Patients often present to us with “bags under their eyes”. These bags occur in both women and men and occur predominantly around or after the age of 50. What causes these bags is a combination of both g...Continue Reading
Eyelid Surgery Sydney
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About The Procedure
We have all heard the saying “The eyes are the windows to your soul”. The signs of premature ageing, such as dark circles, sagging upper and lower eyelids, fine lines and wrinkles, can make you look tired and older.
Eyelid lift surgery (or blepharoplasty) is the recommended and most often preferred treatment for removing bags under the eyes or improving droopy eyelids. These ageing eye conditions can add years to your appearance and even impair your vision.
If you have either or both drooping eyelids or bags under your eyes, Sydney cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson, can enhance your appearance and give your face a more youthful appearance with an upper, lower or combined double eyelid surgery. To achieve the best overall facial rejuvenation result and a look that is uniform each patient is assessed based on their individual needs and desires It is not uncommon for patients seeking eyelid surgery to have other facial rejuvenation procedures performed at the same time including facelift, browlift, skin resurfacing and often even Thermage or anti-wrinkle injections and injectible fillers.
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How is eyelid surgery performed?
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty and other facial rejuvenation procedures are all is performed in our fully licensed and accredited day surgical facility located in Double Bay. Dr. Hodgkinson will make tiny incisions along the natural lines of your eyelids, which results in minimal scarring in the upper eyelid. For the lower eyelid, the transconjunctival approach is usually used which is inside the eyelid resulting in no visible scarring. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin from the upper and/or lower lids and Dr. Hodgkinson may remove fat and tighten muscle to help you attain a fresher, more alert yet completely natural eye expression.
Recovery After Eyelid Surgery Sydney
Usually, you will be ready to return to work or normal activities in 7 to 14 days. Most patients are back to their normal routine within days, although complete recovery may take a few weeks. Swelling, bruising and some discomfort are part of the recovery process, and can be alleviated with cold compresses and appropriate medication.
If you notice how your drooping eyelids and puffy or hollow under eye areas may be adding years to your age, ask Dr. Hodgkinson how a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) can help you. We can reassure you by showing you our patients’ before-and-after pictures that Dr. Hodgkinson will take an artistic approach and will personalise the eyelid surgery, as well as non-surgical services that is right for your unique face.
We have many prospective patients phone who say, “I have droopy eyelids. Is there anything you can do for me?” The answer is yes! Upper eyelid surgery known as a blepharoplasty can address this and im...Continue Reading
Does Dr. Hodgkinson do Asian Double Eyelid surgery?
Yes! Dr Hodgkinson has thirty years’ experience in Asian eyelid surgery and a large percentage of Asian patients in his practice. He has also been a frequent member of the faculty at the Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (OSAPS) conferences. He uses advanced techniques with permanent results, not the simpler stitch through the eyelid which might be less expensive but is less predictable and does not last long. Dr Hodgkinson is very careful to make sure that the fold/crease in the eyelid is at the correct height and has a natural and attractive Eurasian look. The procedure is usually performed under twilight sedation to enable the patient to open their eyes during the procedure to ensure that the folds are absolutely symmetrical.
Oriental Eyelid Blepharoplasty
How can I have younger looking eyes?
The procedure to rejuvenate the eyes (eyelids) is called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty involves a surgical procedure, performed as an outpatient under twilight sedation or light general anaesthesia, where the excessive skin and bulging fat of the upper and lower eyelids is removed and the youthful stance of the eyelids restored. Care must be taken not to overresect tissue but to create a crisp fold in the upper eyelid and not 'hollow out' the lid. This outpatient surgical procedure requires precision and experience to rejuvenate your 'look'.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
What procedures do you use for droopy eyelids?
When thinking about facial rejuvenation, it’s important to consider your eyes as well. “Droopy”, “sleepy” upper eyelids and excessive “baggage” on the lower lids are quite common complaints by many patients seeking cosmetic improvement around their eye area. Racial characteristics, excessive expression, allergies and sun exposure all contribute to “droopy” lids where loose skin bends down the eyelashes. Removal of the excessive skin above the eyes and readjustment of crows’ feet can be achieved through eyelid surgery known as blepharoplasty. It is important that the surgeon has experience in this procedure as it is of critical importance to remove just enough excess skin and tissue to create a crisp and appealing appearance. If too much tissue is removed, there is the risk of the patient having too startled a look and worse yet not being able to properly close their eyes which can lead to dry eyes and other ophthalmological issues. In the lower lids, bulging fat is removed alleviating the baggage and reducing the dark rings under the eyelids.
Facelift with Blepharoplasty (Eyelid lift)
If I have my eye lids done, will I be able to close my eyes properly?
An upper lid blepharoplasty should remove just enough redundant skin from the upper lids to reveal a nice lid fold. If excessive skin is removed, patients may be unable to close their eyes properly. A well done blepharoplasty will leave enough skin on the lids to allow normal eyelid closure and showing a natural fold on which to apply eye makeup.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
What can be done to improve baggy lower eyelids?
As we age, it is common, in both women and men to not only develop droopy upper eyelids but baggy lower eyelids as well. Eyelid surgery, which is technically know as upper or lower blepharoplasty is used to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. For the lower eyelids, a transconjunctival approach is usually used, whereby the incision is placed inside the eyelid and to remove the excess tissue. This means that there are generally no visible scars whatsoever with lower eyelid surgery. It is critical that the surgeon has extensive experience in eyelid surgery as if too much tissue is removed or the incision is not appropriately placed, the patient may have resulting problems such as drooping of the lower eyelids known as ectropion.
Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty