Upper Eyelid Surgery In Sydney
Upper Eyelid Surgery In Sydney
Upper eyelid surgery in Sydney is one of the popular treatments executed at The Dr Lanzer Clinic. It is not only popular in Sydney, but also NSW and the rest of Australia.
As the name suggests, this procedure is focussed on the upper eyelid and on providing the patient with a more youthful appearance. Subsequently, the treatment can also be used to tackle conditions such as ptosis. It is important to gain some knowledge about a surgery procedure such as this before going ahead, so Dr Lanzer and his associates provide all the information required on the website. To learn more about upper eyelid surgery in Sydney, please read through our blepharoplasty guide below.
What Is Upper Blepharoplasty?
An upper blepharoplasty is another word for upper eyelid surgery in Sydney. Another type of blepharoplasty is the transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which focuses on the lower eyelid.
During upper eyelid surgery in Sydney, the cosmetic surgery will focus on the patient’s upper lids. The procedure can involve removing excess skin or loose skin from the eyelid, but also the removal of soft tissue such as fat. Before the procedure takes place, the cosmetic surgery will evaluate if fat, skin, or both need to be removed.
How Is Upper Eyelid Surgery Done?
Even though there are various techniques that can be done during eyelid surgery, we will focus on one specific technique to illustrate how the procedure is done.
Treatments of the eye area such as the blepharoplasty can be done under a local anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic (sedation). Once the area has been sedated, the surgeon will make a small incision along the upper eyelid crease. Once the incision is made, the surgeon can remove eyelid skin, fat or other tissue.
Please note that the surgery of the upper eyelid can be different than that of the lower eyelid. The incision is usually made in a different location; this to make sure the remaining scar remains hidden for the naked eye. If you are interested in lower blepharoplasty too, we recommend checking out the relevant information page on the website.
Is Blepharoplasty Safe?
The blepharoplasty in Sydney is a relatively safe procedure, but this does not mean you will not encounter any risks. Evidently, all cosmetic surgery is accompanied by risks and a small chance of complications. It is important for patients to be aware of the various risks associated with their procedure; this information is provided by The Dr Lanzer Clinic and can also be checked on the website.
One of the risks that should be mentioned with all cosmetic procedures is the risk that accompanies general anaesthesia. While most cosmetic surgerys will always prefer local anaesthesia over general anaesthesia because of the reduced amount of risk associated with a local anaesthetic. Therefore, it is always advised to speak to an anaesthetist before your eyelid procedure. Of course, this applies to all cosmetic procedures including the rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelid lift, and the like.
How To Get Rid Of Upper Eyelid Fat?
Upper eyelid fat is difficult to get rid of, especially because this area is something that cannot be exercised. This excess fat can also cause a heaviness of the eyelids; this applies to both the upper and the lower lid. Excess fat in the eyelids can also cause puffiness of the eyes, and this puffy look can automatically cause a more aged appearance. Therefore, most patients have to turn to the blepharoplasty at our day surgery to remove excess fat from the upper eyelids.
Can Cosmetic Surgery Make Eyes Bigger?
In some cases, cosmetic surgery will make the eyes appear bigger. The blepharoplasty procedure will remove excess fat and skin, which will give the eyes a more open appearance post-operatively. Eyes can become more prominent with both upper and lower eyelid surgery. Therefore, a cosmetic surgery must evaluate the patient to determine which treatment will be most effective.
Various treatments can be used to treat aesthetic problems with the eyes. For example, dark circles is another common problem that can be tackled with the right procedure. Dark circles can have different causes too, so this problem must also be evaluated by a cosmetic surgery before an appropriate treatment can be recommended.
What Is The Recovery Time For Upper Eyelid Surgery?
Most patients can return to their normal activities relatively quickly after surgery. However, it is important for patients to take sufficient time off work to recuperate. They should also have someone drive them home after surgery; this because vision can be impacted shortly after surgery. Patients could also be affected from the anaesthetic used during the treatment.
Depending on the technique used by the cosmetic surgeon, fine sutures can be used during the surgery. These sutures can be both absorbable and nonabsorbable. This is also something to take into account during your recovery time.
During your recovery, always minimize sun exposure as much as possible. Sun damage could cause complications, so your clinic will ask you to use a good sun lotion to protect your skin. Of course, this should be repeated even after your recovery, as sun protection can promote prolonged skin elasticity as well as prevent premature ageing. During your follow-up appointment, your cosmetic surgeon can provide more information on how to protect your skin. These tips could also be provided during your initial consultation if you wish.
Even a minimally invasive procedure such as blepharoplasty is subject to certain risks. Once fatty tissue and skin are removed, patients should keep the area as clean as possible to prevent complications such as infections. A qualified health practitioner at your clinic can provide more information on how to do this.
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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Eyelid Surgery Treatment procedures.
If you’re looking to remove fat from the eye, treat droopy eyelids, or want to address sagging skin around the eyes, get a free consultation at Sydney Eyelid Surgery Treatment clinic with Dr Lanzer. After your consultation, you will have a better idea about the surgical procedure that will be most effective for you.
What Is The Upper Eyelid Surgery Cost In Sydney?
The cost of upper eyelid surgery is variable. It depends on the complexity of the procedure, more specifically if fat, tissue or skin needs to be removed. Prices can also vary by the clinic you visit, the operating theatre and other variables. In some rare cases, the surgery may be subject to health insurance or medicare rebate.
To get the most accurate cost estimate for your treatment, it is recommended to book an appointment at The Dr Lanzer Clinic. New patients can benefit from a free appointment at our clinic, as we offer a free no-obligation appointment to all new patients. To get this appointment, simply contact our clinic by telephone or enter your information on the website enquiry form.
Can Upper Eyelid Surgery Be Combined with Facelift Surgery?
Upper eyelid surgery is available as a standalone treatment but can be combined with other treatments in some cases. For example, blepharoplasty surgery is commonly executed alongside the facelift, brow lift, laser resurfacing and other rejuvenation procedures. By combining these treatments, the surgeon can give the patient’s face an entire makeover. It can improve skin texture, make the eyes of the patient appear more open, and lift the underlying facial muscles at the same time.
Do I Need To Use Eye Drops After Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Dry eyes can be a common problem after eyelid surgery. To avoid this, or to treat the condition, the cosmetic surgery can prescribe some simple eye drops. Prescribed eye drops should be used as directed, as not using them could cause complications such as keratitis or corneal damage. Patients may also be prescribed some medicated ointments or gels.
Patients who had problems such as baggy eye or hooding of the eyelids could encounter dry eyes after the procedure. Evidently, you should always speak to the cosmetic surgeon if you have concerns.
If you have a history of dry eyes, it is important to mention this to your cosmetic surgery before your procedure takes place. By mentioning this before surgery, Dr Lanzer can provide the necessary medications to prevent this problem from occurring.
Do I Need Any Other Medications During The Recovery Process?
Most cosmetic surgery requires some medication post-operatively; this to prevent complications that could arise from surgery. In most cases, your cosmetic surgery will prescribe some pain medication to manage any discomfort you can experience after surgery. Most patients also receive a course of antibiotics; this to prevent infections.
Medications prescribed by the cosmetic surgery should always be taken as directed. Of course, there are some other guidelines that must be followed by patients in regard to their recovery. Below, we have listed the most common things to take into consideration.
Patients can experience some swelling and bruising after their surgery. The severity of these symptoms can be different from patient to patient, so this is something to take into consideration before your treatment. To elevate some of these symptoms, patients can use a cold compress for ten minutes on the affected area.
Please note, patients can resume taking a shower or bath 48 hours after their surgery. However, it is important to keep the eyes dry until three -seven days post-surgery. Once you are allowed to wash the eyes again, wash them gently with some clear water and non-perfumed soap. Do not rub the eyes dry though, you should always pat them dry with a soft towel.
Request a consultation
To receive a free private consultation, simply fill out the online enquiry form. During your initial consultation, you will be able to speak to Dr Lanzer or one of his associates about your procedure. Let us know the procedure(s) you are considering and your details and we will get back to you with a time and day to suit you.
Please note that The Dr Lanzer Clinic always recommends getting a second opinion before having a procedure. Speak to your doctor or another medical professional to ensure you have all the information you need before going ahead.