If you’re considering eyelid surgery, you may be researching blepharoplasty before and after.
Many people opt for the procedure for medical reasons – as their eyelid skin droops over the eyelashes and impedes their sight.
Others consider the upper eyelid surgery for aesthetic reasons, and while the results are subtle, it does have the ability to brighten the appearance.
In this blog we discuss one patient’s surgery, including their reasons for the operation, details of their recovery, along with before and after images.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the eyelid region.
It can be performed on either the lower or upper eyelid area.
Upper Blepharoplasty Before and After
Dr Samuel Yang – a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon – was approached by a patient in their mid-60s, who was concerned about their excessive skin in their upper eyelid as it was impacting their field of vision.
After two (2) consultations with the patient, an Upper Blepharoplasty was carried out by Dr Samuel Yang.
Following the surgery, the patient’s peripheral vision improved and there were no unexpected complications.
Blepharoplasty Before and After Photos
Visual Field Test for Blepharoplasty
There are a few reasons why people opt for eyelid surgery and one of those is that the excessive and sagging eyelid skin impacts their vision.
Some patients who fall into this category may qualify for a Medicare rebate.
They will need to have a visual field test performed by their optometrist to determine if their eyesight is impaired by their eyelid skin. The optometrist will then advise if they qualify for the upper blepharoplasty item number.
Patients who have plastic surgery cover in their private health fund may be eligible for a rebate on the procedure and may be covered for their hospital fee if they qualify for this item number.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
During the first week after Upper Blepharoplasty, the following may be experienced:
- Eye irritation
- Puffiness (the majority of the puffiness should be gone six weeks after the operation, and it should be settled around the 3-month mark)
Blepharoplasty Before and After
Have you got more questions about blepharoplasty and what’s involved in the procedure?
We discuss both upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty in our blog here. Alternatively, please contact our team today on (07) 3257 7950 if you’ve got specific queries or you’d like to make an appointment with Dr Yang.
Dr Samuel Yang is an experienced plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon based in Brisbane.
A fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of both the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Australian Medical Association, Dr Yang has been practising in both the private and public systems since 2013.
Dr Yang aims to help his patients pick the best surgical option based on the desired result, and ensures they are comfortable and informed before making any commitment.