Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to change the shape and appearance of the upper and lower eyelids.
The aging process can cause the eyes to undergo changes that often make people feel as though they look sad, angry or tired. Skin laxity causes the eyelids to droop which in combination with puffiness and bags can give the appearance that you are older than you are.
Blepharoplasty surgery is a highly technical procedure and requires thorough assessment of the whole upper face and not just the eyes in isolation.
Using a variety of surgical techniques, Dr Rajapakse will comprehensively assess the eyes in relation to the rest of the face to achieve the optimum most natural looking result.
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The aims of this type of surgery is to correct wrinkled, droopy or sagging eyelids caused by ageing or hereditary factors. It is a very personal decision and you should have realistic goals and expectations before undergoing surgery. Generally Blepharoplasty is performed on patients from mid 30’s to mid 80’.If you are unhappy with your eyelid shape or functional reasons for you to consider surgery, Dr Rajapakse will examine your eyelids during your initial consultation and discuss how blepharoplasty can achieve an improvement and meet your goals and expectations. If you are in good health and you are a non-smoker (or you are prepared to give up smoking for at least 6 weeks prior and after surgery) you may be a suitable candidate for Blepharoplasty surgery.
Depending on the size and location of the skin lesion Dr Rajapakse performs surgery either under local anaesthesia with or without sedation or under general anaesthesia. Some procedures may be suitable for local anaesthetic and can be performed in the rooms.
If general anaesthesia or sedation is required Dr Rajapakse will engage the services of a qualified anaesthetist who is a fellow of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists (FRANZCA).
Your anaesthetist will ask you about all the medications that you are taking or have taken and any allergies that you may have.
Unfortunately scars are an inevitable part of any surgery and depending on how each person heals, there can be no guarantee for a perfect outcome.
Dr Rajapakse is highly skilled to minimize scarring and to keep your scars as inconspicuous as possible by placing the incision in natural crease lines.
Scars do fade and if scarring is a concern for you after surgery, Dr Rajapakse will provide you with specially tailored treatment plan to expedite the healing of your scars.
All surgeries are performed either as a day case or over night stay at reputable internationally accredited facility.
Recovery time will vary from patient to patient and will also depend on the extent of the surgery. Upper lid Blepharoplasty recovery is usually reasonably fast but with lower lid Blepharoplasty the recovery may take much longer. You can expect to have bruising and swelling for a few weeks post-surgery.
You have the right to be informed about the costs associated with you surgery.
When choosing a surgeon for your cosmetic surgery, remember that factors such as surgeon’s training, qualifications, experience and your comfort them are just as important.
Costs associated with the procedure may include:
After your consultation an informed financial consent will be sent as well as an information pack to read before the second pre-surgery appointment. This second optional appointment is free of charge and your preoperative photos will be taken.