scroll icon

EYELID

SURGERY

The skin around the eyes is the thinnest in the body, so this is often the first area when we age. While some may experience wrinkling, others may experience more significant changes such as drooping eyelids, eye bags and excess skin.

EYELID

SURGERY

scroll icon

Eyelid Surgery

In some cases, the drooping of the lid may get to a point where it affects vision as folds of the skin make it harder to open the eyes fully.

For those looking to minimise the signs of age around this area, an eye lift or eyelid surgery may be an option..

The upper eyelid can be reduced and lifted, with the scar being hidden in the crease above the eyelid.

Lower eyelids are more difficult to achieve technically because of the junction between the lower eyelid, cheek skin and underlying structures. We’ll talk to you about techniques to address sagging tissues and place scars in hidden areas, however generally no surgery is required

It’s important to note that people of any age can suffer from conditions such as puffiness, eyebags or droopy lids, and other factors besides age can play a part in the appearance and elasticity of your skin. This can include lifestyle, sun damage, exposure to the environment and genetics.

That’s why we see patients from many age groups seeking treatment options. The first step is to consult an experienced specialist from The Doctors’ Studio.

Q & A

01

What is Blepharoplasty?

accordion arrow

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and muscle from the upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery cannot stop the process of ageing. It can, however, diminish the look of loose skin and bagginess in the eyelid region. It can also help improve vision in older patients who have a hooding of their upper eyelids.

Although it can add an upper eyelid crease to the Asian eyelid, it will not erase evidence of one’s racial or ethnic heritage. Blepharoplasty will not remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows.

Book a consultation

02

Are there alternative treatments?

accordion arrow

Alternative management forms include not treating the skin laxness and bagginess in the eyelids by surgery. Improvement of skin laxness, fatty deposits and skin wrinkles may be accomplished by other treatments or surgery such as a brow lift when indicated.

Other forms of eyelid surgery may be needed should you have disorders affecting the function of the eyelid, such as drooping eyelids from muscle problems (eyelid ptosis) or looseness between the eyelid and eyeball (ectropion). Minor skin wrinkling may be improved through chemical skin peels, laser resurfacing, or other skin treatments. Risks and potential complications are associated with alternative surgical forms of treatment.

Book a consultation

03

Are there long-term issues to consider?

accordion arrow

Subsequent alterations in eyelid appearance may occur due to ageing, weight loss or gain, sun exposure, pregnancy, menopause, or other circumstances unrelated to blepharoplasty surgery. Future surgery or other treatments may be necessary to maintain the results of blepharoplasty.

Book a consultation

04

Am I suitable for eyelid surgery?

accordion arrow

Not all patients are suitable for this procedure, and a consultation is required to assess your suitability, medical history and general health & fitness, and to allow you discuss the procedure including risks and complications with Dr David Topchian.

Contact us for a consultation today.