About Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are often the first feature that you notice about a person. The thin skin around the eye area is susceptible to showing the first signs of ageing. One of the main reasons a middle-aged face appears old and tired, is excess fat and wrinkled, drooping skin on the upper eyelids. Cosmetic or aesthetic eyelid surgery, called "blepharoplasty" gets rid of this excess skin from the upper lids and eliminates bags under the eyes. It also tightens the lower eyelid skin to bring freshness and life back to the eyes and a brighter, more alert and rested general appearance
Mr Mutimer also performs reconstructive eye surgery and corrective eyelid surgery for people with inherited conditions, for example where excess skin obscures the natural fold of the upper eyelids, loose skin from the upper eyelids affects vision, or where lower eyelids are sagging or mal-positioned.
Eyelid surgery performed by Mr Mutimer in Melbourne, is an inpatient procedure performed under either general anaesthesia or local anaesthetic with sedation.
Initial consultation: Your initial consultation with Dr Mutimer will last approx. 30 min. Mr Mutimer will discuss your blepharoplasty procedure in detail, the technique to be used and expected recovery time. Photos will be taken. Following this you will meet with our Patient Advisor who will take you through costs and discuss potential dates for your surgery.
Pre-operative appointment: 2 weeks prior to your surgery you will meet Mr Mutimer again for a final consultation. You will also meet with the Patient Advisor and Practice Nurse to finalise all administration, and discuss pre and post-operative care instructions. Payment for your surgery is also finalised at this time.
Eyelid Surgery Cost
- Initial Consultation - $250
- Procedure - $5,500 - $9,000 (Surgeons fee, hospital fees , anaesthetist fees & up to 6 weeks after care appointments with practice nurse)
Please note that procedure costs provided are indicative only – intended to give patients a realistic estimate of associated costs. Actual costs may vary depending on individual patient circumstances.