Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are the focal point of the face and when we interact with others eye contact is perhaps the most important way we express ourselves. Bright open eyes convey beauty, vigour, and youth. However, eyes that sag due to excess skin and are puffy due to excess fat convey a tired older appearance even though you may feel energetic and rested. Facial rejuvenation via lower or upper eyelid surgery blepharoplasty can help to correct these problems. Two additional problems seen in aging eyelids which cannot be corrected by surgery alone are dark circles and wrinkles.

 

For the upper eyelids, the incision line is placed at the natural eyelid crease. Skin, muscle, and fat are then removed. Because the incision is placed in a natural crease, it is frequently almost invisible after surgery. A number of options exist in performing surgery. The traditional subciliary approach places the incision just below the eyelashes. Surplus skin and fat are trimmed. While this technique is used in some special cases there are more advanced techniques that have been developed that have a lower risk of scarring. The most common approach used by Dr. Pincock is the trans-conjunctival approach, where the incision is placed inside the eyelid, invisible from the outside. While excess fat can be removed through this incision, excess skin cannot. Skin can be removed just below the eyelashes in a “pinch technique” or in some cases laser resurfacing or a chemical peel can both tighten skin and remove wrinkles at the same time.

 

Blepharoplasty Surgery Procedure

 

Most surgeries are performed with either light sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia given by our specially selected anesthetists. Sutures in an upper eyelid procedure are removed in five days, the sutures used in a lower eyelid procedure usually dissolve within a week. You can usually return to work in one week. Contacts can be worn after two to three weeks.

If you are searching for Eyelid Surgery in Sydney and would like to find out about the blepharoplasty cost in Sydney from an experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon, contact Dr Pincock for a consultation.

Dr Pincock consults from his suites in Bella Vista, making him conveniently located for those travelling from Baulkham Hills, Seven Hills, Northmead, Castle Hill, Blacktown and any suburbs in the Norwest region of Sydney.