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Debunking Myths About Blepharoplasty Surgery

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Blepharoplasty surgery, commonly known as an eyelid lift, is a cosmetic surgery that aims to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. It can also improve vision for those experiencing severe sagging of upper eyelids. 

While many patients consider this procedure to address signs of ageing, there are still some misconceptions about blepharoplasty that need to be cleared up. In this blog, Artiste Plastic Surgery debunks some common myths about blepharoplasty surgery and discusses the truth behind them.

Myth #1: Blepharoplasty surgery is only for older people

While it is true that many older individuals choose to undergo the procedure to address sagging or wrinkled eyelids, blepharoplasty can be performed on younger patients who want to improve their eyelids’ appearance. People with genetic predispositions to droopy eyelids may also benefit from the surgery.

Myth #2: Blepharoplasty surgery is a painful and risky procedure

As with any surgery, blepharoplasty involves some risks. However, it is not a painful procedure and is relatively easy. It uses local anesthesia, and patients can often return to normal activities within a week or two. Pain is generally well-managed with medication and usually subsides within a few days.

Myth #3: Blepharoplasty surgery will leave noticeable scars

There is always a risk of scarring with any surgical procedure. But, by choosing a qualified and skilled surgeon, the incisions during blepharoplasty are carefully placed in the eyelids’ natural creases. Any scarring is usually not noticeable and can be easily concealed with makeup.

Myth #4: Blepharoplasty surgery is only for cosmetic purposes

Many patients undergo blepharoplasty for cosmetic reasons. Another benefit of this procedure is that it can also have functional benefits. Those with excessive, sagging or excess skin on the upper eyelids can sometimes obstruct vision, making it difficult to see properly. By removing this excess skin, blepharoplasty can improve not only the appearance of the eyelids but also the patient’s vision.

Myth #5: Results of blepharoplasty surgery are not long-lasting

The natural ageing process will continue, and some patients may choose to undergo additional procedures. But the results of blepharoplasty are generally long-lasting. Upper Eyelid Surgery can last for about five to seven years, while Lower Eyelid Surgery can last up to 20 years. By following a healthy lifestyle and protecting their skin from sun damage, patients can help maintain their results for many years.

Blepharoplasty Surgery by Dr Jack Zoumaras

If you’re interested in blepharoplasty surgery in Sydney, reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery. Our Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Jack Zoumaras, will carefully assess your eyelids and perform the suitable eyelid surgery technique for your specific needs, restoring a fresher-looking eye region. Book a consultation today.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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