Are you concerned about droopy, saggy eyelids or ptosis (eyelid drooping)?
As you age, the most pronounced changes can occur around your eyes. Your eyes are your central feature, the one most people notice first, so this tired and aged appearance can cause your confidence to take a hit. You may also notice disturbances in your vision from your saggy upper eyelids.
If you are considering surgery for sagging eyelids in Sydney, it is important to choose an experienced specialist Doctor who understands the delicate anatomy of your eye area. At My Cosmetic Clinic, our skilled surgeons offer a range of cosmetic surgery procedures to suit individual needs and expectations.
We will work with you to achieve natural-looking results that help improve your appearance and make you feel more confident! Contact us today.
Our team at My Cosmetic Clinic, Sydney, will tailor a treatment
plan to help restore the natural vibrancy of your eyes.
Dropping eyelids is often due to ageing, but it can also be caused by injury, genetics or previous surgery. It can affect one or both eyelids and, in some cases, interfere with your vision.
Upper eyelids become “hooded” with age. In addition, the excess skin causes your upper eyelid to sag, and your eyelid muscles may become lax with excess fat that adds to this “heavy” appearance.
Lower eyelids tend to develop eye bags caused by excess tissue and fat protruding from the eye socket. Sometimes loose skin will accompany these eye bags, creating even more pronounced tired puffy eyelids.
Sagging eyelids give you a puffy and tired appearance, making you look older than you feel. The excess skin can also impede your vision if it droops over your upper eyelid margins. This frequently raises your eyebrows to see clearly, causing forehead wrinkles.
My Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney recommends eyelid ptosis surgery to improve the appearance of your eyelids.
Surgery for saggy eyelids, also called blepharoplasty, is a very effective way to improve the appearance of your eyes and make you look rested and fresh. The procedure involves removing excess skin and fat to create a natural, more youthful appearance.
It can also help improve vision in people whose eyelids are sagging over their eyes.
Check out these amazing results from past patients in our before and after gallery.
Droopy eyelid surgery helps to create an open,
fresher appearance and rejuvenate your face.
The benefits of upper and lower ptosis surgery go beyond just cosmetic reasons. This cosmetic surgery helps improve vision and restores the appearance of your whole face. After all, your eyes are your centrepiece!
If you are in good health and have realistic expectations, you may be a good candidate for saggy eyelid surgery. The best candidates for this type of surgery are:
- Those with excess skin hanging over their upper eyelids.
- Those with fatty deposits that cause puffiness in the eye area.
- People with drooping upper eyelids that are interfering with their vision.
The best way to determine if you are suitable for this procedure is to consult an experienced plastic surgeon at My Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney, who can assess your individual needs and expectations.
Who should not have this surgical or invasive procedure?
Some disorders would preclude you from having this surgery or require extra precautions:
- Bleeding disorders
- Heart disease
- Graves disease
- High blood pressure
- Allergies to anaesthesia
- Eye infections or severely dry eyes
There are several options available to treat droopy eyelids in Sydney. However, blepharoplasty is generally considered to be the most effective treatment option.
Considering what surgical procedures will be best for you, it is important to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon who can assess your individual needs. My Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney offers a range of surgical and non-surgical options to treat droopy eyelids. We will work with you to determine the best treatment option for you.
Please schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about droopy eyelid surgery in Sydney.
Droopy eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia with sedation, but can also be performed under general anaesthesia. The procedure takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete.
What to expect on the day of surgery?
You will be asked to arrive at the clinic 30 minutes before your surgery begins. You will be given a small oral dose of a sedative and your eye area will be photographed. Your surgeon will mark your eyelid skin and surrounding area and answer any further questions you may have.
From there, you will be taken to our theatre room, and a local anaesthetic will be injected around your surgery site.
Droopy upper eyelid surgery
First, the surgeon will make small incisions in your eyelids’ natural skin folds (or creases).
Incision sites are placed into the natural crease of your upper eye or your lower eyelid so there will be no visible scarring.
Excess skin and fat will be removed or repositioned through these incisions to improve the appearance of droopy eyelids. The surgeon will then tighten the muscles and tissue around your eyelids to help support the new shape. In some cases, the surgeon may also need to remove a small section of your eyebrow to improve the surgery results.
Puffy and saggy lower eyelid surgery
Once again, the natural creases in your lower eyelid will be used for incision sites. Your surgeon will remove excess eyelid skin, fat and muscle before closing the surgical sites with dissolvable or very fine sutures.
What to expect post-procedure and during the recovery period.
After your droopy eyelid surgery is complete, you will need to take it easy for a few days while you recover. Most people experience bruising and swelling around their eyes, but this usually subsides within 1-2 weeks. You should be able to return to work and other normal activities within 1-2 weeks, but avoid strenuous activity for at least four weeks after surgery.
Most people report feeling some discomfort after surgery, but this is typically mild and can be controlled with medication. Sleeping with your head elevated for the first few nights following surgery is essential to help reduce swelling. You will also need to avoid strenuous activity and exposure to sunlight for at least two weeks after surgery.
Right after getting a blepharoplasty, you will most likely suffer from a few temporary side effects. These can include:
- Double vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Numb, puffy lower and upper eyelids
- Blurred vision
- Watery eyes
- Swelling or bruising
- Slight pain or discomfort
After surgical procedures all patients must have a friend or relative accompany them home and if possible stay the night with them.
This invasive procedure carries risks, and so you may be advised on a number of post-procedure instructions to minimise the chances of developing complications.
To help ensure the best possible results, it is important to follow all of your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. This includes taking any prescribed medication and attending all follow-up appointments. It is also important to protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen and sunglasses when outdoors.
How long do the results last?
The results of droopy eyelid surgery are usually permanent, although some people may experience a recurrence of drooping over time. This can typically be corrected with revision surgery.
Ptosis surgery costs in Sydney vary depending on the extent of your surgery. However, all costs are inclusive of post-operative appointments for six months.
- Upper eyelid ptsosis surgery = $5,950
- Lower eyelid ptosis surgery = $8,950
You can see here for an in-depth pricing list, or chat with one of our team members.
My Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney is all about you. We aim to provide the best service and experience in a friendly and relaxed environment. From your initial eyelid surgery consultation to your plastic surgery and recovery, we pride ourselves on our patient-centred approach and excellent service.
All your lower and upper droopy eyelid surgery commonly asked questions are below.
Generally, the cost of blepharoplasty is not covered by private health insurance as it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure. However, your insurance company may cover part or all of the cost if it’s being performed to correct a functional problem, such as drooping eyelids that interfere with your vision.
As with any surgery, there are risks and potential complications associated with the procedure. However, lower and upper ptosis eyelid procedures are generally considered to be safe. Some of the potential risks and complications that can occur include bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, dry eyes, and temporary blurred vision.
Most people are able to return to work and resume normal activities within a week or two following surgery. However, you may experience some bruising and swelling around your eyes during this time, so you may want to take it easy for the first few days after surgery.
Immediately after surgery, you will have some swelling and bruising around your eyes. This is normal and will gradually improve over the next few weeks.
Most people experience some bruising and swelling around their eyes for the first few days, but this usually goes away within a week or two. You may also have some stitches that will need to be removed within the first week or so. Full recovery is usually achieved within three months.
There are some people who should not have the surgery, such as those with active infections or diseases, those who are pregnant or nursing, and those with certain medical conditions. Make sure to speak with your doctor to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Yes, you will have a light oral sedative prior to your procedure; however, you will be awake. A local anaesthetic will be used, so you don’t feel any discomfort during your surgery.
No, this procedure will not affect your vision. In fact, many people have this surgery specifically to improve their vision if they have drooping eyelids that are interfering with their sight.
Yes, this procedure can be performed more than once if needed. However, it is usually only necessary to have the surgery once.