What You Need To Know About Eyelid Surgery In Perth
What You Need To Know About Eyelid Surgery In Perth
Eyelid surgery Perth is a relatively common surgical procedure. It is obtained to reduce visible signs of ageing in the eye region, giving the patient in question a rejuvenated appearance post-surgery. Common signs of ageing that can be addressed with eyelid surgery includes puffiness, sagging skin, fat pads underneath the eyes, and more.
There is a lot of information about eyelid surgery out there considering the popularity of the procedure. To ensure our patients get access to the right information before their initial consultation at The Dr Lanzer Clinic, we have provided an overview of essential information about eyelid surgery in Perth.
What Areas Will My Cosmetic Surgeon Address During Eyelid Surgery in Australia?
The cosmetic surgery can treat the upper eyelid or the lower eyelid during your cosmetic surgery. If the upper lid is treated, the procedure can be referred to as upper eyelid surgery or upper blepharoplasty. If the lower lid is treated, the surgery procedure may be known as lower eyelid surgery or lower blepharoplasty. It is also possible for the cosmetic surgery to treat both eyelids at the same time; this is done when a patient has excess skin or fat in both eyelids.
Various problems can be addressed during eyelid surgery, this includes excision of excess skin or reducing the appearance of crow’s feet. For each procedure, the cosmetic surgeon uses the eyelid creases to reduce the appearance of scarring post-procedure.
To determine the method used for your blepharoplasty surgery, you will be attending a consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgery first. The area in question will be evaluated, including excess eyelid skin, loose skin and excess fat, after which the cosmetic surgery can determine the best course of action and your treatment plan. During this consultation, you can also ask questions about the procedure itself or get a cost-estimate for your blepharoplasty procedure.
What Is Done To The Eyelids During A Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?
The technique your surgeon will implement depends if he has to remove fat, skin, or both from the eyelid. It is also subject to the specific eyelid being treated.
Patients can have some specific problems around the eyes caused by the natural ageing process. For example, one patient can have a hooded upper eyelid, while another has protruding bags on the lower lid. Naturally, the procedure is therefore tailored to each patient to achieve the best result.
Before you have your procedure, your surgeon can explain to you what will be done in a little more detail. You may require the removal of fat from one eyelid, or you may require the removal of fat and skin on both. Naturally, this will be conveyed to you once your evaluation is completed.
Who Can Get Some Benefit From A Blepharoplasty In Perth?
There are a variety of patients who could benefit from eyelid blepharoplasty. Patients who benefit from this procedure usually have visible signs of ageing around the eyes; this includes anything from excess skin to protruding fatty tissue and droopy eyelids.
Eye lift and eyelid surgery can be used to rejuvenate, but in some cases it could also be used to restore a patient’s field of vision. The procedure can also be combined with laser resurfacing, which can address further skin issues and enhance the results when you have the procedure at the day hospital.
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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Eyelid Surgery Perth procedures. To ensure you are fully informed about the techniques your surgeon may use, we have included all three techniques in the overview below.
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Is Laser Eyelid Surgery A Possibility?
Many surgeons will use a laser these days to reduce some of the bleeding during the procedure; this may result in a decrease of bruising post-surgery. While you will experience some bruising even with the laser, most patients find that the amount of bruising is less with laser eyelid surgery.
Do I Need An Anaesthetic For A Blepharoplasty In Perth?
Eyelid surgery can be executed under a local or a general anaesthetic. However, considering the location of the procedure, a lot of patients choose the general anaesthetic for their treatment.
Anaesthesia is always discussed with the cosmetic surgeon to ensure the patient gets the best choice for them. Therefore both types of sedation, local anaesthesia and general anaesthesia, will always be considered. If general anaesthesia is used, then a anaesthetist will be monitoring you during the procedure.
What Happens After Eyelid Surgery At The Dr Lanzer Clinic?
When you leave our clinic, we recommend having someone drive you home from the procedure. If you had a general anaesthetic, you will not be able to drive home. If you had a treatment under local anaesthetic, you will still require someone to drive you home, as your vision can be influenced shortly after the treatment because of any swelling post-surgery.
Patients should have a person with them for the first twenty-four hours after their procedure. Even though complications are rare, a general anaesthetic can make you feel a little ill after the procedure; this may include some unsteadiness and dizziness. Therefore, we always recommend someone near you in case you need assistance.
Shortly after their procedure, patients may be required to take some pain management medication and antibiotics; this to prevent any infection from occurring after their treatment. Also, patients are expected to the keep the treatment area clean per instructions of The Dr Lanzer Clinic.
While most can resume their normal activities relatively quickly, it is important to avoid strenuous activities for a little while, as this could cause problems with sutures or the healing process overall.
Patients will have to attend a follow-up appointment after their procedure as well. Dr Lanzer is very hands on and likes to see his patients regularly after a treatment. During your follow-up appointment, he will check the treatment area and how it has reacted to the procedure. He will also evaluate how you are healing and check for any signs of complications. During this time, you also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding future aftercare, medication, or any other questions you may have at the time.
How Do I Make An Appointment For Eyelid Surgery Perth?
If you would like to book an appointment for eyelid surgery at The Dr Lanzer Clinic in Perth, please contact our friendly team of receptionists via telephone during office hours. If you cannot contact us by telephone, you can also enter your information on the online enquiry form and our team will give you a call back as soon as possible.
Dr Lanzer and his associates always recommend getting a second opinion before having cosmetic procedures. A second opinion from another health practitioner gives you more information about the procedure, but also provides you with a more realistic idea of the rejuvenation that can be obtained as well as the side-effects that can occur after the procedure. Subsequently, patients can make a much more informed decision.