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Eyelid Surgery – Do’s and Don’ts

Your eyes bring so much expression and vitality to your face. They are also one of the first areas on our faces to show the tell-tale signs of ageing, leaving many with that tired, dragged-down look instead.

Muscle layers beneath our eyelid skin weaken as we age, causing sagging and bags under the eyes. The collagen and elastin in our skin also breaks down, causing our skin to lose its elasticity. This, combined with factors such as sun damage, can lead to a ‘fatigued’ look in the eye area.

An upper or lower eyelid lift are both excellent ways of reinvigorating an aged and tired appearance.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

The procedure for Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty) involves making an incision along the natural eyelid creases in order to disguise scars. Excess skin is removed and, if needed, the muscle is tightened slightly to lift the eye area. Other modifications may be carried out, as appropriate, by Dr Edinburg, who is a fully trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon. His specialty is being able to create a natural, improved and refreshed result.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

For Lower Eyelid Surgery (Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty), an incision is made just below the lower lash line, and excess skin and fat is removed. Stitches are used to close the wound, which are removed after approximately 5-7 days.

Eyelid Surgery (Upper Eyelid Surgery, Lower Eyelid Surgery or Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery) can usually be performed in around an hour, however, more complicated procedures may take longer – making it the perfect procedure for those of you on busy schedules.

There are many reasons clients come in for eyelid surgery – some include;

  1. Under Eye Bags/Puffiness

The skin on your lower eyelid is very thin. We all have fat deposits under our eyes, which can become even more pronounced as this thin skin ages and loses elasticity. This creates a puffy or ’baggy’ look. Dr Edinburg can perform lower eyelid surgery, and either remove or reposition the fat deposit under your eyes, to alleviate puffiness and leave a smooth eye area.

  1. Eye Wrinkles

Eye wrinkles are extremely common, and can occur not only beneath the eyes, but on the outer corners and upper eye area. This is caused by both sun damage and a loss of collagen and elastin. Both upper and lower eye lid surgeries remove excess skin and can reposition fat deposits in these areas, which smooths out the existing skin and eye wrinkles- a double whammy!

  1. Saggy Upper Eyelids

The skin on your upper eyelid is also extremely thin, and as you age, a loss in elasticity can create a ‘fatigued’ and ‘hooded’ appearance. Upper eye lid surgery is designed to remove excess skin, muscle and fat in the upper eyelid area, to restore natural contours to the upper eye area and create a more alert, awake and rejuvenated look.

Eyelid surgery can be used in conjunction with non-surgical treatments, like wrinkle injections, filler, laser and medical-grade skincare.

Not sure if an eye lift is the right procedure for you? For more information on both surgical and non-surgical procedures that can rejuvenate your appearance, contact the Eden Institute on 02 8814 5800.

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