Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, aims to improve the appearance of the area surrounding the eyes.

Achieve natural and discreet results with Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty. The eyes are indeed the focal point of the face and are generally the first place that women and men show signs of ageing.

Whether you are looking to refresh your face or you are experiencing functional concerns with your eyelids, you’ll find that eyelid surgery can prove to be effective in rejuvenating the area that surrounds your eyes.

Drooping eyelids can make you appear to be older than your years and can also impair your vision.

Bags under the eyes and puffiness can make you look tired all the time.

These signs of ageing can undermine your self-confidence. Blepharoplasty can correct these problems, to leave your eyes looking brighter and refreshed.

Eyelid surgery before and after - Patient results

Eyelid surgery before and after, photo 01, before
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Blepharoplasty before and after, before procedure, photo 03
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Upper eyelid surgery, before and after photo 05, patient before surgery
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Defining Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty surgically removes excess skin, fat and muscle from the lower and upper eyelids. It can be performed on just the upper or lower lid, or it can be performed on both at the same time. This surgical procedure can result in a rested, more youthful appearance.

The skin on the upper eyelid is the thinnest area of skin on the body, which is why it tends to be the first area that stretches out and shows those premature signs of ageing. The blepharoplasty reduces the excess skin that is above the crease of the eyelid, without hindering the ability to close your eyelids. Any excess fat pads will also be removed if necessary.

Droopy skin and protruding fat pads on your lower eyelids can lead to a more worn out, tired look. Tightening up the excess and loose skin, whilst removing the excess fat, will result in a smoothed out, youthful appearance.

Your consultation with Dr Rastogi is the best way to learn more about the type of results you could see from eyelid surgery.

Who are good candidates for eyelid surgery?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are:

  • Men and women who exhibit signs of skin ageing
  • Non-smokers
  • Those in good general health
  • Those with a positive outlook and realistic treatment goals
  • Those with no medical conditions that can delay healing
  • Those without serious eye conditions

How is eyelid surgery performed?

During the procedure, Dr Rastogi will inject local anaesthesia into the treatment area. Dr Rastogi will then cut along the folds of the upper eyelids to remove excess skin, fat, or muscle. Once the desired amount is removed, Dr Rastogi will use sutures to close the incisions. He will then create an incision below the lashes of your lower eyelids. Excess skin, fat, or muscle will also be removed in this area and it will be closed with sutures.

What should I expect after the surgery?

The eyelids heal remarkably well after the blepharoplasty procedure. It’s normal to experience a degree of bruising and swelling after the procedure. Applying cold compresses and keeping your head elevated when resting can help to reduce postoperative swelling.

How much does eyelid surgery cost in Sydney?

The total costs of the procedure may vary. This will depend on several factors such as:

  • Assistant surgeon’s fees
  • Hospital or medical facility costs
  • Number of follow-up visits
  • Surgeon's fees
  • The type of anaesthesia used
  • Your desired results
  • Your eye condition

Aside from these factors, you should also consult with your insurance provider. In most cases, the costs of surgeries aimed at improving your eye function can be covered by them. A good example is surgery to remove excess tissue around your eyelids. The costs of this procedure can be reimbursed because it improves visual function. Talk to your insurance provider about whether this is within their policy.

frequently asked questions

Before the procedure, we recommend that you adhere to the following instructions:

  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure.
  • Plan to have someone drive you home and stay with you.
  • Avoid smoking a few weeks before the procedure.
  • Stop taking medications that can increase your risk of bleeding.

Blepharoplasty is a consideration for men and women who have drooping or sagging eyelids that result in vision obstruction. Droopy and sagging eyelids can keep your eyes from being able to open completely. The removal of excess tissue from hooded upper eyelids can result in an improvement in vision. Excess tissue around the eyelids can also interfere with peripheral vision.

Excess skin that is on the lower eyelids can lead to a worn and tired appearance, as can bags under the eyes.

Blepharoplasty cannot be sued to alter dark circles around your eyes. It is also not suitable for treating fine lines and wrinkles seen around the eyes. These concerns, along with sagging eyebrows, should be addressed through one or more other cosmetic procedures.

You may opt to undergo blepharoplasty at the same time as another procedure. Many opt to include eyelid surgery with a brow lift and facelift. Discussing your aesthetic goals with Dr Rastogi can ensure that you are both on the same page about the procedures that will best benefit you.

If performed by an expert surgeon, there will be no visible scarring that will develop. Moreover, the incisions are created following your natural skin folds and creases. Once your surgical wounds have completely healed, the scars will fade. This makes the results more natural and discreet.

Like other surgeries, the procedure also has its risks and complications. If performed by an experienced surgeon, these can be prevented. During your consultation, we will discuss the following risks and complications:

  • Allergic reaction to the anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Changes in eyelid sensation
  • Difficulty closing the eyelids
  • Eye dryness
  • Infection
  • Injury to the muscles of your eyes
  • Poor results
  • Scarring
  • Skin discolouration
  • The need for another surgery
  • Vision changes

After the procedure, we recommend the following strategies:

  • Apply ice packs on your eyes three to four times daily.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, running, swimming, and other strenuous activities for one week.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Avoid using contact lenses.
  • Clean your eyelids using the recommended eyedrops.
  • Do not rub your eyes.
  • Return to your surgeon after one week for the removal of stitches.
  • Sleep with your head higher than your chest.
  • Wear sunglasses when going outside.