Eyelid surgery Perth
Eyelid surgery: what you need to know
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What is eyelid rejuvenation surgery?
Do you want to rejuvenate your eyes and look younger?
The skin around the eyes is some of the thinnest in the body; that’s why our eyes tend to show the first signs of ageing. Drooping eyelids, eye bags and excess skin often make us feel older than we are. Eyelid surgery, also called eyelift or blepharoplasty, may be an option if you want to minimise the signs of ageing.
Puffiness, eye bags or droopy eyelids can also be caused by other factors besides age. Lifestyle, exposure to sunlight, genetics and environmental factors also play a role.
"So eyelid surgery is not only about reducing signs of ageing. Sometimes we correct deformities or asymmetries. In many cases, blepharoplasty surgery can improve vision due to correction of the sagging eyelids."
Types of blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery
Upper eyelid surgery: as the name implies this type of surgery focuses on the upper eyelids, by removing excess skin and/or fat. This type of surgery is often done when you have droopy eyelids or overhanging eyelids causing visual impairment.
Lower eyelid surgery: this type of blepharoplasty focuses on the lower lid, by removing excess fat and loose skin.
Double eyelid surgery: this type is also called East Asian blepharoplasty because it’s extremely popular amongst young people in Asia. In double eyelid surgery, we make a crease in the upper eyelid. This results in a larger-looking, wider eye.
"People with a single eyelid or monolid seem to have smaller eyes because part of their eyes and eyelashes are covered by the skin above. During the surgery, we will remove some of the skin and fat in the upper eyelid, so the eye looks rounder."
What can I achieve with eyelid surgery?
Remove loose or sagging skin that creates folds and makes you look older, or impairs your vision
Reduce puffy-looking eyes
Correct bags under the eyes
Provide eyelid balance and symmetry
Reduce droopiness of the lower eyelids
Remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids
Eyelid surgery can be done as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other facial surgery.
How does blepharoplasty work?
"It’s a very common procedure and it only takes about one hour. You can have this procedure done under both general and local anaesthetic. After the surgery, you may expect redness and swelling around the incision areas. Your eyes may tear and your vision may temporarily blur. We will prescribe eye drops and ointments to speed up your recovery."
When you undergo upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made inside the natural fold of your eyelid. This allows the scar to be hidden.
When you have lower eyelid surgery, the incision is made just below the lashes or inside the eyelid.
Preparing for your eyelid surgery
Stop smoking and cut down drinking alcohol
If you take vitamin E supplements, stop taking them.
Do not take Gingko Biloba and ginseng, as they are believed to prolong the bleeding after surgery
Don’t take aspirin and ibuprofen, for the same reason
Cooling eye mask
Sterile gauze pads
Pain relief medication (Paracetamol)
Bottle of artificial tears
"I will give you some specific instructions but in general we don’t want you to wear any make-up, mascara, eyeliner, false eyelashes, contact lenses, jewellery or cosmetics on the day of surgery."
Why Dr Jeremy Rawlins as your preferred Perth eyelid surgeon?
Dr Rawlins is a well respected Perth plastic surgeon. He strongly believes that cosmetic surgery is about your quality of life. That’s why, when discussing plastic surgery, his focus is on your personal journey. It’s about openly discussing your expectations linked to the surgery.
Patients choose to have surgery with Dr Rawlins, because he is totally committed to quality, and because they feel his genuine care before, during and after the procedure.
Send Dr Jeremy Rawlins a message
St John of God Murdoch hospital100 Murdoch Dr, Murdoch WA 6150
St John of God Mount Lawley hospitalEllesmere Rd, Mount Lawley WA 6050
Office hoursMon-Fri from 9am-5pm