The following post covers everything you need to know about undergoing blepharoplasty (eye surgery) in Perth. If you have any questions about this procedure, you’ll find the answers below!
What is Blepharoplasty?
Our eyes begin to look different as we grow older: our lids stretch and the supportive muscles become weaker. As a result, you may notice:
- your eyelids beginning to sag/ droop
- dark bags forming beneath the lower eyelids
Each of these can be difficult to accept or hide, especially as people see your eyes every day. You may feel self-conscious during conversations and avoid eye-contact, even with friends or your partner.
Blepharoplasty is a common procedure to remove excess skin from around the eyes. This restores a more youthful appearance and can rejuvenate the entire face.
Makeup is easier to apply and eyelashes become more prominent. Less of the eyes’ whites will be visible without excess skin pulling the lids down. Patients look less tired following eyelid surgery and may choose to complement it with other treatments for added effect.
Ethicos Institute’s eye surgery in Perth is simple, effective and priced competitively.
What can Blepharoplasty Do for Me?
Eye surgery at our Perth clinic is fairly straightforward but achieves lasting results.
Our team has performed numerous blepharoplasty procedures to help patients of different ages enjoy a younger look. You may be an ideal candidate for our blepharoplasty treatment if you:
- feel self-conscious about drooping eyelids or bags under your eyes
- are frustrated by excess sagging skin beneath the eyes disrupting your makeup application
- struggle to see as well as you would like to because of drooping upper eyelids
- have puffy eyelids due to fatty deposits
- notice more signs of ageing around the eyes than you feel comfortable with
If one or more of these apply to you, our blepharoplasty surgery may be the right option.
What Does Blepharoplasty Involve?
After blepharoplasty, patients look more alert and enjoy improved peripheral vision with less skin to obstruct their eyesight.
The procedure involves:
- cutting along the folds of the upper, lower or both eyelids
- removing excess skin, fat and/or muscle
- redistributing fat if removal is unnecessary
- closing the incisions
Muscle repair may be performed to address drooping under the lid too, via the same incision. This keeps scarring to a minimum.
Our experienced surgeon, Dr Gillett, is happy to discuss your eye surgery in Perth during a comprehensive consultation. You can ask questions, learn more about the procedure, discover blepharoplasty cost and gain complete peace of mind.
We ensure each patient preparing for blepharoplasty in our Perth clinic has access to all the information you need.
How Long Does a Blepharoplasty Procedure Take?
Eye surgery tends to be a fairly brief process. Most procedures last between one and two hours, though times may vary from one case to another.
We’ll offer a more accurate length during your consultation when we assess your eyelids and goals.
How Long Will I Need to Recover?
We use cold packs to reduce swelling around your eyes after the treatment. This is a common technique but the packs can be taken away if you feel uncomfortable.
Ointment applied to the eyes can blur your vision too, but this will pass. You’ll need the ointment for the first few days of your recovery, though. This stops your eyes drying out while you sleep.
We recommend elevating your head through the night as a further aid to reducing swelling. A salt solution can be used to clean the suture lines too.
Your eyes may feel uncomfortable or sensitive to the light, but only temporarily. Sun exposure must be managed carefully while your eyelids remain sensitive.
Swelling and bruising typically fade within two weeks, though it may be closer to 10 days in some cases. Scars should become less noticeable over subsequent months.
Follow-up appointments are a key part of Ethicos Institute’s blepharoplasty in Perth (and our other procedures). This is essential to monitor your recovery and offer any advice required.
Do you have any questions about eye surgery at our Perth clinic? Want to know more about our blepharoplasty cost? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.