If you are a resident of the Melbourne area and desire a younger appearance around your eyes,
you may want to look into the possibility of eyelid surgery. If you are in reasonably good health
and do not have any active eye infections going on, it is likely that you are a candidate for the
procedure. If you smoke, you may be asked by our doctor to give up the habit for a set amount of
time prior to the surgery. This is because tobacco use has the potential to slow the healing process.
One of the main reasons individuals in Melbourne and elsewhere choose to undergo eyelid surgery
is for what is commonly called an eyelid lift. The procedure removes the excess skin that is causing
the eyelids to sag and provides a tighter, more youthful appearance to the skin around the eyes.
Your eyelids may begin to sag with age when the skin loses some of its tightness. In addition, the
fatty tissue that provides padding around the eyes may move forward into the eyelids with age.
This adds weight to the eyelids and makes it harder for the muscles to keep them completely open.
When the muscles become weaker, as they do with age, the eyelids droop even further.
There are times when eyelid surgery is done for more than cosmetic reasons. In some cases, the
eyelids droop over the eyes to the point of blocking the eyesight. This may lead to dangerous
situations, such as driving with impaired vision. In these cases, our doctor may determine that the
procedure is medically necessary.
The best way to make sure you are a candidate for eyelid surgery in Melbourne is to make an
appointment with our surgeon at Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds. He may
conduct an evaluation and let you know more precisely what you may expect to achieve by
undergoing the procedure. Countless individuals in Melbourne have successfully gone through
eyelid surgery and found that their quality of life was improved as a result.
Eyelid surgery may be done on both the upper and lower eyelids. We invite you to have a detailed
discussion with our surgeon, Mr. Salerno, in order to determine if the procedure is right for you.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation!