Eyelid Lift surgery in Sydney can help you achieve the refreshed appearance you desire, and in cases of dramatically ‘hooded’ eyelids, even improve your vision. Dr. Tim can help you create a surgery plan for your eyelid lift that targets either the upper or lower eyelid (or both) to give you the expression you desire. Your eyes are quite possibly your most expressive feature, and unfortunately drooping eyelids and puffy bags can make you look old and tired prematurely.
Ready to see how blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in Sydney can help you achieve your cosmetic goals? Call our office at 13000 DRTIM to schedule your appointment today. Dr. Tim and his friendly, knowledgeable staff specialize in personalizing each procedure to match the unique needs of every patient.
Anesthesia: General anesthesia or sedation
In/Outpatient: Usually inpatient
Length of surgery: 45 minutes for upper blepharoplasty, and 1 to 2 hours for lower blepharoplasty
Recovery: Depending on the extent of surgery, patients can expect to comfortably read within 2 to 3 days and return to work in 7 to 10 days. Dr. Tim will give specific instructions, but people can expect to wear contact lenses within one week, and resume strenuous activities and consume alcohol in around 2 to 3 weeks.
Results: Within 7 to 14 days bruising and swelling should dissipate. Most patients see final results within 2 to 4 weeks, and are able to enjoy their results for around 10 years.
Your Treatment with Dr. Tim
Dr. Tim has trained with plastic surgery experts from around the world, and utilizes that experience when performing the wide range of procedures offered at his practice in Sydney. Eyelid surgery is a relatively short procedure, and is easily customized to match your personal needs. During your consultation, Dr. Tim will explain what you can and can’t achieve through your surgery, and he’ll discuss which surgical method he recommends for optimal results.
Patients concerned with the amount of time and pain required by their recovery turn to Dr. Tim for his innovative express recovery method. This technique provides superior comfort for patients following any cosmetic surgery procedure, and most patients report minimal pain following their procedure.
What to Expect
The upper and lower eyelids are the two primary areas of concentration when performing eyelid surgery. Dr. Tim will help you decide which area your surgery will focus on, and what techniques he will utilize in your exact procedure.
Upper Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift): This method helps patients achieve a smooth, natural-looking crease in the upper eyelid. Even for Asian patients, this can be done without erasing any trace of racial heritage. Dr. Tim creates an incision in the eyelid that is easily hidden by the crease following recovery. During surgery a crescent-shaped piece of skin, underlying muscle and excess fat are removed.
Lower Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift): If Dr. Tim needs to remove excess skin, he will place a very fine incision just beneath the lower lash line. If all that is needed is a removal or re-contouring of lower lid fat, he can do so through a transconjunctival incision made within the eyelid. Dr. Dr. Tim also commonly performs a canthopexy for patients who need extra support for the lower eyelid through the use of sutures.
Eyelid lifts provide patients with refreshed looking eyes that enhance the overall facial appearance, but don’t require a significant recovery period. Most patients are able to notice a significant decrease in the overall bruising and swelling around their eyes within 7 to 14 days, and final results are visible anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. Dr. Tim will be able to give you recovery estimates for you surgery during your consultation.
To decrease the amount of overall recovery time and cost of surgery, many patients will combine cosmetic procedures for a more dramatic result. Typical complementary procedure choices for eyelid surgery include brow lift, neck lift and face lift. Dr. Tim will help you choose which procedures are best for your needs, and will help you customize those procedures to create optimal results.