimal recovery time. Although post procedure analgesia is provided, many patients report no pain during recovery. It is more common that patients will report “discomfort” and are surprised at the fact they have no pain. Some swelling is expected, however minimal bruising with the advanced technique incorporated by Dr Lanzer. Patients will have stitches in their upper eyelid for approximately 7 days and once these are removed, patients will feel instant relief. The incision line is made in the natural crease of the eye, so whilst it may remain a reddish colour whilst healing, it is easily disguised and can be covered with makeup. Patients should expect to be “photo ready” at day 14.
What does the procedure treat?
The laser cuts away the loose skin and fat from the upper lid so more of the lid is visible. From inside the lower lid the fat bag is removed. There is no cutting if the skin. Finally, the lines around the eye are smoothed using a laser.
Why use a Laser?
The laser is precise and mostly bloodless. It is accurate and in Dr Lanzer’s hands means less risk and scarring.
Dr Daniel Lanzer has been performing the Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery for many years and has perfected his technique. Having so many years of experience have allowed him to recognize and minimise the risks of the procedure. It is extremely rare to see any complication with Dr Lanzer’s Eyelid Surgery, as Dr Lanzer ensures all care is taken in the preparation of the procedure, during the procedure and in the post-operative care stage of the procedure. Patients are given detailed information about the possible risks during their comprehensive consultation with Dr Lanzer.
It is important when deciding on a surgical procedure to ensure that the expected result is in line with what you are anticipating.
At Dr Daniel Lanzer’s clinic, you are invited for a free consultation, whereby you are given comprehensive information by Dr Lanzer himself, a qualified cosmetic nurse and Dr Lanzer’s consultant. It is during this consultation that you are given the opportunity to discuss your area(s) of concern, ask questions regarding the procedure and clarify the type of result you as an individual should expect. Dr Daniel Lanzer and his staff ensure they spend the time necessary with you to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in what you should expect from the proposed procedure. You are always welcome to have a complementary further consultation at a later date if you feel that
Dr Daniel Lanzer has performed thousands of Cosmetic Procedures. His patients often come back to have further surgery on other areas of their body because once they have had improvement in one area, they are able to see for themselves the incredible results that can be obtained. Dr Daniel Lanzer has been performing both Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty procedures for over 20 years and has truly perfected the technique to achieving the maximum result, whilst having patient safety as his first consideration. Dr Lanzer often performs revision Eyelid Surgery, whereby patients have had surgery elsewhere previously and have been less than satisfied with the result. Whilst it can be difficult to revise a surgery, it is not always impossible, and with Dr Lanzer’s level of experience you can be assured that you will receive appropriate treatment.
Many patients offer their before and after photographs to be used during the consultation process, so that Dr Lanzer can show prospective patients. This is such an excellent way to describe results during the consultation, because having access to so many before and after photographs, Dr Lanzer is almost always able to provide you with an example that is similar to your face and body. Dr Lanzer performs Eyelid Surgery on males and females of all different cultures and ages, so we have a vast variety of photo examples to help guide you as to what to expect.
It is important to note that each person is different, therefore surgical outcomes will vary slightly from person to person. Dr Lanzer will perform an assessment of the area you would like improved and provide you with his expert opinion of the outcome he can achieve. No promises or guarantees are ever made regarding your result, however, Dr Lanzer will be able to provide you with an expected outcome. Dr Lanzer has performed tens of thousands of cosmetic procedures, therefore has an expert eye for aesthetics.
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Surgical Warning: Every form of surgery has a possibility of a complication and these are given to you in detail by Dr Lanzer. It is a good idea to understand your surgical procedure well, and to obtain further advice from another Specialist Cosmetic surgeon such as a Dermatologist like Dr Lanzer.
All photographs represent one person's experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.
Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.