Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery

Remove fat and excess skin from your upper and lower eyelids to look younger. Choose blepharoplasty for a more vibrant look.

Overview

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is mostly a surgical procedure that improves your eyelids’ aesthetic quality. This can produce a more youthful appearance, especially when combined with other procedures (namely facelift and browlift). It can, for all accounts and purposes, be done as a stand-alone operation.

Blepharoplasty is also done as a corrective cosmetic procedure to treat conditions like dermatochalasis & ptosis. These two are recognised as medical conditions by the Medical Insurance Carriers.

The effects of Blepharoplasty last long for years. Results may vary from one individual to the next.

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Best Candidates

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People with good general health and as close as possible to their ideal BMI based on age, height and other physical factors.
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People with physical conditions that hamper their vision who can benefit from any of the three procedures mentioned. Conditions include droopy upper eyelids that may affect the individual’s vision.
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People who want to alter the appearance of their eyes with realistic expectations.
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People with ptosis, dermatochalasis or inherited droopy eyebrows and other similar conditions.
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People who want to reduce visible signs of ageing.
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Martin Rees

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Martin Rees is a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon who has been in private practice since 1988, founding the Auckland…

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What to Expect

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is mostly a surgical procedure that improves your eyelids’ aesthetic quality. This can produce a more youthful appearance, especially when combined with other procedures (namely facelift and browlift). It can, for all accounts and purposes, be done as a stand-alone operation.

Blepharoplasty is also done as a corrective cosmetic procedure to treat conditions like dermatochalasis & ptosis. These two are recognised as medical conditions by the Medical Insurance Carriers.

The effects of Blepharoplasty last long for years. Results may vary from one individual to the next.

 

After Surgery / Recovery

As with all types of surgical procedures, caring for the areas where sutures were made is the highest priority. Follow your surgeon’s instruction for the proper care of affected areas.

Utmost care and priority must be given to ensure the safety of the individual’s eyes during the recovery period.

Keep head elevated for several days to reduce swelling. Cold compresses are recommended for the first 48 – 72 hours to further reduce swelling and bruising. This condition may last for up to 4 weeks, application of Hirudoid cream and ingestion of Arnica tablets may hasten the recovery period.

Difficulty in closing one’s eyes may occur lasting anywhere between a few days to a few weeks. This is a temporary situation. The blurring of vision may also occur as well as photosensitivity. Do not use contact lenses during this period of time. Avoid heavy or strenuous activities. Wear eye makeup to cover obvious bruises if you wish to participate in social events. Wear eye guard/patch if directed.

Scarring may remain slightly pink for six months or more before they fade to a thin, barely visible line.

Procedure Planner

Initial Meeting

45 – 60 minutes

Pre-op

30 – 45 minutes

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Procedure Time

1 – 3 hours depending on the technique used

Recovery Time
2 – 4 weeks
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Post-op Follow Up

1 week

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