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Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

What Is An Eyelid Lift?

Melbourne Eyelid LIftThe medical term for an eyelid lift is a blepharoplasty. This procedure involves removing fat and muscle from around the eyelids. Even though blepharoplasties are usually performed for cosmetic purposes, they can also help improve one’s vision. This is one of the most popular facial cosmetic surgery procedures. In fact, it is estimated that 100,000 people get this procedure performed every year.

What Is The Procedure Process Of Performing An Eyelid Lift?

Many patients choose to get an upper or lower eyelid lift, but others choose to get an upper and lower eyelid performed at the same time. Local anesthesia will be administered prior to this procedure. The surgeon will make tiny incision along the natural lines in the eyelids. After the incision has been made, the excess muscle skin and fat will be removed.

Sutures will be inserted in the upper eyelids. They will remain in the eyelids for three to six days. In many cases, the lower eyelids do not require any sutures.

Who Is A Candidate For An Eyelid Lift?

Healthy people who have the following problems will benefit from getting an eyelid lift:

  • A sad or tired appearance
  • Saggy eyelids
  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
  • A field of vision

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Getting An Eyelid Lift?

  • A more refreshed, youthful-looking appearance
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Procedure is minimally-invasive, so patients will be able to quickly recover from it.
  • Improved vision
  • Very safe procedure

Frequently Asked Questions About The Eyelid Lift

What Problems Cannot Be Corrected With An Eyelid Lift?
Sagging eyebrows, crow’s feet, deep wrinkles, lines and forehead furrows are examples of some of the problems that cannot be corrected with an eyelid lift. People who have those problems will benefit from other cosmetic procedures.

What Is The Recovery Process Like?
Swelling and bruising will last for about two weeks. Ice can be used to alleviate some of the swelling, but it is important for patients to wrap the ice up in something before applying it to their eyelids. In some cases, the swelling will last for a month or more. Patients will need to keep their head elevated while they are sleeping. Most people will be able to return to their normal activities within one week. However, bending and heavy lifting will need to be restricted for at least two weeks after surgery.

How Long Does It Take To Perform An Eyelid Lift?
The procedures takes about one hour to perform. Patients will be able to leave the clinic after their procedure has been completed.

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What Elements of the Face May Benefit From a Face-Lift?

  • Lower face and neck
  • Contour of the chin and neckline
  • Appearance of the cheek and jowls
  • Some lines and wrinkles
  • Deep creases and facial folds
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