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About The Procedure
Eyelid SurgeryWe have all heard the saying “The eyes are the windows to your soul”. The signs of premature aging, such as dark circles, sagging upper and lower eyelids, fine lines and wrinkles, can make you look tired and older. Eyelid lift (or blepharoplasty) is the recommended and most often preferred treatment for removing bags under the eyes or improving droopy eyelids. These aging 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 eyelid lift 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.
|Before and After Facelift & Eyelid Surgery|
How is eyelid lift surgery performed?Eyelid surgery 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 SurgeryUsually, 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 personalize the surgery, as well as non-surgical services that is right for your unique face.
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Do you have droopy eyelids? Eyelid surgery might be for you!
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My eyes were my best feature when I was young.
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)
Related Questions and Information:Special features of the Double Bay Day Surgery Q: I know I need a facelift, but how about my heavy eyelids? Q: What can I do about my heavy eyelids? (Asian)
What about my heavy eyelids?
Q: I know I need a facelift, but how about my heavy eyelids?A: When thinking about a facelift, it’s important to consider your eye area 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 by blepharoplasty. In the lower lids, bulging fat is removed alleviating the baggage and reducing the dark rings under the eyelids.
Facelift with Blepharoplasty (Eyelid lift)
Related Questions and Information:Special features of the Double Bay Day Surgery Q: “My eyes were my best feature when I was young, now everyone says I look tired. Can my eyes look young again?” Q: What can I do about my heavy eyelids? (Asian) Q: Is it true I can have a Mid-Face Lift without leaving visible scars? Q: I have a sagging neck but do I need a facelift? Q:I saw a segment about a non-surgical facelift on ‘Oprah’. What is this?” Q: How can I get rid of my sagging jowls? Q: I am only 28 and I have a double chin. What can I do? Q: I look tired and my friends ask "what are you worrying about?" Q: No matter how much sleep I have, I always seem to look tired. Q: I’m 44 years of age and have noticed some excess wrinkling around my eyes, jowling, and some thickness in my neck and under my chin. My friends say I am looking tired. Am I too young for a facelift Q: What is the S-Lift? Q: I want to look just as competitive as I feel - what can I do?
What can I do about my heavy eyelids? (Asian)
Q: What can I do about my heavy eyelids? (Asian)A: Some Asian patients don’t have an upper eyelid fold when their eyes are open but want to have what is called the “double eyelid” fold. Basic techniques just use a stitch through the eyelid which does not last very long. The surgical procedure that creates the best, permanent result involves making an attachment between the levatar muscle that lifts the eyelid and the skin of the eyelid. Caucasian and Asian patients have a natural attachment, but it is usually much lower in Asian eyes, so may not be noticeable when the eyelid is open. It is very important to make the fold the correct height. If a Caucasian height is chosen it may look unnatural for an Asian so a midheight is usually best. The procedure involves very carefully making a symmetrical incision, taking a very conservative amount of fat and stitching a connection between the levatar muscle and the skin. Twilight sedation is used so the patient can open their eyes during the procedure to ensure the folds are absolutely symmetrical.
Related Questions and Information:Special features of the Double Bay Day Surgery Q: “My eyes were my best feature when I was young, now everyone says I look tired. Can my eyes look young again?” Q: I know I need a facelift, but how about my heavy eyelids?
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
Q: Are Anti-Wrinkle injections safe?Absolutely, if performed by a qualified and experienced doctor. The television show ‘Body Work’ recently demonstrated anti-wrinkle injections both to smooth and soften lines and folds as well as injectable fillers to enhance lips.The areas usually addressed are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines in the forehead and the crows feet around the side of the eyes. Folds most commonly softened are those around the mouth. These injections are highly popular as they can be performed in a matter of minutes and either instantly or within a few days the patient has a benefit which lasts for a number of months. Note: the injectables used for these procedures can only be ordered by a doctor, and the manufacturers and the medical community do not endorse their use in a party environment.
For more information on anti-wrinkle and other injectibles see this informationRelated Questions and Information: Q: I’ve seen a lot about anti-wrinkle injections recently and want to know more.