Here in our Wollongong clinic, we know the impact premature aging has on your appearance and confidence and are passionate about helping restore your natural appearance and confidence!
As you age your skin loses its elasticity and becomes wrinkly and saggy, creating tired, puffy eyes with bags and dark circles underneath.
If you want to restore your natural, youthful looks, contact My Cosmetic Clinic in Wollongong. Our friendly team are here to help.
Blepharoplasty unlocks your natural vibrancy and youthful appearance.
In our Wollongong clinic blepharoplasty removes excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids and excess fat from the lower eyelids. It helps to correct sagging skin, wrinkles and dark circles to restore a natural, youthful appearance.
The ideal candidates for a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in Wollongong are people whose vision is impaired by saggy upper eyelid skin, and/or those with excess skin and fatty deposits creating eye bags and dark circles under their eyes.
You can see some of the fantastic results past patients have had from their treatments at My Cosmetic Clinic.
You will have an initial consultation with one of our experienced and friendly cosmetic surgeons in our Wollongong clinic. At this appointment, they will conduct a thorough assessment, and talk about your expectations. You will discuss different options, including if you will have surgery on both upper and lower eyelids and the cost of the cosmetic procedures.
You will be sedated before a small incision is made and the extra fat and skin will be removed. It is a relatively quick, simple and painless procedure, performed with sedation or general anaesthetic as a day procedure.
Upper eyelid surgery
A small incision will be made in the natural creases of your eyes before excess skin is removed. Your highly skilled surgeon can reposition and trim excess fat, and tighten eyelid muscles. This procedure can also be accompanied by an eyebrow lift.
Lower eyelid surgery
With lower eyelids, a small incision is made either on the inside of your eyelid or just below your lower lash line. Your surgeon will then remove extra fat, tighten eye muscles and trim skin.
In our Wollongong clinic, a blepharoplasty is a quick, simple surgery on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both to remove excess skin, fat and bags. Say goodbye to tired, puffy and aged eyes!
On the day of your cosmetic surgery, you will have the opportunity to ask any lingering questions you may have. The surgical margins will be marked and your doctor will perform a final assessment before proceeding. An oral sedative will be administered so you will be comfortable, relaxed and pain-free during the surgery.
What your recovery should look like
You may experience some bruising and swelling around your eye area, however, this will resolve within the first 1 to 2 weeks. Most people only experience mild discomfort over the first few days. We recommend you sleep with your head elevated for several nights.
Risks and complications of eyelift surgery.
Whilst this surgical procedure is considered safe, there are some risks and complications:
- Temporarily blurred vision
- Dry eyes
This surgery is right for you if:
- The excess and sagging skin impede your vision.
- Your confidence is suffering from the appearance of old, tired and puffy eyes.
The cost of blepharoplasty in Wollongong will vary depending on if you are having upper eyelids, lower eyelids, both eyelids and a brow lift done. Your surgeon will discuss the costs and packages available at your initial appointment. Here are some prices to provide an idea:
- Upper eyelid only= $5,950
- Lower eyelid only = $8,950
My Cosmetic Clinic in Wollongong takes pride in our patient-first approach and our friendly, approachable team. We ensure that every person who walks in the doors of our clinic feels welcome and safe. We are passionate about helping all our patients achieve confidence in their own skin.
Still have questions about blepharoplasty in Wollongong? Read all the frequently asked questions below.
If our Wollongong surgeons believe your eyelid surgery is a “medical” procedure then Medicare will cover the cost of your surgery. To be classed as medical, the skin of your upper eyelids must be impeding your vision. Our reception staff in our Wollongong clinic can help you with any Medicare queries.
Our patients in Wollongong generally find blepharoplasty is a quick, simple and relatively painless operation. You will have an oral sedative or an anaesthetic as well as a local anaesthetic injected around your eyes to numb the area. Most people report very little pain and discomfort.
Eyelid surgery and brow lifts are permanent, without the need for repeat operations.
In our Wollongong clinic, eyelid lift surgeries are day procedures, meaning you can go home that very day. You will need someone to drive you home from your surgery and we strongly recommend they stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.
Our exceptional surgeons in Wollongong create incisions in the natural creases of your eyelids or lower lids so there are no visible scars.
Your return to work is determined by your recovery and how you are feeling. Generally, people will return to work after the first week when the swelling and bruising have resolved.
Our cosmetic doctors at Wollongong suggest you take the first few days easy and resume normal activities and exercise after 1 week. If you have any concerns you can discuss them with your surgeon.