For the sole removal of lower eyelid fat pads, a trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty is performed with the incision made inside the lower eyelids. As such, no visible scars appear on the outside of this area.
As its name suggests, Tissue-Sparing Blepharoplasty entails a minimally invasive surgery where only the excess eyelid skin is removed. Deeper structures such as eyelid muscles and fat pads are left untouched and intact.
This procedure is suitable for patients who seek to remove excess skin as opposed to bulging fat pads. At Medisculpt™, we recommend Tissue-Sparing Blepharoplasty for most patients.
Ablative lasers such as Erbium Glass and CO2 have excellent tissue shrinking properties when applied to thin skin areas such as the eyelids. In recent years, these lasers have become extremely popular in reducing loose skin in the lower eyelids. Our doctors routinely perform this procedure with excellent patient satisfaction.
At the time of your consultation, our doctors will advise which type of Eyelid Rejuvenation procedure is suitable for you. Sometimes two or more procedures are combined to deliver the optimum results.
At Medisculpt, blepharoplasty is performed using CO2 Laser and Radio-Wave surgery as a day procedure under local anaesthesia. It can also be performed under twilight anaesthesia in an accredited day hospital.
Blepharoplasty is a relatively quick procedure to perform. On average, it takes under 60 minutes if only one of the forementioned types of surgery is being performed.
We routinely perform this procedure under safe doses of local anaesthesia while the patient is conscious. Our patients tolerate the whole experience of being awake during the surgery exceptionally well as there is little to no discomfort associated with this technique.
We also offer this procedure under Twilight Sedation at an accredited day hospital in Subiaco, in case the patient prefers to be asleep during the surgery. (Additional costs are associated with this option.)
Once the treatment area has been numbed, you will be unable to feel any pain. At Medisculpt™ we make every effort to ensure that every procedure we perform entails minimal pain or discomfort.
Most people tolerate this procedure exceptionally well. Patients can go home after the surgery on the same day and do not require prolonged hospital admission or monitoring.
Eyelid skin heals quickly and exceptionally well, leaving minimal or no scarring. The area of excess skin excision is in the natural eyelid crease and in most cases, is virtually invisible when the patient's eyes are open.
At Medisculpt™, we have the most extensive range of Fractional CO2 Lasers to help reduce any type of scarring, whether related to a surgery or trauma.
Most patients can return to office-based work within 5 to 7 days. We recommend at least 2 weeks off work if your work involves heavy physical activity or travelling. Medical Certificate can be organised which will not mention the name of your procedure.
Light activity is permitted after 72 hours and light exercise is usually okay after 2 weeks provided the healing process is going well.
Like any surgical procedure, this procedure comes with possible risks and complications that include, but are not limited to:
Hence all surgical procedures being done under General anaesthesia or Twilight Sedation should only be performed in a hospital environment under the supervision of a qualified Anaesthetist.
Very high quantities of local anesthesia are known to cause systemic toxity which can result in cardiovascular compromise. At Medisculpt, all procedures carried out under local anaesthesia are done using minimal amount of local anaesthetic agent to ensure patient safety.
To be considered suitable for undergoing any elective cosmetic procedure, you have to:
People unfit to undergo this procedure are:
We recommend that you do all your grocery shopping before surgery and restock your fridge and pantry with healthy food. We also recommend that you organise for someone to give you a lift back home as driving is not recommended for the first few days after the surgery. You should also consider arranging for a family member or friend to stay with you for the first few days after your surgery.
Additionally, ensure that you avoid blood-thinning medication such as Nurofen, Aspirin, Heparin and Warfarin. Please discuss this with your General Practitioner in detail and make sure you are aware of any side effects of your current medication.
Herbal medication and nutritional supplements such as St John’s Wart, garlic, ginger, ginseng, fish oil, and homeopathic or herbal tonics should also be ceased for at least two weeks before your surgery. These substances are known for their potential to thin blood and as such, may cause excessive bleeding during and after the surgery.
It is imperative that you follow the pre-surgical instructions given to you by our staff. Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are two primary culprits when it comes to increasing potential risks associated with any surgery. Please avoid these harmful agents for at least two weeks (or more) before your surgery.
Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes:
In clinical practice, we have found that a herbal substance called Arnica is helpful in reducing bleeding during or after the surgery. It also aids healing and minimises bruising. This naturally occurring herb is available in the form of oral supplements and is found in most health food stores and pharmacies in Australia.
Above all, a healthy lifestyle, good sleep and a balanced nutritional diet after surgery are essential factors for optimum healing.
A cooling-off period of 2 weeks is required after your initial consultation to give you ample time to thoroughly evaluate the risks and benefits of your chosen elective cosmetic surgery.
At Medisculpt™ we want all our patients to feel completely confident in making their decision.
Medicare Australia does not cover any elective cosmetic surgery or consultation fees. The relevant Medicare rebates are only applicable to this type of procedure when the excess eyelid skin is interfering with the outer field of vision in elderly patients.
In order to book your obligation free appointment, please call us on (08) 9380 6438 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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