Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery Melbourne (Blepharoplasty)

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Eyelid surgery, also referred to as Blepharoplasty, is a solution for a number of issues including sagging eyelids, hooded eyes, and double eyelid correction. Chelsea Cosmetics has experts in both upper and lower eyelid surgery, and we look forward to helping those looking to explore reshaping their eyelids.

It is important that you discuss your goals or needs with our team to ensure that you do require a lower or combined upper and lower Blepharoplasty procedure. In some cases patients require non-surgical or surgical solutions, it is always best to be well-informed and ensure that the procedure you are considering is the one that is right for you.

Chelsea Cosmetics Blepharoplasty Melbourne

Chelsea Cosmetics offer a range of procedures focused on the facial region, however, eyelid surgery may be the right solution for you if you experience any of the following conditions:

  • Draping skin over the eye that obscures your vision
  • Folds created by sagging or loose skin
  • Excess fat that appears as puffiness beneath the eyelid
  • Constant bags under the eyes
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelids

The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty can help to restore the youthful eye qualities lost with aging by removing excess eyelid skin. While there are things you can do at home to combat the ageing of your eyes, addressing this sign of aging is beneficial for your outward impressions, but this sign can affect your eyes giving them a constant look of tiredness. Puffiness or bags around the eyes, or excess skin and elegant lines of the lower eyelid, can be rectified with this simple procedure.

Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne will discuss the expected outcomes and possible side effects of the procedure during your consultation. Speak to us today if you are considering, or have any questions about Blepharoplasty.

Eyelid Surgery for the Upper Eyelids

As we age the skin above the eye stretches causing an excess which can lead to a hooding effect. Chelsea Cosmetics are able to remove this skin under local or general anaesthesia depends on the complexity of the procedure and patient preference.

The benefits include:

  • Reduced sagging, crepey eyelid skin
  • Reduced puffy-looking eye areas above your eyes
  • Greater visible eyelid platform or lid crease which looks firmer
  • Creates a more comfortable application of eye makeup or mascara
  • Reduces the tired, aged facial appearance
  • Greater visibility of upper eyelashes
  • Improves field of vision
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Before and after upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Melbourne has been turning to Chelsea Cosmetics to help rid the look of tiredness! When we get older, our skin loses elasticity, and as the eyelid skin is some of the thinnest, it is often the first to show a decline.
Eyelid Surgery for the Lower Eyelids

As the lower eyelid skin stretches, often caused by the fat behind it, bags can form that are not diminished by quality sleep. To decrease these, the fat behind the bags can be removed under local anaesthesia.

The benefits include:

  • Rejuvenation of droopy lower eyelids
  • Reduce eye bags under the eyes.
  • Reduced bulges and shadows under the eye area
Laser Surgery

In some cases, a laser can be used in place of a scalpel for the necessary incisions which can result in less bleeding, and a faster recovery time. This is a case by case basis however as there are advantages and disadvantages of laser eyelid surgery comparing to a non-laser eyelid surgery.

The causes of bags and hooding

When we get older, our skin loses elasticity, and as the eyelid skin is some of the thinnest, it is often the first to show a decline. Removal of this excess skin can result in long-term visual improvement. Ageing isn't the only issue, however. Consider the fact that water moves around parts of your body that are low in sodium to those that have the most. The area around your eyes is particularly susceptible to this which is why a dinner heavy in salt often results in morning-after puffiness.

When removing bags under the eyes, the skin can often be wrinkled, something which laser skin resurfacing can rectify by tightening.

Recovery after your eyelid lift

  • Incisions will be covered with thin, sterile bandages
  • A cream may be put on the treated area to avoid dryness
  • The treated area may swell up and bruise for a few weeks, based on the degree of surgery
  • We recommend using extra pillows while lying down to elevate your head above the heart level as this helps in the healing process
  • Application of ice packs or cold compresses for the initial 48 hours, usually helps to reduce the swelling

Once the anesthesia starts to wear off, you may experience tightness or soreness in your eyelids. Some patients may also feel a mild stinging sensation. Three to five days after surgery, your surgeon will remove the fine sutures used to close the incision.

Post Eyelid Surgery Care

Although normal activities may be resumed post eyelid surgery like using a computer, watching television or reading, they should be minimal, as your eyes may feel tired more easily. You may noticed that your eyes are itchy and for a few days your surgeon may also advise you using eye drops. If you wear contact lenses, they should be avoided for one or two weeks as they may briefly cause discomfort when you start to wear them again.

Care should be taken by wearing sunglasses as your eyes will be sensitive to the sun, wind and other irritants for a few weeks. If possible, excessive blinking should also be avoided as it may increase swelling further. It is also helpful to avoid alcohol as it tends to dry out the eyes resulting in fluid retention and can also prolong recovery.

Scars may appear pink for up to six months post your cosmetic eye surgery, but they should fade away eventually and won’t be evident. Eyelid scars heal quite well due to the skin around the eyes being thin and rarely forming keloids. For the first two weeks, any activity that increases the blood flow to the eyes should be avoided; like crying, lifting, bending or exercise.

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When removing bags under the eyes, the skin can often be wrinkled, something which laser skin resurfacing can rectify by tightening.

Should you experience any excessive swelling in the eyes or pain, please call our emergency number immediately, and we will advise you what to do to avoid any severe complications. The staff at Chelsea Cosmetics are highly trained however and will do what they can to ensure that the amount of risk is minimal. The risks will be discussed during your free consultation to ensure that you are well-informed and comfortable before the procedure.For Eyelid Blepharoplasty, Melbourne uses Chelsea Cosmetics

The experienced staff at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne are on hand to ensure that eyelid surgery is right for you while answering any questions you may have about the procedures during our free consultation.

You may be eligible for eyelid appearance rejuvenation and require a lower or combined upper and lower Blepharoplasty procedure. Our experienced team, however, will assess your situation as you may be eligible for anti-wrinkle injectables or dermal fillers. There are often non-surgical and surgical solutions available to rejuvenate the eye area.

If drooping eyelids or constant bags are affecting your confidence, contact us today to see if you are the right candidate for eyelid surgery, and refresh your look with Chelsea Cosmetics. Contact us today and we will book a consultation to evaluate your situation and understand your goals.

“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from another appropriately qualified health practitioner.”

Why Choose Chelsea Cosmetics?

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Most Advanced Technologies

We always look for the most advanced technology all over the world and we pioneered Stem cells/ fat transplant, Skin Mesotherapy gun and Plasma pen fibroblast treatment.

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Surgical Safety

Dr Mark Attalla has a 20 years of surgical experience in cosmetic surgery. All the patients are examined well for their suitability for surgeries and all the required tests are done before surgery.

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We also pride ourselves with keeping up to date with the ever changing cosmetic industry. Continuous learning is the only way we can provide the latest and most effective procedures.

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How it Works

Eye Lift Surgery Methods

During the eyelid lift surgery, surplus fat, skin and loose muscle tissue are taken out from the upper and/or lower eyelids. It is generally an outpatient procedure. Local anesthesia is administered with intravenous sedation, also known as ‘twilight sedation’. An incision is made using a radio frequency unit to keep bleeding to a minimum throughout the surgery as well as to remove unwanted fat.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

For your lower eyelid lift, an incision is usually made in the crow’s feet, the crease is 1-2 mm just below the eyelashes. As this area already has lines, the scars are not very obvious. Traditional methods known as the skin-muscle flap and the transconjunctival method are the most commonly used for performing lower blepharoplasty. In this method, an incision is made adjoining to lower lashes, concealing it to the maximum.

The surgeon lifts the skin to remove a small quantity of fat before removing excess fat and muscle from the lower lid.

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is usually performed when patients have a pouch of fat under their lower eyelids but no loose skin. The incision is concealed inside the lower eyelid so it leaves no obvious scars. It is commonly carried out on patients who are younger and have flabby lower eyelids and elastic skin.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

An upper eyelid lift requires making an elliptical cut in the crease of the upper eyelid within the natural fold of the skin, to remove excess skin and fat.

The surgeon then draws a line to select the lower edge of skin that will be removed, which will finally turn into scars after surgery. The next step in your eyelid surgery is to mark the surplus skin on the upper eyelid.

Subsequent to that, extra skin and fatty tissues are removed together with a thin layer of muscle to enhance the contour of your eyelid crease. A single layer of sutures is used to close the incision, generally concealing the scar in the upper eyelid fold. A single long stitch, known as a running stitch, is commonly used during the upper eyelid lift.

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Most Popular FAQs

Blepharoplasty is suitable for anyone with hooding of the upper eyelids or baggy lower eyelids, especially if their vision is being affected. These issues can cause you to look permanently tired.
It is always recommended that you talk to a trained professional, like the staff at Chelsea Cosmetics, to ensure that you get all the information you need regarding this type of procedure.
Prior to eyelid surgery, an examination by an ophthalmologist may be required along with some blood tests. This will be determined in your free consultation.
The procedure requires day surgery under local anaesthesia with a cold compress for the first 24 hours to minimize swelling. An upper blepharoplasty can have sutures removed roughly one-week post-operation. Lower blepharoplasty does not require any suture removal if it is done from the conjunctival side to remove the eye bags, however, if excess skin is excised, sutures under the skin will be applied and will require to be removed in 5-7 days. In both cases, you will be able to return to work in approximately seven days.
All cosmetic procedures involve an element of risk. For eyelid surgery, bleeding and infection are potential problems; in a rare occasion lagophthalmos can happen due to the removal of excess skin that could affect proper eye closure, and that can cause long term eye irritation; this condition is avoided by careful measurement of the skin removed before the surgery. Retrobulbar haematoma has been reported, which is due to bleeding behind the eyeball which causes severe pain in the eye.

Cosmetic eye lift surgery can be performed on people over 30 years;  often eye bags run in families and depending on your genetics can start showing at a young age.

The procedure usually takes anywhere between 1-3 hours depending on the patient and the level of work required.

The procedure is often completed under local anaesthetic; however, if you would like to undergo surgery under general anaesthetic, that is also possible. If you would prefer general anaesthetic, you can discuss this option with Dr Attalla during the consultation. Patients should be aware that the use of general anaesthetic will incur additional costs.

The longevity of eyelift surgery is dependent on the patient, the type of surgery, skin care routines, and other possible factors. Typically, you can expect that if you follow the post-procedural care instructions, your eyelift results will last for years after the surgery.

Once the procedure is complete, the base level expected recovery time is approximately two weeks. During this time, you should minimise sun and wind exposure, reduce reading and screen time (computer use and television watching), and avoid any activity which will cause increased blood flow to the eyes. Obeying all instructions provided by your doctor will help you to heal faster and reduce the risk of any complications or unwanted side effects.

If you suffer from a condition where your field of view is affected by your eyelids and surgical intervention is necessary, Medicare will provide partial coverage for the procedure. If, however, the surgery is for purely cosmetic reasons, the Medicare rebate is not applicable.

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Cost

At Chelsea Cosmetics we charge from $2,500 for eyelid surgery.

Have a read of our costs page for a full breakdown.

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Jovana M
Jovana M
00:56 26 Jul 18
Amazing staff, amazing service! The staff at Chelsea Cosmetics are kind, welcoming and very helpful, with continually excellent communication. Dr. Mark is very professional and knowledgeable. I will definitely be a client for a long time to come!
Lucia Dingani
Lucia Dingani
22:52 10 Oct 18
I enjoyed going to this place so professional and they gave me all the information about the procedure would recommend.
Stella Anyaogu
Stella Anyaogu
13:04 29 Jun 18
Fantastic staff, very professional, answered all my questions and did a great job. My non-surgical rhinoplasty looks natural and really suits my face shape. I'm a few weeks in at the moment and am loving the result.
Lillianne Lord
Lillianne Lord
05:52 25 Jul 18
Really friendly staff, they really listen to your personal needs. Highly recommend this place.
Amany Gendi
Amany Gendi
11:35 20 May 18
Thanks for the best doctors and caring staff I’m so happy to do my face with Chelsea Cosmetics and best results I have been getting PRP treatments for my face and other injectables for over 4 years..My results are amazing. 100% happy.
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At our Chelsea Heights location, we only have the facilities to handle all surgical procedures, double chin injections, anti-wrinkle muscle relaxant, and dermal fillers (liquid face lifts, lip fillers and nose jobs). The Templestowe Clinic can handle all procedures detailed on this website.