Blepharoplasty can relieve the heaviness of excess upper and lower eyelid skin, while giving you a fresher, more youthful appearance

Blepharoplasty refers to the surgical removal of excess skin from the upper or lower eyelids

It is suitable for people who feel that the skin of their eyelids has stretched or sagged with age. Some women have difficulty apply make-up because of their loose upper eyelid skin. It may be that the excessive skin of the upper eyelid has stretched to the point of obstructing vision or causing chronic tiredness of the forehead and brow region.

If your eyelids are obstructing vision, then this is a valid medical reason to have the procedure. To be more precise, if your eyelids rest on your eyelashes when you gaze directly ahead, then you may be entitled to Medicare or private health insurance rebates. If you are primarily concerned with your appearance and you do not have any physical symptoms related to the eyelids then the procedure is considered cosmetic in nature.

Upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty are in concept simple, but in execution subtle in their detail. There are many variations to the procedure that allow the procedure to be tailored to your face. It is an extremely powerful tool in refreshing the upper face.

Our aims in this procedure are to relieve any symptoms related to the heavy eyelids, and brighten the eyes while maintaining a natural appearance. In men, a relative lesser amount of excision in height and width is important in maintaining a masculine appearance. In women, it is important to not over-resect to avoid the over “enhanced” look.

The goal of surgery is to have you look and feel refreshed without others knowing that you have had any surgery.

If you would like to find out more about the procedure, then you can contact Waverley House Plastic Surgery Center to make an appointment.

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