Eyelid Surgery

Enjoy a More Youthful and Rejuvenated Appearance with Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery in Melbourne.

About Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are often the first feature that you notice about a person, and as such, have a major impact on your overall appearance.

The skin around the eye area is very thin, and is therefore susceptible to showing the first signs of ageing.

One of the main reasons a middle-aged face appears old and tired is due to excess fat and wrinkled, drooping skin on the upper eyelids.

Cosmetic or aesthetic eyelid surgery, also known as “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. Upper eyelid surgery can also correct:

  • Excess skin that obscures the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • Loose skin from the upper eyelids that affects vision
  • Lower eyelids that are sagging or mal-positioned

Eyelid surgery can be performed independently or alongside complementary procedures including face lift or brow lift.

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What is the Difference Between Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty can include correcting both the upper and lower eyelids, however depending on your unique circumstances, you may like to explore more specifically upper or lower.

As the name suggests, upper eyelid surgery focuses specifically on loose and excess skin on the upper part of the eye. Upper eyelid surgery can also correct drooping eyes (also known as ptosis).
Conversely, lower eyelid surgery focuses on correcting bags, puffiness, and loose skin below the eye. It can also help create a smoother transition between the lower eyelid area and the cheeks.

Blepharoplasty surgery is tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs, so speak with Brighton Plastic Surgery today to learn more about the different types of eyelid surgery, and which one might be most suitable for you.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Eyelid Surgery?

Recovery times vary between patients however in most cases we will advise adequate rest including time off work for approximately 2 weeks following surgery. During this time, bruising and swelling will subside, and 4-6 weeks after surgery, you should be fully recovered.

Your plastic surgeon is available during this time to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your recovery.

Your Consultation

Initial consultation:

Your initial consultation with Mr Mutimer or A/Prof Shayan will last approx. 30 min. Your surgeon 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 or A/Prof Shayan 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 Cost

  • Initial Consultation – $300

  • Procedure – $6,000 – $10,000 (Surgeons fee, hospital fees , anaesthetist fees & up to 6 weeks after care appointments with practice nurse)

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Please note that eyelid surgery costs provided are indicative only – intended to give patients a realistic estimate of associated costs. Actual eyelid surgery cost may vary depending on individual patient circumstances. In some cases Medicare or health fund rebates may apply.

Our Eyelid Surgery Surgeons

Eyelid surgery performed by Mr Mutimer AM and A/Prof Shayan in Melbourne, is an inpatient procedure performed under either general anaesthesia or local anaesthetic with sedation.

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