What is a Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid reductions are one of the most common plastic surgery operations. Eyelid reduction surgery can correct both the aesthetic and visual problems.
As a part of the normal aging the skin of the eyelids may sag and become loose and baggy.
This can create distress for some clients, and reduce their visual field, particularly at the end of each day.
It seems to be that eyelid surgery is one procedure that benefits women of almost any age. The trend of doing more mini-procedures is starting to catch on. With patients more aware of what makes them look aged, our eyes can definitely do this. Patients are more opposed to a big overhaul, and will do a few smaller procedures to tweak a problem. The eyes are a part of the face where this concept works because it’s a smaller procedure that creates major impact. Supporting and anchoring the eyes by repositioning the fat and tightening up the muscles and tendons is minor procedure that makes a big difference.
The aging path of the eyes is quite complex—it starts with lines and wrinkles and progresses, over the years, encompassing loose skin, volume loss and even changes in shape. If we think of the eyes as living in a little house with two side walls, a floor and ceiling, called the orbit. As we age, the eyes sink back and down and the house begins to get bigger. If your eyes are starting to show their age, you don’t have to accept what’s looking back at you in the mirror. Today’s options include everything from quick fixes like dermal fillers to wrinkle erasers, to permanent solutions, Blepharoplasty to give you a younger look overall.
Our eyes are the first part of the face to show the signs of aging, which can affect the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids or both. The upper lids tend to get hollow, heavy and droopy and the natural creases fade. As for the lower eyelids, they become puffy due to herniated fat that begins to bulge, and hollows that form around the bone of the eye.
A Blepharoplasty is a great way to freshen up the eyes. After this procedure, the upper lids look more open and alert, and people don’t look sad, which makes a dramatic difference in the overall look of the face. Upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin on the eyelids.
How bags form: Bags arise when the fat surrounding the orbital rim has shifted out of place. With time, the delicate structures of the skin, muscle, tendons and ligaments in the eyelids become weak and are no longer connected to one another. Repeated movements force the skin and muscle to weaken, becoming less effective in holding fat in place. As tissue expands, fat protrudes and creates contour changes that contribute to an aged appearance.
How to eliminate them: Lower blepharoplasty permanently gets rid of under-eye bags since fat and skin are repositioned and the muscles are tightened.
Follow-up care is vital for this procedure to monitor healing. Obviously, anything unusual should be reported to your surgeon immediately. It is essential that you keep your follow-up appointments with Mr Brown.
Before and after photos
At Mr Tim Browns rooms our patients privacy is paramount. We are currently auditing our photos in compliance with the new rules set by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. While we work on this, before and after photos can be viewed at your appointment with Mr Brown or during a complimentary consultation with our nurse educators.
What to bring to your surgeon consultation
• If you are going to bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices, make sure that they are supportive. Sometimes they will take in information that you may miss, and it is always nice to have a friendly face there to help you with your choices.
• Write down questions you may have for Mr Brown. We understand that we can all be a little “shell shocked” in the consultation, so it is nice to refer to your questions.
• You will need to undress for a consultation with Mr Brown with some procedures and the staff if you would like to proceed with the procedure. Mr Brown performs a lot of tests, which support his huge amount of research, and you will be required to take part, and photographs need to be taken before every procedure.
Like more information before scheduling an appointment?
• Book a Nurse Patient Advisor Consultation (Complimentary)
• Organise a phone call with Patient Advisor (Complimentary)
• A Referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
• Book a consultation with Mr Tim Brown by paying the $50.00 booking fee which is then deducted off your appointment with Mr Brown.
• Speak with a past patient that has had the procedure by phoning us or via email.