Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can help improve the appearance of your eyes
Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and bulging pockets of fat to improve the upper eyelid creases. Many people choose to undergo blepharoplasty in order to achieve a younger, brighter, better rested appearance. The bags and wrinkles that form around our eyes as we age are one of the biggest sources of frustration to people who feel that their tired, aging appearance doesn’t fit with how they feel or see themselves.
You may be a candidate for Blepharoplasty if your upper eyelids are characterised by excess skin that hides the natural fold of the eyelid, loose skin on the eyelid which may even obstruct your vision, or your lower eyelids have dark circles, bags, excess skin or puffiness, or you have fine wrinkles in the area of the lower eyelid.
For the Asian population, about 40% have a “single” upper eyelid fold, giving the eyes a hooded appearance. Some people may choose to undergo surgery in order to alter this crease and create a “double eyelid” where the eyelid creases when the eye is open. This can give the eyes a more open appearance and change the overall aesthetic of the face. “Single eyelid” Asian eyes can give a sleepy appearance, and the procedure can give the illusion that the eyes are wider open and brighter. The aim of the surgery is to create a natural-looking crease in the upper eyelid that forms when the eyes are open.
A personal consultation with our surgeon is the first step for any patient considering Blepharoplasty. During your consultation, we will assess your overall eyelid contour, the amount of excess eyelid fat and skin you possess, your eyebrow position, and the condition of the muscles in the area. We will also discuss whether an eyelid tuck, an eye bag removal, Asian double eyelid surgery, or more is needed.
- Skin and underlying tissue of upper and/or lower eyelids is tightened and trimmed to reduce wrinkles and “eye-bags”
- Different techniques are available – each is suited to a different clinical presentation
- Surgical scars are visible for a few weeks but rapidly fade to become unnoticeable
- Dramatic rejuvenation of whole face can be achieved with attention to this one area
- Blepharoplasty can be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures
- Performed under light sedation and local anaesthetic
- Recovery 1 – 2 weeks
- Medicare rebate may apply if droopy upper lids interfere with vision
What is involved in the Asian Double Eyelid surgical procedure?
There are two surgical methods that can be used to achieve a “double eyelid” result: “open incision” and “closed suture.”
Open incision involves making an incision along the desired eyelid crease and then placing two layers of stitches – one in the underlying structure and one in the delicate layer of skin over the top. This results in the skin being able to slide naturally over the lower layer as the eyes move, creating a very natural look. This technique is more precise and longer lasting than the closed suture technique, but does leave a faint scar.
The closed suture technique involved making small punctures in the upper eyelid, along the desired eyelid crease, and then the placement of very fine stitches to create a connection between the muscle layer in the upper eyelid and the new fold of skin. This option is quicker and has very minimal swelling and a quick recovery after the operation. The results of the technique can fade over time, which would necessitate the procedure to be repeated.
Cost: $2,890.00 (closed technique); $3,390.00 (open technique)
Our experienced team can help you achieve the look you desire. If you would like to know more about Asian double eyelid surgery, or to request a consultation, please contact us today
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) from Crown and Skin in Campbelltown, Sydney
Crown and Skin is part of the International Centre for Cosmetic Medicine (ICCM) who perform all the surgeries on offer. Consultations can take place at our convenient Campbelltown clinic.
With our experienced team, we can help you achieve the look you desire. If you would like to know more about blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), or to request a consultation, please contact us today.