Cosmetic Procedures

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)

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, Port Macquarie Dr. Fleming, Daniel FACCS 1800 682 220
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Hodgkinson, Darryl FACCS 02 9362 7400
  NSW, Paddington Dr. Livingstone, Elizabeth FACCS 02 9328 5822
  NSW, Sydney City Dr. Mayson, George FACCS 02 9267 3322 / 1300 050 140    Website
  NSW, Bondi Junction Dr. Moore, Colin FACCS 0414 251 234    Website
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Rastogi, Anoop FACCS 02 9362 1426
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Rastogi, Anoop FACCS 02 9362 1426
  NSW, Surry Hills Dr. Roberts-Szudzinski, Andrew (semi retired) FACCS 02 9357 7333
  NSW, Matraville Dr. Schwartz, Jerry FACCS 02 8347 4488
  NSW, Coogee Dr. Ting, Jack FACCS 02 9665 3247
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Zacharia, Michael FACCS 1300 784 064    Website
  NSW, Kogarah Dr. Zurek, Longin FACCS 02 9553 6237
  QLD, Minyama, Gympie Dr. Bambit, Jayne FACCS 07 5452 5222
  NSW, Port Macquarie Dr. Fleming, Daniel FACCS 1800 682 220
  QLD, Southport Dr. Flynn, John FACCS 1300 88 1388    Website
  NSW, Sydney City Dr. Mayson, George FACCS 02 9267 3322 / 1300 050 140    Website
  QLD, Minyama, Gympie Dr. Bambit, Jayne FACCS 07 5452 5222
  VIC, Malvern East Dr. Granot, Ashley FFMACCS 03 9569 3511    Website
  VIC, Malvern / Glen Waverly Dr. Lanzer, Daniel FACCS 03 9826 6644, 03 9561 9100
  NSW, Sydney City Dr. Mayson, George FACCS 02 9267 3322 / 1300 050 140    Website
  VIC, Armadale Dr. Topchian, David FACCS 1800 745 536