All faces age differently. The two most important factors determining how you age are your genetics and the exposure of your skin to the sun. For early signs of facial ageing, the use of non-surgical techniques including the use anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and skin resurfacing can provide adequate correction. At some stage, however, these treatments will fail to address the loosening facial tissues. Surgical correction of lax skin, muscle, fat and the underlying facial ligaments form the main-stay of surgical approaches to rejuvenate the face. A combination of necklift, facelift, browlift and eyelift (blepharoplasty) can be performed to address the different anatomic areas of facial ageing.
Eyelid Reduction (Blepharoplasty)
Both the upper and lower eyelids are particularly prone to the effects of ageing. For the upper lid, a progressive hooding of skin combined with bulging of fat can produce heaviness of the eyelid. In some cases, with marked skin droop, your vision can be obscured. For the lower lid, thinning of the support tissues can produce bulging of lower lid fat and excess of skin leaving you looking perpetually tired.
An eyelid correction (“blepharoplasty”) can address each of these components by a careful removal of skin and fat, and tightening of the tissues that provide support to the deeper eyelid structures. This procedure can be performed under local or general anaesthetic and is a day surgery or overnight procedure. An upper eyelid blepharoplasty can sometimes be performed in our office surgery facility.
You will need between one to three weeks to recover from the surgery and, as with all cosmetic surgery procedures, you will require scar management commencing at the two week mark to improve swelling and scarring.
For further information about facial rejuvenation and eyelid surgery in Sydney, or about any of our other procedures, please contact Dr. Merten at Pure Aesthetics. To make an enquiry, please click here.