Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery) Surgery Information

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Procedure
Correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle. (Upper-eyelid surgery may be eligible for a Medicare rebate).
Length
1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia
Usually local with sedation, or general.
In / OutPatient
Usually outpatient.
Side Effects
Temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling, bruising. Temporary dryness, burning, itching of eyes. Excessive tearing, sensitivity to light for first few weeks.
Risks
Temporary blurred or double vision. Infection, bleeding. Swelling at the corners of the eyelids. Dry eyes. Formation of whiteheads. Slight asymmetry in healing or scarring. Difficulty in closing eyes completely (rarely permanent). Pulling down of lower lids (may require further surgery). Blindness (extremely rare).
Recovery
Reading: 2 to 3 days. Back to work: 7 to 10 days. Contact lenses: 2 weeks or more. Strenuous activities, alcohol: about 3 weeks. Bruising and swelling gone: several weeks.
Duration
Several years. Sometimes permanent.

Doctors performing this procedure: Eyelid surgery in Australia

  Location Name Contact
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Hodgkinson, Darryl FACCSM (Surg) 02 9362 7400    Website
  NSW, Sydney Dr. Lanzer, Daniel FACCSM (Surg) 1800 444 333     Website
  NSW, Newcastle Dr. Rastogi, Anoop FACCSM (Surg) 02 4929 7911    Website
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Rastogi, Anoop FACCSM (Surg) 02 9362 1426
  NSW, Matraville Dr. Schwartz, Jerry FACCSM (Surg) 02 9322 000    Website
  NSW, Coogee Dr. Ting, Jack FACCSM (Surg) 02 9665 3247
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Zacharia, Michael FACCSM (Surg) 1300 784 064    Website
  NSW, Kogarah Dr. Zurek, Longin FACCSM (Surg) 02 9553 6237
  QLD, Southport Dr. Flynn, John FACCSM (Surg) 1300 88 1388    Website
  QLD, Brisbane Dr. Konrat, Georgina FACCSM (Surg) 07 3391 5710
  VIC, Malvern East Dr. Granot, Ashley FACCSM (Med) 03 9569 3511    Website
  VIC, Malvern / Glen Waverly Dr. Lanzer, Daniel FACCSM (Surg) 1800 444 333     Website
  VIC, Malvern East Dr. Topchian, David FACCSM (Surg) 1800 745 536
  WA, Perth Dr. Lanzer, Daniel FACCSM (Surg) 1800 444 333     Website