What is Upper Blepharoplasty?Upper eyelid surgery, otherwise known as upper blepharoplasty, aims to address excess skin in the upper eyelid region that may obscure vision. You may be required to undergo a visual field test with an ophthalmologist or optometrist prior to your procedure.
How is an Upper Blepharoplasty Performed?
Upper blepharoplasty is often performed under general anaesthesia, often as a day case.
Incisions are made in the creases of the upper eyelids. Your surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid before the incisions are closed with fine sutures.
Who is a Candidate for Upper Blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty could be considered if your have concerns regarding droopy or sag-ging eyelids that interfere with your vision.
An ideal candidate for upper blepharoplasty surgery is someone who:
- Has sagging or loose excess skin on the upper eyelids
- Has impaired vision as a result of upper eyelid excess skin
- Has puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Has realistic expectations regarding what the procedure can achieve
- Is healthy and without medical conditions that may impair healing
Blepharoplasty Before and After
The first step is having a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons, during which you can discuss expectations, ask questions and receive a detailed explanation of what happens during the procedure.
Prior to your procedure, it’s important to stay healthy. This means eating the right foods, getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your immune system strong. It’s also im-portant to prepare for your recovery before your blepharoplasty. You may wish to pre-prepare some healthy meals, purchase some comfortable loose clothing and ice packs, and fill any prescriptions you may need in the week following surgery. You must stop smoking at least 30 days prior to your procedure.
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and stay with you for a couple of days. This is particularly necessary if you have small children at home – you will need someone to assist you. You may wish to set up a recovery area where you can relax and sleep in an elevated position.
It is normal to experience some bruising and swelling after your procedure. This will ease over the following weeks, and our clinic team will be able to offer you advice on effective pain management.
Our clinical staff will provide you with clear post-operative instructions, including expected time frames for returning to normal activities, prior to your procedure.
It is extremely important that you follow your Specialist Plastic Surgeon’s instructions after your blepharoplasty, as this will speed the healing process and allow for the best possible result.
Yes. I some cases a blepharoplasty can be combined with other procedures and this can be discussed with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon during your consultation.
The cost of an upper blepharoplasty is dependent on a number of factors. This includes the complexity of the procedure, the experience of the surgeon, anaesthetic fees and hospital fees. Once you have met with your surgeon and a clinical plan has been established, our cli-ent support officers will organise a quote.
Medicare and private health insurance may cover a portion of the costs if this procedure is deemed medically necessary.
To receive a more accurate cost for this procedure, please contact us to book a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons.
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