Eyelid Surgery Before and After
Unfortunately, droopy eyelids and puffy under eye bags can make you look tired and older than you really are. Eyelid surgery is designed to remove fat, excess skin and muscle from the upper or lower eyelids. Whether you are looking to rejuvenate your appearance or improve vision problems, take the time to look at our eyelid surgery before and after photos to see if Dr Norris’ work appeals to you.
The blepharoplasty procedure
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, takes one to two hours to complete and is performed under general anaesthesia. Dr Norris will make an incision in the natural crease on the upper eyelid or, in the case of lower blepharoplasty, underneath the lower lash line. Through these incisions, Dr Norris will remove excess fat and trim any excess skin and sagging muscles from your eyelids. He will then close the incisions with fine sutures. These will be removed by Dr Norris at a post-operative visit five days after your eyelid surgery.
Potential candidates for eyelid surgery
At Form and Face clinic in Sydney, the first step to developing whether you are a candidate for blepharoplasty is to have a consultation with Dr Norris. You are a potential candidate for eyelid surgery if:
- You have sagging or loose excess skin on the upper eyelids
- Your vision is impaired by such loose, sagging skin
- You have puffy upper eyelids that make you look tired
- You have excess skin on the lower eyelid
- You have crepe-like fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid
- Your under eyes have bags, dark circles or are puffy
- Your lower eyelids are drooping
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
What to expect after blepharoplasty
After the procedure, Dr Norris will apply a lubricating ointment and gauze to your eyelids. You must strictly apply sun protection and wear dark tinted sunglasses until your eyes have fully healed.
You will need to take some time off work to rest following your blepharoplasty, however most patients are able to return to all normal activities, with the exception of strenuous exercise, within two weeks.