Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure of the eyelids that removes excess skin, and sometimes excess fat or muscle, from the eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids and the aim of surgery is to regain a younger and less tired appearance.
For the upper eyelids, usually only excess skin is removed through an incision hidden in the natural upper eyelid crease. If the eyelid is also droopy, the muscle that raises the upper lid can be tightened. The incision is closed with fine sutures.
Fat in the lower eyelids can be removed or repositioned through an incision hidden on the inner surface of the eyelid. A small amount of excess lower eyelid skin is removed if needed, via an incision just below the eyelashes. The incision is closed with fine sutures.
Upper and lower blepharoplasty can be performed together at the same time and also can be combined with other procedures such as eyebrow lift, midface lift or fat grafting.
Temporary swelling may occur for a few days after surgery which is normal. Dry eyes following surgery is possible and asymmetry is a low risk. Bleeding, scarring, vision impairment and infection are possible, but very uncommon.
Dr Brent Skippen has treated patients from all over New South Wales and interstate. Our practice team can assist in planning accommodation to make your visit safe and pleasant. Call and ask our staff about these options.
For the day of surgery, you will need a driver to take you home and a responsible person to care for you the night after surgery. This is a requirement of all the day surgeries in Wagga Wagga where Dr Skippen operates.
If you are considering surgery, a face to face consultation with Dr Skippen in the Wagga Wagga practice is necessary, but he may answer some questions and put your mind at ease by phone or email.
To make a phone consultation booking, simply call Dr Brent Skippen’s practice on 02 6925 5900.
Do you have any more questions? - Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have about blepharoplasty surgery. Our team will be happy to address any concerns that you may have.