Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery) Surgery Information

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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).
1 to 2 hours.
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.
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).
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.
Several years. Sometimes permanent.

Doctors performing this procedure: Eyelid surgery in Australia

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