Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in Australia. An…
Most people will be interested in the safety and effectiveness of any medical procedure they’re considering, and it’s no different when it comes to blepharoplasty. If you’re considering getting an eyelid lift, you might be worried about the risk of complications and if the results are worth it.
Blepharoplasty is generally a very safe procedure with very few complications, especially when performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr Shahidi. Most patients are also very happy with the results.
But of course, it’s important to be fully informed about the procedure and its potential risks before you make your decision. We’ve covered some common concerns about eyelid surgery below.
Blepharoplasty is very safe when performed by a trained and qualified specialist like Dr Shahidi. The procedure itself involves making small cuts in the skin around your eye to remove excess tissue or fat and is usually performed using general anaesthesia. During your consultation Dr Shahidi will examine your skin and eyelids to determine if the procedure is safe for you and discuss your specific individualised risks.
Your eyelids will be numb for several hours afterwards, and there will be some swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks. However, you will likely be able to resume most normal activities within just a few days.
Blepharoplasty is usually carried out under general anaesthetic.
First, Dr Shahidi will make small incisions in the upper eyelids to remove excess skin and fat.
Next, he removes any loose muscle tissue before making another small incision to release any tight bands of tissue that may be restricting movement. The remaining skin is then repositioned to create a more natural shape.
Most blepharoplasty procedures last between one and two hours, although some specialist procedures can take longer. Once the surgeon has finished, you will be moved onto recovery.
Recovery time after surgery varies depending on your personal circumstances, but most people feel able to go home on the same day.
The majority of patients experience minimal discomfort and recover quickly with little to no lasting effects on their lifestyle. Some people may experience some bruising, swelling and numbness in the area around the eye for several days afterwards.
More rare but possible side effects include:
Dr Shahidi will discuss all these risks with you at length before your procedure so that you can make an informed decision.
If an experienced specialist like Dr Shahidi performs blepharoplasty, the results are often very natural-looking and effective in addressing your eyelid concerns. The procedure generally won’t change the shape of your face or alter any other features, but will instead reshape the eyelid area to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
The results of your procedure will be noticeable immediately and will continue to improve and settle over time as you recover. Take a look at our before and after gallery for an idea of the results you can expect.
Many people choose to have an eyelid lift to help make them look younger. However, there are other reasons why you might choose to have blepharoplasty, such as to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and bags under your eyes due to excessive skin hanging or fat deposits. In some cases the excess skin can also impact on vision as the skin rests on your eyelashes.
You will need to have a consultation with Dr Shahidi before you can know for sure if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for your needs and how it will affect your appearance. He will take time during your initial meeting to discuss these points in detail, as well as any questions you may have about the procedure.
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