Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery) Surgery Information

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.

ACCSM Eyelid surgery Registry: List of Doctors who are trained in Eyelid surgery

  Location Name Contact
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Hodgkinson, Darryl 02 9362 7400    Website
  NSW, Newcastle Dr. Rastogi, Anoop 02 4929 7911    Website
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Rastogi, Anoop 02 9362 1426
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Zacharia, Michael 1300 784 064    Website
  NSW, Kogarah Dr. Zurek, Longin 02 9553 6237
  QLD, Southport Dr. Flynn, John 1300 88 1388    Website
  QLD, Brisbane Dr. Konrat, Georgina 07 3391 5710
  QLD, Fortitude Valley Dr. Topchian, David 1800 745 536
  VIC, Malvern East Dr. Granot, Ashley FACCSM (Med) 03 9569 3511    Website
  VIC, Malvern East Dr. Topchian, David 1800 745 536