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Dr Douglas McManamny
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
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Eyelid Surgery

Heavy eyelids or hollow eye sockets can age your appearance. Men and women with laxity or volume loss around the eyes can develop a chronically fatigued or angry expression. In extreme cases, skin laxity around the eyes can obscure your vision. Improving the tone and texture of your eyelids can completely rejuvenate your facial appearance, restoring a brighter, more youthful aesthetic.

Types of Eyelid Problems


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Excess Tissue

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Low-hanging tissue in the upper eyelids can be caused by weak eyelid tissue or a loss of muscle tone. Excess tissue can create the appearance of heavy eyelids and can even obscure vision in some patients. Removing excess upper eyelid tissue helps restore a firmer, more youthful eye appearance.

Volume Loss

Volume-loss

Many men and women have diminished volume due to fat and collagen loss around the eyes. Volume changes always need to be taken into account because removing tissue without restoring volume will result in a hollowed eye appearance.

Puffiness

Puffiness

Under-eye puffiness is often the result of excess or displaced fat. Eye puffiness can create a fatigued or sad expression. Excess fat under the eyes can distort the attractive contour along the cheek. Correcting puffiness can restore a more rested look for a brighter appearance.

Methods of Correction

Micro Fat Transfer

Micro fat transfer can be performed with any eyelid lift to correct volume loss around the eyes. Fat is harvested from the abdomen, back, or thighs and is processed down for transfer. The fat is then injected around the eyes to fill in hollow or gaunt areas. Combining micro fat transfer helps ensure better, more even excision results.

Skin Excision

Fat Removal

Addressing Your Concerns


Recovery

You may experience bruising, swelling, and redness around the eyes after your surgery. Cool packs are used to soothe swelling. Patients should rest with their head elevated for several days following their procedure.

Most patients return to work within two weeks of their procedure and resume their regular activities after three to four weeks. Excess swelling typically subsides by six weeks, but minor swelling may last for up to three months.

Scars

All incisions are placed in the natural folds of the eyelids, so most patients don’t develop visible scarring. If scars do develop, they are likely to fade over time.

Cost

The cost of your surgery will vary depending on the techniques used. Surgical, anaesthetic, and hospital fees will all affect the final cost of your procedure.

Pain

Eyelid surgery is performed using either a local or general anaesthetic, and zero pain is felt during your procedure. The first few days may be accompanied by some discomfort. All associated pain can be controlled using prescribed oral medication.

Before & Afters


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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be required to stay overnight in hospital following my procedure?

Most eyelid surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures. However, some patients may choose to stay overnight in hospital because the environment provides assistance with meals, personal care, and pain relief.

Can eyelid surgery be combined with any other procedure?

Since most patients have signs of ageing around more than just their eyes, facial enhancement procedures are often combined for the best results possible. Procedures commonly combined with eyelid lift surgery include brow lift surgery and facelift surgery.

How long will my results last?

Eyelid surgery is designed to provide long-lasting enhancement to your appearance. Most results last for over five years, but the procedure doesn’t prevent future ageing from occurring.

How can I prolong the life of my results?

Avoiding direct exposure to sunlight will help prolong the life of your results. Non-surgical treatments such as laser treatments or facial injections can eliminate wrinkles that form around your eyes to maintain a more youthful appearance.

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