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When is Eyelid Surgery Necessary?

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49 Year Old Upper Eyelid Open Eye Surgery-Blepharoplasty

Experiencing loose and sagging skin is a normal part of the ageing process. Excess skin and fat also starts accumulating in certain areas of the face, specifically the eyes. This causes the eyelids to appear droopy and wrinkled. 

Drooping eyelids aren’t only unsightly, they can affect your vision as well. If your drooping eyelids are making it hard for you to perform daily tasks, you can benefit from eyelid surgery in Sydney from Artiste Plastic Surgery.

So When Is Eyelid Surgery Medically Necessary?

Eyelid surgery is often used to rejuvenate and refresh the eye area of individuals who seek to improve their appearance. But while there are many cosmetic benefits to undergoing eyelid blepharoplasty, when your eyelids begin to interfere with your vision leading to headaches and eyestrain, it becomes a medical necessity. 

When drooping eyelids obstruct your vision, blepharoplasty is the only solution to help restore your vision. An eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty becomes necessary when you:

  • Experience difficulties when lifting your upper eyelid
  • Have a limited field of vision 
  • Experience limited peripheral vision because of excess skin 
  • Have lower eyelids that show the white under your irises

However, to be a candidate for eyelid surgery, you should be in good health and be free from medical conditions like diabetes and hyperthyroidism. Your eyes should also be free from glaucoma or any infection. These can cause complications with the surgery and affect your recovery. 

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Blepharoplasty is a minimally-invasive surgery that involves making small incisions in the upper eyelid. To help hide scarring, the incisions are made within your eyelid’s natural crease. After surgery, you can expect some swelling and bruising, but these can be reduced by applying a cold compress near your eyes. Fortunately, eyelid surgery has very little down time so these side effects should resolve within a week.
Artiste Plastic Surgery offers plastic surgery blepharoplasty as an effective solution for droopy eyelids. Our minimally-invasive process will help restore your vision and rejuvenate your appearance. Schedule a consultation with our professional team 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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