An Eyelid lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can enhance the appearance of the eyelids and/or repair any functional deficits caused by the eyelids. It can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid or both. Through an eyebrow lift you can remove:
You may be a suitable candidate if:
Apart from the general risk, some specific potential risks of blepharoplasty include:
During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.
Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.
Ensure you have done your research, both on your desired surgery, as well as your surgeon.
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You will need a male eyelid lift if:
Saggy eyelid in men is often caused due to:
The incision will be made as close to the natural crease of the eyelid as possible. Scar from the upper eyelid lift will generally be unnoticeable six weeks after surgery. In the case of lower eyelid lift, the incision is made either inside the eyelid or just beneath the eyelashes, which will likely heal or be unnoticeable after a few weeks.
Either local or general anaesthesia will be used for eyelid surgery. If your surgeon recommends general anaesthesia for you you’ll be put to sleep during the procedure. However, if local anaesthesia is recommended for your procedure you’ll be awake during the procedure.
Due to the natural ageing process and the effects of gravity. Facial ageing will unfortunately continue. With that being said, your face will always look younger than it did if you had never had a facelift done. Overall, this procedure tends to reset the clock, leading to a 10+ year advantage over individuals of the same age. If, over time, you would like an additional facelift, it is generally not as comprehensive as the initial surgery.
Various factors will determine how long the results of an eyelid lift will last. It could last six to ten years but it will vary from patient to patient. As the natural ageing process continues, the results of the procedure will start to show some changes.
Most insurance companies do not cover hooded eyelid surgery done for purely cosmetic reasons without any medical indications, however, if the surgery is conducted for a medical reason your insurance company will cover some parts of the surgery depending on your insurance.
The price for fixing your droopy eyelids will depend on the following factors:
A tentative estimate and price range to fix your droopy eyelid procedure will be made available at the time of the consultation. The cost for the surgery will comprise of:
Medicare will not cover any eyelid surgery performed purely for a cosmetic reason but you may be eligible for a rebate if the eyelid impacts your field of vision, causes trouble with eye functioning and affects the health of your eye.
No, eyelid surgery usually is painless. Apart from the minimal discomfort during the surgery, you’ll generally feel little pain after it and recover quickly.