Blepharoplasty is the technical name for eyelid surgery. It can be either cosmetic or functional. While a more youthful appearance results from both types, functional eyelid surgery has the added bonus of improving vision. This is because the excess skin around the upper eyelid can sag to the point that it blocks the field of vision. The extra skin can also make it difficult for the person to wear contacts or even eyeglasses. In these cases, this procedure is considered medically necessary.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
When you get this procedure done, the excess skin, muscle, and fat (when necessary), is removed from the eyelids. Although the procedure is commonly done on the upper eyelid, sometimes it is necessary to do the bottom ones as well. Every case is unique. It is entirely possible that you may just have skin removed without any of the underlying muscle.
On top of impaired vision or difficulty with glasses and contacts, there are other cases where eyelid surgery may be considered medically imperative. Sometimes, the excess skin rubs together so much that it causes painful irritation. For others, all of the extra skin around the eyes actually strains the forehead muscles.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
This procedure can be done by our skilled surgeon in the Melbourne area. In almost all cases, the patient can go home shortly after the surgery has been completed. When all is said and done, you can expect improved vision, as well as younger-looking skin and a more refreshed appearance overall. Although nothing can stop the aging process and drooping skin may eventually reappear, the results of eyelid surgery are typically considered long-lasting. Of course, this can depend on your overall health, as well as other factors.
Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Men and women who have an excess amount of skin and/or fat in the upper, lower, or both eyelids may be a candidate for this procedure. The best way to determine if you qualify is to make an appointment at REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!