At Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stephen Salerno performs eyelid reduction surgery, and he will discuss with you whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Contact Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, located in Moonee Ponds and Werribee, to learn if you can benefit from this procedure, or to make an appointment.
This procedure is used to remove loose skin and fatty tissue around the eyes and could give patients a more youthful, vital appearance.
What Does The Surgery Do?
It can improve the appearance of your face, reducing signs of aging by addressing:
- Loose or sagging skin that cause folds on the upper eyelid, which can also harm your vision.
- Fatty areas that appear puffy in the upper eyelids.
- Bags beneath your eyes.
- Lower eyelid droopiness.
- Extra skin and fine wrinkles that impact the lower eyelid.
Is This Procedure For Me?
Here are some things to keep in mind about eyelid reduction surgery:
- Upper eyelid surgeries are often performed separately from lower eyelid procedures. You should be ready for two separate and distinct surgeries, depending on your condition.
- Eyelid reduction will not remove dark circles under your eyes. Nor will it lift sagging eyebrows or remove crow’s feet.
- People who smoke have an increased risk of suffering complications.
This surgery may not be for you if:
- You are unable to receive an anaesthetic.
- You bleed easily, or have difficulty healing.
- You are at risk of complications after surgery.
Doctor Salerno can discuss these issues with you.
Eyelid reduction surgery may be right for you if you are:
- In good overall health.
- Free from serious eye problems or other eye conditions.
- Ready to be realistic about what the surgery can accomplish.
What Are the Surgery’s Possible Risks?
Some complications and risks of eyelid reduction are:
- Swelling and bruising.
- Discomfort and pain.
- Having too much skin removed. The cornea could be exposed to injury.
- Asymmetric eyelids.
- Itchy eyes.
- Watery or dry eyes.
- Lower eyelid drooping. This usually goes away with time, but may call for additional surgery.
- Temporary vision changes. In some rare instances, vision changes can be permanent.
Patients can expect to drink fluids and have a small meal within several hours after the operation. The area around your incisions may be painful.
A bit of bruising and swelling is to be expected and can take a few weeks to subside. Sleeping with your head in an elevated position can help combat swelling.
Some patients may require time off from work to rest. Any heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, swimming and playing other sports should be halted until your surgeon says it is OK to return to these activities.
If you have any of these symptoms, contact your surgeon straight away:
- A Temperature higher than 38°C.
- Significant bleeding from incisions.
- Increasing redness around incisions.
- Worsening tenderness or pain.
Most qualified patients emerge from eyelid reduction surgery happy with the results of their procedures.