The skin of the eyelids can sag over time – becoming loose and baggy with age. This contributes to an expression that looks tired, or even sad. In some cases, sagging eyelid skin can even interfere with your vision.
Fortunately, growing older doesn’t have to mean resigning yourself to the perils of age. A cosmetic surgery like an Eyelid Lift can brighten the face and help to restore a more youthful appearance by removing excess skin and fat around the eyes. In some cases fat can be added around the eyes for rejuvenation.
Cosmetic eyelid reduction surgery – or blepharoplasty, as it’s formally known – is not a procedure to be taken lightly, and the decision to undergo this operation should not be made in haste. But with the guidance of a skillful surgeon such as Dr Randle, you’ll have the assurance that you’re in good hands. He’ll guide you through the potential risks and benefits so that you’ll be well-informed and ready to commit to a more vibrant and youthful appearance.
During a blepharoplasty, the loose folds of extra skin and excess fatty tissues that congregate around the upper eye area are carefully removed in such a way that the natural shape of the eye remains intact. At the same time, excess fatty tissue under the eye is also removed through a similar process.
The incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid to ensure that the scars resulting from the procedure are barely visible.
It should also be noted that certain eye-related cosmetic issues are not addressed through blepharoplasty. These include dark circles under or around the eyes; droopy eyebrows, smile lines and crow’s feet. However, there are other procedures – such as facelift or brow lift – that can rectify these issues.
In many cases, the best cosmetic surgery treatment involves a range of procedures that work in conjunction with one another. By scheduling a consultation with Dr Randle and his team of experts, you’ll learn the details of the scope of treatments that are available to you.
Blepharoplasty is a delicate procedure that should only be carried out by a highly skilled surgeon like Dr Randle. Dr Randle is the only surgeon in WA to be board certified in plastic surgery in both Australia and the United States. He’s a leading specialist in plastic surgery and is uniquely qualified to perform eyelid lifts and other eyelid surgeries in Perth.
Modern surgery is extraordinarily safe – however, there are certain associated risks, and recovery time is necessary.
Post-operational discomfort is generally mild, and may include some black or blue discoloration around the incisions, as well as some swelling. Patients are advised to get plenty of rest after the procedure and to rest with the head elevated. This will help to minimise swelling and discolouration, ensuring a speedy recovery and a more vibrant, rejuvenated appearance than you’ve enjoyed in years.
If you would like to learn more about eyelid lifts or other eyelid surgery, please don’t hesitate to call or contact us today. We can schedule a consultation, during which your surgeon will assess the elasticity of the skin around your eyelids and discuss with you the possible available corrective procedures.